Azerbaijan considers the European Union an important partner, President Ilham Aliyev said at the International Conference “Along the Middle Corridor: Geopolitics, Security and Economics”.
“We are at the final stage of consultations on a new agreement with the European Union. It is ready for more than 90 percent. We did not sign an associative agreement with the EU. Instead, we preferred the format of bilateral cooperation,” said the head of the Azerbaijani state.
As for the Eastern partnership, the president emphasized that Azerbaijan considers this partnership one of the elements of cooperation with the European Union, and not the cooperation platform with EU member countries.