BSEC to discuss its activity for last six months: Azerbaijani deputy foreign minister
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 22 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization's activity for six months will be discussed on October 22, Azerbaijani deputy foreign minister Mahmoud Mammadguliyev said before a meeting with participation of foreign ministers of BSEC countries.
Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Turkey will be represented by foreign ministers Elmar Mammadyarov, Rumiana Jeleva and Ahmet Davutoglu. During the meeting the Russian delegation will be headed by the first deputy foreign minister Andrey Denisov. Armenia, Greece, Georgia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine will be represented by deputy foreign ministers of these countries, Albania - by secretary general of the foreign ministry, Moldova - by state minister.
"Azerbaijan proposes attraction of private sector to cooperation with BSEC," Mammadguliyev said.
He said that Azerbaijan first has raised this issue at the level of experts two days earlier. Moreover, the country proposes conducting of reforms within the organization, namely, simplification of making decisions. "But we failed to reach consensus in these issues. But many countries agree with reforms," he said.
The Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization is the inter-governmental organization uniting 12 countries of South Balkan. BSEC was set up on May 1, 1999. The organization was established on the basis of the Agreement on Black Sea Economic Cooperation dated June 25, 1992. Headquarter of the organization is situated in Istanbul. BSEC members include Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Armenia, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.