Canadian FM: Qatar pulls bid to relocate UN aviation agency

May 25, 2013 04:22

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said on Friday Qatar had withdrawn its bid to relocated a Montreal-based UN civil aviation agency to the emirate nation.

Baird stated on Twitter that Qatar was no longer seeking to move the Internation Civil Aviation Organization from its headquarters, which according to CTV news has been based in the Canadian city since its establishment in the 1940s. In order for the bid to pass, Qatar would need the approval of 60 percent of the 191 UN member states, CTV reported.

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