It took 20 years for the EU and Mercosur to sign a trade agreement. “We don’t want to wait that much,” says the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the EU, urging the European Commission to drop its “bureaucratic matrix” thinking.
Azerbaijan and the European Union will hold fresh talks on concluding a bilateral comprehensive agreement later in March, a diplomatic source in Baku said
An EU-Azerbaijan trade and political agreement will be ready for ratification in 2019, says Javanshir Feyziyev, co-chair of the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.
European Commission representatives will discuss the second chapter of a new strategic partnership agreement between Azerbaijan and the European Union.
Azerbaijan is pursuing a new agreement with the European Union focused on security, trade, and investment, and lacking the type of commitments on political reforms that scuttled the last agreement the two sides tried to reach.
As the EU and Azerbaijan begin negotiating a “comprehensive agreement”, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium provided insight into the way his country sees the future of its relationship with the Union and its member states.
The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has given the initial go-ahead to signing a free trade agreement with Iran, a senior official of the bloc has said.
Azerbaijan and Japan plan to sign a bilateral investment treaty. Japan is involved in the country’s energy and infrastructure sectors.
Brussels wants to diversify its energy resources away from Russia. It is offering benefits such as free trade and visa liberalisation and is seeking comprehensive reforms across a range of areas as a precondition for closer ties. But Azerbaijan’s human-rights situation is on a rapid decline.
The Azerbaijani and Argentine foreign ministers signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in trade-economic sphere.
The companies from Sri Lanka are seeking for Azerbaijani partners for export development to Azerbaijan, a news report said. Economic Development Ministry of Azerbaijan reports that Sri Lankan companies are ready to supply fruits, spices, fabric and paints to the country.
“There are common factors in Azerbaijan’s integration into Europe and accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO),” Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev told journalists, APA reports. He said that European Union approves the idea of Azerbaijan’s WTO membership.
Azerbaijan is planning to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with the UAE and the rest of the Gulf countries, a top Azerbaijani government official said yesterday.