The ASEM Transport Ministers' Meeting (ASEM TMM) is a high-level dialogue between the transport sectors of partners in the two continents under the framework of ASEM. It is of far-reaching significance to the materialization of the initiatives put forward by the leaders, deepen the transport cooperation among Asian and European countries, and the common development and prosperity of the two continents.
According to the Vilnius Declaration on Closer Asia-Europe Transport Cooperation adopted at the last Ministers' Meeting, it was agreed to hold the transport ministers' meeting every two years alternately in Europe and Asia and set up a Senior Officials Meeting mechanism to formulate an Action Plan.
In light of the development priorities and targets identified by the Vilnius Declaration, the 2nd ASEM Transport Ministers' Meeting (ASEM TMM2) focussed on the issues of the planning and construction of the Asia-Europe transport corridors, the prioritized policy directions, maritime transport, multi-model transport and civil aviation. ASEM TMM2 was also held back to back with a Transport Development Forum.