Next stage of negotiations on new EU-Azerbaijan agreement to be held in late October

  04 October 2017    Read: 653
Next stage of negotiations on new EU-Azerbaijan agreement to be held in late October

The next stage of negotiations on a new agreement on a strategic partnership between the EU and Azerbaijan will be held in late October, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev told reporters in Baku.

According to the Deputy Minister, political security will also be discussed during this meeting.

The European Council adopted a mandate for the European Commission and the high representative for foreign affairs and security policy to negotiate, on behalf of the EU and its member states, a comprehensive agreement with Azerbaijan in November 2016.

The new agreement should replace the 1996 partnership and cooperation agreement and should better take account of the shared objectives and challenges the EU and Azerbaijan face today.

The agreement will follow the principles endorsed in the 2015 review of the European Neighborhood Policy and offer a renewed basis for political dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan.

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