On January 20, 2016, the Secretary General of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM, Mr. Altai Efendiev, was received by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to Ukraine, Mr. Ruslan Bolbocean.

During their meeting, the Parties exchanged views about the ongoing situation in the Organization and also regarding the prospects and main activities for developing cooperation within GUAM. They also emphasised the importance of and necessity for more active and results-oriented development of cooperation in the economic field in favour of all GUAM states. They noted that the situation in and surrounding the GUAM region, as well as with new regional and international initiatives and projects, are contributing to a more fuller use of the capacity of the Organization within the GUAM and GUAM+ formats.

The Parties agreed on the necessity to activate and improve the efficiency of GUAM working bodies’ functioning, including the Secretariat and the Council of Permanent Representatives.

The Parties also agreed to pursue close cooperation and discussed the upcoming working visit of the GUAM Secretary General to Moldova, which will take place in the near future.