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Memorandum of Consultations

  1. Delegations of the United States of America and the Republic of Kenya met in Aqaba, Jordan on December 4, 2019, under the auspices of the twelfth ICAO International Civil Aviation Negotiation event. Discussions were held in a friendly and constructive atmosphere, and a list of the two delegations is attached (Attachment A).
  2. The delegations reached agreement, ad referendum, on the text of an Agreement Amending the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Kenya, done at Washington, on June 18, 2008 (the “Agreement to Amend”) and the heads of delegation initialed the text (Attachment B).
  3. The delegations further expressed the intent of their respective aeronautical authorities to apply the terms of the Agreement to Amend on the basis of comity and reciprocity (i.e. on an administrative basis), from the date of signature of this Memorandum of Consultations, pending the entry into force of the Agreement to Amend.

For the United States Delegation:

/s/ Aaron Forsberg

Date: 4 December 2019

For the Kenyan Delegation:

/s/ Bodo Nicholas Otieno

Date: 4 December 2019


Attachment A


Aaron P. Forsberg (head of delegation)
Office of Aviation Negotiations,
U.S. Department of State

Benjamin Taylor
Assistant Director,
Office of International Aviation,
U.S. Department of Transportation

Eugene Alford
International Transportation Specialist
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Paul I. Fishbein
International Aviation Officer,
Office of Aviation Negotiations,
U.S. Department of State

Jesse Tampio
Office of the Legal Adviser,
U.S. Department of State

Tricia R. Kubrin
Air Services Negotiator,
Office of International Aviation,
U.S. Department of Transportation

Benjamin Shipe
Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International Law
U.S. Department of Transportation


Mr. Bodo Nicholas Otieno (head of delegation)
Acting Director, Air Transport
State Department of Transport
Head of Delegation

Maj Gen. Otieno Joff Makowenga (KAF rtd)
Embassy of the Republic of Kenya – Cairo

Ms. Rugut Angelah Cherotich
Principal Air Transport Officer
State Department of Transport

Ms. Mbugua Racheal Nyambura
Senior State Counsel
Office of Attorney General and Department of Justice

Ms. Dorcas Marwa
Foreign Service Officer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Nicholas Muhoya Manager
Air Transport
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Mr. James Ndungu
Senior Air Transport Officer
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Ms. Mwathane Joy Igandu
Legal Counsel
Kenya Airports Authority

Mr. Yagomba William
Manager Government and Aviation Industry Affairs
African Express Airways

Mr. Michael Mutahi
Chief Operations Officer
Astral Aviation Ltd.

Mr. Gitonga Isaac Mwangi
Manager Government and Industry Affairs
Kenya Airways PLC

Mr. Makau Maitha
Network Optimization Manager3Kenya
Airways PLC

Mr. Boniface Makongo
Director, Competition & Consumer Protection
Competition Authority of Kenya

Gen. (Rtd.) Charles Mwanzia
Board Member
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

U.S. Department of State

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