ASEAN officials discuss way forward for greater connectivity

ASEAN dialogue partners and delegates gathered in Vientiane on October 18 to discuss ways to put the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 into action. In particular, they considered more effective coordination between sectors, among nations and within the region. Gathering at the 3/2016 ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee meeting, ASEAN officials were asked to discuss the implementation of the new master plan. The delegates also discussed a draft plan of a project to raise funds from dialogue and external partners to implement the new master plan. The meeting on October 18 was chaired by the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Laos to ASEAN, Mr. Latsamy Keomany, who is also Chairman of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee this year. This meeting is very significant because it is the first event after ASEAN leaders adopted the MPAC 2025 at the 28th ASEAN Summit hosted by Laos last month, Mr. Latsamy said.

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