On 3 July, the Secretary General of the Energy Charter held a videoconference call with His Excellency Mr Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan and Chair of the Energy Charter Conference this year.
Keeping in line with the tradition of regular update and communication, the parties discussed a number of matters relevant to both the Chairmanship and the current activities within the Energy Charter Process. In particular, H.E. Minister Shahbazov was updated on the recent meetings of subsidiary bodies and the upcoming week of the first round of negotiations on modernisation. Further, the parties engaged in a discussion regarding current and future planning of the Azerbaijan Chairmanship in light of the pandemic, namely the December Statutory Conference and Ministerial Session as well as other potential events linked to the Chairmanship. It was stated that Azerbaijan, both as Chairing country and a Contracting Party was following closely all events and meetings and developing its position.
On the Azerbaijani side, the video call was also attended by Mr. Samir Valiyev, the Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan and Deputy Chair of the Conference and Mr. Samir Abdurahimov, a Vice-Chair of the Modernisation Group.