PROGRAM OF CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
The Republic of Azerbaijan will bend its efforts to implement projects and programs of cooperation, to continue political interaction within the Organization including at international venues and to develop cooperation with international organizations and partner countries.
The chairmanship will promote the further development of sectoral cooperation in accordance with the GUAM main goals, decisions and recommendations of the Council of Heads of State including those specified in the Statement of the Heads of State of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM on the development of the GUAM transport corridor and the decision of the Council of Heads of State on intensification of GUAM sectoral cooperation adopted at the Batumi Summit on July 1, 2008, as well as in the GUAM Sectoral Cooperation Strategy adopted by the Baki Summit on June 19, 2007. In this context, the Chairmanship intends to give priority to continuing cooperation in such areas as economics and trade, transport, implementation of the GUAM transport corridor concept, combating crime, cybersecurity and tourism.
The chairmanship will also contribute to the continuation of political interaction within the GUAM aimed at ensuring the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the internationally recognized borders of the Organization’s Member States, promoting common approaches to the settlement of long-drawn-out conflicts in the GUAM space. At the same time, the Chairmanship will be guided by the position set forth in the GUAM Charter and the Joint Declaration of the Heads of State of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM on the settlement of conflicts of May 23, 2006.
The Chairmanship intends to facilitate the interaction of the GUAM Member States at international venues on issues of mutual interest, as well as the development of cooperation with international organizations and partner countries.
The chairmanship will also promote inter-parliamentary cooperation within the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly, as well as its interaction with the Parliamentary Assemblies of other international organizations.
- SECTORAL COOPERATION
It will be focused attention on the development of cooperation in such areas as economy and trade, transport, combating crime, cybersecurity, tourism, the implementation of the GUAM transport corridor concept and the intensification of activities of sectoral Working Groups to develop projects and cooperation programs in formats GUAM and GUAM + for improving the coordination of the GUAM sectoral cooperation at the national level.
- POLITICAL INTERACTION
It will be continued the based of the GUAM documents and decisions interaction of the Member States on the platforms of international organizations on issues of mutual interest and promoted cooperation with partner countries.
- PROMOTION OF INTER-PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION, BUSINESS AND CIVIC COOPERATION
It will be focused attention on the further development of legislative cooperation within the Organization, the interaction between the Parliaments of the GUAM Member States and other international parliamentary organizations, the development of legislative acts, the passage of ratification procedures of the GUAM documents, the generation of project ideas.
- IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONTRACTUAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK, INFORMATION SUPPORT FOR THE GUAM ACTIVITIES
It will be reviewed the legal framework of the GUAM sectoral cooperation with the object of the systematization and subsequent analysis of bilateral treaties concluded between the GUAM Member States, as well as Agreements concluded by the individual the GUAM Member States with third states. Such work could be supplemented by the development of long-term plans for the development of the GUAM legal framework which is also conditioned by the development of an international legal framework necessary for the future creation of the GUAM common market.
Full Program of Chairmanship of the Republic of Azerbaijan in GUAM for 2016 (pdf, in Russian).