1. The First Dialogue between the ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was held on 28 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines, during the 35th AMEM and its Associated Meetings from 25-29 September 2017. Mr. Alfonso G. Cusi, Secretary of Energy of the Philippines on behalf of the AMEM Chaired the Meeting and co-chaired by Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of IRENA.

2. Mr. Alfonso G. Cusi, Secretary of the Department of Energy of the Philippines officiated the first AMEM-IRENA Dialogue and highlighted the importance of the first Dialogue in charting out the commitment of ASEAN’s target for increasing its renewable share to 23% by 2025. He emphasised the importance of Research and Innovation in achieving the target and the collaboration with IRENA is timely in providing better and more sustainable energy for the people.

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