As many as 80 delegates from ASEAN member countries, the International Energy Agency and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia gathered in Vientiane on January 12-13 for an ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Energy (SOME).

The event reviewed the results on energy among the group over the past five years, and discussed orientations for cooperation until 2020.

Participants also discussed a number of measures on energy saving, sustainable energy use, the clean coal technology, and ASEAN high voltage transmission lines.

A cooperation framework between ASEAN and Russia and the issues on prices, services and the implementation of a project on Laos selling electricity to Singapore were tabled during the event.

Earlier, in September, the 32nd ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) was organised in Vientiane.

Energy cooperation is considered as a key sector of the ASEAN Economic Community AEC) which is formed in the year.-VNA