Global summit of transport ministers kicks off in Germany

Transport ministers from around the globe are currently convening in the German city of Leipzig for two-and-a-half days of discussions about the role of transport in a world of growing global trade and rapidly expanding tourism. 

The International Transport Summit kicked off on yesterday with Dorothee Bär – Parliamentary State Secretary in Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the logistics tsar of the German government – hosting a Children’s University to bring transport and logistics closer to the next generation.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon then addressed the more than 1,000 participants from around 70 countries via video message, urging them to focus on road safety and climate change.

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