On November 15-16, 2018 IAC Aviation Security Coordination Council of the contracting States of the Agreement on collaboration against acts of unlawful interference in civil aviation (Minsk, 1995) was held at the Aviation Security Training Center of the ICAO Minsk National Airport. The division of the Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus and Minsk National Airport aviation security service took an active part in the preparation of the Coordination Council work.
The problems of introducing into practice the Aviation Security Services recommendations of the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly (2016) on aviation security, as well as the Road Map for the European and North Atlantic Regions on implementation of the ICAO Global Aviation Security Plan (GASP) were discussed and reflected in the final Resolution of the meeting. The meeting participants reached an agreement to coordinate the activities of the national Aviation Security Services in order to achieve the following results after GASP implementation:
- improve risk awareness and response;
- develop the culture of aviation security and human capabilities;
- expand technical resources and stimulate innovation;
- improve supervision and quality inspection;
- strengthen cooperation between States in order to achieve key objectives in the field of aviation security more quickly and effectively.
The issues of countering the financing of the movement of terrorist fighters by air transport, as well as the growth of terrorist threats in the CIS Southern direction and coordination of the activities of the Aviation Security Services in these conditions were also discussed during the meeting of the Coordination Council.
The meeting participants were practically acquainted with the activities of the aviation security service of Minsk National Airport and the use of modern means of inspection to eliminate acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation activities.
The meeting was attended by the heads of aviation security of civil aviation authorities, CIS national/state airlines and international airports, representatives of interacting security forces and international organizations.