The European Union is nearing an aviation agreement with Azerbaijan, Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, told reporters in Baku Friday.

He noted that they are currently awaiting relevant proposals from the Azerbaijani side.

“The signing of this agreement will contribute to the improvement of prosperity and development of tourism in Azerbaijan, as well as help the country turn into a transport hub. Delay in this process can be regarded as a missed opportunity for the development of tourism and regional cooperation,” Jankauskas added.