The Tenth Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology (IAMMST-10) was held on October 15-19, 2018 in Cebu, Philippines.
The meeting was chaired by Prof. Fortunato T. de la Pena, Secretary (Minister) of Science and Technology of the Republic of the Philippines.
The Ministers exchanged views on the developments on the ASEAN Declaration of Innovation adopted at the 31st ASEAN Summit in November 2017, the implementation of ASEAN Plan of Action on Science, Technology and Innovation (APASTI) 2016-2025, the progress on coordination with Dialogue Partners under the new country coordinatorship mechanism, and on protection and utilisation of Intellectual Property.
The Ministers agreed to the renaming of the S&T ministerial body and senior official committee to ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation (AMMSTI) and ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) respectively. The Ministers also adopted the Terms of Reference of AMMSTI.
The Ministers also welcomed progress in implementing the ASEAN-Russia Plan of Action on Science, Technology and Innovation (ARPASTI) with the commencement of the Study and Development of Recommendations on Industrial Wastewater Treatment Technologies for Industrial Enterprises, and Workshop on Biological (parasitic) Safety of the Environment, Food and Prevention of Parasitic Diseases.
The Ministers were informed that the 18th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation (AMMSTI-18) will be hosted by Singapore in October 2019.
Source: Lao News Agency