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Task Force on Regional Energy Cooperation in Central and Southern Asia

The Task Force on Regional Energy Cooperation in Central and Southern Asia was set up as a means to intensify and develop cross-border energy trade on the basis of the Energy Charter Treaty. At the start, when the initial participating countries were Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan the delegations agreed on the following recommendations:

Enhancing their cooperation within the framework of the Energy Charter Treaty through a systematic channel for sharing information and know-how;

Establishing a task force made up of national focal points, and focal points in the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and other stakeholders;

Developing a legal and technical framework for facilitating a sustainable and secure regional power trade based on the Energy Charter Treaty.

With time, the scope of the Task Force grew to include more participating countries and to cover not just electricity, but also other energy sources. As of June 2011, the Task Force brings together:

The maps included herein are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area.

Task Force Meetings

12th meetingAlmaty, Kazakhstan, 10-11 November 2016
11th meetingIssyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, 25 September 2015Issyk-Kul Declaration
10th meetingAshgabat, Turkmenistan, 8-9 December 2014Energy Charter Forum
9th meetingAstana, Kazakhstan, 7 October 2013Astana Declaration
8th meetingDushanbe, Tajikistan, 20 July 2012Dushanbe Declaration
7th meetingIssyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, 23 June 2011Issyk-Kul Declaration
6th meetingUlaanbaatar, Mongolia, 9 July 2010Ulaanbaatar Declaration
5th meetingAshgabat, Turkmenistan, 18 November 2009Ashgabat Declaration
4th meetingAlmaty, Kazakhstan, 21 April 2009Almaty Declaration
3rd meetingDushanbe, Tajikistan, 23 April 2008Dushanbe Declaration
2nd meetingKabul, Afghanistan, 18 November 2007Kabul Declaration
1st meetingBishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 26 April 2007Bishkek Declaration