The 55th Meeting of the PABSEC Economic, Commercial, Technological and Environmental Affairs Committee on was held online on 7 October 2020 with the technical support of the PABSEC International Secretariat.
National delegations from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine took part in the Meeting. The Meeting was chaired by Mr. Constantin-Catalin Zamfira, Chairman of the Committee (Romania).
The Committee approved the draft Report and the draft Recommendation 176/2020 “The Role of Parliaments in Combating Pandemic - Economic Aspects” that will be submitted to the Fifty-Sixth Plenary Session of the General Assembly.
The Committee re-elected Mr. Vahe Enfiajyan, member of the PABSEC Armenian Delegation, to the post of Vice-Chairman of the PABSEC Economic, Commercial, Technological and Environmental Affairs Committee for the term of two years.
The Committee took note of the information on the current activities of the Organization of the BSEC, presented by Mr. Sergei Goncharenko, Deputy Secretary General of the BSEC Permanent International Secretariat.
The Committee also took note of the information on transportation problems in the BSEC region presented by Mr. Adrian Albu, Secretary General of the Union of Road Transport Associations of the BSEC Member States.
The next 56th Meeting of the Committee will take place in Albania on 17-18 March 2021. The main issue will be “The Role of Parliaments in Preventing Human Trafficking - Economic Aspects”. Mr. Andrea Marto, Head of the PABSEC Albanian Delegation, was appointed the Rapporteur for the Report.
Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, informed the committee members about the initiative of the Hellenic Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA), which leads the work in developing green energy in the BSEC Region, about planting trees in 2020. This initiative has already been joined by the ministries from 8 BSEC Member States. The Secretary General proposed to support this initiative and to plant 75 trees on behalf of the PABSEC in one of the districts of Istanbul in the framework of celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the UN. Relevant information will be sent to all the delegations.