EU-Azerbaijan: Implementation of the ENP in Azerbaijan Progress in 2013

EU-Azerbaijan: Implementation of the ENP in Azerbaijan Progress in 2013

The EU-Azerbaijan political dialogue in 2013 was intense. Commissioner Štefan Füle visited Baku in May and visits were made to Brussels by President Ilham Aliyev in June, by the Deputy Foreign Minister in April and December, by the Speaker of Parliament in June and by the Minister of Economic Development in August. The EU Special Representative (EUSR) for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia, and the EUSR for Central Asia visited Azerbaijan several times.

2013 was a decisive year in EU-Azerbaijani bilateral relations. The Strategic Energy Partnership with Azerbaijan was strengthened by the signature of the final investment decision on the Shah Deniz II gas project that includes the construction of the Southern Gas Corridor. The Shah-Deniz II consortium’s decision can be seen as a strategic step towards stronger European energy security and as a major milestone for the diversification of energy supplies. Trilateral discussions between the EU, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan on the Trans Caspian Pipeline also continued.

Download Full EU Azerbaijan Report in English Here

Download Azerbaijan EU MEMO Here<

Leave A Comment