The EU is interested in developing cooperation with Azerbaijan on gas purchases
- 19 December 2020
The European Union intends to sign a new partnership agreement with Azerbaijan to purchase gas and participate in the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell after the meeting of the Azerbaijan-EU Cooperation Council, APA reports quoting TASS.
"The EU wants to conclude a new ambitious and comprehensive cooperation agreement with Azerbaijan based on respect for democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms. This will contribute to the diversification of the Azerbaijani economy and the development of our trade relations, as well as our partnership in the widest possible way. "The EU stands ready to support and shape a long-term solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in close co-operation with the OSCE Minsk Group," Borrell said.
In turn, European Commissioner for Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi stressed the EU's interest in developing gas cooperation with Azerbaijan. He reminded that Brussels is waiting for the first gas supply from Azerbaijan through the Southern Gas Corridor by the end of this year, and noted that Brussels is considering the possibility of extending this gas transportation project to the Western Balkans.