Common geography, climates, peoples and language give our regional leaders much to build on together. Narrow interests and focuses of the day should to be transcended to the broader uplands of deepened cooperation and practical focused initiatives.
In the past we have made progress on air quality, water resource protection, climate change, energy, transportation and regional economic coordination.
National governments sometimes need reminding of regional opportunities, challenges and interests and there is always room of 21st Century leadership wherever the source.
A "Good Neighbour" policy is always sound policy.