The governments of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova in the framework of the summit of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development GUAM, which is taking place for the first time at the level of Heads of Governments in Kyiv at the initiative of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman signed the Protocol on approval of the Procedure of establishment and activity of the Working Body coordinating the actions of Contracting Parties to the Agreement on the establishment of free trade between the GUAM member states, dated 20 July 2002, and the Protocol between customs administrations of the States of GUAM member states on the mutual recognition of certain results of customs control of goods and means of transport moving across the state borders of GUAM member states.
The documents were signed in the presence of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Pavel Filip and Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ismet Dursun oglu Abasov.
"It is important that today we have inked a number of documents that will allow us in 2017 to fully introduce the free trade area within the limits of our States. This will positively affect the development of our national economies, deepen our cooperation", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
"These documents are a bold move to enhance our economic partnership", stressed the Head of Ukrainian Government.
He also noted that the Protocol between customs administrations of the GUAM participants on the mutual recognition of certain results of customs control procedures regarding goods and vehicles transported across the state borders of GUAM member states, shall simplify customs procedures and ensure efficiency in the introduction of a free trade area among the States.
"I consider this Protocol a good step, when we mutually recognize all the customs procedure of our countries. This will improve and speed up our cooperation process", summed up the Prime Minister.