1. The 35th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) was held on 27 September 2017 in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. H.E. Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, Secretary of Energy of the Philippines, officiated and chaired the Meeting. H.E. Minister S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) of Singapore was the Vice Chair. The 14th ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM+3), the 11th East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM), and the 1st Dialogue between AMEM and the International Renewable Energy Agency (AMEM-IRENA
Dialogue) were also held in conjunction with the 35th AMEM.
2. Mr. Alfonso G. Cusi, Secretary of Department of Energy of the Philippines officiated the 35th AMEM and associated meetings as well as the ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF) 2017. In his opening address, Mr. Cusi commended the series of meetings and major events being hosted by the Philippines in celebrating the 50 th founding anniversary of the ASEAN. He underlined that ASEAN must confront new energy realities in the following trends: Commitment to a Future of Renewables with Innovations towards Sustainability, and LNG as the Bridging Fuel. To this end, he assured that ASEAN is the place to invest. In addition, he expressed that while these developments present challenges, they can become opportunities if ASEAN Member States put up their utmost efforts.
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