admin May 20, 2016

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will take part in the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Foreign Affairs Meeting, to be held May 23 in Brussels, the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan told Trend May 20.

Mammadyarov will deliver a speech at the event.

He is also scheduled to have bilateral meetings.

The EU’s Eastern Partnership program was adopted on the initiative of Poland and Sweden, and was approved at the EU summit in Brussels in 2008.

The program is aimed at rapprochement between the EU and Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova, Georgia and Belarus.

It stipulates a significant increase in political interaction and integration of former Soviet republics into the EU economy, increasing the volume of financial aid to them, and strengthening energy security.

Source: Trend