No: 331, 12 December 2018, Press Release Regarding The Visit Of H.e. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister Of Foreign Affairs Of The Republic Of Turkey, To Azerbaijan To Attend The 39th Meeting Of The Council Of Ministers Of Foreign Affairs Of The Bsec Member States

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 12.12.2018

H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, will visit Baku on 14 December 2018 to attend the 39th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), hosted by the Chairmanship-in-Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Turkey, a founding member of BSEC, hosts the Organization’s Secretariat in Istanbul.

During the 39th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, BSEC’s recent activities in areas such as transport, information and communication technologies, energy, environment, customs, SMEs, combating organized crime, agriculture and culture will be evaluated and there will be an exchange of views on the additional steps that could be taken to turn BSEC into a more project-oriented organization in the context of the ongoing BSEC reform process.

Turkey attaches importance to the work of BSEC, which not only contributes to enhancing economic cooperation among the BSEC Member States, but also to cultivating a culture of dialogue and promoting stability in the region.

In this context, Turkey will continue its efforts to increase the efficiency of BSEC in the period ahead.

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