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ICAO to review airspace blockade against Qatar

ICAO to review airspace blockade against Qatar

ICAO says it will assess request by Doha to intervene after Gulf states closed their airspace to Qatar flights.
The United Nations aviation agency has said it will review requests from Qatar to intervene after its Gulf neighbours closed their airspace to Qatar flights.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN agency that regulates international air travel under the Chicago Convention, said it would host talks of envoys from Qatar, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt at its Montreal headquarters on Thursday to seek a “consensus-based solution” that addressed “current regional concerns.” “ICAO is presently reviewing requests from the government of Qatar to assess the flight restrictions imposed upon it by neighboring states,” according to an ICAO statement.
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