European Union (EU) is interested in cooperating with Azerbaijan, which is clearly seen in its new plan of action within the frames of the EU New Neighborhood policy, and we hope that the given plan will be adopted before the start of Finlands chairmanship in EU, the Austrian state foreign secretary, Hans Winkler told at his press-conference in Baku on April 22, Trend reports.
Perspectives of expanding cooperation with Azerbaijan have been discussed at the current talks. EU is interested in Azerbaijani energy resources as we are diversifying our energy supplies, Winkler said.
Speaking about Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, he said that realizes that this problem has brought a lot of grief to Azerbaijani people, EU is interested in solving this conflict on the international law principles and for a long period
EU will make all possible to solve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, he said, and therefore, it has extended the special mandate of its representative at the South Caucasus, Peter Semnebi.
Today the total amount of EU aid to Azerbaijan is 20 million EURO and in general EU allocated more than 400 million EURO for the past years.
EU commission has also noted about the EU position on implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi- Akhalkali railroad project. The given project was not our priority. Though, if the 3 states have reached such agreement we can not deny, they concluded.