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EU delegation in Baku: EU special representative's position may be preserved

Politics Materials 12 May 2011 18:10
The position of EU special representative for South Caucasus is likely to be preserved, head of the EU delegation in Baku Roland Kobia said today.
EU delegation in Baku: EU special representative's position may be preserved

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 12 / Trend E. Ostapenko /

The position of EU special representative for South Caucasus is likely to be preserved, head of the EU delegation in Baku Roland Kobia said today.

"The issue of appointing the representative remains on the agenda," he said. "There is every chance that this position will be preserved."

EU Special Representative for South Caucasus Peter Semneby's mandate ended in late February.

The issues of abolishing the position of the representative in several regions, including the South Caucasus and Moldova, are under discussion.

Head of the EU Foreign Service Catherine Ashton made this proposal in May last year.
According to the proposal, the position would be combined with the position of the representative of the European Service of External Affairs.

"Whatever the final decision could be, it will not affect the EU's involvement in the South Caucasus region," he said. "This is just an organizational issue."

He said the position of EU special representative was liquidated in many regions representing a high interest for the EU, such as the Middle East.

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