Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh emphasized the importance of the establishment of the VEPG, which will hopefully create close and intensive cooperative mechanisms, attract more resources, boost efficiency in policy consultation, and contribute to meeting Vietnam’s goals on energy security, socio-economic development and international commitments to sustainable development.

Delegates posing for a joint photo. (Source:

Ambassador and Head of Mission of EU to Vietnam Bruno Angelet confirmed EU’s commitment to supporting Vietnam in tackling energy security challenges. He also stressed that it is good for Vietnam and the world to get greener economy via sustainable energy.

On the occasion, Ambassador Bruno Angelet and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh signed a letter of intent on continuous cooperation for a sustainable and effective energy sector of Vietnam.

As part of the ceremony, Ambassador Bruno Angelet and representatives from Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain, the UK and Vietnam signed a joint statement on promoting partnership on sustainable energy development.

Translated by Mai Huong