Since 1991, the EU has gradually become closer to Azerbaijan. It wants to build on this by deepening economic integration and increasing political cooperation with the country.
The EU and Azerbaijan have worked together to conclude various political agreements. The most important is the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (1999) which aims at enhancing:
- the economy
The country is also a member of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).
Discussions on updating the legal basis for relations between the EU and Azerbaijan are ongoing.