Chile Pacific Foundation executive director Loreto Leyton participated in the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Standing Committee annual meeting in Yangzhou, China, in September 26-28.
PECC URGES TO FIND SYNERGIES AMONG CONNECTIVITY INITIATIVES
Some 150 leaders from the Asia-Pacific region’s research and policy communities gathered in Yangzhou, China for an international symposium with the objective of discussing how the regional integration efforts must go on by converging the physical, institutional, and people-to-people connectivities.
In order for the three main pillars of connectivity to work as smoothly and efficiently, transparent and inclusive information-sharing is also key, helped by digital technologies and online platforms.
Ambassador Don Campbell, Co-chair of PECC, remarked in closing, “the three connectivity pillars cannot be kept in silos; we need to look at their convergence with a holistic view.” “One of the ways in which PECC could add value to this collective regional effort is perhaps by coming up with a mechanism to measure and evaluate how we are making progress in the key areas of connectivity such as finance, infrastructure, institutions and regulations, human mobility - education and skilled labor – among others,” he added.