Mobility Partnership signed between the EU and Azerbaijan

Mobility Partnership signed between the EU and Azerbaijan
# 06 December 2013 07:50 (UTC +04:00)

APA reports quoting the EU press service that EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström and Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium and head of the Delegation to the European Union Fuad Isgandarov signed a Joint Declaration establishing a framework for the future cooperation in the field of migration and mobility.

"The launch of this Mobility Partnership is yet another important step towards bringing European and Azerbaijani citizens closer ", commented Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström, speaking in the margins of the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Brussels.

Measures will be launched to enhance Azerbaijan's ability to prevent and combat irregular migration, including smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings and to maximise the development impact of migration and mobility.So far the EU has signed Mobility Partnerships with the Republic of Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Morocco. Azerbaijan and the EU began discussions on a Mobility Partnership in February 2012. Negotiations were finalised in autumn 2013.

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