A MEETING WITH THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ENERGY CHARTER WAS HELD AT THE MFA OF TURKMENISTAN
On January 22, 2019, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan there was a meeting with a delegation headed by Urban Rusnac, Secretary General of the Energy Charter, who arrived in Ashgabat on a working visit.
During the talks, the sides discussed a number of issues, related to the development of bilateral cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Energy Charter, which intensified its activities on December 19, 2008.
As part of the signed on November 28, 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Secretariat of Energy Charter on the further development of cooperation, the issue of training of representatives of Turkmenistan in the Secretariat of that Organization was also considered.
It is worth noting, that international partnership in the energy sector is today one of the determining factors for the sustainable development of states, world peace, stability and well-being. Based on this, in recent years, Turkmenistan, as one of the leading energy powers, has been conducting targeted foreign policy activities, focusing the attention of the world community on issues of ensuring energy security.
In this regard, by noting the priorities and effectiveness of the 28th session of the Energy Charter Conference which was held on 28-29 November, 2017 in Ashgabat, the sides considered the issue of organizing the 15th meeting of the Regional Energy Cooperation Task Force in Central and South Asia (RECCA), which scheduled to be held in 2019.