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Activity in the framework of the G8 related to transport security


1. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport-affiliated agenda in G8 (about the movement of counter-terrorism)


Just after attacks of September 11, 2001, a G8 leaders joint communique was issued. It strongly criticized synchronized terrorist attacks and asked for the ratification of 12 counter-terrorism conventions, and instructed foreign affairs, financial affairs, judiciary and other cabinet members of the G8 to formulate a concrete plan for enhanced counter-terrorism measures.
Afterwards, follow-up was done through various processes in the summit. "The G8 Cooperation Action About The Transport Peace Preservation" and "The G8 Global Partnership For The Diffusion of Mass-destruction Weapons and Material" were adopted in the G8 leaders' meeting (Kananaskis summit) which was held in June 2002.
In addition, in the Evian summit held in June 2003, "Improvement of intention of international politics to fight against terrorism: G8 action plan" that included the establishment of the "Counter-Terrorism action group (CTAG)" which was intended by adjustment of the counter-terrorism support for the developing countries and the "Transport peace preservation and control reinforcement of Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) F G8 action plan" were adopted.
In the Sea Island summit which was held on June 8-10, 2004, "Secure and Facilitated International Travel Initiative(SAFTI))" was adopted, and counter-terrorism measures in the transport peace preservation sector was advanced.
In the Glenn eagles summit which was held on July 6-8, 2005, the "G8 counter-terrorism measures statement" was put together. Also, following a simultaneous explosion case in the subways which occurred in London on July 7, the "Statement on the terror attack for London" was issued on the same day by the leaders of G8 and other participating nations.
The "G8 leadersf declaration on the counter-terrorism" was adopted at the G8 St. Petersburg summit which was held on July 15-17, 2006 and welcomed the declaration and the statement adopted in the "Ministerial Conference on International Transport Security" that the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport hosted in January, 2006.
The "G8 leaders' statement on counter-terrorism - security in the era of globalization" was adopted at the G8 Heiligendamm summit which was held on June 6-8, 2007, and the improvement of the transport peace preservation was referred. Also they referred to the "Land Transport Security International Working Group" founded based on the Ministerial Statement of the "Ministerial Conference on International Transport Security"


‚QDFramework of G8 related to transport security


There is a G8 Rome Lyon group as a sub-agency of the G8 judiciary / home affairs ministerial-level meeting to wrestle with anti-international organized crime / international counter terrorism measures, and our ministry also participates in discussions about the transport security.

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