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Ministerial meeting for transport


`@For realization of environmentally-friendly transport@`



PDSchedule

DateFJanuary 15 and 16, 2002
PlaceFTokyo ^ Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa International convention center PAMIR
HostFJapanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Participating countries InstitutionsF20 countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, U.K., U.S.), European Council and the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
ParticipantsF130 from other countries, 50 from Japan. Total of approximately 180 participants



QDAgenda

The conference had three major agenda items under the main theme of environmentally friendly transportation. Individual sessions were held for each. The discussions took place on the afternoon of the 15th (sessions 1-3 below). On the morning of the 16th, there was a general discussion of the background and basic recognitions that form the basis for this conference and the basic policy directions that countries could take in the future (session 4 below).

@[P]@Prevention of marine pollution(Chair: Mr. Yeo Cheow Tong, Minister of Transport, Singapore)
@[Q]@Urban Transport and The Environment (Chair: Ms. Chikage Oogi, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japan)
@[R]@Development and Promotion of Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (Chair: Ms.Chikage Oogi, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japan)
@[S]@Summation(Chair: Ms. Chikage Oogi, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japan)

This was also the first gathering of transportation ministers from major countries since the September 11 terrorist attack on the United States, and it was therefore decided to hold a special session, Transport and Counter-Terrorism (Chair: Ms. Chikage Oogi, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japan), which focussed on security measures for transport.


RDFindings

QDA Joint Statement was adopted for each of the three sessions, as well as a Joint Declaration providing more general guidelines. The chief delegates signed theJoint Declaration.
The Transport Ministers from major countries had a vigorous discussion on the common issues that the world could address in the twenty-first century. As can be seen from the Joint Statements that they adopted, the Ministers were unanimous in their commitment to greater international cooperation and coordination for the achievement of international and multilateral projects and actions, and in their extension of an invitation to participate in future projects to those countries not represented at the conference.

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