At this meeting, representatives of member States, international organizations, transport companies and associations considered the proposed structure of guidelines on harmonization of legal frameworks for multimodal transport operations in Asia and the Pacific and shared their experiences, proposals and best practices in multimodal transport in the Asia-Pacific region.
Noting the importance of the Euro-Asian transport links (EATL) project, he focused in his speech on general trends, problems and challenges in Trans-Eurasian transportation.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly transformed the supply chain picture. With border crossing restrictions and companies leaving the market that could not resist the impact, the industry had to provide services that could quickly and reliably meet the needs of the economy and society. As we know, it was only possible to achieve this together, in close international cooperation.
New Director General Masahiko Metoki, from Japan, and Deputy Director General Marjan Osvald, from Slovenia, were honoured during a handover ceremony at the organization’s headquarters today.
Ambassadors and representatives from permanent missions to the UN office in Geneva gathered at the UPU’s International Bureau in Berne, Switzerland, today to witness the transfer of powers from the outgoing senior leadership to Director General Masahiko Metoki and Deputy Director General Marjan Osvald.