Τα νέα του Μάρκου Μπόλαρη

Τα νέα του Μάρκου Μπόλαρη

Ομιλία ΥΦΥΠΕΞ Μ. Μπόλαρη στην 39η Συνάντηση Υπουργών Εξωτερικών του Οργανισμού Συνεργασίας Ευξείνου Πόντου (ΟΣΕΠ/BSEC)

Διαβάστε την ομιλία του Υφυπουργού Εξωτερικών Μάρκου Μπόλαρη στην 39η Συνάντηση Υπουργών Εξωτερικών του Οργανισμού Συνεργασίας Ευξείνου Πόντου (ΟΣΕΠ/BSEC).

 39thMEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE BSEC MEMBER STATES

(Baku, 14 December 2018)

 

Intervention by

Mr.  Markos BOLARIS

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the

HELLENIC REPUBLIC

Dear Mr. Chairman,

Dear Mr. Secretary General of the BSEC, 

Distinguished Colleagues, 

         Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am really pleased to participate in the 39th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the BSEC Organization here in Baku.

First of all, I would like to congratulate the Republic of Azerbaijan and His Excellency Mr. Elmar M A M M A D Y A R O V, Minister of Foreign Affairs, for their excellent work as the BSEC Chairmanship-in-Office during the second semester of the current year.

 As a matter of course, I would also like to thank our hosts for their warm hospitality and sound organization of our today’s meeting.

Dear Colleagues, 

Next year, our Organization, the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization will be entering its 27thyear. As the saying goes “It is not anymore the child it used to be. It has grown up and become a fully-formed adult”. 

All these years, BSEC has successfully managed to contribute to the sustainable economic development of the region, while at the same time paying special attention to the promotion of mutual respect and trust between its Members States, which is a prerequisite and the basis for fruitful and result-oriented cooperation, for peace, friendship, development, stability in the region.

What we have collectively achieved so far is, no doubt, commendable. BSEC is the genuinely most important and representative regional organization in the wider Black Sea area. It groups together the twelve (12) Members States and has attracted the interest of many more, be it countries or Associations and other entities that want to participate as Observers or Sectoral Partners in its works. 

With this opportunity, I would like to stretch the big importance of the new energy reality and transportation. Greece is fully committed to that leading role.

But, we should not rest on our laurels.  For our Organization to remain successful and effective in its core mission, which is no other than to promote fruitful economic cooperation to the benefit of our respective countries and, of course, their peoples in the region, we need to actively continue lending our full support to the implementation of its objectives and strengthening its project-oriented character. 

The replenishment of the “Project Development Fund” would be an important step in this direction. The “Black Sea Project Promotion Facility” is also a significant financial tool that enhances the project-oriented character of BSEC. Synergies with the EU and other regional and international organizations can equally serve as potential cooperation platforms for the development of meaningful projects of common interest and therefore should be actively pursued.     

Dear Colleagues,

Before concluding this short intervention, allow me to extend my thanks to the General Secretary of the BSEC Ambassador Christides and of course to all of his colleagues in the Permanent International Secretariat for all their dedication and commitment to the service of the BSEC. 

Last but not least, let me wish every success to the incoming Chairmanship-in-Office of Bulgaria.   

 Thank you very much for your attention.  

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