Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
Press release on the results of the 38th Meeting of the BSEC Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs
On June 27, the 38th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) was held in Yerevan, concluding Armenia’s BSEC chairmanship.
The meeting was attended by the heads and other representatives of the foreign ministries of Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine, as well as representatives of BSEC observer states and BSEC sectoral dialogue partners. Russia was represented at the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs by Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin.
The participants discussed the further development of regional interaction in trade, finance and the economy, as well as in transport, energy, science, technology, culture, as well as cooperation between rescue services. They also discussed the results of the meetings of education ministers (Moscow, April 20, 2018) and tourism ministers (Varna, June 14, 2018) and other events held during Armenia’s chairmanship of the organisation, which was highly praised by the participants in the Council’s meeting.
Azerbaijan has taken over the BSEC chairmanship for the period from July to December 2018.