On March 3, 2016, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Ukraine, Mr. S. Kannike, received the Secretary General of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM, Mr. A. Efendiev.

The Secretary General provided information about the Organization’s activities and the main priorities of the Presidency of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2016. A. Efendiyev drew attention to the processes taking place in the GUAM region and around it, and also to the challenges that currently face the Organization. The SG also spoke about the projects and programmes being implemented within the GUAM framework, as well as the Organization’s international cooperation initiatives.

The SG noted that GUAM relies on close cooperation and collaboration with all partners in the implementation of its programs and projects and, above all, with neighbouring EU member states. The SG expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for the support and cooperation existing between GUAM and Estonia within the framework of the GUAM PA, and expressed hope for further cooperation.

The Parties expressed interest in maintaining contact and exchanging information.