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The Energy Charter Secretariat congratulates Mr Tigran Zakaryan on the successful completion of his secondment programme

The Energy Charter Secretariat congratulates Mr Tigran Zakaryan on the successful completion of his secondment programme. Mr Zakaryan has managed to implement all planned activities and prepared the Report on the implementation of Stage I of the International Energy Charter Investment Facilitation Toolbox (IEC IFT) in Armenia.

In addition, Mr Zakaryan has provided an invaluable contribution to organising and holding the International Energy Charter Forum in Yerevan on 16 June 2021. The Secretariat wishes Mr Zakaryan new achievements in his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Armenia.

The secondment programme was conducted as a part of the IEC IFT implementation in Armenia and preparations for the 2021 Energy Charter Conference. The Investment Facilitation Toolbox is intended to progressively identify various de jure and de facto barriers that impede investment in the energy sector. It illustrates a set of actions and best practices that countries can choose and incorporate into their regulations and investment promotion efforts to improve the overall business climate and attract energy investment. The report on implementing the IFT Stage I in Armenia, prepared by Mr Zakaryan, covered the identification of existing non-discriminatory and de facto barriers to entry of energy investment in Armenia, and the progress made in addressing current challenges.