On 28 May 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited the PABSEC International Secretariat and met with Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General.
During the conversation, the PABSEC Secretary General briefed the guest on the current and future activities of the Assembly and stressed the role of Turkey in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation process. He also informed about the preparations for the PABSEC General Assembly in Baku in June 2019 within the framework of the Azerbaijani PABSEC Presidency.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey noted the interest of Turkey in enhancing importance of the Black Sea region at international level and confirmed Turkey’s intention to take more active part in the implementation of mutually beneficial joint projects. He also congratulated the PABSEC Secretary General on the excellent choice of building for the PABSEC International Secretariat and wished him success in the future work for the benefit of peoples of the Black Sea region.
The PABSEC Secretary General handed over to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey the PABSEC Medal of Honour for his contribution to strengthening cooperation in the Black Sea region. Mr. M. Çavuşoğlu and Mr. A. Hajiyev exchanged commemorative gifts.