Black Sea Synergy first ministerial meeting in Kiev, with the participation of Benita Ferrero-Waldner

Type: Report   Reference: I-056443   Duration: 10:52:45  Lieu:
End production: 14/02/2008   First transmission: 14/02/2008
On 14 February 2008, the first meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States and the Black Sea Region was held in Kiev. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, took part in the meeting. The meeting was opened by Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine. The co-organizers of the meeting were the European Commission, Ukraine (hosting country) and Slovenia (presiding the EU). Among observers of the meeting were the third countries that expressed a special interest in Black Sea regional cooperation, international financial institutions and regional organizations and initiatives active in the Black Sea region. The participants of the meeting discussed further cooperation between the EU and the Black Sea region States with a view of launching new projects in transport, energy, environment protection areas, measures for enhancing security and stability in the region with consideration of the Communication of the European Commission "Black Sea Synergy - a new regional cooperation initiative".

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10:49:25 Title 00:00:04
10:49:30 Exterior view of the Premer Palace in Kiev (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:49:42 Arrival of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy 00:00:07
10:49:49 Cutaways (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:49:57 Benita Ferrero-Waldner (in ENGLISH) saying that there are several sectors in which she is convinced that the regional approach, through the Black Sea Synergy, can be effective; saying that the sea transport may be a regional dialogue on the energy security, a very important issue today; about the importance of the environmental dimension (2 shots) 00:00:28
10:50:25 Photo session with Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine (4 shots) 00:00:19
10:50:44 Cutaways (3 shots) 00:00:10
10:50:54 Viktor Yushchenko (in UKRAINIAN) saying that Ukraine fully shares the idea of the European Commission Communication and of the new Black Sea initiative concerning the reaching of an agreement between the Black Sea region and the EU, thanks to the concrete projects of the Synergy 00:00:20
10:51:14 General atmosphere (9 shots) 00:00:31
10:51:45 Andrej Šter, Slovenian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, (in ENGLISH) saying that, in order to be maybe more concrete speaking on behalf of the Presidency, he can confirm that Black Sea region countries gain or have underlined sincere, solid and firm support of the 27 Member States of the European Union 00:00:20
10:52:05 Cutaways (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:52:12 Benita Ferrero-Waldner (in ENGLISH) saying that in order to have a flexible cooperation, they would like to have certain partnerships in the Black Sea region in a similar way as they have been doing in the Nordic dimension where they already see great benefit for the whole region; so they have a model, they should use it 00:00:24
10:52:36 Exterior views of the Ukrainian Ministry for Foreign Affairs building (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:52:45 Views of Kiev (3 shots) 00:00:16
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