EU NEIGHBOURS . On 1 January 2021, Armenia assumed the Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference for one year.
The priorities for Armenia’s chairmanship in 2021 are to diversify energy markets, promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, strengthen policies for sustainable development, improve energy integration, and ensure reliable, innovative, digitised and affordable energy supplies.
These topics will be the focus for the 32nd Ministerial Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference to be held in Yerevan on 14-15 December 2021. Under its Chairmanship, Armenia will also host the International Energy Charter Forum in 2021.
The Energy Charter Conference is the governing body of the International Energy Charter, a non-binding political declaration underpinning key principles for international energy cooperation.
The Energy Charter Secretariat cooperates closely with the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus in the context of the EU4Energy Governance project in order to provide technical assistance to improve the rules and regulations in countries’ energy sectors.
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