On 15 March 2018, H.E. Parviz Shahbazov Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan signed the International Energy Charter. Azerbaijan becomes the 88th country or international organisation to sign the International Energy Charter, which is a declaration of political intention aiming at strengthening energy cooperation.
Energy Charter Secretary-General, Dr Urban Rusnák welcomed the signature and remarked on the country’s long involvement with the Energy Charter Process. Azerbaijan was one of the original signatories of the Energy Charter Treaty of 1994 which it ratified in 1997.