On 31 October, the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan issued a statement saying that it “absolutely refutes the allegations made recently in certain media according to which the ‘EU ambassador would prepare a street fighting scenario for Baku’”.
“Azerbaijan is an important partner of the EU, a participant in the Eastern Partnership as well our strategic partner in the field of energy,” the statement continued. “The EU also supports Azerbaijan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.”
The EU said it works together with Azerbaijan to advance the partnership with the country and expand bilateral cooperation via the “new comprehensive and ambitious agreement, covering a large number of topics including human rights” which is currently being negotiated.
“The EU continues to support Azerbaijan’s reform agenda,” the statement continues. “The EU is Azerbaijan’s first trading partner and investor, both in the oil and non-oil sector. We back Azerbaijan’s economic diversification agenda notably through support to education and regional development.”
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