On Thursday, in the Turkish capital, Ankara, the work of a summit of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization of the Black Sea Rim countries kicked off.
At the opening, the Secretary-General of the Assembly, Assaf Hajiyev, expressed his thanks to the Speaker of the Turkish Parliament, Mustafa Şentop, for hosting the summit.
Hajiyev said that the Black Sea region is important to world politics as “a bridge and intersection point between the continents of Asia and Europe.”
He pointed out that the region has great wealth in terms of energy, and that it has been attracting attention worldwide in recent years.
The Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization was established in 1992 at the suggestion of Turkey and includes 13 countries, including Russia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.