Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing attended the 37th ASEAN Energy Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings, opening ceremony of the 2019 ASEAN Business Forum, a meeting between ASEAN energy ministers and International Energy Agency, International Renewable Energy Agency meeting-IRENA and other related meetings.
Afterwards, the Union Minister met with Singaporean Senior Minister of State Chee Hong Tat of Ministry for Trade and Industry and Laotian Minister of Energy and Mines, Dr Khammary Inthirath separately to discuss matters concerning electricity and energy between Myanmar and those countries.
The Union Minister attended 13th ASEAN and East Asian Ministers on Energy meeting and 16th ASEAN+3 (China, Japan and South Korea) Ministers on Energy Meeting yesterday.
During the meetings, the Union Minister met with Thai Minister of Energy Mr Sontirat Sontijirawong, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director for the US-ASEAN Business Council Mr Michael Walter Michalak and Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura from Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) separately and discussed matters concerning collaboration regarding electricity and energy and capacity development.
Before the meetings, the energy ministers from ASEAN countries paid a courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister Mr Prayut chan-o-cha in Bangkok.—MNA
(Translated by Alphonsus)