GUAM’s Foreign Ministers to Meet in New York
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Agayeva / The 4th meeting of the Foreign Ministers Council the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development GUAM ( Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) is planning to hold a meeting on 27 September within the framework of the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The decision was made by the Council of national coordinators of the organization, a spokesman of the GUAM's secretariat reported. The Council has also agreed to the project of the programs and the scenario and agendas for 4th meeting of the Foreign Ministers Council submitted by Azerbaijan.
The meeting by GUAM-US and GUAM-Poland will be held within the framework of the participant in the UN session in New York.
The 62nd session of the UN General Assembly is expected to cover the results of the 'frozen conflicts', worldwide security and development, issues for preventing armed confrontations and the situation in occupied territories of Azerbaijan
Earlier the Secretary-General of GUAM, Valeri Chechelashvili, reported to Trend that a project on the resolution of unresolved conflicts in GUAM countries may be put forward for consideration by the UN General Assembly at the beginning of September. A project for the resolution regarding outstanding conflicts in GUAM, in particular Dniester ( Moldova), Nagorno-Karabakh ( Azerbaijan) and Georgian-Abkhazian was developed and included in the agenda of the UN General Assembly at the end of 2006. Later, the representatives of GUAM removed the issue from the agenda
The four post-Soviet republics Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, established this format in 1997 during the summit of the head of state of the European Union member-countries in Strasbourg. In 1999 Uzbekistan joined the organization, but left after four years. In 2006 the first summit of the organization in Kiev made a decision to declare GUAM an international organization and rename 'Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM'.