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The Energy Charter Secretary General, Dr Urban Rusnák, visited Kenya’s capital Nairobi on 29 August 2016 to hold high level meetings with the Government officials. Kenya is the largest economy by GDP in Central and Eastern Africa where Nairobi stands out as a regional commercial hub. A member of the East African Community, Kenya expressed interest in the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) in the light of its reform agenda to further attract foreign direct investment in its energy sector. In this perspective, the Tokyo International Conference for...

On 4 July 2016 the Energy Charter Conference approved the use of an informal working name, ‘International Energy Charter’, to refer to the Energy Charter Conference and its subsidiary bodies, as well as the Energy Charter Secretariat. Such name will be used as of 4 July 2016 for any public communications of the organisation, except for those documents that require the use of the official name of the relevant institution according to the Energy...

On 27–28 August 2016, the Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, Dr. Urban Rusnák, participated at the summit of African leaders with the Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Shinzo Abe during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Kenya. Dr. Rusnák delivered a speech at the session Promoting structural economic transformation through economic diversification...