Following on from its participation in TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, the International Energy Charter contributed to this year’s Summit by delivering a statement during the Heads of International Organisations luncheon, which was hosted by the Foreign Minister of Japan, H.E, Mr Kono Taro. Multiple African countries are currently in the process of acceding to the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), which underscores the importance of the Energy Charter's participation in the TICAD process. This is good news for Japan, and particularly for Japanese investors, who will benefit from the highest level of protection for their investments in the energy sector once African countries accede to the (ECT). Japan is one of the Treaty’s founding members.
The Energy Charter's delegation was also busy with meetings at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs during this Mission. These included bilateral talks between Energy Charter Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák, and Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and Member of the House of Representatives, the Right Honorable Kiyoto Tsuji.
Also, please see the meetings with the Energy Charter Delegation on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (in Japanese)