On December 7, 2012, the 20th Meeting of the GUAM Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs took place in Dublin, Ireland within the framework of the 19th OSCE Ministerial Meeting. The event involved the following persons: the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. E. Mammediarov (who chaired the Meeting); the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Mrs. M. Panjikidze; the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Y. Leanca; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Mr. K. Gryshshenko; and the Secretary General of GUAM, Mr. V. Chechelashvili.
The CMFA considered issues related to political interaction and sectoral cooperation, as well as cooperation with partner countries and other international organizations.
The CMFA adopted the Draft Resolution “Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development” for further consultations with delegations representing GUAM’s main partners.
The CMFA discussed promotion of the UN Draft Resolution “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM” at the ongoing GA UN Session.
The CMFA welcomed the Chairman of GUAM Parliamentary Assembly’s decision to hold its next meeting on December 19-20, 2012 in Baku.
The CMFA considered issues related to the development of sectoral cooperation, particularly in the fields of transport, tourism, economy and trade, culture, science and education, as well as energy.
The CMFA adopted the decision to reform the Working Group on Culture, Science and Education and the Working Group on Tourism, and also decided to adopt country-coordinators for the GUAM sectoral working groups for the period 2013-2014.
The CMFA discussed issues surrounding GUAM’s cooperation with partner countries and other international organisations.
The CMFA expressed gratitude to the Japanese side for implementing the project in the field of green energy, transport infrastructure, tourism and agriculture, and expressed hopes for further active cooperation.
The CMFA considered issues surrounding GUAM’s organisational activities.
The location and date of the next CMFA meeting will be agreed upon and announced through diplomatic channels.