The message reads, in part:
”We attach great importance to the Assembly’s activity, which covers a wide range of topical issues of regional dialogue. We see it as an influential and effective mechanism for ensuring parliamentary support for fulfilling our common objectives relating to exchanges of views on commercial and non-political matters.
The authority of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation in the international arena is increasing, and this is largely the result of its member countries' involvement in the practical realisation of large joint projects in such important areas as transportation and energy. These projects not only meet the actual needs of the Black Sea nations, but also contribute to further development of integration processes on the continent.
Russia is ready – not only during its presidency, which will end after the current session – to actively and proactively work within the organisation to ensure stability and sustainable development in the Black Sea region.
I am confident that your meeting in Moscow will make a significant contribution to strengthening multilateral cooperation between the Black Sea nations.“
The BSEC comprises of 12 countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.