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The 27th Energy Charter Conference welcomes new observers in Tokyo

The 27th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference in Tokyo under the Chairmanship of Japan welcomed six new observers to the Energy Charter Conference during a signing ceremony of the International Energy Charter on Friday 25 November 2016.

In the evening of the first day of the Conference a signing ceremony took place during which three countries, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Iraq, the Republic of Guatemala, and three international organisations, the East African Community, G5 Sahel and the Economic Community of Central African States signed the International Energy Charter declaration and therefore have become observers to the Energy Charter.

This ceremony extends the overall number of countries and organisations that signed the International Energy Charter to 80. The International Energy Charter declaration was adopted and signed at the high-level Ministerial Conference in The Hague, the Netherlands on 20 May 2015.

Signing Ceremony, Tokyo, 25 November 2016

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Fumio Kishida

Secretary General Dr Rusnák with the Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

Secretary General Dr Rusnák, Iranian Minister of Energy Hamid Chitchian and Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida

Secretary General Dr Rusnák and the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Tokyo H.E. Khaled Alameri

Secretary General Dr Rusnák with the Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

Secretary General Dr Rusnák with the Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

Secretary General Dr Rusnák with the Secretary General of ECCAS

Secretary Geneal Dr Rusnák with the delegation of Uganda

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