Vietnam ready to strengthen international cooperation on aviation security

Vietnam will make every effort to build an aviation system ensuring safety and security, meeting international standards and practices while being ready to boost cooperation with bilateral and multilateral partners in this field.
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang speaks at the conference. (Photo: VGP)
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang speaks at the conference. (Photo: VGP)

The remark was made by Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang at the IATA World Safety & Operations Conference 2023, held in Hanoi, on the morning of September 19.

This is the first time a global aviation safety conference has been held in Vietnam by the Ministry of Transport, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

Speaking at the event, Deputy PM Tran Luu Quang affirmed that the Vietnamese Government always attaches great importance to the safe and sustainable development of the aviation industry to serve socio-economic development, improve national competitiveness, and promote trade and people-to-people exchanges, while ensuring national defence and security and strengthening the connection between Vietnam and the world.

IATA General Director Willie Walsh said “Safety is the top priority of the aviation industry and this has been demonstrated by the participation of Government leaders, management agencies and safety experts from about 100 airlines, aircraft manufacturers and stakeholders at the event.”

At the conference, Vietnam Airlines and IATA signed a charter on safety culture, while building dialogue contents with airline leaders, aviation authorities and leaders of state management agencies, on aviation safety culture.

During the 2009-2019 period, Vietnam’s air transport market made remarkable progress, with annual average passenger growth of over 17% and annual goods growth of nearly 14%.