Ministers Issue Statement on Transportation Connectivity

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 09 October 2017
  • Issued by the APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting

Transportation Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their meeting in Port Moresby to build connectivity and trade flows that benefit all corners of society in the Asia-Pacific.

The statement reflects the outcomes of the APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting chaired by Papua New Guinea Transport Minister Westly Nukundj and informed by engagement with representatives from the private sector.

It describes joint actions to be implemented by APEC economies over the next year to promote their infrastructure connectivity and development of efficient, safe, secure and environmentally sustainable land, sea and air-based supply chains.

These actions aim is to enable broad-based job creation and economic growth—from dense urban centers to remote rural areas across the region.

View the APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting Statement

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