Illustrative photo. (Source: VNA)

Binh Dinh (VNA) - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung has stressed the need to set up a dialogue mechanism in the energy sector between Vietnam and Thailand.

At the first Vietnam-Thailand Energy Forum, which opened in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh on November 23, Hung said that the event is to concretise the joint statement on energy bilateral cooperation signed in 2012.

The two-day forum will provide a valuable opportunity for Vietnamese and Thai policymakers and enterprises to discuss solutions and plans to promote collaboration in the field, Hung said.

He expected to receive positive information on specific activities and cooperation projects between the two countries, thus helping deepen the effective cooperation relations.

Inspector General of the Thai Ministry of Energy Athipat Bamroong said he believes that the forum will put forth measures to remove headwinds and enhance energy investment.

Participants heard presentations and discussions on important issues, including overview of Vietnam and Thailand’s energy, oil and gas cooperation, efficiency of implemented energy projects and orientations for the two countries’ energy development in the future.-VNA