The ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) convened the first day of a two-day virtual workshop. More than 110 participants from key implementing agencies, relevant sectoral agencies, national coordinators and various relevant agencies attended.
The workshop fostered an open dialogue aimed at addressing challenges and exploring solutions to improve coordination and boost the implementation of the ASEAN Connectivity Master Plan (MPAC) 2025.
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Ambassador MI Derry Aman, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to ASEAN and Chairman of the ACCC, opened the workshop with his welcome remarks. “We recognize that our people demand tangible benefits from ASEAN cooperation and integration. The MPAC, as well as other connectivity initiatives, will aim to unlock and optimize the enormous economic potentials that our region has for the maximum benefit of the people of ASEAN.”
“It is important that the next MPAC agenda and strategy establishes clear, measurable and quantitative objectives so that we can easily evaluate the economic and social implications of this initiative for our community,” he added.
The workshop fostered an open dialogue aimed at addressing challenges and exploring solutions to improve coordination and advance the implementation of the ASEAN Connectivity Master Plan
Ambassador Derry further stressed that the MPAC Post-2025 agenda will be developed to support the ASEAN Community Vision 2045.
Participants discussed good practices in national and regional coordination, exchanged ideas to advance the implementation of MPAC 2025, and explored possible priorities for the ASEAN Post-2025 Connectivity Agenda.
The ideas and suggestions collected will be further analyzed in the discussion with external partners on the second day, which will be held on October 12 by video conference.