On 17 November 2017, the Energy Charter Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák met with H.E. Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan and H.E. Fuad Isgandarov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belgium. The Secretary General informed the Minister on the ongoing processes within the Energy Charter and the discussion on the modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty, including its transit and investment protection provisions. Minister Shahbazov acknowledged the value of the Energy Charter and in particular welcomed the role the Secretariat plays within the EU4Energy initiative. He confirmed Azerbaijan’s commitment to continue and strengthen the dialogue with the Secretariat in the areas of investment promotion and protection and energy efficiency.