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EAS Foreign Ministers Recognise ERIA's Contributions

9 August 2017

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The Foreign Ministers of East Asia Summit countries acknowledged the contributions of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) towards the economic integration and development of the Southeast and East Asian countries, as stated in the Chairman's Statement of the 7th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

'The Ministers noted the work of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) for its research contributions related to deepening economic integration, narrowing development gaps and achieving sustainable development in ASEAN and East Asia,' the statement reads.

Furthermore, the Ministers recognised ERIA's support, in collaboration with the ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), of Japan's initiative related to clean energy. The initiative was focused 'on ways in which government can spur the development of natural gas markets that are open, transparent, competitive and resilient and promote new technologies for the storage and efficient use of this clean energy resource.'

ERIA's work in the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025 was also acknowledged on the 22nd paragraph of the statement.

Pic credit: ASEAN Secretariat

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