Azerbaijan and the European Commission will start discussions under the EUвЂ™s European Neighborhood Policy in Baku on 12 December 2005, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry announced.
Yug Mingarelli, the head of the East Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia Office of the European Commission will visit Baku to open the consultations in Baku. He will lead a top delegation of the European Commission. Mingarelli will participate only in the opening of the talks, which will continue on the level of experts.
Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev, the Azerbaijan Deputy Foreign Minister, will lead the Azerbaijani delegation in the talks.