Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
Press release on a meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for BSEC Affairs
On June 19, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin chaired a meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission of the Russian Federation on the Affairs of the Organisation of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which took place in Moscow.
The participants discussed Russia’s activity in the BSEC in 2017-early 2018 and exchanged opinions on the BSEC-related plans for Russia’s ministries and departments this year. Other matters included the activity of the Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) national public association in the BSEC Business Council and the operation of the Russia-initiated mechanism to promote project cooperation in the Black Sea region.
The commission stressed the importance of increasing the practical efficiency of non-politicised cooperation within the BSEC framework, expanding trade, economic and business ties and implementing in-demand international projects in the Black Sea region.