28th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting opens in Vietnam

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The 28th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) under the theme "Energy and Climate Change" opened in Vietnam's central highland province of Lam Dong on Thursday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

The meeting drew participation of about 500 delegates including ministers from the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members, representatives from Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, India, New Zealand, Australia, Russia and the United States.

At the opening address, Nguyen Tan Dung, Vietnamese prime minister and chairman of the ASEAN summits this year, said that coping with climate change along with using energy more efficiently must be the ASEAN's top priorities in the future.

Climate change has become one of the greatest environmental challenges facing ASEAN and the world in general, said Dung, adding that more efforts are needed to boost regional research cooperation on developing new energy resources, and dealing with impacts of climate change to reduce the green-house effects.

Dung proposed the 28th AMEM to the focus on measures to enhance energy cooperation to ensure energy security in the ASEAN in the context of increasing energy demand for economic recovery and development.

It is essential to promote trade and investment in the application and transfer of clean coal technology between ASEAN and its partner countries as well as in the use of renewable energies, said Dung.

Source: Xinhua

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