Deputy FM: Date next round of talks announced on associative agreement between Azerbaijan and EU
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.7 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /
The next round of talks on the associative agreement between Azerbaijan and the EU will be held in Brussels in mid-March, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev told Trend.
"Recently, Baku hosted the regular round of talks on the associative agreement with the EU. In addition, we are holding press conferences with the European Commission on issues related to the associative agreement quite regularly," he said.
The previous round of talks on the associative agreement was held in Baku on Jan. 25-26.
The first talks were held in July in Baku and the following round in October in Brussels.
In May, relations between Azerbaijan and the EU entered a new phase of partnership within the EU Eastern Partnership Program, initiated by Poland and Sweden.
The Eastern Partnership Program envisages the political and economic rapprochement of the EU and the six post-Soviet states of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Armenia.
The program does not envisage opportunities for EU membership, but instead envisages facilitating the visa regime, energy cooperation, and the introduction of free trade zones. Small projects on student exchange, environmental protection, and energy supply will also be implemented.