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The Energy Charter Secretary General and experts of the Secretariat attended the 7th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 18-21 October 2016.

The Energy Charter Conference will hold its 27th Meeting on 25-26 November 2016 in Tokyo under the Chairmanship of Japan and the kind invitation of the Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference, Mr Fumio Kishida, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan.

On 21 October 2016, the Energy Charter Secretariat’s Knowledge Centre concluded a three-day marathon of legal discussions, interventions and presentations focused on arbitration proceedings as part of the Ninth Executive Training Programme curriculum.

On 17 October 2016, the Energy Charter Secretary General, Dr Urban Rusnák, met with the Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan, Mr Natiq Aliyev. The Secretary General updated the Minister on ongoing Energy Charter activities, including the work on a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Energy Transit. Minister Aliyev stressed the importance of common rules for energy transit and welcomed the work of the Secretariat on such an agreement. They also...