Azerbaijan resumes talks with EU

Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) are resuming talks in the framework of the existing cooperation mechanisms, Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev told Trend.

“Subcommittees start working in September. And during the autumn it is planned to hold meetings of the four sub-committees, operating in the field of trade, energy and transport, environmental protection, security and human rights, education and other social issues”, – said the deputy minister.

According to Mammad-Guliyev, these consultations will be held, regardless of the terms of the mandate of the EU Council to start negotiations on a new agreement on strategic partnership.

“It is expected that the mandate will be given to Azerbaijan closer to October, but it is still tentative date. Regardless of this, we are resuming work with the EU in the framework of existing cooperation mechanism”, – said the deputy minister, noting that the signing of the agreement will further enhance the level of cooperation between both sides.


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