The Meeting of Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, with the Delegation from the Caspian Strategy Institute (HASEN), Istanbul, 8 April 2016.
The Delegation from the Caspian Strategy Institute (HASEN) headed by Halil Akinci, Chairman of the Council of Foreign Policy and Security, paid a visit to PABSEC International Secretariat on 8 April 2016.
Mr. Akinci expressed his gratitude for the kind hospitality and informed that Caspian Strategy Institute’s, as an Istanbul-based think tank mission, is to produce genuine research and data on the Broader Caspian region to contribute to policy and business environment with strategic recommendations on energy, international affairs, logistics, security, economy, education, culture and environment issues. He underlined that the Institute’s vision is to become a leading think tank in Turkey and and in region by creating public opinion and stimulating scientific debate and research through a dynamic program of national and international forums, publications, conferences, seminars, workshops and educational activities. In this regard, Mr. Akinci addressed to Mr. Hajiyev an official invitation to be a key-note speaker at the “Global Inside”Conference that will be organised by HASEN on 9 May 2016 in Istanbul.
During the meeting Mr. A. Hajiyev informed the members of HASEN delegation about the activities of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea. He underlined the importance of Black Sea region as the bridge between Europe and Asia and the role of the PABSEC for promoting economic cooperation, good neighbourhood relations and stability in the Black Sea region.
Mr. Haldun Yavas, HASEN Secretary General, Mrs. Kamala Pashayeva, Caspian Region Coordinator and Mr. Fuat Küçükaydın PABSEC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Administrative and Financial Matters participated in the meeting.