The Ratification Task Force set up by the Rail Preparatory Commission for the establishment of an International Registry under the Luxembourg Protocol met in Rome on 27 September 2017 to discuss the progress of ratification in key countries. The meeting was honoured by the presence of H.E. Paul Dühr, Ambassador of Luxembourg to Italy. Professor Anna Veneziano, Secretary-General a.i. of UNIDROIT, and Mr Peter Bloch, co-chair of the Preparatory Commission and Ratification Task Force, opened the meeting, in which Mr Howard Rosen (Chairman, Rail Working Group), Ms Elizabeth Hirst (Managing Director, Regulis SA), and Mr Andy Smith (SITA), were present. The Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), Mr François Davenne, and the Head of Finance and Administration of OTIF, Mr Gousébasha Gaffar, and Rail Working Group Secretary Mr Martin Fleetwood, participated via remote connection.
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