iii. Connectivity, Strengthening intra-regional infrastructure
TURNING A NEW PAGE
South East Europe has been at the cross-roads on major trade routes throughout history. The economic development of the region would benefit from renewed and improved connectivity infrastructure.
Improving connectivity among the countries in the region and with neighbouring regions would also play a decisive role in stimulating economic growth and promoting job opportunities. Sustainable connectivity, which is a significant factor in attracting investments and the consolidation of regional infrastructures needs to be encouraged through activities especially in the economic, infrastructural, people-to-people and digital connectivity fields in collaboration with the regional representatives of private sector.
Exchanges of views at Ministerial and/or technical levels on connectivity in key sectors such as transport, energy, technology and science would be instrumental to pave the way for further progress on this topic.