Georgia, Tbilisi /corr. Trend N.Kirskhalia / The Chairman of the Georgian Parliament's Foreign Relations Committee, Kote Gabashvily , considers the Baku Summit of Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM, as being 'productive', which took place on the 19th of June in Baku.
As an alternative to CIS, the four post-Soviet republics of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, established this format in 1999, during the summit of the head of state of the European Union member-countries in Strasbourg. In 1999 Uzbekistan joined the organization, however left after four years. GUAM was established as an economic alliance of countries - acting as potential participants in the energy resource transportation projects.
Gabashvily stated on the 19th of June that by passing a great deal of resolutions portrays the importance of the organization. More than ten documents regarding various spheres were adopted during the GUAM summit in Baku.
The Chairman of the Georgian Parliamentary Committee considers GUAM to be confirmed as a serious and significant organization. "During the summit, the Presidents of the GUAM countries made serious statements regarding the establishment of peacekeeping forces, revival of the " Great Silk Way" and other problems," he emphasized.
Gabashvily particularly stressed that the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, related GUAM as being a serious European organization. "It needs to pay particular attention to the creation of peacekeeping forces within GUAM, which is actively required by the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Georgia. Establishing peacekeeping forces will positively affect the political process within the conflict zones," he stated.
Gabashvily believes that the peacekeeping contingent of GUAM will highly assist in regulating the conflicts within the territories of Azerbaijan and Georgia.