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Azerbaijani FM meets EU Commissioner on European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

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Baku, April 8, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov has met a delegation led by EU Commissioner on European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.

The sides praised the current level of relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union.

Stressing out Azerbaijan has a strategic partnership with most of EU member states, Minister Elmar Mammadyarov underlined the importance of establishing strategic partnership with the European Union.

The sides noted the partnership on energy issues between Azerbaijan and the European Union and the importance of TAP and TANAP projects.

Giving a brief information about the negotiation process on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Minister Mammadyarov highlighted that, it is necessary for the EU to show the unique approach in the resolution of the conflict as other European institutions. Saying the current status-quo is non-continuous and unacceptable, Minister Mammadyarov added that for the resolution of the conflict as well as changing the status-quo, first and foremost, the armed forces of Armenia has to be withdrawn from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. The FM said that in case of the resolution of the conflict and the elimination of the aggression and occupation new opportunities will be created for the regional development.

Noting that the supremacy of law is provided in Azerbaijan, Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said that systematic democratic development of Azerbaijan is continued.

The sides underlined the importance of next summit of the Eastern Partnership Initiative which will be held in Riga. The sides noted the necessity of further deepening the cooperation in science, education, humanitarian and other fields.

The sides also discussed the regional and global developments.

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