“Azerbaijan expects equal attitude, mutual respect from EU”
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.20
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan expects an equal attitude and mutual respect from the European Union (EU), Novruz Mammadov, deputy head of Azerbaijani presidential administration, chief of the administration's foreign relations department told reporters Nov.20.
He pointed out that Azerbaijan is one of the countries closely cooperating with the EU.
"Azerbaijan didn't support the text of the association agreement earlier proposed to us," said Mammadov. "They propose us such an agreement, but do not mention the recognition of [Azerbaijan's] territorial integrity."
The top official said Azerbaijan wants to sign a document on strategic partnership with the EU.
"Azerbaijan has signed a document on strategic partnership with eight important European countries," said Mammadov.
If the European Union shows equal attitude and mutual respect to Azerbaijan and if the proposed document reflects its territorial integrity, the country will sign this document.
Earlier, the country proposed the EU to work out and sign a strategic partnership agreement.