The Energy Charter Secretariat took part in the Joint Conference on Northeast Asia Regional Power Interconnection which was held in Irkutsk, Russian Federation, on 29-31 August. The Conference was jointly organised by UN ESCAP, China Electricity Council and Melentiev Energy Systems Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The event brings together key stakeholders of the region, including China, Japan, Mongolia, South Korea and Russian Federation, as well as international organisations such as ADB, UN ECSAP and International Energy Charter.
The International Energy Charter contributed to the session on the Intergovernmental/multilateral arrangements for power interconnections. Mr Kanat Botbaev, Transit Expert, in his intervention, stressed the role of the International Energy Charter in facilitating regional energy cooperation in the Northeast Asia.