The talks between the EU and Azerbaijan on Action Plan with European Neighborhood Program are about to complete, Trend reports quoting Peter Semneby, EU special representative in South Caucasus countries.
Semneby said during his two-day visit in Baku he had talked to foreign minister, ministers of defense, justice, as well as human rights watchers, head of Azeri community of Nagorno-Karabakh, at Baku office of UNHCR and so. The main question to have been discussed was Nagorno-Karabakh problem, democratic institutions development, election processes, human rights, law domination, regional cooperation development. Mr Semneby said almost all items of the Action Plan had been approved, apart from some technical issues.
Mr Semneby said the Action Plan approval plays a big role in Azerbaijans integration with the EU. Azerbaijan is the country of special significance for the EU, but Azerbaijans interests also include developing strategic partnership with the Union, he underlined, mentioning significance of democratic institutions and human rights development.
Mr Semneby also said he hoped for EU-Azeri Action Plan approval by mid-fall.