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Vice Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference, Special Representative for Energy Security Ministry of Foreign Affairs Romania, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, visits the Secretariat

As of 01 January 2017, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu has started his service as Vice Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference. His nomination was approved by the decision of the 27th session of Energy Charter Conference on 25 November 2016 in Tokyo.

The Vice Chairman was met by Energy Charter Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák and the topic of conversation revolved around the role that Romania will play in 2018 as the country will assume the Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference. The Energy Charter Conference is the  governing and decision-making body for the Energy Charter process and Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu confirmed Romania’s commitment to it’s Chairmanship. Bucharest is making all necessary preparations to guide the direction of joint activities within the Energy Charter framework. Dr Rusnák welcomed Romania’s commitment to the up-coming Chairmanship and highlighted fundamental issues to Romania’s internal and external energy policy including energy investment and energy security. 


Current Turkmenistan Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference will be followed by Romania in 2018 and Albania in 2019.