The European Union and Azerbaijan are trying to resume negotiations on a new deal and sign as quickly as possible, Report quotes EU Ambassador to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas as saying.

He recalled that high-ranking EU representatives had previously visited Baku and held meetings with representatives of the Azerbaijani government.

“The new European Commission has been operating in Brussels since December, and Azerbaijan is also undergoing changes in government structures: a new Economy Minister has been appointed. This appointment is essential since the remaining few issues that include our fundamental agreement on the new partnership concern trade and economic spheres. We discussed with the Economy Minister how to continue these negotiations, and I think that consultations or a new round will take place in the foreseeable future.

“We hope to complete negotiations on this agreement. We do not have a specific deadline, but we are trying to complete the negotiations on both sides and sign this agreement as soon as possible,” the EU Ambassador said.