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Jordanian Government decides to accede to the Energy Charter Treaty

Energy Charter Deputy Secretary General Mr. Selim Kuneralp visited Amman, Jordan on 3-5 February 2015. 

During this visit, Mr. Kuneralp held meetings with the Chairman and members of the Energy Committee of the Jordanian Parliament, the Secretaries General of the Ministries of Energy and Planning, the Director General of the Foreign Ministry and the Managing Director of the National Electric Power Company.

In the course of these meetings, Mr. Kuneralp reviewed with his counterparts the progress which the Jordanian authorities are making towards acceding to the Energy Charter Treaty, as well as the advantages of membership in the organisation for Jordan.

Jordan has been an observer to the Energy Charter since 2007. The country has completed its accession reports and has been invited to accede to the legally-binding Treaty by the Energy Charter Conference, the organisation's top governing and decision-making body. Once Jordan's parliamentary procedures are completed, the country will deposit its instrument of ratification with the government of Portugal – the depository of the Energy Charter Treaty. The Treaty will enter into force for Jordan and the country will become the 55th Energy Charter Treaty member ninety days after this procedure is completed, in accordance with the Treaty Article 44(2).