International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency
John-Ragnar Aarset
State Secretary
Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications
Rail: Connectivity, capacity and liberalisation
17:00 - 18:30Thursday, 28 May 2015
Transport and regional development: Taking trade and tourism beyond urban centres
11:00 - 12:45Friday, 29 May 2015

John-Ragnar Aarset has been State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications since 2013. The political post as state secretary in Norway's government ministries was gradually introduced from 1947. The state secretaries and the political advisers are the political collaborators of the prime minister and the ministers. Prior to this Aarset was first then second Deputy Representative to Parliament for Buskerud between 2001 and 2009. Since 2000 he has been Chairman and member of The Decision Committee, The Norwegian Young Conservatives.