UN aviation body confirms safety meeting

TORONTO, July 25 Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:24pm EDT

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TORONTO, July 25 (Reuters) - The United Nations agency that oversees civil aviation will host a special meeting with industry groups in Montreal on Tuesday to discuss ways to minimize risks in conflict zones after the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said in a release that it will host officials from the International Air Transport Association, Airports Council International and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization.

Reuters reported on Thursday that the meeting was in the works. (Reporting by Allison Martell; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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