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.