Joint Statement of the Delegations of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine at the special meeting of the OSCE Security Model Committee, 3 July 1998

With regard to what we have just heard about the Commonwealth of Independent States, we take appreciative note that the CIS bodies have finally come to view the crisis management as the most important element of the activities of this institution. So far, the CIS regretfully was not able to protect the interests of its member States in the inter- and intra-State conflicts. Without resolution of the conflicts the CIS will not be able to develop cooperation between its member States at the proper level.

Joint Communique of the President of Azerbaijan, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, Strasbourg Meeting, 10 October 1997

Leaders of the four nations were unanimous in assessing threats and risk for the European, as well as for the regional securities. They agreed that the process of integration into Trans-Atlantic and European structures could to a considerable extent reduce these threats and risks.

In this connection, they underlined the prospects of the four nations cooperation within the framework of the OSCE, other European and Atlantic structures, including the recently established Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Partnership for Peace NATO Program.

The Presidents of the four states agreed that such cooperation, as well as the development of a distinctive partnership, like that envisaged in the Charter on a Distinctive Partnership between NATO and Ukraine, could become an important element in strengthening stability, and serve as the basis for relationship and further development of cooperation between NATO and other countries in the region.