SOM chair Ivan Pomaleu, in his opening remarks, welcomed all delegates to the meeting and urged them to fully participate in the discussions.
The meeting will look at initiatives that promote robust economies through proper and sustainable management of resources, including forest and marine and planning preparedness strategies for disasters, diseases and terrorism.
The two-day event will end tomorrow, May 24.
Meanwhile, four sectoral meetings for Trade, Tourism, Telecommunication and Finance headed by respective ministerial leaders will follow straight after SOM2.
The Minister responsible for Trade will begin on Friday, May 25.