On 17 November 2022, Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, paid a working visit to Sofia and met with Mr. Vezhdi Rashidov, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Petar Kanev, Chairman of the PABSEC Economic, Commercial, and Financial Affairs Committee.
The PABSEC Secretary General congratulated Mr. Vezhdi Rashidov on his election to the post of President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria and informed him about the current activities of the PABSEC and the preparatory work for the 60th General Assembly. The PABSEC Secretary General also briefed the President on the plans for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the PABSEC, in Istanbul, in 2023, also expressing his gratitude for the significant contribution and the active role of the Bulgarian delegation in the Assembly’s activities.
The President of the National Assembly noted that Bulgaria attaches great importance to cooperation in the BSEC region and expressed the hope for further fruitful cooperation within the framework of the Assembly. He underlined the active participation of the Bulgarian delegation in the activities of the PABSEC and wished the Assembly success in fulfilling its mission.
During his visit to Sofia, Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, visited the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and met with President Academician Julian Revalski. During the meeting were discussed the prospects for strengthening the interaction among the scientists of the BSEC Member States and also for developing scientific and technical cooperation. It was expressed the confidence that the relations in the scientific field should be strengthened. The Secretary General informed the President of BAS about the expediency of the organisation of a Meeting of the Presidents of the Academies of Sciences of the BSEC Member States, within the framework of the events organized for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the PABSEC.