On 25 February, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell held a phone call with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, to discuss bilateral and regional issues.
They discussed the EU – Azerbaijan bilateral agenda and agreed on the need to conclude negotiations on the new bilateral agreement.
High Representative/Vice-President Borrell briefed on the preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit in June, and underlined the importance of giving a new impetus to the Eastern Partnership policy. He and Minister Mammadyarov looked forward to the upcoming Eastern Partnership Ministerial and the June Summit.
They also discussed prospects for progress in conflict resolution efforts in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The High Representative thanked Minister Mammadyarov for his participation in and Azerbaijan’s contribution to the recent International Donors’ Conference for Albania in the aftermath of the earthquake.