New Secretary General of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Victor Tsvirkun will pay a visit to Azerbaijan soon, Secretary General said this at a meeting with Azerbaijani Consul General in Istanbul Hasan Zeynalov, the Azerbaijani Consulate General in Istanbul told Trend today.
The current state of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the BSEC were discussed. The sides exchanged the views on the cooperation prospects.
Tsvirkun appreciated Azerbaijan's role in the BSEC formation and development as an organization. He stressed many achievements of the republic to promote the common cause.
Zeynalov informed Secretary General about Azerbaijan's transformations, success and achievements, as well as the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and its consequences.
Tsvirkun stressed that he plans to visit Azerbaijan to familiarize with the country's development and progress.
An Azerbaijani carpet was presented to the Secretary General.
The Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Organization is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 12 states of the Black Sea Coast and the Balkans. BSEC was founded on May 1, 1999 on the basis of the Treaty on the Black Sea Economic Cooperation on June 25, 1992. The headquarters of the organization is located in Istanbul. Member countries are Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
The observer countries are Austria, Belarus, Germany, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, USA, Tunisia, France, Croatia and the Czech Republic and four international organizations - Conference on European Energy Charter, the International Black Sea Club, the Union of Associations of motor carriers in the BSEC region, the Commission of the European Communities.