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Participation of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, at the meeting of Foreign Ministers, Andrei Galbur of the SEECP

Participation of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, at the meeting of Foreign Ministers, Andrei Galbur of the SEECP

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Andrei Galbur participated today at the Meeting of the SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP). The event was organized under the auspices of Slovenia’s acting Chairmanship in the SEECP. The meeting took place under the motto of the Slovenian Chairmanship “SEE4FUTURE” and has offered the host country the opportunity to present its programme, priorities and activities, to be undertaken during its mandate.

During his speech, Andrei Galbur talked about the importance of regional interaction to support the objective of European integration of the countries in the region, as well as fully capitalizing on the cooperation opportunities within the framework of SEECP, in order to achieve tangible results at the regional level in accordance with the undertaken engagements.

In the framework of the event, the discussions focused on the current political situation in the region, with an exchange of views regarding the main challenges and threats to the security and stability at the regional level. At the same time, the participants have underlined the need to strengthen regional connectivity, infrastructure and sectoral cooperation, as well ensure the orientation of SEECP towards closer interaction in the future.

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The South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) was launched on Bulgaria's initiative in 1996. At the Bulgaria-chaired meeting in Sofia, the Southeast Europe (SEE) countries laid the foundations for regional co-operation for the purposes of creating an atmosphere of trust, good neighbourly relations and stability. The Republic of Moldova joined the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) on May 4th 2006, within the High Level SEECP Summit from Thessaloniki (Greece). On October 10 2006, the Republic of Moldova has signed the Charter on Good Neighborly relations, Stability, Security and Cooperation in South Eastern Europe, becoming de jure full fledged member to the SEECP. The Republic of Moldova held the chairmanship of SEECP in 2008-2009. The member states of SEECP are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Bulgaria, Greece, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Croatia, Moldova, Montenegro, Slovenia.