The joint efforts of friendly states in the face of daunting challenges and threats to the territorial integrity and sovereignty through external aggression are of utmost importance especially for member states of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development GUAM. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the negotiations with Heads of Governments of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova.
The negotiations took place in the framework of the summit of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development GUAM, which is being held in Kyiv at the initiative of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.
“Historically, we all know from personal experience about existing problems in our States (concerning violations of the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the States). Thus combining our efforts in this direction is vitally important”, stressed the Prime Minister.
GUAM Secretary General Altai Efendiev emphasized on the external nature of these conflicts.
“Externally imposed armed conflicts on the territories of our countries resulting in breaching the rules and principles of international law as well as violation of territorial integrity and sovereignty of our States are still posing a serious threat to international peace, security and stability. These conflicts in the GUAM countries constitute a serious obstacle for the sustainable development of the countries as well as the region as a whole", underlined GUAM Secretary General Altai Efendiev.
In his turn, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili stressed the unresolved conflicts have adverse implications on political, economic and social development of the States.
In this context, Prime Ministers of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova made a special emphasis on the necessity to strengthen the cooperation to counter the external threats and to mobilize international support.
“We are determined to show strong solidarity in our efforts aimed to resolve separatist conflicts faced by our countries. Thereby, the fundamental basis must be respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the internationally recognized borders of the States”, underscored Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili.