Azerbaijan, EU sign agreement on visa regime facilitation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 29
Azerbaijan and EU signed an agreement on visa regime facilitation.
The document was signed within the third Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius on Friday.
The document was signed by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, European Commissioner Stefan Fule and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.
Following the signing of the agreement, ratification procedures will be held in Azerbaijani and European parliaments, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev told Trend earlier.
Mammadguliyev said that it is also necessary to sign bilateral agreements with the Schengen area member-states, but which are not EU members (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein).
According to Mammadguliyev, the agreement will cover a rather extensive list of individuals, including, first of all, citizens going abroad for education and business.