GUAM Parliamentary Assembly

Cooperation with the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly

Cooperation with the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly started in 2008. Both organisations signed the Declaration on Cooperation between the Baltic Assembly and the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly on 19 June 2009 in Vilnius, Lithuania.The overall aim of parliamentary cooperation between the Baltic Assembly and the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly is to promote democratic, socio-economic and cultural development of the Baltic and GUAM countries, contribute to resolution of the protracted conflicts in the GUAM area, and to provide political support for regional cooperation from a wider European perspective. Areas of special interest for cooperation include security and fight against new challenges to international security, political, economic, legal, environmental, cultural and educational development.

Priorities of cooperation for 2020-2023

  • Strengthening of security cooperation and increasing resilience (fight against organised crime and human trafficking, support conflict resolution, cybersecurity);
  • Tackling informal and undeclared labour and enhancing the social security of employees;
  • Energy efficiency development and energy sustainability;
  • Creating an enabling environment for civil society, supporting pluralism and independent media;
  • Exchange of experience regarding EU membership campaign organisation;
  • Improving quality and relevance of education systems.

Modes of cooperation between the organisations

  • The Baltic Assembly and the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly invite the representatives of each other to participate at the respective plenary sessions as well as to seminars whenever matters of mutual interest are discussed.
  • The Baltic Assembly and the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly shall hold joint meetings between committees in case of necessity.
  • Joint meetings of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly and the Bureau of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly. The Presidium of the Baltic Assembly and the Bureau of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly shall hold joint meetings to discuss and agree on priorities for cooperation for two years period, and coordinated activities for joint work in related fields.
  • The Secretariat of the Baltic Assembly and the Bureau of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly shall ensure the exchange of necessary information, coordinate their activities and preparation of documents, and shall assist the related structures of the Baltic Assembly and the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly in implementing their cooperation.

Read more about the GUAM PA on www.guam-organization.org/en/guam-parliamentary-assembly/


Joint documents

  • Statement of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly on the Situation in Georgia, 12 August 2008 (download)
  • Declaration concerning proposals related to the solution of the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh, 28 November 2009 (download)
  • Declaration on the situation in Georgia, 28 November 2009 (download)
  • Joint Statement of the GUAM PA and the Baltic Assembly, 28 November 2009 (download)
  • Declaration on Cooperation between the Baltic Assembly and the GUAM PA, 19 June 2009 (download)
  • Resolution of the Joint International Conference "Building Bridges over the Borders" of the GUAM PA and the Baltic Assembly,11 October 2011 (download)
  • Statement in Support of Aspirations of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova to Join the European Union, 2 December 2013 (download)
  • Joint Statement by the Presidents of the Nordic Council and the Baltic Assembly condemning the use of force and violence in Kyiv, 22 January 2014 (download)
  • Statement of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly on the Situation in Ukraine, 29 August 2014 (download)
  • Statement of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly on the Russian Federations proposal on the so-called Draft Treaty on Alliance and Integration, 24 November 2014 (download)
  • Statement of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly regarding the so-called Treaty on Alliance and Integration signed on 18 March 2015 between the Russian Federation and Georgia’s breakaway region of Tskhinvali/ South Ossetia, 8 June 2015 (download)
  • Joint Statement of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly and the Baltic Assembly, 11 December 2015 (download)
  • Decision on priorities of cooperation for 2017-2019, 15 December 2016, Baku (download)
  • Statement of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly on the decision to hold a “referendum” in the Tskhinvali Region, 24 March 2017 (download)
  • Presidium of the Baltic Assembly addressed the leaders of the 5th Eastern Partnership Summit regarding strategic and determined approach towards the Eastern Partnership countries, 10 October 2017
  • Joint Statement of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly and the Baltic Assembly, 18 December 2017 (download)
  • Statement by the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly concerning the decision of Syria to recognise Georgia’s breakaway regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali /South Ossetia, 15 June 2018 (download)
  • Baltic Assembly and GUAM Parliamentary Assembly Decision on Priorities of Cooperation for 2020 - 2023, 27 November 2019  (download

Photos

President of the organisations during the signing of Decision on Priorities of Cooperation for 2020 - 2023

During the 12th Session of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly on 26 - 27 November 2019 in Kiev (Ukraine)

© Photos by Azerbaijani delegation to GUAM Parliamentary Assembly and GUAM Secretariat

Our partners

National and international partners of the Baltic Assembly