On 22 March 2018, the Energy Charter Secretariat hosted its first meeting of the Strategy Group for 2018. There was active participation by several delegations regarding topics such as procedural aspects for the ongoing modernisation discussions and some issues regarding the daily functioning of the organisation. During the meeting, the Energy Charter Conference Chairmanship, Romania, presented its priorities and agenda for the year 2018. Delegates were also briefed by the Islamic Republic of Iran on energy investment opportunities in Iran and the upcoming Tehran International Energy Conference, co-organised by the Secretariat and Iran’s Ministry of Energy on 19-20 June 2018.
The same day, the Implementation Group met to discuss the question of sustainable energy resources in the Energy Charter Treaty Modernisation Process and to bring the attention of the Sub-Group of Modernisation to this point.