Europe and Azerbaijan discuss mobility
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 / Trend E. Ostapenko /
The European Union in cooperation with Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry organized a seminar on Mobility issues in Baku June 17-18, 2010, the EU's Baku office said.
The seminar was prepared in the context of the implementation of the Eastern Partnership programme in Azerbaijan, providing political and economic rapprochement between the EU and six post-Soviet countries - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus. Facilitation of the visa regime and mobility is one of the main points of the program.
"The European Union is ready to offer increased mobility for citizens from partner countries willing to ensure that the conditions for a well managed and secure mobility are in place. For that matter, the dialogue we have established with Azerbaijan is very encouraging," Ambassador Roland Kobia, Head of the EU Delegation in Baku said in his opening speech.
Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev and Ambassador Roland Kobia opened the session June 17, calling for concrete results and for an action plan to be established.
During the seminar, participants from relevant Azerbaijan ministries and agencies exchanged with European Commission officials and experts on Mobility issues.
Visa policy, visa facilitation and readmission agreement, EU global approach to migration, document security and asylum were among the themes covered during the session.