The delegation from Lao PDR led by Deputy Director General Mr Khamso Kouphokham is taking part in the 34th ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting and Associate Meetings (The 34th SOME). The senior officials’ meeting is held every year in advance of the ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting on a rotating basis. This year, the meeting took place in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 12-15 July 2016; with the slogan of “Towards Greener Community with Cleaner Energy”.
The SOME meeting enables energy officials to discuss global and regional issues and cooperate on energy projects in the region. Eight areas of energy cooperation have been identified.
During the week, the meeting would conclude and summarized the implementation in 2015-2016 o the first phase of the ASEAN Plan for Energy Cooperation 2016-2020 (APAEC 2016-2020). This meeting is also took part in consultations with counterparts from Russia, the United States and the International Energy Agency, and the East Asia Energy Cooperation Task Force that includes China, Japan and Korea.