On 1 January 2022, the Republic of Moldova has taken over the annual Chairmanship of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM. This mandate coincides with the 25th Anniversary since the Presidents of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and the Republic of Moldova laid the foundation of our quadrilateral dialogue. The GUAM format has stood the test of time and continues to provide a valuable framework for fostering friendship and regional cooperation.
At the same time, this mandate is to be carried out at a challenging time for the GUAM Member States, a period that continues to be affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. The persistent socio-economic repercussions of the pandemic and increased uncertainty, linked to wider-regional security risks amplify the need for reinforced policy actions and greater ability to provide adapted adequate responses. Therefore, the Republic of Moldova’s Chairmanship will pay special attention to activities aimed to strengthen resilience and boost economic opportunities.
Seizing the occasion of the 25th Anniversary, the Chairmanship is committed to further increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and visibility of the GUAM Organization to achieve common goals and progressing on the priority areas set up in the agenda of the Organization.
Priorities of Moldovan Chairmanship in GUAM (2022):
– Strengthening political dialogue;
– Deepening sectoral cooperation;
– Enhancing cooperation in the GUAM+ format.