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International aviation officials to hold emergency talks on MH17 downing

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai (4th L) speaks during a news conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

OTTAWA: World aviation officials will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced Friday.

The "special high-level meeting" will be held Tuesday, according to a statement, and will also cover "appropriate actions to be pursued in order to more effectively mitigate potential risks to civil aviation arising from conflict zones."

 

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