On 15 September, UIC participated in the 28th GTMO 5+5 (Group of Transport Ministers for the Western Mediterranean) expert meeting organised by CETMO, the Centre for Transportation Studies for the Western Mediterranean. The GTMO 5+5 partners include ten countries in the region: Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, and Tunisia. The group is currently chaired by Mauritania. The meeting focused on “Reflections on post-Covid scenarios (RPCS)”.
Thierry Béra, UIC African Region Coordinator, attended the meeting within the framework of the activities of the UIC African Region.
Marc Guigon, Director of UIC’s Passenger department and Head of the Covid-19 Taskforce, presented the work of the taskforce, as well as the guidance documents published by UIC (https://uic.org/covid-19/) and potential measures to restore confidence in rail transport. UIC will continue to participate in the CETMO/GTMO WG.