Azerbaijan's Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev has attended an informal meeting of deputy foreign ministers of the Eastern Partnership countries in Stockholm, Sweden.
The meeting attended by representatives of all the member countries of the Eastern Partnership programme, including Poland, Sweden and Germany, discussed prospects of the program as well as interaction and security, AzerTag state news agency reported.
Mammadguliyev underlined the importance of the meeting. "The next meeting of the representatives of the Eastern Partnership countries will be held shortly in Baku," he added.
Azerbaijan is also included in the EU program on "Eastern Partnership" adopted on the initiative of Poland and Sweden and approved at the EU summit in Brussels in 2008.
The goal of the program is the rapprochement between the EU and Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus. The program envisages significant increase in the level of political interaction, large integration of former Soviet republics into EU economy, increasing the volume of financial aid to them and strengthening the energy security.