Joint essay by H.E. Mr. Ivica Dacic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia and H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Turkey

bsec 1312017On a arise of a flitting of a Chairmanship-in-Office of a Organization of a Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)1 from Serbia to Turkey2, we wish to quickly echo a stress of BSEC.

In a segment of geostrategic importance, BSEC represents an aspiring bid and a useful car to foster and connect a settlement and enlightenment of team-work and synergy among a Member States. We owe it to BSEC that currently we have a unenlightened network of contacts and team-work within a community.

The thought to settle BSEC behind in 1992 was brazen looking. The beginning was launched immediately after vital changes on a European continent, formed on a self-assurance that stronger mercantile team-work among a countries of a Black Sea would raise peace, fortitude and wealth in a region.  It represented a enterprise of a Member States to emanate a operative intra-regional discourse forum that would after develop into a bone-fide informal mercantile team-work classification in 1999.

Increased team-work in a Black Sea segment by BSEC mechanisms not usually aims to beget mercantile benefits, though also contributes to building certainty by some-more dialogue. This, in turn, consolidates fortitude and confidence in a region, that is in a seductiveness of both a segment and a general community. Contacts on a sidelines of BSEC meetings yield opportunities for continual discourse among routine makers during a top level, environment a settlement for improved understanding. BSEC serves as a useful forum where even a member of those Member States that do not have tactful family with any other or have critical shared issues can get together regularly.

24 years on, a universe is positively really opposite from a one that existed when BSEC was established. We know we have to make changes to keep adult with a new realities and changing times.

Today, a wider Black Sea segment faces a series of political, mercantile and confidence challenges. These related problems can usually be effectively addressed by increasing interaction, extended coordination, constructive discourse and focused and result-oriented cooperation. Our Organization is indeed a usually informal car able of achieving these goals.

The ongoing remodel work within a Organization constitutes a categorical post of a bid to boost a efficacy and potency of BSEC.  We wish to finalize this critical routine by Jun 2017, when we will be holding in Istanbul a Sixth BSEC Summit Meeting to applaud a miracle 25th anniversary of a Organization.

Today, we are unapproachable to contend that BSEC is a oldest, many thorough and many institutionalized informal intergovernmental mercantile team-work classification in a wider Black Sea region. In further to a Permanent International Secretariat  formed in Istanbul, BSEC also has 4 Related Bodies ─ namely a Parliamentary Assembly of BSEC, a BSEC Business Council, a Black Sea Trade and Development Bank and a International Centre for Black Sea Studies. These Related Bodies bargain with a parliamentary, business, financial and educational measure of cooperation. BSEC also has 16 Observers and 16 Sectoral Dialogue Partners that are countries and organizations from Europe, Asia, Africa and a Americas. Their appearance in BSEC activities also allows them to minister to a elaborating efforts for informal cooperation.

BSEC will continue to be a indicate of anxiety for team-work in a wider Black Sea area in a years to come, by support a categorical operative beliefs of inclusiveness, clarity and informal ownership. We are assured that we are on a right lane for fulfilling a expectations of a Member States and adults in consolidating this singular informal classification as an fit indication for fostering extended dialogue, improved bargain and tolerable growth in a region.


1 The 12 BSEC Member States are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Turkey will strictly assume a BSEC Chairmanship on 1 Jan 2017, for a duration of 6 months until 30 Jun 2017.

Article source: http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/press-service/statements/16106-joint-article-by-he-mr-ivica-dacic-first-deputy-prime-minister-and-minister-of-foreign-affairs-of-the-republic-of-serbia-and-he-mr-mevluet-cavuolu-minister-of-foreign-affairs-of-the-republic-of-turkey