On September 26, 2013, the 21st meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of GUAM took place in New York within the framework of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. This event involved the following officials: Mr. E. Mamedyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Mrs. M. Pandzhikidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia who chaired the meeting; Mr. V. Kiveri, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and GUAM National Coordinator of the Republic of Moldova; Mr. L. Kozhara, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; and Mr. V. Chechelashvili, Secretary General of GUAM.

The CMFA considered issues concerning political interaction, sectoral cooperation, and cooperation with partner countries and other international organisations.

The CMFA discussed the course with respect to the passing 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 stressed the importance of the Vilnius Eastern Partnership Summit (November 28-29, 2013) and expressed confidence that GUAM member states’ European aspirations and their convergence with the European Union are in full compliance with the Organization’s statutory goals and objectives.

The CMFA welcomed the GUAM PA’s intention to send observers to the elections for the President of the Azerbaijan Republic (October 9, 2013) and also to the elections of the President of Georgia (October 27, 2013). The CMFA welcomed the President of the GUAM PA’s intention to hold the 6th plenary meeting of the GUAM PA in Tbilisi on December 2-3 2013.

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. Participants also discussed cooperation with GUAM partner countries and other international organisations.

The CMFA considered the organisational activities being carried out by GUAM.

The venue and date of the next meeting of the CMFA will be agreed upon through diplomatic channels.