Romania’s Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, is today co-chairing, alongside US Senator Roger Wicker, the panel titled „Black Sea Security Summit”, organized by the US Congress Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), also known as the Helsinki Commission. The event is held for the first time in Romania and offers a platform for multilateral dialogue between regional allies and partners, focusing on security in the Black Sea Region. Attending the event will be Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu and representatives of the Helsinki Commission, high-ranking officials from Romania and states in the region, as well as other key partners, including from NATO. The initiative follows the significant deterioration of the security context in the Black Sea region as a result of the Russian aggression in Ukraine. The purpose of the Helsinki Commission is to raise awareness regarding troubling developments with a significantly high negative impact for the entire international community at a number of levels.