1 Apr 2004

Pacific Forum transport meeting yields little

3:55 pm on 1 April 2004

The acting general-secretary of the Pacific Islands Forum, Iosefa Maiava, says there were no conclusions to outstanding issues discussed at the Regional Transport Symposium.

The meeting in Suva was to review aspects of aviation, air freight, liberalisation, terrorism, virus outbreaks, air space and shipping over the last six years.

In his opening remarks, Iosefa Maiava said he expected the delegates to discuss feverishly and work tirelessly to address the issues.

But now Mr Maiava says at the latest meeting, member countries simply put their views forward and nothing much had come out of it.

He says a report will be filed later in the year.