The summit of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization opened in Istanbul on Monday, with a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
and will participate in the summit to mark the 25th anniversary of the organization, Delegations at the level of Heads of State, Heads of Government, Deputy Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers from the 12 Member States of the Organization.
United States, Germany, Belarus, the Czech Republic, France, Croatia, Israel, Italy, Egypt, Poland, Slovakia and Tunisia are expected to participate as observers.
Participants will discuss economic cooperation issues and institutional reform of the Organization.
It is expected that the Turkish President and Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim will hold bilateral talks with heads of state, , and FAO member governments at the summit.
Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) is an international organization that brings together 12 countries in the Black Sea region, Southern Balkans and Caucasus, (Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania).
The organization’s activity is based on the economic side, in addition to cooperation in the areas of defense and security, aimed at strengthening economic cooperation among countries and achieving stability in the Black Sea.