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Foreign Minister Andrei Galbur attended the meeting of the GUAM Council of Ministers

Foreign Minister Andrei Galbur attended the meeting of the GUAM Council of Ministers
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Andrei Galbur participated today at the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM, which was held in Vienna, on the margins of the 24th OSCE Ministerial Council.

In the meeting were discussed a wide range of issues, namely: strengthening political, economic and sectoral cooperation on the basis of the new GUAM Development Strategy, state of promotion of the UN General Assembly draft Resolution on “Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development”.

The agenda of the reunion provided the opportunity to adoption the GUAM Action Plan for stimulating sectoral cooperation and ended with transferring the GUAM Chairmanship from Georgia to the Republic of Moldova.  

Additional information:
The Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM was established on May 23, 2006, at the first Summit of GUAM in Kyiv. Cooperation between Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova started with the GUAM consultative forum, established on October 10, 1997, in Strasbourg. The main structures and events of the Organization are the following: the annual meeting (Summit) of the Heads of State (supreme body); the Council of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs (the executive body); the Committee of National Coordinators (working body); the Information Office, with the Secretariat being instituted in 2007.

In 2018, the Republic of Moldova will take over the rotating Chairmanship of the Organization.