Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and Azerbaijan are writing a new page in the work of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development GUAM. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the first GUAM business forum which is being held for the first time in the framework of the summit of the GUAM countries-participants at the level of Heads of Governments in Kyiv. The summit has been initiated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
“Today is an important event. We have held the significant summit as well as have inked a series of documents that will allow us to improve cooperation between our countries. We are to speed up the introduction of a free trade area within the limits of GUAM member states , we will analyze which are the opportunities regarding the improvement of our transport logistics, stressed Volodymyr Groysman in his opening statement at the business forum. The potential of our countries will enable us to achieve more. We will make every effort to fill this format with new energy. We are opening a new page in the history of GUAM”.
Earlier in the framework of the summit of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development its participants signed two important international documents - 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 inked documents will enable GUAM participating countries to introduce the efficient free trade zone and to increase trade turnover which today amounts more than USD 1.7.billion. The cooperation process of customs administrations will contribute to the development of mutual trade, the revival of the transport capacity of member states as well as of third countries interested in the transportation of their goods across the region.