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Commissioner Hahn visits Azerbaijan ahead of November’s EaP Summit

June 16, 2017

Today, 16 June, Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations is to visit Azerbaijan to prepare for the Eastern Partnership Summit in November. The Commissioner will meet with high-level state representatives to discuss the ongoing negotiations of the new EU-Azerbaijan agreement as well as the partnership priorities and future areas of cooperation.

Ahead of the mission, Commissioner Hahn said: "I am visiting Azerbaijan, an important partner for the European Union, to discuss the Eastern Partnership Summit and how to best broaden and deepen our cooperation in the near future. The European Union is ready to support Azerbaijan with its efforts to achieve substantial economic and democratic transformation, involving civil society in this process."

Commissioner Hahn will also address human rights issues with all interlocutors. In addition, he will meet with private sector representatives and international financial institutions to follow up on the EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum, which took place in Baku on 8 June this year.

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