Ministerial Conference on International Transport Security
The objective of the conference is to exchange views and information among ministers of major countries in order to enhance security as well as achieve smooth and efficient transport services, and to promote international cooperation in this area through a joint declaration etc.
2. Date and Place
The conference was held under the main theme of enhancing transport security while realizing smooth and efficient transportation. Individual sessions were held for each sector on the 12th (Session (1)-(3) below). In the morning of the 13th, there was a general discussion on the future policy directions of transport security (Session (4) below). In addition, Ministers responsible for transport security took this occasion to discuss the issue of avian influenza which is of international concern.
At the Conference, ministers responsible for transport security from major countries exchanged views and information for enhancing transport security and discussed issues that should be addressed in a coordinated, cooperative manner.
As a result, the Ministers were unanimous in their desire to send a strong message to the world of their commitment to assure security in transportation through cooperation among countries, capacity building assistance, and endorsement of the initiatives of relevant international institutions.
Also, since avian influenza and transport security are similar in their need for emergency response, Ministers agreed to endeavor to minimize any negative impact for transport systems arising from such diseases.
[Ministerial Declaration and Statements adopted at the Conference]
[Summary of the Conference]