New meeting of the European Parliament Friends of Azerbaijan Group

The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) is pleased to report that a meeting of the European Parliament (EP) Friends of Azerbaijan Group took place in Brussels on 20 June. This Group gathers together those high-ranking Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) that are committed and interested in the evolution of Azerbaijan as a modern country.

The MEPs also met a delegation of Azerbaijani MPs during their visit to Brussels to commemorate the twelfth meeting of the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Co-operation Committee in the EP. The delegates demonstrated their strong commitment and the importance of these initiatives in raising awareness of Azerbaijan in the EP and across Europe.

MEP Inese Vaidere (EPP, Latvia) stressed that Azerbaijan is a wonderful country and a good partner of Europe: “Located at the edges of the European continent, far away from Brussels, it is a pity that Europeans do not know more about the nation. With the Friends of Azerbaijan Group in the EP, we hope to promote Azerbaijan more intensively, and aim to bring together high-ranking MEPs and diverse stakeholders on a regular basis to discuss actual topics.”

TEAS played an active role in the organisation of this meeting. TEAS welcomes this meeting of the EP Friends of Azerbaijan Group, and hopes that this initiative will contribute towards intensified awareness of Azerbaijan in all European institutions. TEAS is also convinced that the Group will engender an increased interest in Azerbaijan as a strategic and reliable partner for Europe.

For more information, contact Roman Huna (roman.huna@teas.eu) or Philippe Culylaerts (philippe.cuylaerts@teas.eu) at TEAS Belgium.