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”.
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.