The ASEM Symposium on Eurasia Transport and Logistics Network, which was announced at the 10th ASEM Summit (ASEM10) in October 2014 in Milan, Italy by Korean President PARK Geun-hye, was held under the theme, Seamless Eurasia: Making Connections.
Eurasia is the world’s largest continent spanning 12 time zones from the west to the east. It contains 40% of the world’s land mass, 70% of the world’s population, and accounts for over 60% of the world’s GDP. Given its substantial size and significant impact on the world, increased unity and collaboration can positively affect billions of inhabitants. Strengthening cooperation for improved transport and logistics in Eurasia will facilitate global trade through cost reductions in logistics and contribute to global economic growth through the stability of global commodity prices.