The summit in Istanbul, which ended on Tuesday, resulted in the heads of state and government of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) nations signing a Declaration "Ten Years of Cooperation and Development: a Glance into the Future". This was reported by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
As was pointed out by the ministry, the summit participants spoke in favour of continuing cooperation within the BSEC. In their opinion, this international organisation contributes to progress in the region and to active interaction in the interests of the peoples of the organisation's member-countries.
The heads of state and government "point out with satisfaction that the activity of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation meets the interests of further integration in the economic and social spheres in conditions of new possibilities and challenges of our time," says the Declaration of the Istanbul summit.
Taking part in the session, which was timed to the tenth jubilee of the organisation, were the heads of state and government of Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine and also observers and guests.
The Russian delegation at the summit was headed by Deputy Prime Minister Valentina Matviyenko.
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