Contribution of Peaceful Settling of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict to be Reflected in EU Report
Azerbaijan, Baku, 19 January / Тrend corr. K. Ramazanova / The contribution of peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be reflected in the first report of the European Union (EU), about the fulfilment of the obligations to EU by Azerbaijan, Ingrid Angela Gossinger, the new coordinator of the European House in Baku, said to Trend on 18 January.
"The report will reflect all the priority fields and specific actions taken by the EU and Azerbaijan in 2007, including those on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Gossinger said.
The action plan on the EU-Azerbaijan New Neighbourhood Policy was signed on 14 November 2006. It is intended for 2007-2013.
The priority directions in the action plan for Azerbaijan are: strengthening of democracy in the country, improvement of the business and investment climate, support to long-term economic development, improvement of the economic and transport cooperation between EU and Azerbaijan, as well as strengthening of cooperation in the border management.
According to Gossinger, besides Nagorno-Karabakh, the report will also reflect the issues on democratic and legislation norms, improvement of the business and investment climate, fight against corruption, the human rights and freedom, energy and transport.
The third round of the negotiations between Azerbaijan and the EU on the action plan, within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy, will take place on 4 February, during the visit of the EU Troika to Azerbaijan. The opening ceremony of the EU representation in Azerbaijan is expected to take place during the visit.