51ST ASEAN SENIOR TRANSPORT OFFICIALS MEETING (51ST STOM)

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 8 – 9 June 2021 via video conference.

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

The STOM discussed on the progress and status of programmes, activities and projects under the Kuala Lumpur Transport Strategic Plan (KLTSP) 2016-2025, which are implemented by the ASEAN Transport Working Groups. The STOM highlighted the successful conclusion of the ASEAN-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 held on 2 June 2021. ASEAN and EU will now submit the ASEAN-EU CATA for legal scrubbing in preparation for signing at a date to be confirmed 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, which is scheduled to take place in November 2021.

Also present at the meeting were senior officials from the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) as well as relevant departments and authority under MTIC.

The ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) convenes twice a year to review and coordinate transport-related programmes, activities and projects for the consideration of the ASEAN Transport Ministers.

Source: Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications

Source: The Government Public Relations Department

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