ECOSF Contributed to the First Virtual Meeting of the ECO Regional Network of Research Institutions/Centers and Think Tanks for Energy Studies
ECO Secretariat hosted the First Virtual Meeting of the ECO Regional Network of Research Institutions/Centers and Think Tanks for Energy Studies on April 27, 2021. The purpose of this meeting was to deliberate on the ECO Strategy for energy cooperation and its action plan, which have been prepared by the consultants from Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran. This strategy document is envisioned to be adopted during 4th Energy Ministerial Meeting in near future.
Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President of ECO Science Foundation, participated as a keynote speaker and emphasized that the supply of reliable, clean and affordable energy remains critical for ECO Member Countries for developing essential industrial and economic base in order to become regionally competitive in today’s fast-changing world.
Earlier, in his opening remarks, H.E. Ambassador Huseyin Avni Bicakli, Deputy Secretary General of ECO expressed that ECO strives for building up the diverse and resilient energy architecture in the region via mainstreaming sustainable energy transition in its overall energy agenda and transformation to clean energy sources.
Participants from Member States discussed the proposals in storage batteries for the development of renewable energy sources, and enhancing export potential in energy. Additionally, the idea of developing ECO information database on energy statistics was put as means of cooperation amongst interested entities of Member States.