Ambassador Dimitrios Rallis has been appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organisation, the foreign ministry announced on Tuesday. His appointment was decided by the Council of Foreign Ministers of the BSEC member states, with a decision adopted at its 44th meeting on December 17.
The re-election of a Greek candidate for a senior position in the Secretariat of this organisation, which is the product of many months of effort, indicates the special interest that our country attaches to the BSEC, as well as the general impact that Greece has within the organisation, the foreign ministry said.
The BSEC was founded in 1992 as an informal initiative and evolved into an international financial organisation in May 1999.
Its membership currently includes 12 countries in the wider Black Sea region (Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Turkey).