On 24 September 2010, in New York, the 17th meeting of the GUAM Council of Ministers for Foreign Affairs – the United States of America (the 23rd meeting in the GUAM-USA format) took place within the framework of the 65th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The sides assessed their cooperation following the last GUAM – USA Ministerial meeting in New York on 25 September 2009 and exchanged views on the situation in the GUAM region within the Agenda item of the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly entitled “Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development” agreeing to continue the relevant dialogue.
They considered the implementation of the Framework GUAM-USA Program and marked, with satisfaction, the recent fulfillment of the second phase of the Project on modernization of the GUAM VLEC National Information Analytical Centers, which constitute the GUAM Interstate Information Management System (IIMS), as well as the progress reached by GUAM in the implementation of the Project on IIMS equipment with means of encryption. The sides welcomed also the forthcoming implementation, with the U.S. Government assistance, of the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia technical assistance project to GUAM in strengthening the capacity for detection, investigation and prosecu¬tion of corruption and money laundering related crimes and enhancing the level of the appropriate cooperation among the GUAM member states as well as exchanged views on other areas of cooperation within the Framework GUAM-USA Program.
To consider the full spectrum of GUAM-USA cooperation the Sides decided to organize in Washington consultations of GUAM Council of National Coordinators on February 2011.
Following the results of the meeting, the GUAM – United States Joint Statement was approved.