LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson began chairing a two-day energy summit in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, his office said.

The first-ever Governor’s Joint Energy Summit is being attended by energy leaders from across the country and the world focusing and features topics such as energy security and infrastructure planning and developing, the governor’s office said.

Hutchinson is chairman of both the Southern States Energy Board and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

“As Chairman of the IOGCC and SSEB, I look forward to discussing innovative energy solutions and bringing together the ideas of national and international thought leaders of the industry,” Hutchinson said in a statement.

“Together, we can strengthen our nation’s diverse energy portfolio and seek productive, fair energy regulations in the modern marketplace,” he said.