Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 April / Trend corr S. Agayeva/ Lithuania is to participate in discussions on settling the conflicts in the member counties of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM ( Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) which will take in Baku on 15-16 April.
Discussions at the international conference in Baku will include the principal basics for settling the conflicts - Armenian-Azerbaijani, Georgian-Abkhazian, Georgian-Ossetian and Trans-Dniester, which after collapse of the Soviet Union occurred in the GUAM countries,
The Lithuanian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Kestutis Kudzmanas said to Trend on 11 April that the Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister Jaroslav Neverovic would arrive in Baku to attend the conference. Lithuania is interested in settling, as quickly as possible, all conflicts on-going in the GUAM countries with which it has close relations.
The official Vilnius has stated several times the necessity to involve the international community into resolving the frozen conflicts in the GUAM countries. The Lithuanian Parliament approved sending Lithuanian peacekeepers to South Caucasus.
At the beginning of March the UN General Assembly supported the Resolution on the Situation in the Occupied Territory of Azerbaijan. The Resolution was passed, with 39 countries voting for, 7 against and 100 abstaining.
The resolution reflects serious concerns that the armed conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan still poses a threat to the international community and security and negatively affects the humanitarian situation in the South Caucasus countries.
Four post-Soviet republics; Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, established the GUAM format in 1997 during a summit of presidents of European Union countries in Strasburg. In 2006, at the first summit of the organization in Kiev a decision was made to announce GUAM as an international organization with a new name, Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM.
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