The Secretary General argued that energy security should be viewed from four perspectives:
- security of supply,
- security of demand,
- security of transit,
- and absence of energy poverty.
The added value of the Energy Charter to South East Europe but also neighbouring countries and beyond is that it can help with answer by providing an attractive investment climate. No region can by itself deal with these issues in isolation as in effect it's like being a passenger on a global train. The Energy Charter Treaty is a useful legal instrument for South East Europe and Western Balkans in the light of massive investments required in the years to come.