Regional Ministers and other officials involved in the Transport Sector, met this week for the 78th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED).

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, who is lead Head of Government with responsibility for Air and Maritime Transportation, chaired the Meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday February 20.

During the meeting, discussions were held on a number of critical matters including the restructuring of the Regional Transportation Commission, Regional Maritime Safety and Security Oversight System, benefits and obligations under the Multilateral Air Services Agreement and the establishment of a single air space.

The Heads of government also decided that they would conduct a special session on Air and Maritime Transportation at the Inter-sessional meeting of the Conference on February 26th and 27th to focus “on this critical aspect of integration as a whole and the CSME in particular”.

The decisions during Monday’s Meeting on Transportation, will inform the agenda of the Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government to be held in St. Kitts and Nevis on February 26th and 27th.

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