We, the G7 Transport Ministers, held a meeting in Ise-shima, Mie on June 16-18, 2023, to discuss and exchange approaches and joint responses to common challenges in the transportation sector, during which we reaffirmed the importance of accessible, sustainable, resilient, efficient, and equitable transportation systems and supply chains and recognized that new and innovative approaches and greater collaboration are essential elements in meeting these goals. Overarching all of these topics, we reiterated our preeminent goal of ensuring safety across all modes of transportation.

Transportation systems and supply chain infrastructure are fundamental to supporting sustainable economic growth, prosperity and employment, and contribute to social well- being by providing access to economic opportunities and essential services. They also promote mobility and connect people, cultures and ideas.

However, recently, the transportation systems and the supply chains which rely on them have been disrupted by external shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, and by changes in socio-economic circumstances such as aging populations and climate change, all of which have undermined the potential benefits that transportation brings.

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Source: European Commission

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