APEC meeting opens in Beijing

April 19, 2004 at 7:44 PM

BEIJING, April 19 (UPI) -- Aviation safety and satellite navigation were the focus of talks Monday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Transportation Working Group in Beijing.

Experts also discussed liberalization and strengthening regional cooperation, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Jeffrey Runge told the meeting the goal of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization in the transportation field is to build an integrated, safe, efficient and environment-friendly transportation system among all economies.

He said such a system would strengthen cooperation and promote economic prosperity between China and other Asia-Pacific nations.

Founded in 1991, APEC's Transportation Working Group aims to promote liberalization and economic cooperation.

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