Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend A.Ismaylova / The Presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Moldova made a statement regarding the conflicts existing within the GUAM countries. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, said on the 19th of June in Baku, that the conflicts should be settled on the base of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova.
According to him, if these illegal territories were not recognized during the economic crises of the GUAM countries, then presently recognizing these territories shall not be considered during the strengthening of the countries. He defined the role of GUAM in relation to conflict settlements through the political weight of the organization and economic development.
The President of the Ukraine, Victor Yushenka, claims there is one formula for resolving conflicts and recognizing territorial integrity. He highlighted the importance of communication. "A political component is very important so that nobody can implement the idea of exclusive models of conflict settlement," he said.
In addition, Yushenka mentioned the significance of involving GUAM peacekeeping forces, which will be created from a joint decision.
The Prime Minister of Moldova, Vasilie Tarlev, "they are artificially created conflicts which are supported outside." He stressed that the separatism is one of the sources of financed terrorism and GUAM has an opportunity to influence it.
The President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvily, said that the GUAM countries have political, economic and military potential. "It does not need to play with borders and deceive people," he said. Regarding the conflict in South Osetia, the President said that this issue will be settled in the near future. There are no current problems between individuals living amongst eachother.