Senior officials of ASEAN member countries and China , Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) gathered in Phnom Penh on September 11 to prepare for the ASEAN Plus Three Energy Ministerial Meeting scheduled for September 12.

Tun Lean, General Director of the General Department of Energy at the Cambodia 's Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy was quoted as saying that the meeting is a chance for the officials of ASEAN and its three dialogue partners including China , Japan and the RoK to meet and explore ways to accelerate cooperation in energy sector.

A series of energy meetings including the 30th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting, the 9th Meeting of Energy Ministers of the ASEAN Plus Three countries, and the 6th East Asian Summit Energy Ministers
Meeting are scheduled for September 12 in Phnom Penh.