North Atlantic Council discusses energy developments with experts

  • 16 Feb. 2016 -
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  • Last updated: 16 Feb. 2016 17:53

In a meeting with external experts, the North Atlantic Council today (16 February 2016) discussed global energy developments and their security implications. EU Commission Vice President, Ambassador Maroš Šefčovič, US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, Robin Dunnigan, and the International Energy Agency’s Director for Energy Markets and Security, Keisuke Sadamori outlined the strategic implications of the low oil price environment, reviewed the current state of energy security in Europe, and examined the Coalition’s efforts to disrupt the illegal energy sales of the so-called Islamic State.

Left to right: Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union; NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow; Robin Dunnigan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy Resources, US State Department; Keisuke Sadamori, Director Energy Markets and Security at the International Energy Agency

Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow welcomes Ms. Robin Dunnigan (US State Department), Ambassador Maroš Šefčovič (EU Commission Vice President), and Mr. Keisuke Sadamori (International Energy Agency).

The meeting was part of a periodic series of consultations that enable NATO to keep abreast of energy developments that could affect Allies’ security, as well as to tap into the expertise of other institutions, such as the EU and the IEA.