Turkey has intentions to turn the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) into an organization dealing with the implementation of precise projects, Turkish Prime Minister, Tayip Erdogan, stated, according to RIA-Novosti.
"Our goal is to turn the BSEC into a flexible and efficient organization focusing on the implementation of precise projects," he stressed, on the 25th of June, during a dinner-party in honour of the participants of the jubilee summit of the BSEC in Istanbul.
Erdogan spoke on the development of the relationships between the BSEC and the European Union and noted that the dialogue which had begun with the European Union was encouraging.
"During Turkey's chairmanship in the BSEC we plan to hold the first meeting of ministers between the BSEC and EU in October," the Prime Minister stated.
According to Erdogan, political conflicts represent serious obstacles regarding the progress of efficient economic cooperation in the region. "We have to make joint efforts to settle the conflicts present in the region," he noted.
Erdogan voiced his hope that the Istanbul summit of the BSEC will be the turning-point in the activities of the organization.