Serbia helped improve cooperation in Black Sea region: FM

BELGRADE, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Serbia's six-month presidency of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) met its priorities such as economic and infrastructural cooperation among countries, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said here on Wednesday.

Dacic made this statement at the opening of the 48th plenary session of PABSEC, saying the grouping had a noble goal of strengthening peace, stability and security in the Black Sea region.

He added Serbian priorities during its presidency were to improve economic cooperation, transport, cooperation in international organizations such as European Union and United Nations, as well as increasing PABSEC's efficiency through reforms.

"I sincerely hope that we have succeeded in realizing the tasks that we set on July 1, 2016 when we took over the presidency," Dacic said to representatives of PABSEC member countries.

Dacic reminded that on Dec. 8 the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia will organize the meeting of the Business Council of PABSEC, while on Dec. 13 there will be a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers that will mark the end of Serbia's six-month presidency and transfer the duty to Turkey.

He stressed the increasing interconnection of PABSEC countries, especially in areas of economy, fight against organized crime, healthcare, pharmaceutical industry, natural disasters as well as science and technology.

[ Editor: 刘家铭 ]
 

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