Establishing links with the Northern Cyprus may prolong joining Azerbaijan to the Neighborhood Policy in the European Union (EU), the EU commissar on foreign relations Benito Ferrero-Waldner said, Trend reports citing the Liberty radio. В"EU recognizes the independence of the Cypriot Republic. And this state protests against setting up ties of Baku with Lefkosha, the flights to the Northern Cyprus from Azerbaijan вЂњ, she said.
Addressing the Foreign Affairs committee of the European Parliament in Brussels she reported, she informed Azerbaijan, in case the country does not change its position, EU will unite only with Armenia and Georgia. We hope Azerbaijan will settle this issue. However, some weeks are needed for thatвЂќ, she said.
The AzerbaijanвЂ™s FM information department head Tair Tagizade reported, the policy of Baku is aimed at averting the crisis both in Turkish and Greek communities of Cyprus. He said Azerbaijan has not received any official information on the cooperation with Europe in the framework of the вЂњNeighborhood PolicyвЂќ. вЂњAzerbaijan is ready to take moves according to the action plan set. As for the air flights this initiative bears a commercial character and has nothing to do with the governmentвЂ™s foreign policyвЂќ, Tagizade said.