Group of State Duma members participates in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma Olga Timofeeva noted that the PABSEC acts as a catalyst for dialogue and development of the Black Sea countries. The participants of the 53rd General Assembly will study reports on the work of the organizations of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, discuss prospects for the development of energy in the region, consider various social issues, including the pension system
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation Mikhail Emelianov, Deputy Chairwoman Olga Timofeeva and First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans' Affairs Nikolai Kolomeitsev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation Mikhail Emelianov, Deputy Chairwoman Olga Timofeeva and First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans' Affairs Nikolai Kolomeitsev

On June 20–21, the 53rd General Assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) is taking place in Baku. The parliamentarians of 12 Black Sea countries gathered to discuss economic, political, social, environmental and other issues.

Representatives of both chambers of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation participate in the work of the 53rd PABSEC General Assembly. A delegation of six members of the State Duma includes Deputy Chairwoman Olga Timofeeva Timofeeva Olga Viktorovna Timofeeva
Olga Viktorovna
, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation Mikhail Emelianov Emelianov Mikhail Vasilieviсh Emelianov
Mikhail Vasilieviсh
, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans' Affairs Nikolai Kolomeitsev Kolomeitsev Nikolai Vasilieviсh Kolomeitsev
Nikolai Vasilieviсh
, deputies Ivan Demchenko, Aleksei Kobilev Kobilev Aleksei Gennadieviсh Kobilev
Aleksei Gennadieviсh
, Maksim Shchablykin Shсhablykin Maksim Ivanoviсh Shсhablykin
Maksim Ivanoviсh
. On June 11, Olga Timofeeva was appointed a curator of the interaction of the deputy corps with the PABSEC by the decree of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin Volodin Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh Volodin
Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation. He was elected as part of the federal list of candidates proposed by the All-Russian political party “United Russia”
.

“For more than a quarter of a century, the PABSEC has united parliamentarians from the countries of the Black Sea region. A great experience has already been gained in interacting and promoting coordinated decisions. This time we will hear a special report on the green economy. A separate report will be devoted to the role of ombudsmen in the countries of the Black Sea. Where the institute of ombudsman has been successfully established, special ombudsmen for children's rights, entrepreneurs, financial and other human rights defenders appear. It is very useful for us to share experience. The PABSEC acts as a catalyst for dialogue and development of the Black Sea countries,” Olga Timofeeva believes.

The participants of the 53rd General Assembly will study reports on the work of the organizations of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, discuss prospects for the development of energy in the region, and consider various social issues, including the pension system. Following the discussion of the main reports, the Assembly’s recommendations to the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization will be adopted. Parliamentarians also will review financial documents: an audit report for 2018 and a budget for the next year. In addition, amendments to the PABSEC regulatory documents will be approved.

The 53rd General Assembly will elect the PABSEC Secretary-General. He is elected by the double majority for a term of five years, his task is to lead the PABSEC International Secretariat (Apparatus), located in Istanbul. Since December 2014, this position has been held by Azerbaijani Asaf Hajiyev. The voting procedure starts shortly.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation was established on the initiative of Russia and Turkey in 1993. It includes delegations of parliaments of 12 member states of the BSEC organization: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.