South East European meeting to take place in Turkey on Jan 25

Turkey took over rotating presidency of the SEECP from Moldova on January 5, 2009 for one year.

South East European meeting to take place in Turkey on Jan 25

The second meeting of the Political Directors Committee within the scope of Turkey's rotating presidency of the South East European Co-operation Process (SEECP) will take place in southern province of Antalya on January 25.

Turkey took over rotating presidency of the SEECP from Moldova on January 5, 2009 for one year.

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement and said national coordinators of the 11 members of the SEECP (Turkey, Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia and Greece) will attend the meeting that will be chaired by Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Undersecretary Selim Yenel.

Activities carried out during Turkey's rotating presidency, activities to take place till the heads of government and state summit to take place in Istanbul on June 23 and recent developments in the region, with special reference to Bosnia-Herzegovina are expected to be discussed at the meeting.

The South East European Co-operation Process was launched on Bulgaria's initiative in 1996. At the Bulgaria-chaired meeting in Sofia, the SEE countries laid the foundations for regional co-operation for the purposes of creating an atmosphere of trust, good neighbourly relations and stability.

The basic goals of regional co-operation within SEECP include the strengthening of security and political situation, intensification of economic relations and co-operation in human resources, democracy, justice, and battle against illegal activities.

It includes Turkey, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Greece.

The SEECP is a regional non-institutionalised process co-ordinated by the presiding country. The SEECP presidency lasts for one year and is rotated among the members.


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