Joint Meeting of the BSEC Committee of Senior Officials and PABSEC Standing Committee, BSEC Headquarters, Istanbul, on 5 November 2015
The Joint Meeting of the BSEC Committee of Senior Officials and the PABSEC Standing Committee was held at the BSEC Headquarters in Istanbul, on 5 November 2015. The members of the BSEC Committee of Senior Officials, the PABSEC Standing Committee, as well as the representatives of the BSEC Permanent International Secretariat and the PABSEC International Secretariat participated in the meeting.
During the discussions on the draft Joint Action Plan for Enhancing Cooperation between BSEC and PABSEC, special focus was placed on the coordination of the priorities; synchronization of activities; and holding regular meetings between the Directorial Staff of the BSEC Permanent International Secretariat and the PABSEC International Secretariat. It was stressed that after the adoption of this document the interaction between the two bodies will become more coordinated.
During the discussions on the enhancement of the PABSEC status it was noted that the decision of the Assembly aims at reaching the qualitatively new role of the Assembly in the region and at international arena.
The participants noted the usefulness of organization of the joint meetings and expressed hope to continue this practice in the future.