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On 27- 28 September 2016, the Energy Charter Secretariat’s delegation led by the Secretary General, Dr Urban Rusnák, participated at the 15th Ministerial Meeting of the International Energy Forum (IEF) held in Algiers, Algeria. In his intervention, the Secretary-General emphasised the role of the International Energy Charter and the Energy Charter Treaty in increasing investments in the energy sector to secure the energy transition envisaged in the COP21 Paris agreement by providing a favourable investment framework.

The Energy Charter Conference will hold its 27th Meeting on 25-26 November 2016 in Tokyo under the Chairmanship of Japan and the kind invitation of the Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference, Mr Fumio Kishida, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan.

The Trade and Transit Group held its last meeting of 2016 on 21 September. The meeting opened with the signing ceremony of the International Energy Charter by the Republic of Rwanda

The Energy Charter Energy Efficiency Group (EEG) met on the 21st September in Brussels to discuss the findings of a number of energy efficiency reviews and to discuss the group’s programme of work for 2017.