The UAE adopted a ministerial declaration issued at the Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum 2019 (ITF). ITF concluded on 25th May in Leipzig, Germany.
Exploring How Better Transport Connectivity Can Integrate Regions
More than 65 ministers and 1,000 participants from 70 countries attended ITF 2019, pooling resources to focus on building a more connected world. The agenda was to explore how better transport connectivity can integrate regions, right from local communities and cities to global regions. Such a scenario would enable the achievement of social, economic, and environmental goals of those involved.
During the summit, the announcement was adopted by 30 nations to support their overall efforts in key areas like infrastructure and transport. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, presented the advantages of utilizing cutting-edge technologies in transport and infrastructure sectors. With a view to connect transport networks and achieve regional integration, technology can go a long way in strengthening global mobility in the long run.
Dr. Al Nuaimi noted the UAE’s nomination for Category B membership in the International Maritime Organisation, pending confirmation on the 31st General Assembly session of the body. The General Assembly is scheduled to take place in London at the end of 2019.
He also thanked the countries that backed the UAE’s nomination for the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO. UAE’s position will be finalized during elections that will take place during the 40th General Assembly of the ICAO, from 24th September to 4th October 2019 in Montreal, Canada.
HE Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development, visiting UAE DoT stand at the International Transport Forum 2019.
Spotlight on Upcoming World Road Congress 2019
Additionally, the UAE delegation also brought the World Road Congress 2019 in focus. For the first time, Abu Dhabi is hosting the Congress from 6th to 10th October. Over 40 transport ministers, 5,000 delegates, and public and private sector representatives from over 120 countries will be in attendance.
Dr. Al Nuaimi also received Chris Grayling, UK Secretary of State for Transport, to explore opportunities of collaboration between the UAE and UK. They also discussed means of developing their joint operations in key significant sectors like aviation, investment, trade, and transport.
The closed ministerial session saw 65 ministers of transport in attendance.