Bulgarian President to Attend SEECP Summit in Bucharest

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian President to Attend SEECP Summit in Bucharest Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, photo by BGNES

President Rosen Plevneliev will take part in the meeting of the heads of state and government of the South East European Co-operation Process (SEECP) countries on June 25.

This is the highest level of political dialogue in the region in this format, according to the President's press office.

The SEECP was launched on Bulgaria's initiative in 1996.

During the summit in Bucharest, the participants will discuss the opportunities for further expansion of regional cooperation and the development of good-neighborly relations, the EU integration of the Western Balkans, as well as issues related to strengthening the stability and security in Southeastern Europe and the cooperation in the sphere of justice and fight against organized crime.

Apart from Bulgaria's President, the meeting will bring together the heads of state of Romania, Albania, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia and Montenegro, as well as representatives of governments and diplomatic officials from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, and Turkey.

Special guests of the forum will be the President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, Stefan Füle, the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, and the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Goran Svilanovic.

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will address the participants in the summit during the first plenary session.

As of July 2015, Bulgaria will take over from Albania the SEECP presidency.

Albania is to preside over the SEECP in the period July 2014 – June 2015.

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