The Minister noted that some officials, MPs and journalists from countries recognizing the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, periodically expressed views and steps are being taken to support the separatist regime: "It is not made any warnings against them, it is not taken any action against them. Despite the fact that, in accordance with generally recognized principles of international law should respect the sovereignty of States, respect their laws on entry into their territory. Unfortunately, in some issues we see double standards towards Azerbaijan. These double standards are also an obstacle to a just resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."
The Minister noted that in order to prevent illegal visit to the occupied territories, Azerbaijan includes these people to the "black list" who have committed such a move: "However, this is not enough to prevent this problem. I can not say what specific measures should be taken for this, but I can say that if you arrive without a visa in one of the EU countries, or you will be arrested immediately, or you will turn out outside the EU, also you can be lifetime banned on the visit of to EU. "
Elmar Mammadyarov said Azerbaijan attaches great importance to economic cooperation with the EU, "Our economic relations have developed significantly in recent years. Azerbaijan's attitude to the Association Agreement is known. Azerbaijan not only intends to develop economic and political relations with the EU, but also to become a strategic partner. We have only warm relations for the EU. I wish that these relations were mutual."