Taiwan's initiative included in APEC energy ministers' declaration
Central News Agency
2014-09-02 10:16 PM
Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) A proposal by Minister of Economic Affairs Duh Tyzz-Jiun on trading of liquefied natural gas (LNG) among Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum member countries has been included in a declaration on energy issues issued Tuesday during the APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting in Beijing, a Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) official said Tuesday. Duh attended the meeting at the head of a delegation made up of officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bureau of Energy and the Industrial Development Bureau of the MOEA, according to the official. This year, the meeting under the theme of "Joining Hands Toward Sustainable Energy Development in the Asia-Pacific Region" was aimed at advancing Asia to the status of a sustainable energy zone. Energy ministers and officials from the various countries taking part were divided into four major discussion panels to discuss topics of energy security, energy trade and investment, energy efficiency and sustainable communities, as well as clean energy sources and applications, the official said. During the meeting, Duh proposed an initiative aimed at making the trading of LNG among APEC economies more transparent and convenient. Of note, the initiative has been included in the declaration on energy issues during the meeting after it gained the support of the other APEC members, the official said. In addition, Duh and delegations from the United States and Australia have held bilateral meetings to talk about issues related to expanding energy cooperation in a bid to forge strategic partnerships on energy with these countries, the official added. (By Huang Chia-wen and Evelyn Kao)
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