“GUAM+Japan” Water Management Workshop

March 19, 2015

  1. 1. “GUAM+Japan” Water Management Workshop will be held from March 22 to 30. Government officials in charge of water management for GUAM (please see notes) member countries, as well as staff of the GUAM secretariat, are invited to Japan by the Government of Japan to participate in the Workshop.

    2. The participants will give presentations to the Japanese side about water management policy in the GUAM countries. During their stay, the participants will also visit Japanese organizations and facilities related to water management policies.

    3. The Workshop is expected to contribute to the further deepening of the close relationship between Japan and the GUAM member countries.


    (1)Organization for Democracy and Economic Development-GUAM

    GUAM is a regional forum for dialogue and cooperation, established in 1997 by four former Soviet states (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova), with the common goal of promoting democracy and economic development within market economies (GUAM, the name of the organization, is an acronym made up of the first letter of each member nation). The organization’s secretariat is located in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine.

    (2)GUAM+Japan” Meetings and “GUAM+Japan” Workshops The first “GUAM+Japan” Meeting took place during the 2nd GUAM Summit, which was held in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, in June 2007. In December 2011, the 2nd “GUAM+Japan” ministerial meeting was held in Vilnius, Lithuania. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on direction of cooperation between Japan and GUAM. The workshops on tourism promotion, energy security and medical field were organized as the series of “GUAM-Japan” Workshops and the Water Management Workshop is the 8th case.