The Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM, hereinafter referred to as GUAM, and the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center, hereinafter referred to as SELEC,

Jointly referred to as “the Parties” or individually as “Party”;

Guided by the goals and objectives of the Parties;

Recognizing their mutual interest in developing closer regional cooperation;

Bearing in mind the importance of further strengthening this cooperation between the Parties within the field of their competences;

Having in mind that GUAM is an international regional organization which promotes inter alia law enforcement cooperation between GUAM member states within strategic goal to create a common space of integration and safety, strengthening international and regional security and stability,

Acknowledging that SELEC is a law enforcement organization which facilitates the fast exchange of information between law enforcement agencies, and coordinates regional operations putting together the resources of its member states in order to combat trans-border organized crime;

HAVE agreed on the following:

Article 1 Areas of cooperation

Whenever desirable for the development of their activities in fields of mutual concern, GUAM and SELEC may each seek the other’s cooperation where they are able to assist in the development of such activities.

Such activities may include:

  1. Exchanging information on activities;
  2. Planning and implementing projects;
  3. Reciprocal representation in each other’s meetings;
  4. Sharing expertise and experience;
  5. Organizing trainings, seminars, workshops a/o;

Article 2 Mutual consultation

The Parties will:

  1. consult regularly on matters of common interest for the purpose of realizing their respective objectives and activities;
  2. act in mutual interest with a view to harmonize their efforts towards greater effectiveness for the purpose of furthering the effective accomplishment of their common objectives;
  3. provide each other with information on main developments of their work.

Article 3 Settlement of Disputes

Any dispute between the Parties, concerning the interpretation or application of this Letter of Intent shall be settled by consultation between the Parties or by any other agreed mode.

Article 4 Entry into force, modification and duration

The present Letter of Intent shall enter into force on the date on which it is signed by the Parties. The Letter of Intent may be modified by mutual consent of the Parties expressed in writing.

Article 5 Denunciation

Any Party may denounce the Letter of Intent by giving a written notification to the other Party. The denunciation shall take effect 3 (three) months after the date of the receipt of the notification. The ongoing proceedings shall be completed irrespective of the termination of the present Letter of Intent.

Article 6 Final provisions

The Parties agree that further cooperation in the spirit of this Letter of Intent shall be subsequently developed to the mutual consent of both Parties.

Done at Kyiv on 19 June 2012 in two original copies, in English.