GUAM has to deepen cooperation with Japan and America, - Groysman

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s Prime Minister stands for developing contacts with the countries of the Visegrád Group
12:43, 27 March 2017

Press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers

It is necessary that the countries of GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development (Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova) implement the program of cooperation with Japan and prepare such program with the USA. This was stated by the Prime Minster of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the meeting of GUAM member states on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

“It would be important to prepare a cooperation program between GUAM and America. I absolutely support the development of contacts with the Visegrád Group (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic). To my mind, it’s a very perspective cooperation and interaction, and certainly with other countries of Central Europe and Baltic countries, " the Prime Minister said.

Related: GUAM to gather in Kyiv in autumn

Earlier it was reported that delegations of GUAM, gathered for a session in the Ukrainian capital. The event started on March 27 and include a business forum, where parties will be discussing opportunities for development of export and investments.  

GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova), the regional organization, was created in 1997. Given the existence of the Russian-led Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), GUAM is sometimes seen in Russia as a way of countering the Russian influence in the area and as part of a strategy backed by the United States. However, GUAM leaders repeatedly and officially dismiss such claims and declare their strong willingness to develop close friendly relations with Russia.   

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