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Eurasian energy security discussed with students from universities in Turkmenistan

On 27 November 2017, Energy Charter Secretary General, Dr. Urban Rusnák, delivered a masterclass on Eurasian energy security to a group of university students from local universities in association with the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. The Secretary General highlighted the important role played by Turkmenistan within the context of the Eurasian gas supply chain, and discussed the importance of transit security as a factor enabling energy markets to function effectively.

Responding to many intelligent questions from the ebullient student audience, Dr. Rusnák also talked about Turkmenistan’s potential to develop more efficient use of energy to allow the country greater levels of gas export capacity. He also discussed the comparative advantage of renewable energy resources such as solar and briefed the students on key aspects of cooperation between the Energy Charter Secretariat and Turkmenistan during the country’s Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference in 2017.