The EU believes that the next round of talks with Azerbaijan will be more substantive, Malena Mard, head of the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan, told reporters on Tuesday, APA reported.
Negotiations started off in Brussels on the 7th of February on the new agreement between Azerbaijan and the EU, she recalled.
Mard said the chief negotiator on the EU side is Luc Devigne.
“At the first meeting we tried to finds solutions to a number of technical issues. I believe the next round of the negotiations will be more substantive. We aim to discuss a number of areas including energy, economy, trade, relations between people, state administration, etc,” said Mard, adding. “As you know, we have the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, which was signed in 1996. This is part of the legal framework for cooperation. Moreover, a draft document on cooperation was presented by Azerbaijan during the Riga summit in 2015.”