In Istanbul, opened the jubilee summit of BSEC

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The jubilee summit of the organization of black sea economic cooperation (BSEC) in honor of the 25th anniversary of the organization began in Istanbul.

Sunday will be a meeting of foreign Ministers of BSEC countries, and on Monday will meet the heads of state and government of the countries-participants of the organization. Russia will be represented by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. During the summit, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will hold a series of bilateral meetings. In particular, the planned talks between Yildirim and Medvedev, which will discuss Russian-Turkish relations.

With a welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Presidium of the summit of the BSEC, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Tugrul Tyurkesh.

«In 1992 we created the site in a very difficult time, and many did not believe that we will be able to create a form of cooperation for different countries of the black sea region. But we have become not just the largest international organization, but also an example of how common interests can to solve common problems of the countries. Trade and economic development, energy, education, agriculture, small business development — key issues on which working members of the BSEC,» said the Tyurkesh.

He added that the summit will be discussed the questions of reforming the organization.

«Even such major organizations as the EU feel the need to upgrade, we also can not depart from this trend, we need to reform our organization to make it more effective», said the Turkish politician.

According to the Secretary General of the BSEC Michael Christides, this meeting is important for developing a road map of how organizations will evolve in the changing world.

«The second important factor is the meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the countries-BSEC members. In addition, today we open a new building for our organization in the Sariyer district of Istanbul,» he said.

The black sea economic cooperation organization is an intergovernmental organization uniting 12 States of black sea region and Southern Balkans. Founded in 1992. The headquarters of the organization located in Istanbul.

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