APEF Subregional Consultation Meeting for North and Central Asia

Date: 
25 Oct 2012 to 26 Oct 2012
Location: 
Moscow, Russian Federation

APEF Sub-regional Consultation Meeting for North and Central Asia was held on 25 and 26 October 2012 in Moscow, Russian Federation, in conjunction with the 7th International Energy Week - one of the major annual energy conferences in the Russian Federation.

The Meeting brought together the official representatives and experts in the field of energy and development from Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, who reviewed and discussed the background report prepared by ESCAP consultant and formulated the messages to serve as recommendations from the ESCAP North and Central Asia subregion for inclusion into the outcome documents of the APEF.

Taking into account the unique characteristics of the subregion, the participants of the meeting recognized that improvement of energy security at the national and subregional levels is the key element for promoting sustainable economic growth and enhancing political stability in the Asia-Pacific region and emphasized the importance of establishing optimal energy mix and predictable supply-and-demand balance of the energy markets while adequately addressing three elements of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental.

Taking into account the unique characteristics of the subregion, the participants of the meeting recognized that improvement of energy security at the national and subregional levels is the key element for promoting sustainable economic growth and enhancing political stability in the Asia-Pacific region and emphasized the importance of establishing optimal energy mix and predictable supply-and-demand balance of the energy markets while adequately addressing three elements of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental.