EU representatives to mull Eastern Partnership in Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 17 / Trend E.Ostapenko /
The Business-tour initiated by the EU Eastern Partnership with the participation of the EU officials will be held in Baku on Sept.17-18, the European Commission's office in Azerbaijan said.
The European Commission's Directorate-General for External Relations on Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, John Kjaer, and Giovanni Cremonini, Administrator of the European Neighborhood Policy will visit Azerbaijan to discuss with the interested sides the advantages and prospects of the Eastern partnership
The interested sides of Azerbaijan and the community will take part in public debate. The discussions will be held with representatives of civil society, private sector and business.
The EU officials will participate in two workshops with representatives of the government and civil society organizations. They will spoke about the prospects and implications of deepening bilateral and multilateral relations the EU and Azerbaijan under the Eastern Partnership. The Presidential Administration and the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry will also receive the EU delegation.
The Eastern Partnership is the Polish-Swedish initiative in the neighborhood policy, aimed at improving the EU's relations with the post-Soviet countries. The program was approved at a meeting of the EU on March 20. Eastern Partnership will cover the six countries neighboring the European Union: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus. The program targets assisting talks on establishment of free economic zones and agriculture products, as well as partner and visa agreements.
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