On December 6, 2018, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada on the occasion of the Meeting of GUAM Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Milan, Italy.

The Sides exchanged opinions on a wide range of issues of international agenda pertaining to the maintenance of peace and stability on the Continent. The Sides underlined the positive role played by GUAM as an important regional stakeholder in the Caspian – Black Sea Region, bridging Europe and Asia. They expressed common concern over the grave security and humanitarian consequences of the unresolved conflicts in Europe. The Sides also expressed concern over the grave incident in the Azov Sea and called for immediate release of Ukrainian sailors and ships.

Canada hailed the ongoing