On March 17, 2022, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov has received the delegation led by the Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service of the European Union, Enrique Mora, the Press Service of the Foreign Ministry told APA.
During the meeting, development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU), a new agreement that will form the legal basis of bilateral relations, as well as prospects for cooperation, including the development of cooperation in political, economic, energy and other fields have been discussed.
It has been noted in the meeting that cooperation between Azerbaijan and the EU develops in many fields, especially in the field of energy, investment, trade.etc.
Moreover, it was emphasized that the European Union is one of the main trade partners of our country.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said that effective cooperation with the EU was carried out within various programs and projects, and the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union was important for our country.
At the meeting also were discussed the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project and the possibility of expanding the project to the next stage.
Speaking about the current situation in the region, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov spoke about the new security framework and prospects for cooperation in the region after the Great Patriotic War. The Minister briefed the other side on the latest situation in the region, the implementation of trilateral statements, the restoration and reconstruction work in the region, as well as Azerbaijan's views on the normalization of relations between the two countries.
Expressing gratitude for the warm welcome, Deputy Secretary-General Enrique Mora noted that Azerbaijan is a very important partner for the EU. He noted that there are strong partnerships between our country and the organization, which have a very broad agenda, covering the economy, technology and innovation, trade, energy and other areas.
It was noted that the European Union is interested in the stable and secure development of the region, and the EU is ready to support all steps in this direction and participate in regional cooperation efforts.
Mora also said that Azerbaijan is an important partner of the EU in the Eastern Partnership program, and Azerbaijan has made a significant contribution to regional security and stability. He stressed that the EU has great potential for cooperation with our country, including cooperation in the field of transport.
The Deputy Secretary General stressed the role of Azerbaijan in ensuring Europe's energy security and the importance of energy cooperation in this regard.
The sides also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest, regional and international security issues, as well as the situation in Ukraine.