Azerbaijani FM: Discussions on “20 Deliverables for 2020” must take place as in between equal partners

  13 May 2019    Read: 1372
 Azerbaijani FM: Discussions on “20 Deliverables for 2020” must take place as in between equal partners

The last Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit in Brussels in 2017 suggested that cooperation within EaP should be based on realistic considerations of various challenges in the region, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

He made the remarks at the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels on Monday, the Foreign Ministry told AzVision.az.

Mammadyarov noted that focus must be made on the benefits and potential value-added for countries, which have different degrees of political and trade cooperation with the EU.

“Last Summit endorsed “20 Deliverables for 2020” document with concrete objectives to achieve. We believe that once implemented, those deliverables will have a potential to bring a greater degree of resilience, prosperity, development and connectivity to our region. But the discussions on “20 Deliverables for 2020” must take place as in between equal partners. Success of that process will depend on tangible results. Some of those goals are also in line with Azerbaijan’s strategic roadmaps on key sectors,” he said.

The minister pointed out that institutional and structural reforms are being continued in order to ensure a sustainable economic development and socio-economic growth in Azerbaijan.

“As the result of reforms carried out and the improved business climate, Azerbaijan ranks 25th in the world, according to the latest “Doing Business Report” published by the World Bank. Also, according to the assessment of the Davos World Economic Forum, Azerbaijan is ranked 34th with respect to the quality of growth,” he said.

Mammadyarov stressed that the government of Azerbaijan continues to carry out large-scale programs to ensure that its citizens fully enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

“In this regard, it is necessary to highlight the recently adopted State Program on the Development of Justice in 2019-2023, which aims at further legislative and structural measures to improve performance of judiciary,” the Azerbaijani minister added.


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