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Energy Charter video-conference with Central Asian Ambassadors

On 27 April 2020, the International Energy Charter organised a video-conference to discuss recent developments in Central Asia. Participants included HE Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan Ms Aigul Kuspan, HE Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr Muktar Djumaliev, HE Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr Erkinkhon Rahmatullozoda, HE Ambassador of Turkmenistan Mr Chary Atayev, HE Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr Dilyor Khakimov and the Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák

The aim of the meeting was to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global energy markets and exchange views on the current Energy Charter issues. The participants shared views and opinions on enhancing political dialogue on regional cooperation in Central Asia, including the proposed EU technical assistance project, planned EU-Central Asia Economic Forum and the ongoing cooperation with the Secretariat in regards to the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) on the integration of electricity markets. As an outcome of the meeting, the participants agreed to continue this dialogue on a regular basis.