Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21
The EU respects the position of Azerbaijan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, RIA Novosti reported.
"Azerbaijan is not looking for the ways to join the EU and does not see a role for itself in the EAU," she said.
"The EU respects the right of each member state of the Eastern Partnership program to seek its own way of development, by maintaining the cooperation with the EU," she said.
The Eastern Partnership program envisages the political association and economic integration of the EU with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The last three countries signed an agreement on associated partnership with the EU in 2014.