State Department: Russia obstructs the extension of observer status for the United States in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization

The US State Department claims Moscow has taken steps to prevent Washington from extending observer status with the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC). This was announced on December 17 on his Twitter account by the official representative of the US diplomatic department, Ned Price.

The functionary clarified that the American side is "deeply disappointed" by the actions of the Russian Federation, since the actions of the Russian side contradict Moscow's stated goal of diplomatically reducing tensions in the region. Moreover, he did not provide any additional details to confirm his statement. At the same time, he stressed that Washington firmly believes in the tasks of the said organization, which was created to develop peace and cooperation, stability and prosperity in the Black Sea basin.

We will continue to work closely with our allies and partners to develop economics region, overcoming the consequences of climate change and introducing innovations to ensure energy security

- assured Price.

Note that BSEC / BSEC (headquarters in Istanbul) is a regional intergovernmental structure, which includes 13 states: Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. The organization has its own financial mechanism (Black Sea Trade and Development Bank) and an inter-legislative platform (BSEC Parliamentary Assembly)

We remind you that on December 8, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov received in Moscow the BSEC Secretary General of the Romanian Lazar Comainescu, discussing with him interaction in the region against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. During the visit, the head of the BSECO held consultations with the leadership of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, relevant ministries, with businessmen and public figures, and also spoke to the teachers and students of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 18 December 2021 19: 19
    I fully support this Russian "obstruction of the extension of observer status for the United States"! good
    Since the Americans (and their closest British allies), contrary to the declared "peaceful goals" of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, using their "observer status" are in fact acting as active superchargers of international tension and treacherous provocateurs of military conflicts in the Black Sea region! negative
    It’s scary to think how the Americans would “dashingly turn around” here, sowing enmity and bloodshed, if the Crimea in 2014 fell “under the protectorate” of the insidious Fashington!
  2. oangor Offline oangor
    oangor (Nikolay Bortnikov) 19 December 2021 17: 13
    On what basis the United States are observers, they are not part of the countries of the Black Sea region, the countries included in this community are not small children to be watched, and even the most impoverished country, whose government is militarists, thieves and murderers, wherever the United States appears, wars begin, centuries old are destroyed cooperation and the economy and statehood are destroyed
  3. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 20 December 2021 18: 05
    And the Russians can watch how an American volcano, the largest like America, feels there. After all, if it is blown up, who will bury the Americans? We need to help our partners!