YEREVAN, December 12. / ARKA /. Armenia and Turkey are interested in boosting their bilateral economic cooperation , as evidenced by the visit of Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Yerevan, secretary general of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organization Viktor Tsvirkun said today when talking to reporters on the fringes of the 29th meeting of foreign ministers from BSEC countries.
He said BSEC does not intervene in political issues, but provides a unique platform for its members to communicate, including Armenia and Turkey which have no diplomatic relations.
Indicating regular flights between Istanbul and Yerevan he added that attempts to separate politics from economy are very often successful.
In response to an ARKA question about when the Armenian-Turkish border may open, Tsvirkun expressed confidence that sooner or later conflicts are resolved. He said it is important that they be resolved peacefully.
BSEC is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 12 member states from southern Balkans and the Black Sea regions. Its headquarters are in Istanbul. Members are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova , Romania, Russia , Serbia , Turkey, Ukraine . On June 21 Armenia took the rotating chairmanship of the BSEC . -0 -