In a media conference on Friday in Da Nang city, Vietnam, O’Neill stressed on the importance of economic inclusion as a key element of expanding global trade so that smaller countries and their communities are not disadvantaged.
He said increasing access to modern technology platforms will be an important policy issue discussed by APEC leaders.
Meanwhile, the O’Neill-Abel Cabinet is likely to formally announce the theme and the logo of APEC PNG 2018 in the next parliament session.
The announcement has been delayed until the formal announcement that PNG will be the next host of the APEC Leaders’ Summit.
The proposed theme for the 2018 APEC is ‘Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future’.
The PM is currently in Vietnam, accompanied by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Rimbink Pato and Minister for APEC Justin Tkatchenko.