Vietnam will host the 10th ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) conference and exhibition in 2013.
The decision was announced at the 9th ASCOPE conference and exhibition entitled “Fuelling for the Future of ASEAN towards Sustainable Development” took place in Thailand between November 18 and 20.
A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Director of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) Nguyen Van Minh participated in the event and introduced the strength of the country’s oil and gas to regional nations.
ASCOPE was set up on October 15, 1975 with five founding members of Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Vietnam became the council’s seventh member in November 1996.