(ANSAmed) - PESCARA, DECEMBER 9 - From December 13 to December 15, the Abruzzo region will be hosting the 6th international ''Large Projects in the Mediterranean'' meeting in Chieti's Chamber of Commerce exhibition space. Taking part in the meeting will be Bulgaria's ambassador Boyco Kadrinov and representatives from the governments of Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Libya, Morocco, Turkey, Angola, Moldavia and the Abruzzo regional government, as well as local administrators, institute directors and associations of labour categories. The meeting will also include state-owned companies and structures and ones in which the state holds shares. The region's vice president Alfredo Castiglione said in the presentation that ''it is an important appointment which is on its way to becoming, alongside FORUMED, another important moment of dialogue and exchange between the entrepreneurial world, institutions and the financial world on what is happening and one the opportunities of the entire Euro-Mediterranean area, and therefore also the Balkans.'' Castiglione said that ''we need to achieve a true free trade zone in the Mediterranean, looking at the matter from the point of view of innovation centres between SMEs and network contracts, two fundamental tools for internationalisation policies.'' Castiglione also underscored Abruzzo's role as the head region in a number of projects with overseas countries: it is the coordinating region for IPA Balkan Area projects and has been awarded two important Med projects -Rempo Retail and Otremed - and with the resources on their way from the FAS and with the Progetto Abruzzo 2015, the region intends to carry out initiatives for the formation of network contracts specifically for the Mediterranean area, coordinating the guiding principles and the planning. (ANSAmed).