Dr. Rusnák had a series of bilateral meetings with high-level Kazakh officials on the margins of the Forum. The Secretary General met with Mr. Asset Issekeshev, Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and New Technologies; Mr. Sauat Mynbayev, Minister of Oil and Gas; Mr. Timur Kulibaev, President of KazEnergy; and Mr. Rapil Joshybaev, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Discussion focused on the recent Charter activities, Charter modernisation and the important role of Kazakhstan in this process.
The Secretary General also had a meeting with Mr. Wu Yin, Vice-Administrator of the National Energy Administration of China. Mr. Wu Yin confirmed the interest of China in enhancing cooperation with the Energy Charter and in learning more about the process of acceding to the Energy Charter Treaty. He also reiterated the invitation to the Secretary General to visit Beijing in the second half of 2013.