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ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim holds talks in Brasilia with Ministers after Brazil’s accession

ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim will be in Brasilia on 9 and 10 October for his first official visit after Brazil became the 66th member country of the International Transport Forum (ITF) in May 2023.

In Brazil’s capital city, Secretary-General Kim will meet senior Brazilian leaders to gain a comprehensive understanding of the transport policy priorities of Brazil’s government. He will also discuss how the ITF can best support its newest member country in its pursuit of transport policies that improve citizen’s  lives.

Secretary-General Kim will meet with José Renan Vasconcelos Calheiros Filho,  Minister of Transport, for talks on Tuesday. Minister Renan Filho attended the ITF Annual Summit in May where Brazil was welcomed into the world’s only body with a global mandate for all modes of transport (see here for Summit photos of Minister Renan Filho for free use).

Secretary-General Kim will also hold meetings with:

  • Silvio Costa Filho, Minister of Ports and Airports;
  • Jader Barbalho Filho, Minister of Cities;  
  • Amb. Corrêa do Lago, Secretary for Climate, Energy and the Environment;
  • Amb. Mauricio Carvalho Lyrio, Secretary for Economic and Financial Affairs.

Embarking on his visit to Brazil, Secretary-General Young Tae Kim said:

"Our new member country Brazil brings a wealth of knowledge in transport matters to the table that will benefit all ITF members. Brazil gave the world the Bus Rapid Transit; it has the second-largest number of airports in the world, the second-busiest port in Latin America and is home to the world’s third-largest aircraft manufacturer.

In turn, ITF members stand ready to share their knowledge and help Brazil address transport issues that it wishes to tackle. I look forward to my exchanges with Minister Renan Filho and other senior leaders in the Brazilian government to better understand how exactly the ITF can support Brazil.”

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