Ukrainian ambassador: GUAM very useful organization for all its members
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 22 / Trend V.Zhavoronkova /
GUAM is extremely useful organization for all four countries, Ukraine's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Boris Klimchuk told journalists today.
"How to adapt and lead it to new realities, given the processes in our neighbors, and get a common denominator, which would suit all four sides, is another question," Klimchuk said.
"I believe in presence of common denominators and I would have sought them in the economic, financial components and in the conjugation of interests," he added.
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 1999, Uzbekistan joined this format, but after 4 years, quitted. In 2006, the first summit of this format in Kiev decided to declare GUAM an international organization with a new name: "Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM".