As part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) official calendar of activities, the 20th Annual Senior Officials Meeting on Minerals (ASOMM) commenced on December 3, 2020. MGB Acting Director Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano together with MGB Assistant Director Atty. Danilo U. Uykieng, Mine Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development OIC-Chief Engr. Marcial H. Mateo and Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division OIC-Chief Ms. Liz Cherry D. Solijon participated in the said meeting.

The minerals meeting was hosted by Singapore via video conferencing. It was attended by the senior official members of ASEAN fellow states and the deputy secretary-general of ASEAN.

The main agendas in the minerals meeting are the key outcomes of the 37th ASEAN Summit, 7th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Minerals and associated meetings, the management and implementation of the 3rd ASEAN Minerals Cooperation Action Plan, and other significant ASEAN mineral developments.

The assumption of Chair and Vice-Chair of ASOMM also took place on December 3, 2020, with ASOMM Leaders Singapore and Vietnam assuming the aforementioned posts of the 20th ASOMM, respectively.




By: Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division