On April 8, 2015 Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received the delegation headed by Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner on European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.
At the meeting the sides highly appreciated the current level of relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union.
Stressing out that Azerbaijan has a strategic partnership with most of EU member states, Minister Elmar Mammadyarov underlined the importance of establishing strategic partnership with the European Union.
At the meeting the sides noted the partnership on energy issues between Azerbaijan and the European Union and the importance of TAP and TANAP projects.
Giving brief information about the negotiation process on Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Minister Elmar Mammadyarov highlighted that, it is necessary for the EU to demonstrate the unequivocal attitude towards the resolution of conflict as other European institutions. Adding that the current status-quo is unsustainable and unacceptable, Minister Elmat Mammadyarov noted that for the resolution of the conflict as well as changing the current status-quo, first and foremost, the armed forces of Armenia must to be withdrawn from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said that with the resolution of the conflict and the elimination of the aggression and occupation new opportunities would be created for the regional development
Noting that the supremacy of law is provided in Azerbaijan, Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said that Azerbaijan continues its steady democratic development.
At the meeting the sides also underlined the importance of next summit of the Eastern Partnership Initiative which will be held in Riga.
Also the sides noted the necessity of further deepening of cooperation in science, education, humanitarian and other fields.
At the meeting views were exchanged on regional developments and the issues of mutual concern.