Meeting of Coordinating Council of Opposition Parties and Movements of GUAM Member-Countries Held in Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / The meeting of the Coordinating Council of opposition political parties and movements of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM ( Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) was held in Baku on 22 June.
Attending the first meeting the heads of the Social progress parties, the Rebirth of Ukrainian village, the Ukrainian 'Kiev Russia', the Labor Party, the Georgian Caucasuseli Party and the Moldovan 'Party- Motherland'. A range of Azerbaijani opposition parties took part at the meeting.
The issues concerning strengthening of cooperation among parties, the role of parties in extending relations among GUAM countries, as well as unification of efforts for fair resolving of frozen conflicts among GUAM countries were discussed during the meeting.
Ilgar Gasimov, the chairman of the political ' Azerbaijani Way' movement, noted that cooperation of opposition parties of GUAM did not direct against anybody.
Natalya Vetrenko, the chairman of the Ukrainian Social Progress Party, stressed the importance of cooperation of GUAM member-countries. Vetrenko said about necessity of exchanging experience among countries. The weakening of economic relations among the CIS counties is a negative tendency.
Nestan Kirtadzeh, the deputy chairman of the Georgian Laborites Party (workers), considered the cooperation of parties on election issues as one of the essential problems.
The deputy chairman of the Union of parties of the Moldova 'Party-Motherland', Valentin Krilov, paid more attention on discussion of the conflicts among the GUAM countries.
Mamuk Arishdzeh, the chairman of the Georgian Caucasuseli Party, touched upon this issue too. He called not to forget the fact that 20% of Azerbaijani territories were occupied by Armenians. According to Arishdzeh, the Coordinating Council of opposition parties and movements of GUAM member-countries were ready to make efforts in resolving the problem.
As a result of meeting a range of documents on Resolution of meeting, Declaration and appeal to heads of GUAM member-countries were adopted.