On 16 May 2022, H.E. Mr. Vepa Khadjiyev, Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan, has paid a visit to the Energy Charter Secretariat and held a meeting with Secretary-General Guy Lentz. Using a rare opportunity and occasion of a visit of foreign official of such rank to the Secretariat, the parties held an engaging discussion, not least in view of the current geopolitical circumstances.
The parties have discussed the issues related to the energy security, the changing Eurasian energy landscape, and the energy policy of Turkmenistan as one of the key exporters of natural gas in the region. The parties have also deliberated on the particulars of Turkmenistan’s cooperation with the Secretariat and participation of the former in some of the undertakings of interest such as the in-depth energy efficiency review and Energy Investment Risk Assessment publication.
The meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister took place as part of his official visit to Brussels.