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Azerbaijan's ruling party highly assesses European Commission President's visit to country

Politics Materials 14 January 2011 22:27
Azerbaijan's ruling party highly assesses European Commission President's visit to country.
Azerbaijan's ruling party highly assesses European Commission President's visit to country

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 14 /Trend/

Azerbaijan's ruling party highly assessed European Commission President's visit to the country.

"Relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union are developing dynamically. It is known that in a bilateral form, the EU cooperates with the countries of South Caucasus, including Azerbaijan, under the Eastern Partnership, as well as the principles of good neighborliness. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attaches special importance to relations with the EU in the foreign policy of Azerbaijan," New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) deputy executive secretary Mubariz Gurbanli said in an interview to the website of the ruling party.

According to him, the documents signed during Barroso's visit are important from the point of view of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the EU. According to Gurbanli, geopolitical and economic situation of the country has strengthened its position in the region.

"The EU understands Azerbaijan's importance in the intensification of relations between East and West, North and South. Azerbaijan has played a role as a bridge between East and West. And so Azerbaijan's importance in the intensification of economic ties between these geographical spaces is gradually increasing," he added.
According to him, the development of bilateral relations between the EU and Azerbaijan takes place at different levels. According to Gurbanli, currently the agenda includes the issue of simplification of visa regime between the EU and Azerbaijan.

"Some steps to address this issue from a legal point of view has already been made. In the long run possibly the complete elimination of the visa regime. As a general rule, the EU abolishes visa regime with the countries that have economic opportunities.'s Economic empowerment in Azerbaijan makes it necessary to cancel the visa regime with the EU. For from this, both parties will have dividends," he added.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso signed the Joint Declaration on the Southern Gas Corridor in Baku on Jan. 13. Jose Manuel Barroso's visit to Azerbaijan ended Friday.

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