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The 7th Global Forum on Energy Security “Belt and Road Initiative”

On the 18-19 June 2018, the 7th Global Forum on Energy Security “Belt and Road Initiative, Global Energy Governance and Innovation” was held in Beijing. The forum was organised by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in partnership with the International Energy Charter, the International Energy Forum, the US Energy Security Council and other expert organisations.

Since the first forum in 2012, it has become China’s premier international platform for dialogue on China’s role in global energy security. During the opening remarks, Energy Charter Assistant Secretary-General, Dr Masami Nakata emphasised the importance of state-to-state dialogue and creating such a platform for cooperation between countries. In her speech, the Energy Charter Treaty was introduced as a possible framework agreement for energy inter-connectivity in the region.

In Beijing, Dr Nakata also had meetings with the China Electricity Council and Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute about up-coming meetings in Beijing this year including the Beijing Research Centre's Annual Meeting and the Industry Advisory Panel meeting in September.