Visit of Mr. Asaf HAJIYEV, PABSEC Secretary General to Mr. Anastasios KOURAKIS, Deputy Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament and Mr. Nikos XYDAKIS, Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs
Mr. Asaf HAJIYEV, PABSEC Secretary General and Mr. Miltiadis MAKRYGIANNIS, PABSEC Deputy Secretary General, paid a visit to Mr. Anastasios KOURAKIS, First Deputy Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament on 28 January 2016. Mr. Hajiyev expressed his gratitude for the support of the Hellenic parliament and the Hellenic PABSEC Delegation to the PABSEC activities. He also presented information about the Declaration on “Strengthening the Status of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation” adopted at the 45th PABSEC General Assembly in Chisinau, which had already been signed by the Speakers/Presidents of the Parliaments of 10 member states. He stressed that signing of the Declaration by all the member states will open up the possibilities to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the PABSEC in the wider Black Sea region and on international arena.
The Deputy Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament expressed the will of the Hellenic Parliament to strengthen its participation in all parliamentary assemblies and underlined the important role of the national parliaments in diplomacy and the essential role of PABSEC in the wider Black Sea region.
Mr. Hajiyev thanked the Deputy Speaker for the kind wishes and invited him to the meeting of the PABSEC Cultural Affairs Committee to be held in April in Baku.
Mr. Hajiyev also met the Head and the members of the new Hellenic PABSEC delegation at the working lunch, where the future perspectives of cooperation within the PABSEC were discussed.
PABSEC Secretary General also met the Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs Mr. Nikos XYDAKIS. The sides discussed the current and forthcoming activities of the Assembly and underlined the importance of the Declaration on Strengthening the Status of the PABSEC.