The workshop is expected to provide positive inputs to improve airborne cargo and the postal security system in Indonesia, Director General of Air Transportation of the Indonesian Transportation Ministry, Polana B Pramest, said in a written statement released on Tuesday.
"In addition to strengthening the regulation of airborne cargo transport, the workshop is also expected to enhance cooperation between Indonesia and other countries in the aviation industry and enable Indonesia to forge cooperation with other countries in the aviation industry and keep abreast of the development of aviation technology, particularly in improving the air cargo security system," she said.
The five-day workshop which opened in Jakarta on Monday will discuss standards and recommended practices related to the responsibility for air cargo and postal security against unlawful acts, in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization, Annex 17 concerning Flight Safety and Aviation Security Manuals (Doc 8973) in general.
Director of Flight Security, Dadun Kohar, opened the workshop, which was also attended by Aviation Security Liaison Officer of the British Embassy, Elizabeth Mehmood, and First Secretary for Transport, Risk and International Matters of the Australian Embassy, David Scott.
During the workshop, the participants will discuss the risks and threats of cargo transport and responsibility for cargo and postal transport security against unlawful acts based on Annex 17 and Doc 8973.
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