GUAM Is A Propagandistic Initiative


16.07.2008 15:21 GMT+04:00

GUAM was formed as an artificial organization pointed at Russia,
a Russian expert said.

"Presently, Moldova tends to Russia; Ukraine is experiencing
serious processes which can introduce changes into its foreign
policy. Azerbaijan and Georgia have nothing in common. I do
not eye GUAM as a threat to Russia. It’s merely a propagandistic
initiative. The states serving on it are not interested in resolution
of conflicting," Mikhail Alexandrov, head of the Caucasus department
at Moscow’s Institute for Commonwealth of Independent States, said
when responding to a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter’s question during a
news conference in Yerevan.

GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) was formed in 1997
on initiative of Heydar Aliyev and Eduard Shevarnadze. Moldova’s
President Vladimir Voronin did not attend the past three summits of
the organization, his country being represented by Prime Minister or
Foreign Minister.