On 30 September 2016, the Energy Charter Secretary General, Dr Urban Rusnák, paid a visit to recently appointed Amb. Kazuo Kodama, the Ambassador of Japan to the European Union and Vice-Chair of the Energy Charter Conference. They discussed the successful expansion process of the Energy Charter as well as the preparations for the annual Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference in Tokyo in November under the Japanese Chairmanship. In addition, the Secretary General updated Amb. Kodama on the important role of the International Energy Charter to provide a better investment climate for the energy sector.