Ambassador: Azerbaijan has special position in Eastern Partnership
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
Azerbaijan has a special position in the Eastern Partnership, the country's ambassador to Russia, Polad Bulbuloglu, said in an interview with Russia24 TV channel May 21.
Speaking about Azerbaijan's refusal to sign the association agreement with the EU, the ambassador said the country declared from the beginning that the agreement doesn't suit it.
"We can only talk about equal and partner agreement," said Bulbuloglu.
"We are a self-sufficient country, we, in principle, need nothing from anyone, the country is developing at a rapid pace," the ambassador added.
He recalled that Azerbaijan would in June host the First European Games, where Russia will be represented by a large delegation of over 600 people.
"Azerbaijan today doesn't need to sign any contracts that at least in some way infringe its interests and its sovereignty," said Bulbuloglu, noting that the country approaches international treaties very carefully, taking into account the future.
Eastern Partnership 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.
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