5 December 2019, in Bratislava, the high-level meetings of the representatives of GUAM and Japan were held on the sidelines of the OSCE Council of Ministers.

The GUAM side was represented by Mr. V. Prystaiko, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, in capacity of GUAM Chairman-in-office, and Mr. A. Efendiev, GUAM Secretary General.

The Japanese side was represented by Mr. Sh. Nakatani, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan.

The two sides underlined the importance of international efforts aimed at earliest settlement of the conflicts in the GUAM area on a basis of respect to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders of the States; expressed their strong intention for the implementation of the «GUAM-Japan Cooperation Program»; and decided to organize the Workshop on customs next year in Japan.

The sides also reconfirmed the interest and readiness to maintain high-level dialogue, including both on GUAM-Japan cooperation and a wide range of regional and global issues.

As a result of the Meeting, the joint press release was issued.