Deputy foreign minister to represent Azerbaijan at BSEC Foreign Ministers Council
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 19 / Trend S. Agayeva /
Azerbaijan will be represented at the upcoming meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization's (BSEC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) by Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elkhan Polukhov told Trend today.
The next BSEC Council of Foreign Ministers will be held on Nov. 26 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
According to BSEC, Thessaloniki will host a meeting for BSEC member countries on Nov. 24-25 before the Council of Foreign Ministers convenes.
The BSEC is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 12 states in the Black Sea and southern Balkans regions. The BSEC was founded May 1, 1999 based on the Treaty on the Black Sea Economic Cooperation dated June 25, 1992. The organization's headquarters is in Istanbul.
BSEC includes Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, which represent regions with a combined population of over 320 million people.
The last BSEC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting was held last May in Sofia.
Greece will chair the organization until late 2010.