“16. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the participating countries, confirmed that the Energy Charter Treaty, the contracting parties of which Japan and Central Asia countries are a part of, provides the legal framework for ensuring the stability and transparency of the investment climate in the field of energy and contributes to the improvement of the business environment. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the participating countries stressed the countries' intention to strengthen international cooperation in order to ensure energy security and sustainable development, based on the Tokyo Energy Charter Declaration, adopted at the Energy Charter Conference on 25-26 November in Tokyo under the chairmanship of Japan and Turkmenistan (deputy chair).
Additionally, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the participating countries highlighted the great importance of the expansion of cooperation in the field of renewable energy, and welcomed the implementation of the International Exhibition Astana Expo-2017 “Future Energy" in the Republic of Kazakhstan this year”.*
* Unofficial translation