Plan of activities scheduled for the year 2017 in Turkmenistan and abroad under the Presidency of Turkmenistan in the Energy Charter Conference
1. Creation of the official website of the 28th session of the Energy Charter Conference January 2017
2. RECA meeting “Regulation of Energy Investments along the “Belt and Road” intiative 23-25 February 2017, Hong Kong
3. Ashgabat Forum of the Energy Charter on "Towards a multilateral framework agreement on transit of energy resources" 30-31 May 2017, Ashgabat
4. Event on Regional Electricity Cooperation in the South Caucasus and the Caspian Note: on the proposal of the Ministry of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Second quarter of 2017, Tehran
5. Annual training program of the Energy Charter 1-2 June 2017, Ashgabat
6. International Conference on Energy Charter Treaty (in cooperation with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Permanent Court of Arbitration) Parallel: 1-day seminar for government officials on investment intermediation May 2017, Brussels
7. International Energy Media Forum 31 May 2017, Ashgabat
8. 5th international meeting of experts on reliable and stable transit of energy resources (in accordance with UN General Assembly Resolution 67/263) Parallel to the Media Forum, Ashgabat
9. Workshop on the implementation of the UN General Assembly resolution 67/263 at UN Headquarters Second half 2017, New York
10. Meeting on Regional Energy Cooperation in Central and South Asia Parallel: Training on capacity building event on electric power industry reforms and new technologies in collaboration with international organizations. Third quarter of 2017, Ashgabat
11. Beijing International Energy Charter Forum October 2017, Beijing
12. 28th Meeting of Energy Charter Conference 28-29 November, Ashgabat
13. Round tables, seminars and workshops in cooperation with the Energy Charter Secretariat During 2017


Internal meetings of Energy Charter Conference
1. First Meeting of Implementation Group – Investment 26 January, Brussels
2. Experts meeting on investment protection standards under the ECT 27 January, Brussels
3. Second Meeting of Implementation Group - Transit 2 March, Brussels
4. Third Meeting of Implementation Group 27 April, Brussels
5. Budget Committee and Programme of Work 7 June, Brussels
6. Annual Strategy Group Meeting 8-9 June, Brussels
7. Fourth Meeting of Implementation Group 7 September, Brussels
8. Budget Committee and Programme of Work 8 September (am), Brussels
9. Firth Meeting of Implementation Group 19 October, Brussels
10. Budget Committee and Programme of Work 20 October (am), Brussels


Plan of actions planned for 2017 in Turkmenistan and abroad in honor of proclamation of Turkmenistan as a Chairman in Conference of Energy Charter
Planned actions Date of carrying out of actions
1. Creation of specialized website on Internet in honor of 28th session of Conference of Energy Charter in Turkmenistan. January 2017
2. Holding of international media forum in Ashgabat for global spreading of meaning of international Conference of Energy Charter and its purposes. 31 May 2017
3. Sending of delegation from Turkmenistan to Kingdom of Belgium for training for the purpose of organized holding of media forum in honor of international Conference of Energy Charter. I quarter of 2017
4. Carrying out of specialized meetings (briefings) with participation of foreign correspondents working in Turkmenistan and representatives of national mass media for the purpose of propaganda of international value of activities carried out in the scope of Energy diplomacy of Turkmenistan. March, October 2017
5. To organize specialized meetings in Brussels city, Kingdom of Belgium, jointly with representatives of mass media for the purpose of propaganda of international value of activities carried out in the scope of Energy diplomacy of Turkmenistan. March, October 2017
6. Regularly to print articles in mass media in our country and abroad for the purpose of propaganda of international value of activities carried out in the scope of Energy diplomacy of Turkmenistan. Within 2017
7. Holding of specialized meetings with participation of representatives of mass media in honor of Energy diplomacy of Turkmenistan. April, October 2017
8. Holding of scientific conferences in honor of proclamation of Turkmenistan as a Chairman in Conference of Energy Charter. May, October 2017

PROGRAMME OF THE MEDIA FORUM DEDICATED TO THE 28th SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CHARTER CONFERENCE

Ashgabat, 31 May 2017

May 29-30

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Arrival of participants the Media Forum dedicated to the 28th Session of the International Energy Charter Conference to International Airport of Ashgabat

Welcomed by: Responsible employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Energy, State Committee on TV, Radio and Cinematography of Turkmenistan (on the separate list)

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Accommodation at “Ashgabat” hotel

May 30, Tuesday

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Participation at the Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum “Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources” (on separate programme)

May 31, Wednesday

07:30-08:30

Breakfast at the hotel

09:00-13:00

Participation at the Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum “Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources” (on separate programme)

13:00-14:00

Lunch at the hotel

14:30-14:45

Opening ceremony of the Media Forum dedicated to the 28th Session of the International Energy Charter Conference

Headed by Dr. Urban Rusná k, Secretary General of the International Energy Charter

Welcoming remark by Dr. Urban Rusnák, Secretary General of the International Energy Charter

14:45-15:00

Statement by Mr. Charymyrat Purchekov, Minister of Energy of Turkmenistan

15:00-15:05

Statement by Mr. Ali Ahmad Osmani, Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

15:05-15:10

Statement by Ms. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development of the Republic of Uganda

15:10-15:15

Statement by Mr. Abdulla Mohsin Al-Akwa'a, Minister of Energy and Electricity of Yemen

15:15-15:30

Statement by Mr. Myrat Archayev, Acting State Minister, Chairman of the “Turkmengas” State Concern

15:30-15:45

Statement by Ms. Klara Rakhmetova, Vice-chair of the Energy Charter Implementation Group, Kazakhstan chairmanship in the Energy Charter Conference 2014

15:45-16:00

Statement by Mr. Ilia Eloshvili, Deputy Minister of Energy of Georgia, chairmanship in the Energy Charter Conference 2015

16:00-16:15

Statement by Mr. Dovletdurdy Hajiyev, Chairman of the “Turkmennebit” State Concern

16:15-16:30

Statement by Mr. Muhammetgeldi Atayev, Director of the Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic development of the Ministry of Economy and Development of Turkmenistan

16:30-16:45

Statement by Mr. Ilir Bejtja, Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry of Albania, chairmanship in the Energy Charter Conference 2019

16:45-17:15

Coffee break

17:15-18:00

Continuation of the Media Forum. Questions and answers

18:00-18:15

Conclusion and closing ceremony of the Media Forum

19:00-20:30

Dinner/strong>

Venue: restaurant of “Archabil” hotel

June 1, Thursday

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Departure of participants of the Media Forum dedicated to the 28th Session of the International Energy Charter Conference

PROGRAMME OF THE ASHGABAT INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CHARTER FORUM “TOWARDS A MULTILATERAL FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON TRANSIT OF ENERGY RESOURCES”

Ashgabat, 30-31 May 2017

May 28-29

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Arrival of the participants to the International Airport of Ashgabat

Welcomed by: Responsible employees of the Ministry of Energy, the “Turkmengas” State Concern, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

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Accomodation at “Archabil” hotel

May 30, Tuesday

09:00-09:30

Arrival of participants to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan

Registration

09:30-11:00

Opening Session

Venue:
Conference hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan

Chaired by:
Dr. Urban Rusnák, Secretary General of the International Energy Charter

Welcoming remarks by:

Mr. Maksat Babayev, Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

Dr. Urban Rusnák, Secretary General of the International Energy Charter

Video address by Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union, the European Commission

Addresses by the Heads of delegations

11:00-11:30

Coffee–break

11:30-13:00

Main Session I
Natural Gas Markets: Cross-border Transport and Transit

Venue:
Conference hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan

Chaired by: Mr. Myrat Archayev, acting State minister, Chairman of the “Turkmengas” State concern

Addresses:

“Gas supply to the EU – the Role of Slovakia”
Mr. Peter Dvorak, State advisor, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic

