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On the 12 January 2017, the Energy Charter Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák delivered an informative lecture at the International Energy Forum (IEF) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and met with IEF Secretary General Dr Sun Xiansheng to discuss knowledge exchange and technical cooperation between both organisations.

The International Energy Charter was discussed at the latest meeting of the Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change (PFCC) at the Uganda Parliament on 11 January 2017, in Kampala

The International Energy Charter, represented by Sarah Keay-Bright, participated in the G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) and the G20 Sustainability Working Group (SWG) discussions, held on 14-15 December 2016 in Munich. 

The Energy Charter Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák participated in the annual North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Roundtable on Energy Security on 15 December 2016. 

On Tuesday 6 December 2016, the President of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Mr Andrej Kiska received the Energy Charter Secretary General, Dr Rusnák, at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava. The Secretary General briefed the President on the achievements of the International Energy Charter in 2016 and outlined to him the main objectives for the coming years. The Secretary General also met with Mr Štefan Rozkopál, the Head of the Office of the President of the Slovak Republic.

On 23-25 November 2016, the XI. Conference of the Iberoamerican Association on Regulatory Studies (ASIER) was held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, in Buenos Aires. The forum was attended by Argentinian ministers, executive officers, lawyers and experts from Iberoamerica. During this Conference, 120 speakers addressed different topics on economy, infrastructure, energy, utilities and public services in Iberoamerica.

At its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016 in Tokyo, the Energy Charter Conference adopted the Tokyo Declaration on the Energy Charter (in English and Russian) with attendance of 68 countries and 9 international organisations, including 33 ministerial-level participants.

During his speech at the 27th meeting of the Energy Charter Conference, the Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák, referred to the importance of EU4Energy to improving energy situation and strengthening the energy policy and legislative environment in the beneficiary countries.

In the margins of the Ministerial Session of the 27th Energy Charter Conference organised under the Chairmanship of Japan, the Secretary General, Dr Rusnák met with several high-level delegates.

The Energy Charter Conference continued its 27th Meeting on Saturday 26 November in Tokyo under the Chairmanship of Japan.

In the margins of the Statutory Session of the 27th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference organised under the Chairmanship of Japan, the Secretary General Dr Rusnák met with several high-level delegates.

The 27th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference in Tokyo under the Chairmanship of Japan welcomed six new observers to the Energy Charter Conference during a signing ceremony of the International Energy Charter on Friday 25 November 2016.

On 25 November, the fourth Energy Charter Award was bestowed upon Ms Klara Rakhmetova, the Energy Charter Project Manager at KAZENERGY Association. The Award was presented by H.E. Mr Kazuo Kodama, the Ambassador of Japan to the European Union and the Vice-Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference, together with the Energy Charter Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák during the Statutory Session of the 27th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

The 27th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference is being held on 25-26 November in Tokyo under the Chairmanship of Japan and thanks to the kind invitation of Mr Fumio Kishida, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is the Conference Chairman.

In the margins of the 5th Annual LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, the Energy Charter Secretary General Dr Rusnák held a series of high-level bilateral meetings.