39th SEETO Steering Committee meeting

BRUSSELS- The 39th SEETO Steering Committee (SC) meeting took place in Brussels on December 2nd, 2013 preceding the Annual Meeting of Ministers taking place the following day.

The Steering Committee welcomed the new MAP 2014 and was familiarized with the preparatory activities of the SEETO Secretariat regarding the Multimodal Flagship initiative, for which it extended full support.

During the meeting, the Steering Committee members were informed on the commencement of the Regional Transport Study, expected contract finalization of the EU Technical Assistance for the SEETO Strategic Work Programme and the adoption of the SEE 2020 Strategy in November 2013. They were also made aware about the challenges and difficulties of political and technical nature ahead of the Transport Community Treaty initialling.

The SC meeting was followed by an informal meeting with EC representatives on the possibilities to use the instrument of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).