Senior transport officials hold online meeting

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof attended the 51st ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (51st STOM) on June 8-9 via video conference.

General Department of Logistics, Ministry of Public Works and Director-General of Transport of Cambodia Chheing Pich chaired the 51st STOM in his capacity as Chairman of the ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) in 2021.

The STOM discussed the progress and status of programmes, activities and projects under the Kuala Lumpur Transport Strategic Plan (KLTSP) 2016-2025, implemented by the ASEAN Transport Working Groups. The STOM highlighted the conclusion of the ASEAN-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (ASEAN-EU CATA), the world’s first bloc-to-bloc air services agreement, during the Extraordinary ASEAN-EU Senior Transport Officials Meeting on the ASEAN-EU CATA on June 2. ASEAN and EU will submit the ASEAN-EU CATA for legal scrubbing in preparation for signing later.

The STOM also exchanged views on the progress of implementation of transport-related initiatives under the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF) as well as cooperation with STOM dialogue partners.

The outcomes of the 51st STOM would be followed by the 52nd STOM to finalise the Annual Priorities/Key Deliverables for Transport in 2021 for the consideration of the 27th ASEAN Transport Ministers (ATM) Meeting, scheduled to take place in November.

Senior officials from the MTIC were also present.

The ASEAN STOM convenes twice a year to review and coordinate transport-related programmes, activities and projects for the consideration of the ASEAN transport ministers.