BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 7. EU and Azerbaijan have expanding relationship, EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Toivo Klaar said in an exclusive interview with Trend.
“I am hopeful that we can have our new agreement in the near future. But if we look at the changing landscape of international relations and of how transport corridors are shaped, the South Caucasus and Azerbaijan in particular, I see playing an ever-increasing role in the so-called Middle Corridor, as the Middle Corridor gains an importance. There of course, as I said already earlier, when I talked the reopening of transport routes, I believe that is also of key interest to the European Union, because, again, we’re talking about East-West trade, where Azerbaijan has a key role to play and where I see that our relationship between the European Union and Azerbaijan will only increase in the coming years. And of course, we have our energy relationship, but more importantly, I believe that building on the personal relationship between President Aliyev and President Michel, I see that there is a great potential in further developing all aspects of our bilateral relations,” he said.
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