Azerbaijan, Baku, July 8 /Trend, S.Agayeva/
European Union policy toward the South Caucasus was discussed in Berlin.
Discussions were held around the analytical paper "Germany and the new EU policy for South Caucasus," said the press center of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry with reference to the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Germany.
The document was prepared by German Society for Foreign Policy (DGAP). The discussions were attended by the director of the Otto Wolff Institute of the society,
Eberhard Zandshnayder, deputy head of the faction of the Social Democratic Party in the Bundestag, former secretary of Germany's Foreign Ministry Gernot Erler, special envoy of Germany Foreign Ministry Patricia Flor, well-known political scientists.
The document reflects a more objective and pragmatic approach to regional processes, as well as the importance of compliance of Germany's policy with the realities in the region, stresses the need to develop cooperation between the EU and Germany with Azerbaijan.
The document states that the situation in the region, change of the power balance in favor of Azerbaijan makes it necessary to consider the new realities in the foreign policy of the EU and Germany.
The paper mentions Azerbaijan's development and transformation into a regional leader, as well as its formation as an energy partner of the EU. The authors of the analytical instrument call on Germany, which has considered Georgia its main partner in the region so far, to reconsider its policy towards the region.
The analytical paper also reflected the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a major conflict in the region. According to the document, the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding seven regions poses a great threat to the security of the region and Europe.
The document urges Germany and the EU to intensify their efforts to resolve the conflict.