Ukraine starts presiding in BSEC today
On June 29, Ukraine began to chair the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), according to Ukraine's Ambassador to Turkey Andrii Sybiha.
"Today, Ukraine assumes the presidency in BSEC. Our delegation is headed by First Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Pristaiko," the diplomat wrote on Twitter.
Read alsoPoroshenko: Russia's aggression against Ukraine challenge for whole Black Sea regionUNIAN memo. BSEC was established in 1992 to ensure economic development and prosperity in the Black Sea region. As of today, the organization unites 12 states of the Black Sea region and the Southern Balkans. The headquarters of the organization is in Istanbul.