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Fifth SAARC Energy Ministers Meeting begins Thursday

Oct 15, 2014

The agenda of the meeting include review of status of implementation of decisions of the Fourth Meeting of SAARC Energy Ministers held in Dhaka, on 15 September 2011.

New Delhi: The Fifth Meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Energy Ministers  will be held on the 16th and 17th  October 2014 in New Delhi , with an aim to strengthen energy cooperation among the member countries of the organisation. Shri. Piyush Goyal , Minister of State (I/C) for Power , Coal and Renewable Energy is scheduled to inaugurate the meeting on the 17th morning.

The energy ministers` meeting will be preceded by a meeting of senior officials of the SAARC on the 16th October. A number of important issues, related to the Energy sector in the member countries would dominate the discussions.

Apart from the host country India, Energy Ministers and senior officials  from the SAARC member countries, viz, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are expected to  participate in the two-day meeting.

The agenda of the meeting include review of status of implementation of decisions of the Fourth Meeting of SAARC Energy Ministers held in Dhaka, on 15 September 2011 and consideration of the Report of the Senior Officials Meeting held in New Delhi, on 16 October 2014. It also includes consideration of the issues related to enhanced cooperation in energy sector amongst the SAARC countries

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