President Petro Poroshenko: Azerbaijan is an important strategic partner of Ukraine

Baku, March 28, AZERTAC

“Azerbaijan is an important strategic partner of Ukraine,” said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko as he met with heads of delegations of the Summit of the heads of government of the member-states of the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development.

The delegation included Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ismat Abasov, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip.

The Ukrainian President praised the results of the Summit that have a significant importance for the launch of the GUAM free trade area.

The parties praised the signature of the documents that will promote the development of the GUAM transport corridor as an important communication link between Europe and Asia, as well as open broad opportunities for the enhancement of economic ties between the countries of the organization.

The parties noted the necessity of enhancing cooperation with the international partners as a precondition for the intensification of economic dimension within the GUAM.

The parties also discussed the intensification of cooperation in the sphere of security, in the format of both the GUAM and the Eastern Partnership. They particularly touched upon the establishment of the Regional Center of Eastern Partnership for the struggle against cybercrimes and coordination of interaction in the sphere of fighting terrorism.

The parties confirmed mutual support for sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the internationally recognized borders of the states-participants of the GUAM.

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