On 13 June, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn is in Baku on a bilateral visit to the country, during which he will participate in the EU–Azerbaijan Business Forum.
Ahead of the visit, Commissioner Hahn said: “Cooperation between the European Union and Azerbaijan has intensified over the last few years: we [have] adopted partnership priorities, launched high level dialogues on transport and security and we are in the final stages of negotiation on a new EU–Azerbaijan agreement.”
Hahn said that during this visit he intends to discuss connectivity and economy, support to civil society, youth and promotion of human rights, which is “crucial” for relations between the EU and Azerbaijan.
Commissioner Hahn is to meet with key political representatives including President Ilham Aliyev, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev, as well as representatives of civil society and youth organisations.
The Commissioner will launch the EU-funded project “Vulnerable children's civil society associations”, implemented by the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
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EU–Azerbaijan relations factsheet