Ms Iryna De Meyer, the Secretariat’s representative spoke about the Energy Charter Treaty as an existing sectoral multilateral investment agreement. Particular emphasis was made on the modernization and expansion efforts of the Energy Charter Process. The event closed with a discussion and policy roundtable that included Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder (IISD), Ricardo Meléndez Ortíz (ICTSD), Corinne Montineri (UNCITRAL), Pierre Sauvé (World Bank), and Elisabeth Tuerk (UNCTAD).
On the second day of the mission the Secretariat met with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) regarding the ongoing activities of the International Energy Charter and had productive discussions regarding these topics.
Later in Geneva, a meeting took place with the Counsel of Advisory Centre on WTO Law, to discuss possible areas of mutual interest, including cooperation in the framework of the Energy Charter training.