French and British transport ministers hold talks

Sustainable development – Meeting between the French and British transport ministers – Press communiqué issued by the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition

Paris, 20 July 2018

French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne and British Minister of State for Transport Jo Johnson had a meeting in Paris on Thursday 19 July 2018. This cordial and productive exchange of ideas was aimed at implementing the Sandhurst Franco-British summit declaration of January this year.

The ministers shared their experience of several transport-related issues, drawing on the long-term relationship existing between the two countries. Elisabeth Borne presented projects relating to the modernization of transport infrastructure in Paris and [the rest of] France. Jo Johnson shared Britain’s experience of managing the London 2012 Olympic Games and stressed the importance of developing transport networks, with France itself preparing for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The ministers reiterated their shared commitment to implementing sustainable mobility geared towards decarbonization, which was endorsed by the January summit in Sandhurst, where the two countries agreed to work together on developing zero-emissions vehicles.

The ministers agreed to continue this constructive dialogue, with a view to maintaining the close partnership existing between France and the United Kingdom./.

Published on 24/07/2018

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