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The Secretariat Team attends Coordination Meeting for the Nigeria National Energy Summit

On 3 July 2022, in preparation for the 2022 National Energy Summit to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 4-7 July 2022, the Secretary-General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, Mr Guy Lentz, and his team, Dr Monica Emmanuel, Ms. Ishita Pant and Dr Hava Yurttagül, met with H.E. Mr Obinna Chiedu Onuwu, Ambassador of Nigeria to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union, and Prof. Eli Jidere Bala, Director General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria for a coordination meeting.

Several outstanding issues were discussed during the meeting, including the future role of renewable energies in Africa and the importance of a comprehensive and differentiated approach to the energy transition. The parties also discussed the key part played by private investments and the need to address the challenges of tomorrow through a solid regulatory framework and strengthened international cooperation. In this respect, Mr Lentz assured the full support of the Secretariat in developing a close partnership between Europe and Nigeria.