Oleg Budargin, General Director of JSC ROSSETI, Vice-President, Senior Advisor for Regional Development of the World Energy Council (WEC), on February 4, 2015, in Dushanbe, discussed issues of formation of the National Committee of WEC in Tajikistan as part of the Eurasian Committee of the WEC.
During the working visit, the Head of Rosseti held a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, Kokhir Rasulzoda, the Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic, Usmonali Usmonzoda, and Chairman of the Board of the Open Joint Stock Holding Company "Barki Tajik" (the national energy company of Tajikistan) Rustam Rakhmatzoda.
Representatives of Tajikistan expressed interest in establishing a national committee in the country for developing and strengthening professional business ties and contacts between leaders and specialists of energy in all countries.
Also, representatives of the Tajikistan discussed with Rosseti the possibility of partnership in the electrical energy industry. Usmonali Usmonzoda, the Minister of Energy and Water Resources, raised the issue of joint operation of the markets of Central and South Asia, and the market of Russia. They first discussed the technical aspects of joint operation.
The parties agreed to establish a working group, and expressed their willingness to continue the discussion of issues raised during the visit, to develop strong partnerships on existing projects and those re-implemented.
One of the most effective and important platforms today for building intergovernmental dialogue on a wide range of issues related to the fuel and energy complex is the World Energy Council (WEC).
The organization's activities affect a wide range of issues in the fields of gas, oil, coal, nuclear industry, electric power industry, renewable and alternative energy sources, natural energy resources, and energy saving.
As part of the regular meetings of the Executive Assembly of the WEC and the largest international forums and summits held under the auspices of the Council, the leaders of the world's countries, heads of major energy companies, experts and representatives of the academic community discuss the industry and make specific decisions on political, socio-economic, investment, environmental and other aspects of the development of global energy technologies.
In 2013, the WEC Board decided to establish the Eurasian Committee, calling for increased active cooperation between Europe and Asia in the area of fuel and energy. After establishment of WEC national committees, members should become countries such as Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. These same states mentioned will join Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Iran, Armenia, for which national committees have already been established.