New Azerbaijan-EU deal unlikely to be signed by year-end – deputy FM

  21 September 2017    Read: 1027
New Azerbaijan-EU deal unlikely to be signed by year-end – deputy FM

The signing of a new agreement between Azerbaijan and the European Union is unlikely to take place by the end of this year, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev said on Thursday, AzVision.az reports.

“It hard for the time being to tell at which stage the document on the new agreement with the EU is,” he said.

According to the deputy minister, the document’s quality is very important.

"We are not in a hurry, but both sides have positions that need to be mutually agreed. This is a legal document. Let it take long as long as it has quality,” Mammad-Guliyev said, adding. “Political issues are also being discussed within the document, which touches on Azerbaijan’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and border inviolability. This agreement is unlikely to be signed by the end of the year. This can only be possible if we accept everything they say, but it would not be right.”

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