The ministers were in Moscow to take part in the International Transport Forum Transport of Russia: Establishment, Development and Prospects.
Opening the meeting, the President outlined Russia’s transport development priorities, which include making road traffic safe and convenient, addressing environmental issues, and creating a barrier-free transport environment for people with disabilities. Mr Medvedev also spoke about objectives such as developing the North-South and West-East corridors and cross-polar routes, and improving criminal legislation in order to more effectively combat piracy at sea.
The President said it was essential to coordinate efforts not just to carry out international transport projects but also to address the domestic problems various countries face.
Along with transport ministers, the heads of international transport organisations also attended the meeting.
The International Transport Forum Transport of Russia: Establishment, Development and Prospects is taking place in Moscow from November 18 to 21, and is timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the founding of Russia’s transport agency.