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Thursday, 19 November 2020 - 50th ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (50th STOM) and Associated Dialogue Partner Meetings


Yang Mulia Awang Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof, Permanent Secretary at the  Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC), in his capacity as Chairman of the ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) for 2020, chaired the  Fiftieth ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (50th STOM) and Associated Dialogue Partner Meetings via video conference on 18 and 19 November 2020.

During the 50th STOM, the Meeting discussed and recommended the key outcomes of the Task Force Meeting on the Mid-Term Review of the Kuala Lumpur Transport Strategic Plan (KLTSP) 2016 – 2025, including those activities and projects to be implemented by the various ASEAN Transport Working Groups.  The Meeting also discussed transport cooperation with the dialogue partners in preparations for the upcoming 26th ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting (26th ATM) and Associated Dialogue Partner Meetings scheduled to be held on 24 – 25 November 2020.

This was followed by the 19th ASEAN and China Senior Transport Officials Meeting (19th STOM+China) co-chaired by Yang Mulia Awang Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Mohammad Yusof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications and Mr. Shan Hongjun, Deputy Director General of the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Transport, People's Republic of China.  The Meeting reviewed the progress implementation of the 2018-2020 Action Programme of the Revised Strategic Plan for ASEAN-China Transport Cooperation.  They also deliberated on the follow-up activities to implement the Joint Statement of ASEAN and China Transport Ministers on "Ensuring Smooth Transport and Logistics to Combat COVID-19 and Reactivate the Economy", which was adopted on 16 July 2020.

This morning, the ASEAN Senior Officials met with Japan at the 19th ASEAN and Japan Senior Transport Officials Meeting (19th STOM+Japan) co-chaired with Mr. Yamakoshi Toshihiro, Special Representative for International Affairs at Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan.  The Meeting discussed the progress implementation of projects under the ASEAN-Japan Transport Partnership (AJTP) Work Plan for 2019-2020, including key deliverables and new initiatives relating to port efficiency, maritime safety and sustainable transport.

It was then followed by the 12th ASEAN and Republic of Korea Senior Transport Officials Meeting (12th STOM+ROK), co-chaired with Ms. Jiyoung Shim, Director of International Cooperation and Trade Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Republic of Korea.  Both Senior Officials reviewed the progress of the existing ASEAN-ROK Transport Cooperation Roadmap 2019-2020.  The Meeting recommended the renewal of the Roadmap for another five (5) years starting 2021.

In the afternoon, the 4th ASEAN and European Union Senior Transport Officials Dialogue (4th ASEAN–EU STOD) was held under the co-chairmanship of Yang Mulia Awang Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Mohammad Yusof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications and Mr. Henrik Hololei, Director General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission.  The Meeting, among others, exchanged views on the recovery plans by ASEAN and European Union to address COVID-19 pandemic.  They also considered the progress implementation of programmes under Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI) and also through the ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the EU (ARISE Plus).

The meeting outcomes from the 50th STOM and Associated Dialogue Partner Meetings would be submitted for consideration at the 26th ATM and with Dialogue Partners next week.

Also present at the meetings were Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Mohd Zain bin Pengiran Haji Abd Razak, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Transport) at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) as the Head of Delegation for Brunei Darussalam and attended by senior officials from MTIC as well as relevant departments and authority under the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications.

The ASEAN STOM and Associated Dialogue Partners meet annually to review and coordinate transport related activities, programmes and projects for the consideration of the transport ministers. 

 

 

Prepared by:

Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications,

Brunei Darussalam

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