ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting opens in Kuala Lumpur

ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting opens in Kuala Lumpur - 

The 33rd ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM 33) and related meetings opened in Kuala Lumpur on October 7.

Whole the event (Photo: VNA)

The Vietnamese delegation to the event is led by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong.

In his opening remarks, Malaysian Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water Maximus Johnity Ongkili highlighted countries’ mounting concern about global warming, climate change and global economic challenges, stressing that climate change along with the scarcity of natural resources and biodiversity loss are having serious consequences on the world ecological system.

He stressed the need to strengthen commitments to energy co-operation globally and within ASEAN in particular for the sake of energy safety, economic growth and environmental protection.

The AMEM 33 examined a report on the implementation of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Co-operation (APAEC) for 2011-2015, adopted a draft APAEC for 2016-2020 and reviewed activities of ASEAN networks on energy in specialised areas.

The meeting agreed to continue intensifying existing cooperative ties and maximising support from foreign partners and international organisations towards building a sustainable ASEAN energy sector and ensuring energy supply for socio-economic development and energy access for all ASEAN citizens.

As scheduled, the 12 th ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting, the ninth East Asian Energy Ministers’ Meeting and the fifth AMEM dialogue with the International Energy Agency (IAE) will be held on October 8./.

Source: NDO/VNA

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