Azerbaijan interested in increase of efficiency of BSEC
Azerbaijan will insist on the implementation of an idea on reconsideration of the activities of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organization,вЂќ Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev, the Deputy Foreign Minister, told Trend.
He underlined that this initiative by Baku under the BSEC will enable increase the efficiency of the organization.
вЂњAzerbaijan urges that existing procedures, mechanisms of decision-making and the authorities the BSEC secretariat entrusted, do not meet the current requirements. The BSEC should meet new changes in the region, as well as the processes in the global scale,вЂќ Mammad-Guliyev noted.
According to the Deputy Minister, Baku is decisive in this respect and the organization must reconsider some issues. вЂњAzerbaijan initiated it and respectively insists on it,вЂќ he underlined.
The diplomat noted that at the moment Romania heads the BSEC and holds the office of President, so Bucharest will take definite steps in the near perspective. вЂќMore recently, late this October, Moldova hosted a meeting of the BSEC Council of Ministers. The final meeting of the BSEC Council of Foreign Ministers will be held in Bucharest in April 2006,вЂќ Mammad-Guliyev stressed.
Touching upon AzerbaijanвЂ™s membership at the World Trade Organization (WTO) the Deputy Foreign Minister said that the negotiation process was too far from the finish.
вЂњBaku started bilateral talks with the countries on access to service and goods market,вЂќ he said, noting that the process with the study of trade regime in Azerbaijan was still to complete.
вЂњWe should change much in the legislation, which in the end will its coincidence to the WTO standards. So, we have long way to pass,вЂќ Mammad-Guliyev underlined.
In the conclusion the diplomat noted that economist diplomats work in major embassies of Azerbaijan, who are involved in issues of trade, as well as economic relationships between the country of accreditation and Azerbaijan.