Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The Managing Director of Air Mali, Abderrahmane Berthé, has been elected president of the African Association of Airlines (AFRAA).
The election took place at the 43rd general assembly of the Association, whose two-day meeting ended on Tuesday in Marrakech, Southern Morocco, the local media reported Wednesday.
Berthé, who would serve a one-year term of office, succeeds Royal Air Maroc Managing Director, Driss Benhima.
The General Assembly also confirmed the re-election of the Managing Director of Egypt Air, Hussein Messoud, as chairman of the AFRAA Executive Committee.
The proceedings of the AFRAA General Assembly, organized under the theme, "How to seize growth opportunities together in Africa" was attended by 350 delegates.
AFRAA brings together 45 African airlines and about 100 industrial partners, including aircraft manufacturers, consultants and representatives of governments, airports and international organizations.
Established in 1964, its mission is to encourage and assist African airlines in the development of reliable and efficient air transport services.
It also aims at, among other things, to encourage cooperation between the continent's airlines to develop an inter-connectivity likely to establish a maximum intra-African liaison.
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