Secretary General of the Permanent International Secretariat of the BSEC
In June 2012, Dr. Tvircun was elected Secretary General of the Permanent International Secretariat of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC PERMIS) in Istanbul. During 2009-2010 he headed the Institute of European Integration and Political Science in Chisinau. In 2005-2008, he continued his career as the Minister of Education and Youth of the Republic of Moldova. In 2001, Dr. TVIRCUN was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova in the Republic of Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Arab Republic of Egypt, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, Republic of Lebanon, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Organization. Prof. Tvircun has numerous scientific and honorary degrees. He is Doctor Honoris Causa of the State University, Seoul, and Member of the Academy of Pedagogical and Sociological Science, Moscow, Russian Federation. Amb. Tvircun was named Man of the year in 2009 - Award of American Biographical Institute, and Man of the year 2007 – Award of “Europe Liberty”, Prague. Amb. Tvircun is decorated by the order of “Honour”, the order of “Gloria Muncii”, order of Orthodox Church of Chisinau and Moldova “Cuviosul Paisii Velicicovschi”, 1st degree, order of the Moldavian Orthodox Church “Stefan ccl Marc”, 2nd degree, and many others. The Secretary General has more than 200 publications, including 12 books.