YEREVAN. – Armenian FM Edward Nalbandian assumed chairmanship of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) for a period of six months during the ministerial council of the organization held in Odessa.
In his speech, Minister Nalbandian noted that Armenia is taking active moves to introduce new agenda of the organizations and promote mutually beneficial cooperation in the region.
Armenia has initiated the second stage of the project aimed at development of information technology. Preparation work for introducing an association of BSEC information technologies incubator is underway.
During the chairmanship, a meeting of senior officials from IT sector will be held in Yerevan in parallel with DigiTec 2013 annual exhibition.
Armenia draws importance to introducing further efforts into promoting regional cooperation, improvement of the effectiveness of activities and strengthening of the organization’s reputation in the international arena, the Minister added.
Resolutions, decisions and recommendations on various issues were adopted by the Council at the conclusion of the meeting. The representatives of the BSEC Member States also highlighted their willingness to fully tap on the cooperation potential with Observers and Sectoral Partners of the Organization, as well as other international organizations.
BSEC is an intergovernmental organization involving 12 states: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.