The western town of Pravets hosts the annual meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council's (RCC) Governing Board and the foreign ministers from the South-East Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) member states.
The SEECP is an authentic initiative born in Bulgaria, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov commented. He recalled that the transport and energy connectivity of the countries from the region was among the main priorities. This connectivity adds value not only to the region's economy, but also to achieving one of the process' main goals, which is to deepen the integration of SEE countries within the EU, the Bulgarian top diplomat noted. He added that Europe would never be complete without the full EU membership of the Western Balkan countries.
RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic also listed energy and transport as priorities. According to him, competitiveness must be increased, so that the region could attract investments and a common regional economy could be built, which would have a high degree of mobility and employment.