A delegation of officials from the Energy Charter Secretariat (Expansion and Investment Units) conducted a working visit to Benin on 9-10 May 2019 at the invitation of Benin’s Ministry of Energy. Benin recently decided to accede to the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) by embarking on the accession reports phase. Productive meetings were held in Cotonou with government officials from different agencies and Ministerial bodies to elaborate on Benin’s participation to the Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA) project and to brief the Ministry on the accession procedure to the ECT.
The Embassies of France and Turkey were also briefed on Benin’s recent accession steps to the ECT. This important mission allowed the Secretariat’s delegation to gather information relevant to the EIRA Report (#EIRA2019) and to confirm the initiation of Benin’s first accession report to the ECT on Energy Efficiency.