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The Japanese Ambassador visits the Energy Charter Secretariat

On 2 September 2022, the Secretary-General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, Mr Guy Lentz, and the Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Atsuko Hirose, met with Ambassador Mr. Yasushi Masaki, and Mr. Akiyoshi Kawabata, Counsellor, of the Mission of Japan to the European Union.

The parties discussed issues related to the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and preparations for the Energy Charter Conference in Mongolia in November 2022.  The meeting was concluded by both parties agreeing to fully cooperate towards the adoption of the amendments to the ECT and subsequent ratification by the contracting parties to the ECT.