Media are advised of the upcoming second Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting (RAMM2) and media are invited to attend the RAMM2 opening remarks on Wednesday, 22 June from 1pm.
Pacific Aviation Ministers from 18 Pacific States are meeting virtually at the Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting (RAMM2) to ensure there is safe, secure, sustainable, and robust aviation system to benefit the Pacific.
RAMM2 will be virtually hosted by the Government of the Cook Islands and chaired by the Cook Islands Deputy Prime Minister and Transport Minister, the Honourable Robert Tapaitau. The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) as the RAMM Secretariat are supporting the RAMM2.
The Pacific Ministerial meeting will start with a keynote address by the Secretary General from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar.
Additionally, the following organisations have been invited to attend the RAMM2:
- Heads of Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP agencies): Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Islands Development Program, Pacific Power Association (PPA), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO), and University of the South Pacific (USP)
- Development partners: Asian Development Bank, Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility, and the World Bank
- Industry stakeholders and dialogue partners: Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA), European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Singapore and the United States
At RAMM2, Ministers will consider progress on implementing key regional aviation priorities, including revising the Pacific’s regional aviation treaty, the impacts of COVID-19 on the recovery and re-start of aviation, and the development of a regional aviation strategy.
Media Invitation to the RAMM2 Official Opening Remarks
|Wednesday 22nd June||Niue||12:00pm – 12:25pm|
|Cook Island and French Polynesia||1:00pm – 1:25pm|
|Thursday 23rdJune||Palau||8.00am – 8:25am|
|Papua New Guinea||9:00am – 9:25pm|
|Australia, FSM, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu||10:00am – 10:25pm|
|Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, RMI and Tuvalu, New Zealand||11:00am – 11:25pm|
|Samoa and Tonga||12:00pm – 12:25pm|
You must have a Zoom account to attend the RAMM2 for authentication purposes. Media will be muted.
Please contact Lisa Macalister at firstname.lastname@example.org for media meeting registration and access by Wednesday 22 June COB Vanuatu time.
Official RAMM2 media resources are available for download at www.paso.aero/RAMM2
For the Cook Islands Deputy Prime Minister and Transport Minister, the Honourable Robert Tapaitau:
Mr. John Hosking, Secretary of Transport, Cook Islands Government
email@example.com +682 28810
For RAMM Secretariat / Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO):
Ms. Lisa Macalister, PASO Communications Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org +678 550 5500 (mobile/WhatsApp)
See also www.paso.aero/media-centre