The Serbian delegation included Mr. Kiril Kravcenko, CEO of NIS Serbia. Mr. Kravcenko expressed a strong interest in joining the Energy Charter's Industry Advisory Panel which aims to strengthen the organisation's dialogue with the private sector on the main directions of the Energy Charter Process.
Secretary General Rusnák congratulated Serbia on the ongoing energy market reforms. He noted that the Energy Charter was uniquely well placed to assist Serbia in its cooperation with partner countries in the Balkan region and beyond, thanks to its broad geographic coverage, which includes producer, consumer and transit countries. A reliable regime for cross-border flows needs to be based on joint minimum standards; such standards are provided by the Charter, a multilateral process which brings together most Eurasian countries.
The Energy Charter Secretariat stands ready to assist Serbia and other interested countries in their Energy Charter Treaty accession efforts.