GUAM WORKING GROUP MEETS IN BAKU
A meeting of the working group of GUAM, a regional organization among Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, on the establishment of a Virtual Center on fighting terror, organized crime, drug and dangerous crimes, as well as the Interstate Information Analytical System was held in Baku on Monday.
Attending the meeting were inter-structure experts of the National analytical-information centers, entering the Interstate Analytical Information System, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Justice Ministry, members of the Euro-analytical consultation group of GUAM, representatives from the embassies of GUAM member-countries and the United States based in Baku.
Addressing the meeting Vilayat Eyvazov, the Deputy Interior Minister, and Araz Azimov, the Azerbaijani National coordinator at the GUAM, also the Azerbaijan Deputy Foreign Minister, spoke about prevention of drug and crimes. Attending the event were heads of the Ministries of National Security, the State Customs Committee and the State Border Service.
The special coordinator of the U.S. Department of State at GUAM, John Marki, and heads of the working groups on Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine appreciated the activities of the bodies, noted the indispensable role of the Virtual Center and the Interstate Information-Analytical system to prevent crimes in future.
The gathering focused on the establishment of a Virtual Center and the Interstate Analytical Information System with regard to strengthen the cooperation among GUAM in fighting terror, organized crime and drug trafficking, as well as development of relationships under the projects implemented by the partners countries and international organizations.
Official opening of the National Analytical Information Center as a constituent part of the Interstate Information-Analytical System was held in the second half of the day.