President Ilham Aliyev meets European Commission VP Maros Sefcovic - UPDATED

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6 February 2017

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today met with European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic in Brussels.


During the meeting, they noted that Azerbaijan and the European Union enjoy beneficial cooperation in a variety of fields, including energy, security, environment, transport and other spheres.


The sides hailed the bilateral relations. It was noted that President Ilham Aliyev’s visit will contribute to the expansion of the relations.


European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said President Ilham Aliyev’s visit will be of great importance in terms of preparation, signing and implementation of a new agreement between Azerbaijan and the European Union.


During the conversation, they praised Azerbaijan’s cooperation with the EU institutions. They emphasized work carried out under the Southern Gas Corridor project.


President Aliyev highlighted the modernization of energy infrastructure in Azerbaijan, as well as renewable energy production. The head of state noted the expediency of cooperation with the EU in this regard.


They hailed cooperation in the field of banking, and noted that Azerbaijan enjoys good cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as well as the World Bank.