Visit of H.E. Mr. Andrii Sybiha, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Turkey, to the PABSEC International Secretariat in Istanbul, on 18 October 2016
H.E. Mr. Andrii Sybiha, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Turkey, paid a visit, on 18 October 2016, to the PABSEC International Secretariat in Istanbul where he had a meeting with Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, the PABSEC Secretary General. Mr. Vasyl Bodnar, the Consul General of Ukraine in Istanbul also participated in the meeting.
In the framework of the meeting, Mr. Hajiyev provided information regarding the PABSEC upcoming activities and preparatory events, dedicated to the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of our Assembly during the Turkish (first half of 2017) and the Ukrainian (second half of 2017) Presidencies. He underlined that during the twenty five-years the Assembly has taken resolute actions to provide consistent support to the BSEC projects, concentrating its efforts on subjects of utmost importance for enhancing multilateral economic cooperation in the Black Sea Region.
The discussions were focused on the issues of future cooperation in the framework of the PABSEC Ukrainian Presidency. In this context, Mr. Hajiyev underlined the importance of organising of some events during the Presidency of Ukraine.
Mr. Sybiha expressed his interest to engage in the organisation of the preparatory events during the PABSEC Ukrainian Presidency. He also informed that H.E. Mr. Andrii Parubii, the Speaker of the Verhovna Rada of Ukraine, will visit Istanbul during the NATO PA (18-20 November 2016) and, in this context, he proposed to organize a meeting with the Speaker.
Mr. Asaf Hajiyev noted the important role of Ukraine and the immense contribution of the PABSEC Ukrainian Delegation to the Assembly activities. He also informed about the forthcoming Meeting of the Secretaries General of Parliaments of the BSEC countries, with the participation of the Secretaries General of the Interparliamentary Organisations, that will take place on 6 February 2017, in Istanbul.
The Secretary General of the PABSEC thanked the Ukrainian Ambassador for his visit and wished him success in his future professional activities.