Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between AALCO and the Energy Charter Secretariat
On 21 November 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) and the Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS). The signing ceremony took place during the Seminar on “Reviewing International Reforms to the Investment Regime and to the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Perspectives from the Asian-African Regions”, held on 19 – 21 November 2018 at the International Conference Centre in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania.
H.E. Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn, Secretary-General, AALCO, signed the MoU on behalf of the AALCO Secretariat. On behalf of Dr. Urban Rusnák, Secretary-General of the ECS, Dr. Alejandro Carballo, General Counsel of the ECS, attended the ceremony. The terms of this MoU resonate the goodwill of the Organizations to strengthen capacities to address legal challenges faced by the Member States, and aspire to usher in an era of collaborative undertakings between the two Secretariats.