11 Jul 2018 14:38

EU, Azerbaijan agree on partnership priorities

BAKU. July 11 (Interfax) - Azerbaijan and the European Union signed a document on priorities of bilateral partnership in Brussels on Wednesday, the European Commission said on its website.

The document was signed by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and European Commission Vice President Federica Mogherini.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and President of the European Council Donald Tusk were present at the signature ceremony.

It was reported earlier that the Council of the EU on November 14, 2016 endorsed the issuance of a mandate to the European Commission and the high representative for foreign affairs and security policy to hold negotiations on a new agreement with Azerbaijan, which should replace the 1999 cooperation and partnership agreement.

The negotiations on a new agreement were started on February 7, 2017.