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Energy Charter Secretariat takes part in the 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable

The Energy Charter Secretariat participated in discussions during the Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7) attended by Ministers, Vice Ministers, heads of International Organisations and industry leaders. The Roundtable was organised in three plenary sessions: Oil markets - investment and security challenges in a world in transition; Natural Gas - Market and policy hurdles to the golden age of gas; and Disruptive Technologies and Energy Future - Impacts challenges and preparation.

The discussions during the Roundtable focused on the energy security implications of potential energy transition pathways. Ministers considered the benefits of embracing energy efficiency measures along the entire energy value chain, but also discussed the practical implications that energy transition pathways may have for a healthy and stable development of oil and gas markets. 

The Roundtable was organised by the International Energy Forum and Ministry of Energy of Thailand, hosted by the Kingdom of Thailand and co-hosted by the United Arab Emirates. The event was also relevant for countries that have signed the International Energy Charter but have yet to accede to the Energy Charter Treaty. Numerous bilateral meetings were organised in between sessions with representatives of International Energy Agency, International Energy Forum, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, China National Energy Administration, UN ESCAP and others.