The 13th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting Plus Three—China, Japan, Korea–(AMEM+3) was held on 22 September 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The Meeting is a channel for the ASEAN and Plus Three Ministers to review the accomplishment of cooperation programme in 2015-2016, as well as to consider the ASEAN+3 programmes in 2016-2017.
The Meeting was attended by H.E. Dato Hamdan Abu Bakar, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei Darussalam; H.E. Mr. Suy Sem, Minister of Mines and Energy of Cambodia; Mr. Jarman, Ir., MSc., Director General of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources; H.E. Mr. Viraphonh Viravong, Vice Minister of Energy and Mines of Lao PDR; Hon. Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water of Malaysia; H.E. Mr Alfonso G. Cusi, Secretary of Department of Energy of the Philippines; H.E. Ms. Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore; H.E. General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Energy of Thailand; H.E. Dr. Cao Quoc Hung, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; and H.E. Dr. Lim Hong Hin, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community. Also in attendance the Executive director of the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), Dr. Sanjayan Velautham, ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE)’s Secretary-In-Charge, Mr. Nopporn Chuchinda, Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities and Authorities (HAPUA)’s Secretary-In-Charge, Mr. Syaiful Bakhri.
As the result of the Meeting, the Ministers welcomed the ASEAN+3’s steady progress in 2015-2016 and supported the ASEAN+3’s priorities for 2016-2017 for the regional cooperation in energy security on oil, coal, natural gas and civilian nuclear energy. Moreover, the Ministers endorsed the continuation of renewable energy as well as energy efficiency & conservation development in ASEAN. They also encouraged China, Japan and South Korea to continue the strong support in energy security, renewable energy, and energy efficiency programmes in ASEAN to achieve the energy accessibility, affordability and sustainability for all in 2025. To read about the Ministers’ joint statement for AMEM+3, please click here. (SBS. Photo credit: MOEE, Myanmar)