Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has received a delegation led by Johannes Hahn, the EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations.
During the meeting, the parties praised the current level of relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union, the Foreign Ministry told APA.
Elmar Mammadyarov said Azerbaijan has strategic partnership relations with a number of EU countries, adding that it is also important to build strategic partnership with the EU.
The parties also outlined the importance of energy partnership between Azerbaijan and the EU as well as TAP and TANAP projects.
Giving information about the current state of negotiations on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the minister stated that like other European institutions, the EU too must demonstrate resolute position on the conflict.
Mammadyarov said that the status quo is unacceptable and unsustainable, so it should be changed and the Armenia should first withdraw its troops from the occupied Azerbaijani territories for the resolution of the conflict.
Moreover, the FM said the settlement of the conflict will open up new opportunities for regional development, adding that the rule of law is ensured and the democratic development continues in Azerbaijan.
The parties stressed the importance of the next Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Riga and deepening cooperation in the field of science, education, culture and others.