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TAGS: ECIN ENIV KPAO PREL SENV TU
SUBJECT: BSEC SEEKS ADDITIONAL U.S. COOPERATION ON
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

REF: ISTANBUL 854

1. (SBU) Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
Environmental Working Group representatives greatly
appreciated U.S. support of the September 2007
BSEC Environmental Symposium (reftel) and requested
the U.S. government sponsor similar symposiums to be
held in tandem with future BSEC Environmental Working
Group meetings. At a Working Group meeting in
Istanbul on March 18, the Turkish representative
stated that the September 2007 Symposium made the
BSEC Environmental Working Group meeting, which was
held imediatitly before the Symosium, the most
successful ever. The rich content provided by
the U.S. delegation headed by EUR DAS Colleen Graffy
contributed substance to the BSEC representatives who
would otherwise generally only debate administrative
issues. Moreover, the BSEC representatives appreciated
the follow-up DVD created by the Consulate's Public
Affairs Office. The March BSEC Environmental Working
added to their agenda that future meetings should be
held "back-to-back with BSEC-US Environmental Symposiums".
The U.S. observer to the BSEC Environmental Working noted
the U.S. would like to continue such cooperation, but
needed to report back to the working group regarding
what level of sponsorship that the U.S. could provide.

2. (SBU) Comment: U.S. support for such a future
Symposium would maintain the momentum created last
September. All the BSEC representatives were positive
about USG involvement, including the Russian
representative who chaired one of the sessions. The BSEC
Permanent International Secretariat (PERMIS) in Istanbul
has the capacity to co-host a symposium of about 50
attendees, yet lacks the funds needed to support travel for
attendees. The two-day September conference cost involved
approximately $40,000 in USG support. Mission Turkey
stands ready to assist future BSEC-U.S. conferences;
however Washington would need to fully fund these events.

WIENER

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