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Chairman of the ACIG Supervisory Board Viktor Tolmachev to take part in the work of the ministerial segment of the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum

On May 27-30, Vladivostok will host the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum 2013 held under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). The Forum participants will discuss the future of the energy sector in the Asian and Pacific region and accelerated rates of innovation and development of new technologies for sustainable energy. The representatives of the corresponding ministries and business community  of 62 countries will consider the draft Ministers’ Declaration and the draft Action Plan for regional cooperation towards enhancing energy security and rational energy use in the Asian and Pacific region for 2014-2018 aimed at addressing important sustainable development challenges appropriate for all countries of the Asia-Pacific, Central and South-East Asia.

"The countries in the region should develop effective approaches to tackle these challenges, in particular, by expanding trade in energy resources and facilitating access to energy services", Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP Dr. Noeleen Heyzer noted. "Unlocking full potential of these important, but often unevenly distributed resources in Asia requires a new format of regional cooperation in energy sector – perhaps a  turning point which will make the Asian and Pacific region resistant to the energy security challenges", she added.

Being a partner of the UNESCAP dialog within the framework of the UN Global Compact, the Chairman of the ACIG Supervisory Board Viktor Tolmachev will take part in the special high-level session with the agenda "Cooperation and Partnership towards Building the Energy Future We Want for the Asia-Pacific Region" and present his report "On the Need to Diversify Fuel and Energy Balance and Increase the Level of Energy Security of the Asian Economies".