U.S. will finance GUAM projects partially: Secretary General
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.16 / Trend , corr. N.Abdullayeva /The U.S. will partially finance projects of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM. U.S. represented GUAM four projects on cooperation for consideration, Valeriy Chechelashvili, the Secretary General of GUAM, said to Trend via telephone from Kiev.
Three projects are connected with the struggle against organized crime, to hold a range of combined workshops on illegal human trafficking, illegal drug trafficking and reinforcement of national components of the international data and analytical system.
The fourth project is about the cooperation between border services of GUAM member-countries, Chechelashvili said.
The projects of documents were represented within the 16th meeting of OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers at the GUAM-U.S. meeting in Helsinki on Dec.4-5.
"The projects had been developed for a long period, since the Batumi summit. U.S. was informed of the developed projects. Now the U.S. administration considers the possibility of a full or partial financing of any project," Chechelashvili added.
The summit of GUAM countries took place in Batumi on July 1.
GUAM was created at the summit of the EU heads of states for the regional collaboration in 1997, but practically it was inactive until 2005. Regulating regional conflicts and coordination of efforts for providing of energy safety were basic questions of summits over the past three years.
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