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EU4Energy presents Azerbaijan a roadmap for the development of a long-term energy strategy

On 13 December 2018, the EU4Energy Governance project together with the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan organised the second meeting of the Inter-Ministerial working group on the development of a Long-term Energy strategy. The Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, Kestutis Jankauskas, and Deputy Minister of Energy, Samir Valiyev, opened the meeting.

In 2015 the Minister of Energy had defined the development of a long-term energy strategy as one of the strategic tasks for achieving market-based reforms in the electricity and natural gas sectors and attracting private investments in the energy sector.

Over the last 6 months, EU4Energy has been supporting the Ministry of Energy in the preparatory phase of the strategy development through the following activities: providing an overview of common features and divergences among energy strategies of relevant EU and East Neighbourhood countries, initiating broad stakeholder consultations on the future strategic objectives and priority sectors, and proposing a draft outline of the Energy Strategy. Now EU4Energy presented a detailed Roadmap to the inter-ministerial working group members, which identifies the necessary steps for completing the energy strategy. It also designates deadlines and responsibilities for various involved parties. The Energy Charter Secretariat and EU4Energy stand ready to further support the Ministry and the designated energy strategy team in delivering and implementing the Roadmap proposed.