6.1    Support the implementation of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025 and encourage EAS participating countries to provide funding and technical support on the following areas of cooperation;


6.1.1      Strengthen connectivity through support in the five strategic areas, namely sustainable infrastructure, digital innovation, seamless logistics, regulatory excellence, and people mobility;


6.1.2      Implement the outcomes of the EAS Regulatory Roundtable;


6.1.3      Strengthen cooperation to implement the Vientiane Declaration on Promoting Infrastructure Development Cooperation in East Asia;


6.1.4      Encourage efficient and sustainable infrastructure development in ASEAN and the development of quality infrastructure that ensures, economic efficiency in view of life cycle cost, safety, resilience against natural disaster, job creation, capacity building and transfer of expertise and know-how, and alignment with local economic and development strategies;


6.1.5      Encourage deeper engagement between the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Connectivity (ACCC) and non-ASEAN EAS participating countries;


6.1.6      Strengthen transport infrastructure connectivity including by facilitating the establishment of a green, safe, secure and efficient transportation network, for the promotion of economic prosperity and sustainable development, recognizing the importance of competent human capital in creating this network as well as encouraging collaboration by the EAS participating countries in developing joint personnel training;


6.1.7      Enhance the development of infrastructure, services and institutional connectivity;


6.1.8      Welcome and support the efforts to develop synergies amongst the various connectivity strategies in the region with a view to encouraging the development of sustainable, quality, and resilient regional connectivity initiatives and synergizing common priorities identified in the MPAC 2025;


6.2    Encourage public and private sectors to actively participate in the priority projects of the MPAC 2025 to enhance connectivity and encourage business enterprises to directly engage in the investment, construction and operation of the projects;


6.3    Encourage the ACCC to also engage with other external partners, including ERIA, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and World Bank in implementing the MPAC 2025 and Declaration of the 6th EAS on ASEAN Connectivity;


6.4    Enhance people-to-people connectivity through the promotion of tourism, education and cultural cooperation, including through North-South cooperation, South- South cooperation and triangular cooperation;


6.5    Encourage the EAS participating countries to play active roles in ASEAN Connectivity through multi-layered regional frameworks and sharing best practices;