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Flag of BSEC - Image from the BSEC website, 15 April 2007
In 1992, leaders from the countries around the Black Sea held a two-day summit in Yalta. The summit meeting formally established the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) as a regional economic organization, including eleven member countries:
The group's permanent secretariat is located in Istanbul, Turkey.
Jan Oskar Engene, 10 June 1998
According to the Icelandic Patent Office, the BSEC registered its flag on 25 April 2005. The flag is slightly different from the unofficial flag used beforehand by BSEC.
Valentin Poposki, 28 March 2007
Former flag of BSEC - Image by Daniel U. Thibault, 16 October 2001
Ms. Nurdan Yavuzalp, of the BSEC Permanent International Secretariat, very kindly provided me with an image of the flag of BSEC and a brief description of its symbolism.
The flag is white on pure blue and shows the BSEC oval logotype in its centre, with the organization's usual name across the top ("Black Sea Economic Cooperation") and triple stylized waves across the bottom. The blue field represents the Black Sea, and the wavy lines under the logotype reinforce the symbolism by representing the Black Sea's waves (besides balancing the composition). The proportions are 2:3. The flag is not specifically defined by the Organization's charter and seems to be an ad hoc design.
The logotype seen on the flag is a little different from the one seen on the BSEC website; the former is italic sans serif, whilst the latter is normal serif.
Daniel U. Thibault, 16 October 2001