Turkey aims for the sky in BSEC
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
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Turkey wants to carry the Turkish Chairmanship in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) from regional cooperation to “prosperity partnership” in its chairmanship of the organization, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Naci Koru said Sept. 3.
“We are determined to develop an economic action plan in order to achieve a developed partnership in the region,” Koru told to journalists at a press conference held at the BSEC Headquarters in Istanbul.
Following a coordination meeting with the representatives of the BSEC member countries, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Naci Koru revealed Turkey’s priorities during its chairmanship of the BSEC.
Transport, intra-regional trade and investments and sustainable energy, as well as the fight against organized crime, illegal trafficking of drugs, weapons, terrorism, corruption and money laundering are the country’s goals, he said, adding that they also wanted to foster education and the involvement of youth and civil society, facilitate scientific research and technology, organize the first annual BSEC high level tax forum and promote culture and tourism.