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United Nations aviation agency council chooses Italian delegate as president

MONTREAL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The International Civil Aviation Organization's governing council on Monday chose Salvatore Sciacchitano, the head of the agency's Italian delegation, to become president for a three-year term starting Jan. 1, 2020.

Aysha al Hamili, a pilot in the United Arab Emirates and its representative at the UN's aviation agency ICAO, was running against Sciacchitano to become the first female president of the 36-member governing council. (Reporting By Allison Lampert Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)