Assad Kotaite, a Lebanese diplomat who served in key positions at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for more than three decades, died Feb. 27 of cancer in Montreal. He was 89. Kotaite, a lawyer trained in Beirut and Paris, began his career at ICAO in 1953. He represented Lebanon before the U.N. body from 1956-70, except for two years during which he was Lebanon's transport chief. In 1970, he was appointed ICAO director-general. After his term, he was elected ...


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