The Annual Meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) took place on 31 May 2016, in Pravets, Bulgaria, back-to-back with the SEECP Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs. It gathered representatives of the 46 participants of the organization, as well as regional organizations and initiatives engaged in regional cooperation in South East Europe.

Introductory remarks were be made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and the SEECP Chair-in-Office, Daniel Mitov, and RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, who co-chaired the meeting.

The RCC Secretary General presented the organization’s Annual Report on Regional Cooperation in South East Europe 2015-2016, with focus on the implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme (SWP) 2014 – 2016, as well as the new three-year RCC SWP 2017 – 2019, which were endorsed by the Annual Meeting.

The meeting participants also exchanged views on the role of regional cooperation as a catalyst for economic growth and stability in South East Europe.

The event was co-organized by the RCC Secretariat and Bulgarian Chairmanship-in-Office 2015-2016 of the South-East European Cooperation Process.

The RCC Annual Meeting was followed by press conference, hosted by the RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic.