Great Britain considers possible impact of Eastern Partnership on peace and stability in South Caucasus
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 13 /corr. Trend E.Rustamov / The Director General of the Political Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the Kingdom of Great Britain Mark Justin Layll Grant considers that European Union's Eastern Partnership initiative can play an important role in the development of region.
"Eastern Partnership can influence the establishment of peace and stability in South Caucasus," said Grant at the meeting with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov on Feb. 13.
Grant arrived in Baku on an official visit on Feb. 13.
The communique on establishment Eastern
Partnership Union between the European Commission and Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia must be approved in spring.
The document suggests signing memorandums of mutual understanding on co-operation in the energy sphere, which will serve ensuring energy security of the European Union. This co-operation envisages that all countries, which realize both general management, and production, transit and energy consumption, will possess joint ventures on the pipelines.
During the meeting, Mammadyarov expressed satisfaction with the bilateral relations. Touching upon the Eastern Partnership, he said that it assumes great significance for strengthening co-operation between Azerbaijan and EU countries.