The Executive Director of the National Agency of Natural Resources, Adrian Bylyku hosted a meeting with Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, Mr. Urban Rusnak. At the meeting, Mr. Bylyku introduced Mr. Rusnak with the work of the Agency particularly with the obligations that arise to Albania as a signatory of the Energy Charter Treaty, since 1994.
Mr. Bylyku put special emphasis on cross-border interrelations, on how to set up and support a common functional energy market and development of renewable energy sources, in general. Mr. Rusnak pointed out that during 2017 the Energy Charter Secretariat remained focused and engaged in its core functions. He evaluated as successful the completed process for the adoption of the International Energy Charter.
The Energy Charter Conference as an intergovernmental initiative is an organization that leads and makes decisions for the implementation of the Energy Charter Treaty. The Treaty sets up a framework of cooperation between EU and non-EU countries to promote long-term energy cooperation, based on the principles set out in the Charter. The most important provisions of the Treaty concern the protection of investment, marketing of energy products and materials, resolution of disputes, by clarifying the framework regarding the competition, ownership and sovereignty, as well as the tax regime and environmental protection.