Romanian FM to discuss Azerbaijan’s relations with EU, NATO
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 3 / Trend , N.Abdullayeva/
Romanian Foreign Minister Cristian Diaconescu will visit Baku on April 8-9, Romanian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nicolae Ureke told Trend . The Romanian foreign minister will discuss Azerbaijan's relations with the European Union (EU) on threshold of beginning the "Eastern Partnership" project.
The meeting will also focus on cooperation between the two foreign ministries. The ministers will discuss opportunities of cooperation as part of international organizations, Ureke said. The ambassador said the meetings will focus on Azerbaijan's relations with the EU, especially on threshold of beginning the "Eastern Partnership" project and NATO summit.
Romania fulfills a mission of the NATO contact point in Azerbaijan in 2009-2010.
"It will be a good opportunity to contribute to strengthening relations between Azerbaijan and NATO," the ambassador said.
The Romanian foreign minister will attend opening of the international conference on NATO's 60th anniversary to be held in Baku. Both foreign ministers will exchange opinions on regional development of the expanded Black Sea region to which both countries belong.
Goods turnover between Azerbaijan and Romania amounted to $193 million, Azerbaijan's exported goods to Romania - $161 million and import - $31.8 million, the Azerbaijani State Statistical Committee reported.
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