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Cablegate: Faa International Aviation Safety Assessment Consultation

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RR RUEHBZ RUEHDU RUEHJO RUEHMR RUEHRN
DE RUEHSA #1648 2101159
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 281159Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY PRETORIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5237
INFO RULSDMK/DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON DC
RUEANHA/FAA NATIONAL HQ WASHDC
RUCNSAD/SOUTHERN AF DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE
RUEHDK/AMEMBASSY DAKAR 1365
RUEHMT/AMCONSUL MONTREAL 0001

UNCLAS PRETORIA 001648

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EB/TRA/OTP
MONTREAL FOR USICAO
FAA HQ FOR API-1/AFS-50/AGC-7; DOT FOR X45/C20

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON EAIR SF
SUBJECT: FAA INTERNATIONAL AVIATION SAFETY ASSESSMENT CONSULTATION
WITH SACAA CONFIRMED

REF: STATE 8052

1. (U) Post has scheduled formal consultation meetings with the
South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) in Midrand. The
consultations will begin with a kick-off meeting at the SACAA
headquarters on July 30. The final outcomes meeting will take place
at the Department of Transport headquarters in Pretoria at the
request of the South African Government. The Director General of
Transport Mpumi Mpofu will participate in the final outcomes meeting
on July 31. Transport Officer has shared the talking points with
the SACAA.

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