1. The 33rd ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) was held on 7 October 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. H.E. Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water of Malaysia, chaired the Meeting and H.E. U Zay Yar Aung, Union Minister for Energy of Myanmar, was the Vice Chair. The 12th ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM+3) and the 9th East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM) were also held back-to-back with the 33rd AMEM.

Opening Ceremony

2. H.E. Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water of Malaysia officiated the 33rd AMEM. In his Opening Remarks, the Minister underscored the theme for this year’s meeting where ASEAN Member States will intensify collaboration with its partners to work towards achieving greater energy security and enhancing ASEAN connectivity. The Minister also highlighted the challenges faced in ensuring energy sustainability in the face of rising energy demand against the backdrop of declining oil prices and amidst volatile geopolitical situation in the Middle East. To respond to these challenges, the Minister called for greater support and cooperation from Governments, industries, companies and individuals in order to achieve a sustained and cost-efficient energy supply without depriving future generations.

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