Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic stated in Belgrade on Dec. 7 that a "crisis" had emerged in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and a "problem in functioning," and that the organization's Parliamentary Assembly, sitting in Belgrade on Dec. 7, could provide a great contribution.
"You represent the parliamentary dimension within this organization, which represents the activities of governments. We are talking about whether Serbia would preside during the next six months, since there is evidently a crisis in the organization, a problem in functioning. Serbia is offering to help in its overcoming and in the organization's functioning," Dacic said in Belgrade at the start of the 60th session of the General Assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).
The situation has become much more complex, challenges are more compounded, which makes work and engagement in this organization even more significant. The war in Ukraine has caused tectonic changes in the security structure and "the importance of unity and cooperation has obtained a completely new dimension," he added.
Serbia has been a full member of BSEC since 2004. The countries participating in this session are Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Greece, Armenia, Belarus, North Macedonia and Russia.