Energy Minister attends first session of ESCAP Committee on Energy

2017-01-26 13:33:19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian delegation headed by Energy Minister P.Gankhuu attended the first session of the Committee on Energy of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), ran on January 17-19 in Bangkok.

The session discussed pressing energy issues in Asia and the Pacific, particularly equal distribution of energy resource in the region for sustainable development, creating cross border energy network to reduce coal consumption and increasing utilization of renewable energy and developing partnership in sub-regions, following the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

On January 17, during a panel on “Opportunities and challenges of Energy systems transformation in Asia and the Pacific” Minister P.Gankhuu introduced the Government position on boosting energy connections in North East Asia, regional economic cooperation and integration as well as its priorities.

The same day, Minister P.Gankhuu met with Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP and exchanged views on issues regarding cooperation between Mongolia and ESCAP.