Vietnam Joins First ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee Meeting

The participants highly valued the progress being made in sustainable infrastructure, digital innovation, seamless logistics, regulatory excellence, and people mobility.
Vietnam Joins First ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee Meeting
Delegates to the first meeting of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) this year. (Photo: VNA)

Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang, head of the Vietnamese Delegation to ASEAN, attended the first meeting of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) at the headquarters of the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta (Indonesia), according to VNA.

The participants highly valued the progress being made in the implementation of five strategic areas: sustainable infrastructure, digital innovation, seamless logistics, regulatory excellence, and people mobility, as well as 14 out of 15 initiatives of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 (MPAC 2025).

They shared the view that projects and activities within the master plan have significantly contributed to implementing the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework and building the ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision.

The meeting also looked into preparations for the fourth annual report on the progress of MPAC 2025 and the 13th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium later this year.

Vietnam Joins First ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee Meeting
Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang, head of the Vietnamese Delegation to ASEAN. (Photo: Baoquocte)

In the coming time, they said ASEAN will focus resources and lobby partners to support and promote projects in strategic fields, including promoting sustainable infrastructure construction, developing data on trade routes, building Open ASEAN data, developing ASEAN digital platforms, improving vocational training, and developing ASEAN human resources.

They emphasized the need to strengthen information dissemination about the content and benefits of the MPAC 2025, and continue to promote the communication strategy of the MPAC 2025 in 2022, VOV cited.

ASEAN leaders, at the 28th ASEAN Summit in Laos in September 2016, adopted the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 with a vision of achieving a seamlessly and comprehensively connected and integrated ASEAN.

The ACCC was established to oversee, assess and make periodic reports to the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) and the ASEAN Summit on situation and challenges in implementing the MPAC 2025, said Nhan Dan.

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