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On 19 October 2021, the Secretary General Dr. Urban Rusnák took part in the High-Level International Investment Agreements Conference 2021 which focused on the international investment treaty-making in the new era of global economy. 

On 18 October 2021, the recently appointed Chair of the Energy Charter Conference (ECC), the Armenian Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, Mr Gnel Sanosyan, welcomed Secretary-General of the International Energy Charter Dr Urban Rusnák in Yerevan. 

The International Energy Charter was invited by the National Energy Administration of China to contribute to the Belt and Road Energy Ministerial Conference.

Today, the Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, Dr. Rusnak was giving the opening remarks at the 10th Conference of the Global Forum on Energy Security, which was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Social Science, a close partner of the International Energy Charter. In his statement, Dr. Rusnak pointed out that China’s relationship with the Energy Charter Process spans well over a decade and has expanded substantially during his tenure as Secretary General. 

On 7 October 2021, the Energy Charter Secretariat launched the fourth edition of its flagship publication, the Energy Investment Risk Assessment (#EIRA2021). The report was launched in Brussels at a hybrid event.

On 4-5 October 2021 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in conjunction with and on the margins of the World Energy Week and KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum, the Secretary-General of the Energy Charter, HE Dr Urban Rusnak held a number of bilateral meetings with high-level officials of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

On 5 October 2021, another annual meeting of RECA took place in Nursultan (Kazakhstan).  The meeting was organized in conjunction with the World Energy Week and Kazenergy Eurasian Forum taking place the same week in Nursultan.  The Kazenergy Association and the World Energy Council have contributed to the general running of the meeting. 

On 28 September – 1 October 2021, the Seventh Negotiation Round on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was held by videoconference.



On 28 September 2021, the Energy Charter Secretary-General Dr Urban Rusnák met with His Excellency Mr Ruslan Kazakbaev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic. They discussed cooperation issues between Kyrgyzstan and the Energy Charter related to the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and the Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA). Both sides exchanged views on regional developments in Central and South Asia, including the situation in Afghanistan and its...

Under the auspices of the Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects (PEEREA) and at the request of Uzbekistan, the Energy Charter Secretariat implemented a four-day mission to review the energy efficiency policy of the Republic of Uzbekistan from 21 to 24 September 2021.

The Secretariat is an international organisation based in Brussels having both English and Russian as working languages and has issued this Call for Interpretation Services to conclude framework contracts for the provision of full simultaneous interpretation services in English – Russian and Russian – English.

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On 21-23 September 2021, the Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS),  together with the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) held the 5th Legal Training on Investment Dispute Resolution for government officials (the first one taking place online). The event brought together 25+ officials from 15+ countries...

On 11 August 2021, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Kingdom of Belgium, Head of the Mission to the EU, H.E. Mr Od Och met with the Secretary-General of the International Energy Charter, Mr Urban Rusnák.

The Energy Charter Secretariat is proud to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding with the Brussels Diplomatic Academy (DBA) has been signed. 

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy of the the Vrije Universiteit Brussel specializes in post graduate education in economic diplomacy, international trade and investment.