The Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the United States’ Transportation Security Administration (TSA) signed Tuesday a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to bolster aviation security, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
Speaking to the press after signing the agreement with TSA Administrator retired Coast Guard Vice Admiral David Pekoske, DGCA’s President Sheikh Salman Al-Hmoud Al-Sabah said that the deal encouraged further cooperation between the two sides whether it was in the administrative, technical, or security levels.
The current cooperation between the DGCA and the TSA led to vast improvement of security in Kuwait International Airport (KIA), stated Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud who affirmed that KIA status improved immensely regionally and internationally because of such collaboration.
On his part, Pekoske affirmed that the level of cooperation between Kuwait and the US was excellent and it “really formalizes a strong partnership we already have.”
“We both have worked very closely to get into improving aviation security in our respective countries,” he said. The US official lauded the level of cooperation between Kuwait and the US, saying it will better security for all travelers.
“We are always moving into an advance system because the threat is always ever present and we need as governments to be ahead of that threat the whole time,” he added.
“We could best equip to protect our citizens if we cooperate together and that’s the essence of this agreement,” the TSA official stressed.
“There has been a lot of advancement in aviation security around the world. Kuwait is key among that overall effort,” he noted.