GUAM Ignores Right for Self-Determination
The development and integration of GUAM member-countries is still hampered by unsolved problems, including the unsettled conflicts in the territories of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova.
Valeri Chechelashvili, GUAM secretary general, stated it in his report spread at the OSCE ministerial meeting on 4 December, Mediamax correspondent reported from Helsinki.
Chechelashvili confirmed the loyalty of GUAM member-countries to search of peaceful settlement of conflicts on the basis of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders of nations.
"We are convinced that the aggressive nationalism, armed separatism and decomposition will disappear in our region in future as they fully contradict to the principles of democracy, supremacy of law and human rights, which form the basis of GUAM," Chechelashvili said.
While speaking about the unified position of GUAM concerning conflicts, the Secretary General of the organization reminded of the Declaration adopted at GUAM summit held in Kiev in May 2006. In particular, declaration reflects the fact that the seizure of the territory and self-declared formations can't be juridical admitted under any circumstances".