On December 11, 2015, the 8th Meeting of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly took place in Kyiv, Ukraine under the Chairmanship of Mr. Anatoliy Matvienko, the Head of Ukraine’s Parliamentary delegation to the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly. This event involved the heads and members of parliamentary delegations from GUAM Member States.
The Parliamentary Assembly welcomed the holding of meetings for four profiled committees in anticipation of the 8th Meeting of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly, and also the holding of the PA’s Bureau (held on December 10, 2015, Kyiv). The Parliamentary Assembly stressed that the practice of holding such meetings on a regular basis will contribute to improving the quality of discussions on the Parliamentary Assembly’s agenda points, as well as to further realising the potential of parliamentary cooperation within the GUAM format.
The Parliamentary Assembly expressed gratitude to the Observers’ mission to regular parliamentary elections in the Republic of Azerbaijan (held November 1, 2015) and also to the Secretariat of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM for providing assistance in implementing this mission.
The Parliamentary Assembly expressed gratitude to the Parliament of Ukraine for its initiative and thoughtful Presidency, which has made a significant contribution to the development of inter-parliamentary cooperation within the GUAM format, and also for ensuring ideal conditions for conducting the Parliamentary Assembly and for the traditional hospitality extended to the delegations of the respective GUAM Member States.
A Joint Statement between the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly and Baltic Assembly was issued within the framework of the 8th Meeting of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly, and Communiqué of the 8th Meeting of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly (in Russian) was adopted.
Information on the decision regarding the venue and location for holding the 9th meeting of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly in 2016 shall be agreed upon and disseminated through diplomatic channels.