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European Union plans to launch discussions to ease visa regime with Azerbaijan
BayBak, Azerbaijan | 1204 days ago | Sunday, 31st January , 2010 , 03:48 [am] | Azerbaijan
|.||The European Union (EU) is set to begin talks on ease of visa regime with Azerbaijan, Polish Foreign Ministryâ€™s official, Anjey Cheshkovski told in his interview to Â«Gazeta WyborczaÂ».|
The European Union (EU) is set to begin talks on ease of visa regime with Azerbaijan, Polish Foreign Ministryâ€™s official, Anjey Cheshkovski told in his interview to Â«Gazeta WyborczaÂ».
According to APA, A. Cheshkovski marked, during his interview, development of â€œEastern partnershipâ€ projects as much more successful than other EU initiatives.
â€œEastern partnership aims at close cooperation and integration of six ex-Soviet countries with EU. All the structures involved in the process implement different projects. This kind of integration should be implemented through political cooperation, integration of the economies of Eastern European countries with EU and application of EU standards in their economyâ€, Polish Foreign Ministryâ€™s official said.
â€œToday, Ukraine is close to signing of associative agreement with EU. This may be signed next year. Presidential elections will not put back this agreement to be fulfilled, as both candidates have pledged to pursue European integration. Such talks are under way with Moldova Republic as well.â€
Ceshkovski noted that talks have been launched on possible associative agreement with Caucasus countries. â€œNow, we are waiting the mandates of talks to be adopted. Nobody ever thought about signing associative agreement with Azerbaijan, before the â€œEastern partnershipâ€ launched. Now, this chance turned out to cooperation. This partnership calls Europe to a close cooperation and integration with its eastern neighborsâ€, he noted.
He said that EU is currently having negotiations with Georgian government to ease visa regime with this country and planning to have such kind of talks with Azerbaijan in the future too. â€œEU has intensive dialogues with Ukraine over cancellation of visa regime with this country. Weâ€™ll also begin such negotiations with Moldova Republic this year as wellâ€, Polish Foreign Ministryâ€™s official added., Voice of a Nation