In her intervention at the workshop, Ms Ishita Pant of the Secretariat’s Investment Unit explained to the participants the Energy Charter Process and how the Secretariat can assist countries in making smart regulatory choices in times of energy transition. This is particularly relevant in the context of Afghanistan, which has massive solar, hydro and wind resources at its disposal waiting to be exploited. She also discussed the EIRA project, reporting on the profile of Afghanistan and the highlights of the country’s performance based on the results obtained in the course of the 2018 EIRA project cycle. Closing remarks were provided by Hon. Mr. Mohammad Qurban HAQJO, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Afghanistan Mission to the WTO. In his address, he thanked the Secretariat for its contribution and highlighted the significant role intergovernmental organisations, such as the International Energy Charter, can play in encouraging cross-border cooperation for Afghanistan.