Bulgaria takes over BSEC ChairmanshipStaff Writer | January 3, 2019
Bulgaria on Tuesday assumed the six-month rotating Chairmanship-in-Office of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Europe Bulgaria shall put a particular emphasis on the project-oriented approach
"Bulgaria shall put a particular emphasis on the project-oriented approach towards the regional cooperation, while the priority areas of sectoral cooperation during the Bulgarian Chairmanship-in-Office will be culture, transport, and environmental protection," the statement said.
The ministry also underlined the BSEC-EU cooperation, aiming to increase "the visibility of the Organization of the BSEC in the EU".
The BSEC was founded in 1992, and has 12 member states now, including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. ■