On 7 August 2014, Mr Raymond Benjamin, Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and Mr Yap Ong Heng, Director-General of CAAS, signed the Annex 1 to the Singapore-ICAO Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation (MOU) in Leadership and Management Training. The Annex 1 outlines the arrangements for the development and delivery of the ICAO-SAA Directors General (DGs) Course on Aviation Safety, jointly conducted by ICAO and the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA). The first run of the course will be conducted in Hong Kong, China, on 21 to 22 November 2014, before the 51st Asia-Pacific Directors General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Conference.
The MOU-signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport. Mr Benjamin was in Singapore for a five day visit from 3 to 7 August 2014, at the invitation of the Singapore Ministry of Transport, under its Distinguished Visitors Programme.