Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General paid a working visit to Ankara on 9-10 November 2020.
On 10 November - the commemoration day of the founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the PABSEC Secretary General took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb in the “Anitkabir” mausoleum.
The PABSEC Secretary General met with Mr. Mustafa Sentop, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, and expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Republic of Turkey for the important role in strengthening peace and cooperation in the Black Sea region. Mr. A. Hajiyev also thanked the Speaker for the continuous support provided by Turkey to the Parliamentary Assembly and its International Secretariat. The PABSEC Secretary General also informed the Speaker about the current preparatory work carried out by the PABSEC for the 56th PABSEC General Assembly, which will be held online on 24 November 2020. Mr. Mustafa Sentop noted the professional work of the PABSEC International Secretariat and expressed full support to the activities of the PABSEC. He assured that the Turkish Parliament and the PABSEC Turkish delegation will continue to contribute to the activities of the Assembly. The meeting was attended by Mr. Cemal Ozturk, Head of the PABSEC Turkish delegation.
At the meeting with Mr. Cemal Ozturk, Head of the PABSEC Turkish Delegation, the results of the autumn meetings of the PABSEC Committees, as well as the organizational matters for the 56th PABSEC General Assembly, to be held on 24 November 2020, were discussed.
Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey Alexey Erkhov. The constructive contribution of Russia to strengthening peace and stability in the Black Sea region was underlined. The Secretary General informed the Ambassador of the Russian Federation about the results of the autumn meetings of the PABSEC Committees, as well as the preparatory work for the 56th PABSEC General Assembly. The importance of strengthening cooperation in the Black Sea region was noted, especially given the complicated situation for all countries in the fight against coronavirus infection.