Azerbaijan-EU visa facilitation negotiations to be launched on March 1
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.27 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
Visa facilitation negotiations between Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) will be launched on March 1.
On March 1-2, 2012 an European Union (EU) mission will visit Azerbaijan to officially launch the negotiations of a Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements between Azerbaijan and the EU, EU Delegation to Azerbaijan told Trend on Monday.
The mission will be co-chaired by Rob Rozenburg, Deputy Head of International Affairs Unit and Diederik Paalman, Deputy Head of Visa Policy Unit.
"With the launch of the Eastern Partnership initiative in 2009 we aimed at strengthening ties between the EU and its Eastern neighbours. Now we see the fruits of that initiative as we start visa facilitation negotiations with Azerbaijan. Visa facilitation is about more contacts between people in the EU and Azerbaijan, more exchanges and more business opportunities. It is simply more mobility for people and that is something the EU and Azerbaijani citizens are looking forward to," Jerome Pons, Charge d'Affaires of EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, said.