iCrowdNewswire - Dec 4, 2015
PAM and PABSEC to promote shared values and implement projects on current priority issues
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) participated at the 46th General Assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC), held on 25 -27 November 2015, in Bucharest, Romania. PAM was represented by Hon. Ninel Peia, Head of the Romanian Parliament Delegation to PAM.
Hon. Peia underlined the long-term relations between PAM and PABSEC, dating back to back to 2008, when the two Assemblies finalized the mutual exchange of Observer Status. .
PAM and PABSEC regularly ensure a smooth and constant exchange of information, best practices and challenges faced by their member states. Recently the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding, on the occasion of the visit of the PABSEC Secretary General, H.E. Asaf Hajiyev, to the PAM Headquarters in Malta. The Agreement arises out of the strategic importance of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions as inter-connected geopolitical areas for stability, security, democracy, harmonious economic, cultural and social development, as well as for the peaceful cohabitation of their peoples. During the meeting some ideas for cooperation were also discussed, such as Migration, Human Rights and the fight against Corruption.
“These themes go beyond the purely economic dimension, and we look forward to broadening our area of cooperation, for the benefit of our citizens. With regards to the fight to corruption, PAM and PABSEC are also taking into consideration the possibility of a joint parliamentary seminar dedicated to this crucial topic for both our regions”, Hon. Peia added.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean is committed to support the activities of PABSEC and to work together in order to promote shared values and projects aimed at guaranteeing people who live on the shores of their two seas the peaceful and developed life they deserve”, Hon. Peia concluded.//