On March 30, 2016, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Norway to Ukraine Mr. J.E. Fredriksen received Secretary General of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM Mr. A. Efendiev. The meeting was also attended by Mr. R. Scarborough, Counselor of the Norwegian Embassy.

During the conversation, the Secretary General informed the Ambassador about the Organization, the priority directions of its activities during the period of the Chairmanship of the Republic of Azerbaijan in GUAM in 2016 and the experience of international cooperation in the GUAM+ format. The sides exchanged views on the situation in the GUAM region and around it and on the challenges facing the member countries of the Organization. In this regard, the importance that the Organization has acquired in the light of current and current events was highlighted to ensure cooperation, development and stability in the region.

The Secretary General stressed the importance of expanding and deepening international cooperation in addressing pressing issues facing the countries of the region. Noting the important role and principled position of Norway in the development of cooperation with GUAM countries and Norway’s support for the process of democratic reforms, A. Efendiev invited Norway to also participate in the expansion and deepening of GUAM’s international cooperation both with the countries of the Baltic Council and other international organizations.

The parties expressed interest in continuing the dialogue and exchange of information.