Mr. President, the President of ICAO, Colleague  Ministers, Director Generals of States Civil Aviation Authorities and other State representatives, Regional Directors of ICAO, Representatives of AFCAC, WACAF.

Banjul Accord Group and other Continental and Regional Aviation Organisations, the President of IATA, Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you greetings and good wishes from his Excellency, the President Dr. Ernest  Bai  Koroma, members of his Government and the people of the Republic of Sierra Leone.