Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 29
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
An agreement on visa facilitation between Azerbaijan and the EU will come into the force this autumn, head of the EU delegation to Azerbaijan, Malena Mard said on Jan. 29.
"This will facilitate those Azerbaijani citizens travelling to the Schengen Area and EU citizens travelling to Azerbaijan. This will contribute to development of relations between citizens of the EU and Azerbaijan," Mard said.
Azerbaijan and the European Union signed a visa facilitation agreement in November, 2013 in Vilnius during the third Eastern Partnership Summit.
The document was signed by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, European Commissioner Stefan Fule and Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevicius.
The signing was followed by ratification procedures, including the Azerbaijani Milli Majlis (parliament) and the European Parliament.
Malena Mard also expressed confidence that European business will develop in Azerbaijan and in turn Azerbaijani business will develop in Europe.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.M.