On 15 March 2018, during his visit to Baku, Energy Charter Secretary-General Dr Urban Rusnák conducted a number of bilateral meetings with high-level representatives from the Azerbaijan Government and ADA University. Azerbaijan Minister of Energy Mr Parviz Shahbazov and Dr Rusnák jointly opened the EU4Energy High-level roundtable on energy efficiency. During the bilateral meeting which followed, they discussed priorities for the EU4Energy technical assistance as well as the planned consultations on modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty. Minister Shahbazov expressed his appreciation of the ongoing cooperation with the Energy Charter Secretariat, including the support to drafting the Law on Efficiency use of Energy Resources and Energy Efficiency within the EU4Energy implementation. He confirmed his determination to pursue with the planned reforms in Azerbaijan’s energy sector, including the adoption of the draft Law.
Later that day, Dr Rusnák discussed energy policy matters with H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs and potential future cooperation and MoU with Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev, Rector of ADA University (Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy).