The Concluding Document of the Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum «Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources» was released in the official languages of the United Nations as an official document of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly and thereby circulated among all UN Member States.
The Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum was held by the Government of Turkmenistan and the Energy Charter Secretariat on 30-31 May 2017. The Forum addressed operational, regulatory and legal aspects of energy transit, including natural gas, oil and electricity. More than 80 participants, including Ministers, high-level officials and leading experts from international energy and financial organisations, and energy companies attended the Forum. Organisation of this event was a positive step paving the way towards an effective mechanism on transit of energy sources, which took into account the interests of all countries including energy producers, consumers, and transit countries.