European Union External Action

High level EU visit to Azerbaijan

Baku, 31/01/2017 - 07:23, UNIQUE ID: 170131_11
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On 30 January 2017 Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations in the European Commission and Thomas Mayr-Harting, Managing Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the European External Action Service visited Azerbaijan to discuss EU-Azerbaijan relations with key interlocutors, including President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Education and representatives of business and civil society. Discussions included Azerbaijan's economic diversification agenda and the EU's ongoing and future support for the government and civil society in this process. On the occasion of the joint visit, DG Christian Danielsson emphasised that "the EU is ready to bring substantial economic transformation experience and expertise to the country" while MD Thomas Mayr-Harting stressed that "Azerbaijan is an important partner for the EU with whom we look forward to broadening and deepening our cooperation in the near future".