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Republic of Moldova organised the first meeting in the format GUAM + Canada

Republic of Moldova organised the first meeting in the format GUAM + Canada
6th of December 2018, Milan – In line with the objectives of the Republic of Moldova’s Chairmanship Program in the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM), in Milan was held the first meeting in the format GUAM + Canada, which was attended by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the GUAM member states and the Head of the Canadian diplomacy, Chrystia Freeland.

The participants have examined the possibility of establishing an official format of cooperation between GUAM and Canada, similar to the already existing ones such as GUAM + Japan and GUAM + USA. The purpose of this new partnership format is to diversify the sectors of cooperation between the Organization’s member states and an important actor on the international arena, such as Canada. In the opinion of the Minister Tudor Ulianovschi, who chaired this meeting, the cooperation in the GUAM + Canada format is a new stage in the promotion of common interests of the Organization’s member states and a new prospect for diversifying the collaboration between GUAM and foreign partners which will allow the establishment of new partnerships, as well as open new possibilities for exchanges in the fields of commerce and economy, culture, tourism etc.
 
In her turn, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, has expressed her country’s interest in the economic, political and social processes of the region and noted that collaboration between Canada and the GUAM member states might provide new possibilities for the economies involved .     
 
The Sides have agreed on a more detailed examination of the existing opportunities, including the possibility of establishing a permanent format of cooperation between GUAM and Canada, which will be designed to serve as a platform of concrete actions that might yield results to benefit all parties involved.