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Chinese Institutions and cooperation with the International Energy Charter

On 29-30 March 2018 during his visit to Beijing China, Energy Charter Secretary-General, Dr Urban Rusnák conducted a number of bilateral meetings with representatives from the National Energy Administration (NEA), China Electricity Council (CEC), Electric Power Planning & Engineering Institute (EPPEI) and Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEI). 

On the 29 of March, the Secretary-General met with the Vice President of CEC, Mr Wei Zhaofeng and discussed the implementation status of the Annual Work Programme of the China Electricity Council-International Energy Charter Joint Research Centre. Discussions also addressed the first Annual Symposium set to take place on 27 September 2018 in Beijing on the topic of modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty

The next day Dr Rusnák met with the President of EPPEI Mr Xie Qiuye to go over plans regarding a visit to the Energy Charter Secretariat on the 20th of April this year. The agenda and topics are currently being finalised for this planned visit by EPPEI officials. In the afternoon, Dr Rusnák introduced the procedures for China's accession to the Energy Charter Treaty and the ongoing modernisation process during a meeting with the Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department of NEA, Mr An Fengquan.

The Secretary-General also met the Vice Secretary-General of GEI Mr Cheng Zhiqiang who expressed his appreciation of the ongoing cooperation with the Secretariat and GEI.

Dr Rusnák also visited the Ultra High Voltage Direct Current Test Base of State Grid Corporation, Global Energy Interconnection Exhibition Hall and Operation Analysis Center.