Information and Communication Technology meeting

APEC’s ICT Meeting commences

Senior Officials’ Meeting Chair, Ivan Pomaleu, when welcoming delegates to the meeting said ICT is a critical tool in socio-economic development and is necessary for sustainable development in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Goals.

Pomaleu reminded the leaders that in last year’s APEC leaders’ Summit – hosted by Vietnam – the leaders made certain ‘declarations’ that recognise the need for ICT in enhancing ‘Quality Human Resources Development’ as well as advancing ‘Free and Open Trade Investment’.