Albania heads Black Sea Economic Organisation

Albania has taken over the rotating chairmanship of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, BSEC, at a ceremony in Istanbul.

Albania heads Black Sea Economic Organisation
"The continuation of the Organisation's structural reforms, the cultivation of cooperation relations with international actors, like the European Union and the United Nations, and the enhancement of cooperation among the member States at sector's level, will be the three main pillars of the Albanian chairmanship," said Minister of Foreign Affairs Lulzim Basha during a press conference, Balkaninsight reported.

In addition, Basha highlighted Albania's full willingness and readiness to increase cooperation among the member states in priority fields, such as transport, energy, tourism, culture, environmental protection, agriculture and others.

The calendar of the Albanian Chairmanship will include over 55 events, for example meetings of Foreign Ministers, meetings of the Ministers of Energy and Tourism, international conferences, working group meetings, work-shops and exhibitions.

Members of the group are Turkey, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.

Thirteen other states have observer status.

The group was formed in 1992 aimed at fostering interaction and harmony among member states, as well as to ensure peace, stability and prosperity encouraging friendly and good neighbourly relations in the Black Sea region.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Mayıs 2008, 22:58