Victor Yushchenko of Ukraine, Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, Mikhail Saakashvili of Georgia and Prime Minister Vasile Tarlev of Moldova on Tuesday signed a declaration at a GUAM summit in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital, according to President's press office.
They confirm their intention to boost cooperation within GUAM to promote democratic values and the rule of law, protect human rights, achieve social and economic growth, ensure stability and security in the region and contribute to global energy security.
The leaders also stress the need to more actively use their energy transportation potential and open new transportation routes within GUAM. They also hope their cooperation would help find fair solutions to ethnic conflicts.
Yushchenko, Aliyev, Saakashvili and Tarlev urge their parliaments to ratify the organization’s statute.
The GUAM leaders then took part in a ceremony to sign the following documents:
- Communiqué of the Second Summit of GUAM;
- Strategies to Develop Cooperation Within GUAM;
- Program of Azerbaijan’s GUAM Presidency in 2007-2008;
- Agreements on Multi-Modality Transportation;
- Protocol on Cultural Cooperation;
- Memorandum on Nuclear and Radioactive Security Cooperation and Assistance.
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