In October 2001, a meeting was held in Khabarovsk, the Russian Federation, to promote inter-country cooperation on electric power sector development.
The objective of the Meeting in Khabarovsk was to provide an inter-governmental expert level forum for North-East Asian countries to facilitate and encourage sub-regional information and experience exchange on electricity sector development.
In their concluding sessions, delegations adopted a Communiqué, which, together with other Meeting documents, can be downloaded below:
These discussions built on a previous meeting organized by UNESCAP in Vladivostok, Russian Federation, from 8-10 April 2003. During this meeting, participants agreed to review opportunities for inter-country cooperation in energy infrastructure rehabilitation and development, and future energy and electricity trade. Senior officials from the two Koreas, Mongolia and the Russian Federation adopted the Vladivostok Statement which outlines a shared vision and common concerns for effectively addressing energy shortages and for improving energy security in North-East Asia. It also sets forth modalities for an envisaged Collaborative Framework on Energy Cooperation in North-East Asia.
On 2 and 3 December 2004, the first session of the Inter-Governmental Meeting on Energy Cooperation in North-East Asia: Task Force on Energy (TFE) met in Khabarovsk, the Russian Federation. The TFE was attended by Government officials from China (observer), Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation. The main issues discussed during the TFE related to the modality of the cooperation framework and institutional arrangements. These discussions have lead to the current activities under the Working Group on Energy Planning and Cooperation.