|Acting Director General of ICPE Mr. Janez Podobnik visited Vienna|
|Monday, 02 July 2012 13:55|
On the 21st and 22nd of June 2012, ADG Mr. Janez Podobnik visited selected Embassies and International institutions in Vienna, accompanied by ICPE Special Adviser Ambassador Mr. Zvone Dragan and Mr. Nenad Stankovic, ICPE Representative in Vienna. Especially intensive and very successful was the visit to UNIDO where they met Mr. Dmitri I. Piskounov, Managing Director, Division for Programme Development and Technical Cooperation as well as Dr. Pradeep Monga, Director, Energy and Climate Change and his Team.
During the meetings in UNIDO Mr. Podobnik presented new ICPE Programmes, informed about ICPE efforts to refresh some activities and underlined the high level of importance, which ICPE is giving to the cooperation with UNIDO in different technical-economic fields, including energy efficiency, green technologies, climate change, different kind of trainings and human capacity buildings. After the effective and successful discussions Mr. Piskounov and Dr. Monga appreciated the meeting and proposed several ideas for possible cooperation, which have to be developed further. Dr. Monga welcomed proposals received from the ICPE side and expressed significant interest for cooperation with ICPE. He also asked his Team to give impact in creating concrete proposals for cooperation with ICPE in the fields of Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, Renewable and Rural Energy and Energy Policy and Global Forum Activities.
(From left) Ambassador Mr. Zvone Dragan, Dr. Pradeep Monga, Mr. Janez Podobnik, Mr. Nenad Stankovic
ADG of ICPE Mr. Podobnik also met Mr. Goran Svilanovic, Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities. They exchanged information about possible cooperation between ICPE and countries in which OSCE has already implemented projects and good business network.
During the very intensive program of visit, Mr. Podobnik and his advisers met H.E. Ms. Blanka Jamnisek, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Nations, OSCE and other international organizations in Vienna, H.E. Mr. Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Azeez, Ambassador of Sri Lanka (ICPE Member State) and following ambassadors: H.E. Mr. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Marsan Aguilera, Ambassador of Cuba, H.E. Mr. Alejandro Diaz Y Perez Duarte, Ambassador of Mexico, H.E. Mr. Hyun Cho, Ambassador of Republic of Korea and Ms. Karim Milagros Durand Lazo, Deputy Ambassador of Peru.
ICPE delegation with HE Ms. Blanka Jamnisek (second from right)
The main subjects of the meetings were creating mutual programs and developing cooperation between ICPE and respected countries. During very fruitful and pragmatic discussions Mr. Podobnik underlined ICPE strong intention to implement activities in accordance with needs and requirements of the countries. Ambassadors appreciated received information and supported ICPE in efforts to establish closer cooperation with their responsible administrations.
ICPE delegation with H.E. Mr. Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Azeez (second from right)
In the very constructive discussion, Ambassador Blanka Jamnisek stressed UNIDO as one of the most important international organization for ICPE and presented several very interesting ideas for possible cooperation of ICPE and countries in the East Europe and Central Asian Region. It was agreed to continue dialogue and to intensify the information exchange between ICPE and mentioned embassies.
ICPE delegation with HE Mr. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja (second from left)
ICPE delegation with HE Mr. Juan Carlos Marsan Aguilera (in the middle)
ICPE delegation with HE Mr. Alejandro Diaz Y Perez Duarte (second from left)
ICPE delegation with HE Mr. Hyun Cho (second from right)
ICPE delegation with Ms. Karim Milagros Durand Lazo (second from right)