Brussels hosts III meeting of foreign ministers of Eastern Partnership member countries
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 24 /Trend/
Meeting of foreign ministers of Eastern Partnership was held on Monday in Brussels. Azerbaijan was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev, the Foreign Ministry told Trend.
The meeting was attended by foreign ministers of Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, representatives of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.
EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton chaired at the meeting.
At the meeting the sides exchanged views on the current state of the Eastern Partnership, the Road Map proposed by the European Commission to implement the program Eastern Partnership, and issues related to its implementation.
It was noted that the negotiations on Association Agreement are successfully continuous with partner countries. At the same time negotiations on visa facilitation and readmission continue with relevant countries, including Azerbaijan.
Some of the foreign ministers of EU member states expressed serious concern over the unresolved conflicts that exist in the territories of the partner countries, and stressed the importance of their settlement in the framework of the principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty of states.
After the meeting a working dinner was given for the Heads of Delegations of the partner countries on the invitation of European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Stefan Fule.