For the first time in a while, Ukraine has nominated its candidate for the post of BSEC Secretary-General (Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation). This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
The choice fell on Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar.
It is worth noting that the BSEC was founded in 1992 in Istanbul. The purpose of the organization is the development of economic cooperation and trade. The organization includes 12 countries: Azerbaijan, Albania, Bulgaria, Armenia, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Ukraine chaired the BSEC back in 2013. In 2016, Ukraine went on a diplomatic démarche due to Russia's chairmanship in the BSEC.
On July 1, 2017, Ukraine once again headed the BSEC, and in December - handed over the presidency to Armenia.
As we reported earlier, on September 2, the Ukrainian government terminated several agreements within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
"A separate block, which we have traditionally on the agenda - the withdrawal from the regular agreements within the CIS. In particular, we denounce the agreement on cooperation in veterinary medicine, as well as withdraw from the agreement on cooperation in sanitary protection of territories," the statement said.