Preparing for the Partnership Meeting

8 July 2010

On 8 July, a preparatory meeting for the October 2010 Partnership Meeting on Energy and Sustainability took place in Jakarta, hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia. Representatives of nine IEA member countries and nine non-member partner countries participated.

The discussion was based on a background paper and questions for discussion, circulated by the IEA Secretariat in advance.

Participants generally welcomed the approach and concepts presented in the background paper but also emphasised the need to ensure that the Partnership Meeting will add value, focusing on issues where the IEA can make distinctive contribution and where IEA co-operation is making or can make a difference. They agreed that comprehensive energy security should be at the heart of the agenda in October; energy sustainability is a key topic.