At ASEM 6 held in Helsinki, Finland on 2006, ASEM leaders committed to cooperating further to find synergies between energy policy goals. This is evident from their approval of ASEM 6 Declaration on Climate Change that encourages more actions on addressing climate change, reducing air pollution and improving the global environment, while also contributing to sustainable development.

Responding to this, Vietnam offered to host the First ASEM Forum dealing with Energy Security Policy. Details on this Forum will be posted here as and when available.