Amid the raging storm over the Niira Radia tapes, corporate affairs minister Salman Khurshid said his ministry would hold discussions with other ministries to regulate corporate lobbying. Today we do not have anything in the draft that is before Parliament. But we may have to find some other way of regulating it," Khurshid told reporters here when asked if there is a move to ban or regulate corporate lobbying.
Arroyo said the summit is "a milestone" and "more important than ever", because open dialogue and trust between peoples and nations have never been more important than in today's world. The ASEAN would like to enhance cooperation in building a free trade area with China, as the FTA will help the economies grow and strengthen peace and security in the region, she said.
The summit has attracted great attention from domestic and overseas media. ASEAN is looking forward to the establishment of the ASEAN Community bythe summit is suitable for the two sides' leaders to discuss the future of their strategic partnership, " said the editorial. China and ASEAN have agreed to build up a free trade area beforewhich will realize free flow of goods, services and investment.
The free trade area will boast 1. More importantly, the traded products between China and ASEAN are changing from raw products to industrial products, especially mechanical, electrical or high-tech products, according to industry insiders. Applauding the growing momentum in regional cooperation and integration among countries participating in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation CAREC Program, Ministers noted the program plays an increasingly important role in accelerating the process of economic integration together with other regional organizations.
Kuroda pointed to a real and growing demand for improved connections between Europe and Asia with the rapid economic expansion of the PRC and Japan to the East, Russia to the North, and India and Pakistan to the South.
Ministers agreed to broaden and deepen the CAREC Program by adding special initiatives in new sectors such as human development, environment, agriculture, and tourism to the current priority areas: The Program will take additional policy initiatives and approaches to regional cooperation such as capacity building, knowledge transfers, and the creation of economic corridors to integrate the region through not only networks of transport and other infrastructure but also networks of economic activities.
Ministers called on the multilateral partners to coordinate their regional cooperation initiatives to be consistent with the Action Plan and in a manner that avoids duplication and maximizes efficient use of resources. The Urumqi Declaration also stated that CAREC countries will undertake to highlight regional cooperation initiatives in their respective development plans and public investment programs.
Go home and listen to your people. The evidence to support the positive impact of communication in development projects is overwhelming. Over selected participants from around the world congregated in Rome over the last three days and presented case studies and research papers.
Professionals from over organizations engaged in creative workshops and seminars in order to share experiences, exchange ideas and debate the most efficient communications strategies. NGOs, multilateral development institutions, bilateral donors, development practitioners and academics extracted the most useful conclusions from the vast array of debates, discussions and exchanges which took place at the Congress and transformed them into a set of simple recommendations for policymakers on, for example, ways to improve how communication is used by governments and communities to produce more tangible results.
A concrete set of recommendations was eventually agreed upon and will serve as an advocacy tool to reach policymakers.
Fewer monologs, more two-way, participatory dialogues. In the end, this means increased transparency and improved governance, better access to health services and education, fairer treatment of minorities and gender equity, to name just a few improvements.
The Congress closed with the call to policymakers to listen to their people.
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It is now time to listen. Senior departmental officials from developing economies are attending the workshop to enhance skills to assist local entrepreneurs.
Tiwari said to delegates at the workshop. The Ministers reviewed regional cooperation on a number of environmental activities in particular those related activities in the Vientiane Action Programme The Ministers launched the Third ASEAN State of the Environment Report which highlights the environmental conditions of the region, challenges faced and actions being taken to address them.
The Ministers expressed the hope that the report would help all parties to better appreciate regional environmental issues and foster greater collaboration. In the light of the recent haze episode in the region, the Ministers discussed at length the transboundary haze pollution issue.
Indonesia will chair the MSC for the first two 2 years. The MSC also recognised the urgency and importance of following up on the Regional Workshop in Jakarta on 2 November, by organising a high-level international conference in December in Indonesia to generate support and partnership for the implementation of the PoA.
The Ministers expressed their full support and commitment to the effective operations of the recently established ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, hosted by the Philippines. The Ministers also agreed to expedite the signing of the ASEAN Framework Agreement on access to, and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of, biological and genetic resources, and to promote further listing of ASEAN Heritage Parks, in order to sustainably manage the rich biological resources of the region.
The Ministers also recognized the importance of strengthening national efforts and regional cooperation for effective environmental law enforcement, to address issues such as illegal trade in wildlife.
As for illegal logging, there is a need for effective enforcement of forestry law and other related laws, where appropriate. However, the report says, few of the countries that have such plans scrutinize how effective they are.
Policies that stifle competition are apt to result in limited ICT penetration, higher costs, and slower uptake of the latest and most effective technologies, the report says. It provides as examples a series of success stories. In Nepal, national policy was modified in to liberalize the telecom sector by encouraging the participation of private firms.
Bythe Nepalese telecommunication sector was fully open to private service providers and competition through open licensing and by restructuring of the State-owned operator. Among the results were that a mobile phone service launched in had achieved by January over 99, post-paid andpre-paid mobile subscribers.
The network is now fully digital and offers full national and international direct dialing services. Other payoffs of liberalization were a growth in the number of fixed phone lines from approximately 65, in to overin January The report also notes that Government ICT policies can be applied directly to the provision of more efficient and transparent Government services.
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