GUAM countries interested in development of mutually beneficial co-op with US

GUAM member countries are interested in further development of mutually beneficial cooperation with the US, reads a joint declaration adopted following the meeting in the GUAM-US format, which was held on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told.

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov also took part in the meeting.

GUAM member states and the US also have a common position on creating a broad security area in order to protect peace, stability and security in the region, according to the declaration.

The document underscores the need to resolve conflicts in the GUAM area by peaceful means, confirming the adherence to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of GUAM member states.

The declaration further says that the threat of use of force, to which the GUAM member states are subjected, continues to cause concern.

The document reaffirms the commitment to respect the generally accepted norms and principles of international law, including the principles reflected in the UN Charter, as well as adherence to OSCE's fundamental documents. APA