Balkans: SEECP foreign ministers meet in Belgrade

To strengthen cooperation. Presidents' summit tomorrow

14 June, 18:02

(ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, JUNE 14 - The strengthening of regional cooperation in the Balkan area was the focus of a meeting held in Belgrade today of the foreign ministers of the twelve member nations of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP).

The meeting was opened by Serbia's Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic, fresh from the country's election to preside over the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations, starting in September this year, when Serbia concludes its turn at the presidency, begun in June 2011. Tomorrow Belgrade will see a summit of heads of state of SEECP members. Set up in Sofia in 1996, the regional organisation aims to promote and strengthen good relations between Balkan neighbour states, with the objective of transforming the area into one of peace, security and stability, favouring the integration of member states into Euro-Atlantic structures. The member nations of SEECP are: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, Romania, Moldova, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.(ANSAmed).

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