The PABSEC Delegation composed of Mr. Petar Kanev, PABSEC Vice-President and Head of the PABSEC Bulgarian Delegation and Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, participated in Baku, on 14 December 2018, in the 39th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the BSEC Member States. This meeting was preceded by the Meeting of the BSEC Committee of Senior Officials, held in Baku,on 12-13 December 2018.
Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman-in-Office of the BSEC, and Ambassador Michael Christides, Secretary General of the BSEC PERMIS, addressed the gathering at the Opening Ceremony.
During the meeting, the participants exchanged views on different aspects concerning the Organization and the cooperation in the BSEC Region. The Council took note of the Reports of the Meetings of the BSEC Committee of Senior Officials, discussed and adopted the draft Resolutions, Decisions and Recommendations, which were submitted to them by the Committee of Senior Officials.
In his speech, the PABSEC Secretary General informed the participants about the results of the Fifty-Second PABSEC General Assembly, which was held in Yerevan, during 26-28 November 2019. He also informed about the significant events that will be organized during the forthcoming PABSEC Azerbaijani Presidency in the first part of 2019.
At the conclusion of the meeting, a ceremony took place, whereby the Republic of Azerbaijan handed over the Chairmanship-in-Office of the BSEC, to the Republic of Bulgaria, for the next six months.