Foreign Minister Mitov: South-East European Cooperation Process Is Leading Political Format for Cooperation in Region
Monday, 25 May 2015
The South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) is a leading political format for cooperation in the region and a factor for security, stability and prosperity, said Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov in Tirana, where he took part in a SEECP foreign ministerial on Friday.
The foreign ministerial was part of the concluding events of Albania's SEECP Chairmanship-in-Office. The foreign ministers of the countries participating in the SEECP discussed the latest development in Southeastern Europe, as well as the opportunities for the SEECP's adaption to the current challenges facing the
region in view of achieving a more effective cooperation focused on actual results.
Mitov underscored the SEECP's importance for the EU integration of the countries from the Western Balkans. He noted that the 20th anniversary of the SEECP coincides with the Bulgarian Chairmanship-in-Office (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016). The Foreign Minister presented in short the main priority spheres of cooperation, such as energy and infrastructure connectivity, the freedom of media and of expression, migration and management of the refugee flow. He underscored that Bulgaria will continue tomake efforts in the spheres set as priority ones by the previous two chairmanships of the SEECP.