British Minister talks on UK-Azerbaijan ties
The UK wholeheartedly supports the vital work of the Eastern Partnership and will continue to promote those shared objectives in our bilateral cooperation, UK Minister of State for Europe Sir Alan Duncan told prior to the 5th Eastern Partnership Summit, AzVision.az reports.
"Our ties have grown at an astonishing rate in the fields of culture and education too. Growing numbers of young people in Azerbaijan want to study English, obtain a degree from a British University or work for one of the 450 British companies doing business in Azerbaijan. I am confident that people to people links can only deepen as our co-operation expands in the fields of art, literature, music, higher education, and sport", Duncan noted.
In addition, he stressed the importance of setting ambitious goals for the future:" We want to help Azerbaijan take its place as a modern, confident, prosperous, tolerant and democratic country. That’s why we see closer relations for Azerbaijan with the European Union as an important step to deliver beneficial reforms for the people of Azerbaijan".