The first edition of the Black Sea Energy Forum, a high level reunion among the most important stakeholders in the field, politicians and businessmen, will be organized this autumn in Bucharest, according to Alex Serban, director of the Atlantic Council Office in Romania, cited by Realitatea TV. The reunion, aimed at increasing the trans-Atlantic dialogue addressing energy security, is organized by the American think-tank The USA Atlantic Council (ACUS), under the aegis of Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This inaugural session of the Black Sea Energy Forum will take place between September 30 and October 2, 2009, the objective being for this reunion to become an annual high level meeting program. The organizers intend to put together governmental officials, businessmen, experts and academicians from USA, Europe, the Caspian region and the Black Sea region. The forum from Bucharest shall be followed by similar annual forums, hosted each year by countries from he extended Euro-Asian region.
“One of the objectives of this forum will be to facilitate an exchange of ideas regarding the future of the energy security in the Black Sea and in the Caspian regions, as well as regarding the repercussions on US and European countries,” as Alex Serban, director of ACUS Bucharest office, underlined.