The 54th Meeting of the PABSEC Economic, Commercial, Technological and Environmental Affairs Committee was organised online with the technical support of the PABSEC International Secretariat.
The national delegations of Albania. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine took part in the Meeting. Mr. Krasimir Velchev, Chairman of the Committee (Bulgaria) chaired the Meeting.
The Committee adopted the draft Report and draft Recommendation 173/2020 on “Development of Financial Technologies in the BSEC Member States” that will be presented for the consideration of the 55th Plenary Session of the General Assembly.
The Committee elected Mr. Constantin Catalin Zamfira, member of the PABSEC Romanian delegation, to the post of the Chairman of the PABSEC Economic, Commercial, Technological and Environmental Affairs for the term of two years. The Committee also elected Mr. Petar Kanev, Head of the PABSEC Bulgarian delegation, to the post of the Vice-Chairman of the PABSEC Economic, Commercial, Technological and Environmental Affairs for the term of two years. The election of second Vice-Chair of the Committee was postponed.
The next 55th Meeting of the Committee will be held in Ukraine on 30 September - 1 October 2020. The main item on the Agenda will be “The Role of Parliaments in Combating Pandemic - Economic Aspect”. The Rapporteur on the Report will be Mr. Artak Manukyan, member of the PABSEC Armenian Delegation.
The PABSEC Secretary General informed the members of the Committee on the preparatory work carried out by the International Secretariat for the organisation of the meetings of the Bureau of the Assembly, Standing Committee and the Plenary Session of the General Assembly.