Azerbaijan urges Ukraine to initial constituent acts of GUAM

Azerbaijan urges Ukraine to initial constituent acts of GUAM
# 30 April 2007 09:56 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov called the members of Ukraine parliament to ratify the mentioned acts as sooner as possible. According to Minister as the documents of GUAM are not ratified the upcoming summit of member states may fail. Elmar Mammadyarov reasoned the motives of not functioning of GUAM Secretary with this issue.
GUAM was legally recognized as international organization in Kiev summit. Ukrainian president Viktor Yushenko submitted the signed documents to parliament for ratification. President said the parliament in the application that ratification of GUAM Charter will enhance Ukraine’s role in this organization and GUAM Secretariat in Kiev will turn the capital one of the significant political centers of the world.
According to Ukraine Foreign Ministry annual budget of GUAM was $500 thousand in 2007. Entrance fee for member-states are $ 60 thousand raising this to $120 thousand in perspective. A membership payment for EU is $3 million.
GUAM states were to decide the staff of peaceful forces until March this year. This peaceful force is to relocate Russian peaceful forces in Georgia. GUAM is important for Ukraine not in its conflict with Russia but from the point of view of diversifying oil supplies./APA/
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