Some 200 policy makers, scholars, development partners, and private sector representatives from ASEAN and the East Asian region gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 31 to discuss and share experience on efficient energy development in East Asia.

Speaking at the opening of the 2nd East Asia Summit Energy Efficiency Conference, Cambodian Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy Suy Sem, said that energy development is the most important priority for a country as it remains the key for economic development in all domains.

Executive Director of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) Hidetoshi Nishimura said the conference would provide an overview of the development of efficient energy products and best practice in improving the energy efficiency.

He added that the outcome of the conference will be reported to the 6th East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting in Phnom Penh this September.

The First East Asia Summit - Energy Efficiency Conference was held in Laos in last August.-VNA