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Summit of Heads of State and Government of the SEECP Member States was held in Slovenia

Summit of Heads of State and Government of the SEECP Member States was held in Slovenia

24 April, Brdo pri Krajnu - State Secretary Daniela Morari participated at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the participating countries in the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP). The event was organized under the auspices of Slovenia, which is currently holding the SEECP Chairmanship-in-Office.

During the event, the participants exchanged views on the latest political and economic developments in South East Europe, and their impact on regional cooperation and on European integration processes of the SEECP member states.

In their statements, the participants of the Summit mentioned the importance of continuity in the multidimensional regional cooperation processes for the purpose of building sustainable economies and social stability. Special attention was paid to the necessity of further development of transport and infrastructure networks that are seen as a vital system for enhancing the economic cooperation and prosperity of the region. In her allocution, State Secretary Daniela Morari appreciated the results of the Western Balkan partners and assured that the Republic of Moldova will continue to make considerable efforts to align with the standards that will lead to a constant progress in the European integration process.

At the end of the meeting, the participants adopted the SEECP Joint Declaration, reaffirming their support for the successful implementation of the South East Europe cooperation initiatives and programs, and expressing their firm support for the European choice of the SEECP member states.

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. The member states of SEECP are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Bulgaria, Greece, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Croatia, Moldova, Montenegro, Slovenia.