GUAM Organization`s member-states (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova) call upon CIS member states to support efforts aimed at overcoming the crisis in relations between Russia and Georgia, Ukraine`s Foreign Office has spread the corresponding announcement during today`s sitting of the Foreign Ministers of CIS member-states, Trend reports referring to RBK.
The message points out that any inadequate action taken by one CIS country against another does not meet principles of co-operation fixed in the CIS basic documents.
GUAM calls upon Russia to abandon ex parte actions toward Georgia aimed at the cessation of economic, humanitarian, and other interstate relations with this Country. There is a persuasion in the announcement that problems emerged, including ones linked with settling the conflicts via negotiations in accordance with generally applicable norms and principles of the international law.
GUAM also supports a Georgian initiative in settling the conflicts on its territory, particularly proposals aimed at extending the format of negotiations, and operations on peace-keeping.
In addition, GUAM welcomes Russian obligations to withdraw its military bases and other military facilities of the Group of Russian Forces in Transcaucasia from the territory of Georgia by the end of 2008.