Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend , corr. E. Husseynov / The Defence Ministries of GUAM Member-States (Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Moldova) are working to form a joint military unit as part of its participation in the peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. Valery Chechelashvili, the Secretary-General of GUAM, has informed Trend that this is a very significant component of military and political co-operation, but, at the same time, it is a very delicate issue.
"First of all, we are situated in very difficult and complex region. Secondly, unfortunately, there are conflict zones within the territories of some members of the Organization. Therefore, we shall continue to contact and negotiate within this sphere, as well as to contribute ideas for the reinforcement of the general reputation, popularity, and authority of GUAM internationally," he said.
Mr. Chechelashvili called it a success the fact that the issue on lingering conflicts on the territory of GUAM countries had been introduced to the agenda of the Session of the U.N. General Assembly. "The second success is that the four countries have agreed to the text of the draft resolution. And the third success is the active and profound consultations with some of our partners and practically all those countries, which are represented in the U. N. General Assembly. We are carrying out consultations in virtually all the world capitals. Corresponding instructions have been commissioned to our Ambassadors and Envoys. We are working at mobilizing the support of the entire international community toward this document," said the Secretary- General of GUAM, by adding that when GUAM gets a clear indication that this document might be approved by the General-Assembly, then it will be introduced for consideration.