The 28th ASEAN Transport Facilitation Working Group Meeting and Japan’s Contribution to the Meeting
14 October 2014
The 28th ASEAN Transport Facilitation Working Group Meeting (TFWG) was held on 30 September to 2 October 2014, in Medan, Indonesia, with participation by Japan and other dialogue partners. Senior officials from all ASEAN Member States as well as the ASEAN Secretariat attended the meeting, with the chairmanship under Mr. Sugiharjo, Senior Expert Staff for Logistics and Multimodal, Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia. From Japan, delegates from Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan and our Mission of Japan to ASEAN attended the meeting.
There were active discussions in the Meeting on various issues including:
Given its vital role toward free and efficient flow of goods and services, cross-border transport and logistics facilitation is recognized as one of the important strategic sectors for ASEAN Connectivity and Integration, while different Member States are at different stages of development and institutional readiness in logistics. Japan will continue endeavoring to strengthen cooperation with ASEAN in this sector.