Baku Declaration Will be Adopted at Next GUAM Summit in Azerbaijan: Secretary General
Ukraine, Kiev / Special Correspondent Trend E.Huseynov / The Baku declaration will be a key political document which is planned to be adopted at the next GUAM summit to be held in Azerbaijan. The GUAM summit has been scheduled to take place on 19 June in Baku, the Secretary General of GUAM ( Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova), Valeri Chechelashvili informed Trend Special Correspondent in Kiev. GUAM was established in 1997. GUAM received its status as an international organization in 2006 at its first summit in the Ukraine.
The approaching summit will be its second one.
"I thing that in the Baku declaration, the Presidents will firstly make a political assessment regardomg what has been already done within GUAM and accordingly will make their recommendations and visions for cooperation in the next years," Chechelashvili said. In addition, he highlighted it as very important to adopt a program of Azerbaijan's chairmanship to GUAM. The whole plan regarding the measures and chairmanship will be agreed and we will have an exact action plan by the upcoming GUAM summit following Baku, in Tbilisi," the Secretary General added.
According to Chechelashvili, the summit and meetings of the sectoral working groups, Committee of National Coordinators and Council of Foreign Ministers which will take place on the eve of the summit will make decisions in all spectrums of political, economical, cultural and humanitarian problems. "It means that we will have the GUAM development program for the upcoming years," he said.
Moreover, a number of concrete documents will be signed, including two urgent ones - contracts on cooperation to ensure radiation security and on cooperation regarding multimodal transportation. For the future institutionalization of GUAM, an agreement will be signed on immunities in the organization.
GUAM's head voiced his hope that the issue of creating peacekeeping forces will be the focus of attention at the meeting of the Committee of National Coordinators in Baku on 16-17 June.
"I am sure that the documents to be adopted within the summit will seriously assist in progressing GUAM," he said.