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Minister of Foreign Affairs Attends the Ministerial Meeting of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

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The Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu attends the 41st Meeting of the Organization of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), held in Athens, on December 12-13, 2019.

The event marks the moment of Romania taking over the Presidency of the BSEC from Greece, for the next six months - from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. “Bridging Shores through Enhancing Cohesion” is the motto of Romania’s Presidency of the BSEC.

The agenda of the meeting focuses on the recent developments within the BSEC, on the progress made with regard to the institutional reform process and to the consolidation of the regional profile of the Organization, as well as on ways to boost the cooperation between the Member States.

On this occasion, minister Bogdan Aurescu intends to point out the need to accelerate the economic dimension of BSEC’s activity, as well as to enhance the progress regarding the improvement of BSEC’s efficiency.

At the same time, the meeting provides a good opportunity to reaffirm Romania’s interest regarding its priority – regional cooperation, with the help of the EU's active involvement, by capitalizing the results obtained during the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, especially when referring to the Black Sea region.