TBILISI, DFWatch — From January 1, 2013, Georgia holds the chairmanship of GUAM, an international organization between Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova.

After assuming leadership Tuesday, Georgia presented a program to other member states.

Georgia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Maia Panjikidze has said earlier that the organization’s priorities will remain the same, while it works to widen cooperation between members.

The last session of foreign ministers was held December 7, 2012, in Dublin, where members reviewed ongoing and future issues like political relations and cooperation with partners.

GUAM was established in 1997 with Uzbekistan also as a member, but the country left in 2005. The main goal of the organization is to further economic cooperation between member states.

Azerbaijan chaired GUAM in 2012.