Azerbaijan is an important partner of the EU, and the official structures of the country are interested in cooperation with the EU in the field of mobility, Project Coordinator of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) Violeta Wagner said June 23.

She made the remarks in Baku at the International Conference “Mobility Partnership in Azerbaijan”.

The conference was organized by the European Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan.

The EU Ambassador to Azerbaijan Malena Mard believes that this conference reinforces the idea put forward by Federica Mogherini, high representative of the union for for­eign affairs and security policy, highlighted during her last visit to Baku.

“The European Union and Azerbaijan have confirmed once again their will­ingness to move forward in many ar­eas of cooperation, working together as partners and looking to develop relations to their full potential,” Mogherini said during that visit.

Ambassador Mard expressed her trust that “MOBILAZE project is an example of deep and mutually beneficial cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union”.

Currently, bilateral relations between the EU and Azerbaijan are regulated on the basis of the partnership and cooperation agreement which was signed in 1996 and entered into force in 1999.

The new agreement envisages bringing Azerbaijan’s legislation and procedures closer to the most important international and trade standards of the EU. This process is meant to improve the access of Azerbaijani products to the EU markets.