Azerbaijani President: Azerbaijan seeks to align its policy with EU countries' policy as much as possible
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek have made joint press statements following their meeting in Brussels, Azerbaijani President's official website reported.
The European Parliament president stressed the importance of his recent visit to Azerbaijan. He praised the Azerbaijan-EU cooperation. Mr. Buzek said they have had fruitful discussion on visa regime facilitation, regional security, Eastern Partnership Program and cooperation within the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.
The European Parliament president praised the energy cooperation between Azerbaijan and EU.
On the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Mr. Buzek said the European Parliament supported the dispute`s settlement within the OSCE Minsk Group.
President Aliyev said the European Parliament president's visit to Azerbaijan would contribute to developing the partnership between his country and the Parliament.
The President said Azerbaijan was trying its best to bring its policy in conformity with that of the European Union countries.
The Azerbaijani leader highlighted the business climate in the country.
"The volume of the foreign investment in Azerbaijan is increasing."
President Aliyev said they also discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He said: "Not only Azerbaijan but also the OSCE Minsk Group`s co-chairing countries as well as European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso stated that the continuation of the status-quo was unacceptable."
The Azerbaijani leader said 20% of his country had been under occupation, adding "putting an end to the occupation will ensure the development of the South Caucasus region".
President Aliyev stressed the importance of the relations as part of the Eastern Partnership Program and the establishment of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.
Following the statements the Azerbaijani President and the European Parliament president responded to questions from journalists.