Egypt was re-elected as a member of the 36-nation governing council after a vote that saw the participation of 193 UN member states at the 41st General Assembly meeting in the body headquarters in Montreal on Saturday
Egypt claimed 156 of 193 votes in the election, according to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The step reflects the appreciation of the ICAO's member states to Egypt as well as its contribution to the field of civil aviation, the foreign ministry added.
Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Abbas, who participated in the ICAO meeting, asserted that the support of the political leadership in the aviation sector played a major role in boosting the status of Egyptian air transport at the regional and international levels.
Created in 1944, ICAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations, which promotes safe and orderly international civil aviation development internationally, setting standards and regulations for aviation safety, security, efficiency, and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection.