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ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM+3) and East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM) Held

September 17, 2021

An ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM+3) and an East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM) were held on September 16. Both meetings were held online. 10 ASEAN countries, several other countries and international organizations participated. The outcomes of the meetings were compiled into respective Joint Ministerial Statements.

With energy demand in Asia growing, these meetings were inaugurated to ensure a stable energy supply and enhance measures for energy security and climate change in the region, by providing an opportunity for its countries' energy ministers to discuss policy harmonization and international cooperation.

The AMEM+3 this year brought together energy ministers and other officials from the 10 ASEAN member states and Japan, China, and the ROK. Representing Japan, Mr. Ejima Kiyoshi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, attended as co-chair.

The EAS EMM also brought together energy ministers from Australia, India, New Zealand, Russia, and the United States, in addition to the 13 countries mentioned above. State Minister Ejima attended as the Japanese representative.

The key points in the respective meetings were as follows:

1. AMEM+3

2. EAS EMM

References

1. Outline of the AMEM+3

2. Outline of the EAS EMM

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