Vietnam joins India Energy Week

Counsellor and head of the trade office of the Vietnam Embassy in India Bui Trung Thuong participated in the India Energy Week and the 9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER9) which ran from February 6-8 in India.
Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)
Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)

The event – the first major one of the country’s presidency of the Group of 20 leading economies - attracted more than 500 energy industry heavyweights and thousands of experts and delegates from over 100 countries across the world.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the energy sector plays a major role in deciding the future of the world in the 21st century and India is one of the strongest voices today in developing new resources and in the energy transition.

Within the framework of the event, the G20 Energy Transition Working Group meetings and AMER9 were held concurrently. AMER9 is jointly organised by the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas every two years.

As a member of IEF since 2011, Vietnam is always invited to attend meetings to discuss new pathways for energy security, inclusive growth, and energy transition.

The AMER9 themed “Mapping new pathways for energy security, inclusive growth, andenergy transitions” had two discussion sessions, one about solutions to challenges of energy security and social justice in the context of a volatile world, and the other about Asia - the centre of demand, the driving force for inclusive growth and energy transition.

At the meeting, Asian energy ministers discussed ways to address energy security challenges and tools to determine the stability of the global energy market as well as the state of transition. The focus of the global energy market has shifted to Asia which is home to 60% of the world's population before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Setting out to secure a sustainable and safe future for diverse economies has helped make Asia a growth engine for the world economy.