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Experts from governments, international organisations, companies and academia met in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on 10-11 December 2014 to discuss ways to ensure reliable and stable transit of energy and its role of sustainable development and international cooperation. The International Meeting of Experts was hosted by the government of Turkmenistan pursuant to resolution 67/263 of the United Nations General Assembly, and co-organised by the Energy Charter Secretariat.

Decision-makers from more than 30 governments concurred in common energy policy objectives, such as sustainability and diversification of energy sources, routes and final markets. Private sector representatives added their insights on necessary legal, financial and technical conditions to realise major energy transit infrastructure projects like long-distance oil and gas pipelines and electricity grids.

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Ashgabat Forum

On 9 December 2014, the Ashgabat Energy Charter Forum was held in the capital of Turkmenistan. The high-level conference on the topic of "Reliable and Stable Transit of Energy" was opened by the President of Turkmenistan Mr. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Dr. Urban Rusnák, Secretary General of the Energy Charter.

In his opening speech, President Berdimuhamedov underlined the importance of building a joint energy system on the basis of mutual benefits and equality. Energy security, diversification, sustainability and environmental protection were common objectives guiding nations in their cooperation. The President argued in favour of energy trade based on economically sound and objective criteria as well as fair and transparent prices, underlining in particular the role of the Energy Charter, which Turkmenistan would chair in 2017.

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ECS smallerIn the margins of the Ashgabat Energy Charter Forum taking place on 9 December 2014, Secretary General Urban Rusnák was received by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov and had a bilateral meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Turkmenistan Mr. Rashid Meredov. During these meetings the parties discussed issues related to the transit of natural gas in all directions, as well as coordination of efforts on legally binding rules of international organisations, including the UN, on energy transit. The parties also agreed on the importance of the International Energy Charter, a political declaration to be adopted in The Hague in May 2015. Special focus during the meetings was given to the upcoming Chairmanship of Turkmenistan in the Energy Charter Conference in 2017.
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EU-FlagSecretary General Rusnák addressed European Parliaments' Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament on 4 December 2014. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Jerzy Buzek.
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Kuneralp

Mr. Selim Kuneralp became Deputy Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat on 1 December 2014. Mr. Kuneralp is Turkish by nationality, he did his studies at the London School of Economics.

From 2012 till the end of 2014, Mr. Kuneralp was the Head of the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the WTO. Prior to that appointment, he was the Head of the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the European Union. From 2010 till the end of 2013, Mr. Kuneralp was Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference.

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Kazakhstan EE 2014 ENG(2014) Energy Charter and KAZENERGY experts prepared recommendations on energy efficiency improvements in the main energy-consuming sectors of Kazakhstan's economy.
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Bratislava Forum report(2014) The report on the Bratislava Energy Charter Forum held on 10 October 2014 has been published.
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Price of electricity transit ENG(2014) This report was prepared in accordance with item B2 of the Programme of Work 2013 under the Fellowship Programme of the Energy Charter Secretariat.
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