ArmInfo. RA Deputy Foreign Minister Vahe Govorgyan and Secretary General of the International Energy Charter Secretariat Urban Rusnak during the meeting in Yerevan discussed issues on the agenda of cooperation between the RA and the Charter. As reported by the press service of the RA MFA, the interlocutors touched upon the process of modernization of the Charter Treaty.
During the meeting, the parties expressed mutual satisfaction with the current active cooperation, noting the dynamic participation of Armenia in various programs implemented by the Charter. Issues related to the holding of a ministerial meeting in Yerevan on December 14-15 this year in the framework of Armenia's chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference were discussed in detail. To note, on January 1, 2021, Armenia became the chairing country of the Energy Charter Conference for a year.
Armenia identified diversifying energy markets, promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency, strengthening sustainable development policies, improving energy integration and ensuring reliable, innovative, digital and affordable energy sources as priorities for its government in 2021. These topics will be the focus of the 32nd Ministerial Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference to be held in Yerevan on December 14-15, 2021. In the same year, Armenia will host the International Energy Charter Forum.
The Energy Charter Conference is the governing body of the International Energy Charter, a non-legally binding political declaration that underpins the core principles of international energy cooperation. The Energy Charter Secretariat works closely with the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus through the EU4Energy management project to provide technical assistance to improve energy rules and regulations in these countries.