The Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, the Republic of Uzbekistan and Ukraine, hereinafter referred to as “the GUUAM”,

Guided by the provisions of the United Nations Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, the Paris Charter for New Europe and the Charter for European Security of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe,

Reaffirming the provisions of the Strasbourg Declaration of 10 October 1997, the Washington Declaration of 24 April 1999 and the New York Memorandum of 6 September 2000 of the GUUAM Heads of State,

Being devoted to the principles of democracy, respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms, rule of law and market economy,

Acknowledging that regional cooperation is a part of globalization proce