Agenda of EU Special Representative’s Visit to Azerbaijan Publicized
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend A.Badalova, K.Ramazanova / Peter Semneby, the European Union (EU) Special Representative on South Caucasus, will pay a visit to Baku on 18 July to discuss the development of cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan, the Brussels-based office of the EU Special Representative informed Trend.
During the two-day stay in Baku Semneby plans to hold consultations with officials, as well as representatives of civil society. The discussions will centre on the current state of relations between the EU and Azerbaijan, as well as an exchange of opinions on ways of strengthening them.
Meanwhile, Alan Vaddams, representative of the European Commission in Azerbaijan, said in talks with journalists on 17 July, that during the visit Semneby will hold talks with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister on a peaceful resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
During his last visit to Azerbaijan in December 2006 Semneby discussed the successful cooperation between the sides within the framework of the EU's European Neighbourhood Program, partnership in delivery of Azerbaijani energy resources to Europe, regional cooperation in South Caucasus and resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Moreover, the implementation of huge regional projects, including the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil export pipeline, provision of human rights and freedom of media, democratic reforms, improvement of election legislation and other issues were also in focus.