“The Southern Gas Corridor - Implementing a Transnational Gas Pipeline Project”
Mr. Joseph Murphy, Vice President-Southern Corridor, BP

“New infrastructure projects - TAPI pipeline”

Producers perspective – Mr. Muhammetmyrat Amanov, executive director of “TAPI Pipeline Company Limited”

Consumers perspective – Mr. Reza Haidari, Senior Energy Adviser, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Afghanistan

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:30

Main session II
Increasing Role of LNG in global energy security

Venue:
Conference hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan

Chaired by: Mr. Yerlan Ramazanov, Associate Director for Energy, EBRD

“Developing lexible LNG market – challenges and opportunities”
Mr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum

“Perspectives of global LNG trade”
Mr. Yoshikazu Kobayashi, Senior economist and manager of Gas Group Institute of Energy Economics of Japan

“Lique ied Natural Gas developments in Turkmenistan”
Mr. Muhammetnur Halylov, Director of Scienti ic Research Institute of natural gas of the “Turkmengas” State Concern

15:30-16:00

Coffee-break

16:00-17:30

Main session III
Bringing oil to market

Venue:
Conference hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan

Chaired by: Dr. Tow ick Su ian, Technical advisor, Ministry of electricity and energy of Yemen

“The role of Turkey in the transit of oil and gas”
Reha Aykul Muratoğlu, Head of Transit Petroleum Pipelines Department, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey

“Enhancing energy security of the EU – the role of the Caspian region and Central Asia”
Dr. Rafael Leal-Arcas, Professor of European and International Economic Law, Queen Mary University of London

“Issues of related to transit of hydrocarbons – Perspective of Kazakhstan”
Dr. Klara Rakhmetova, Vice-chair of the Energy Charter Implementation Group, “Kazenergy”

“Cross-border infrastructure projects – Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline”
Ms. Anna Maisuradze, Ministry of Energy of Georgia

18:00

Departing to “Yildiz” hotel

18:30-20:30

Dinner

Venue:Restaurant of “Yildiz” hotel

May 31, Wednesday

08:30

Arrival of participants to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan

09:00-10:30

Main session IV
Cross-border Electricity Trade and Sustainable

Venue:
Conference hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan

Chaired by: Mr. Mitsunori Motohashi, Senior specialist of the World Bank for Central Asia

“Challenges and opportunities for power trade between Central and South Asia”
Mr. Charymurat Purchekov, Minister of Energy of Turkmenistan, Vice Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference

“Integration of regional electricity markets – lessons learnt from EU experience”
Ms. Sarin Abado, E-Control, Austria

“Regional cooperation – diversifying transportation routes”
Mr. Michael Delphia, Deloitte Consulting LLP, USAID Energy Links Project

“Uni ied Power System of Central Asia: transit issues”
Mr. Khamidulla Shamsiev, Director of Coordination and Dispatch Centre “Energiya”

10:30-11:00

Coffee-break

11:00-12:30

Panel discussion Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy

Venue:
Conference hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan

Moderated by: Mr. Kanat Botbaev, Transit Expert, Energy Charter Secretariat

- Operational, regulatory and legal aspects of transit;

- Speci icities of gas, oil and electricity markets;

- Common rules and principles on transit.

Panel discussants:

Mr. Ayhan Ayhanov, Acting head of Department for Foreign Economic Relations of the “Turkmennebit” State Concern;

Ms. Klara Rakhmetova, Vice-chair of the Energy Charter Implementation Group, “Kazenergy”

Dr. Volkan Özdemir, Director of Institute for Energy Markets and Policies (EPPEN)

Mr. Volodymyr Tsysin, ECODIT LLC, USAID Energy Links Project

Andrei Belyi, Associate Professor, University of Eastern Finland

12:30-13:00

Concluding session

Dr. Urban Rusnák, Secretary General of the International Energy Charter

Mr. Maksat Babayev, Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan