On March 14, 2019, A. Efendiev, the Secretary General of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM, met with Z. Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in Madrid.

During the meeting, the Sides discussed the possibilities of expanding cooperation in tourism and prospects for collaboration within the tourism projects of the GUAM Member States.

GUAM Secretary General briefed on the development of tourism within the GUAM and also discussed the prospects for establishing institutional cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding among both Organizations.

For his part, UNWTO Secretary-General expressed an interest in developing cooperation among UNWTO and GUAM noting the importance of the tourism industry for the enlargement of regional interaction.