According to the high representative, for the EU the peaceful solution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict is high on the agenda.
“I just got back from Azerbaijan and Armenia, bridges between Europe and Asia, two countries that are still consolidating their fragile democracies, among difficulties and contradictions. It was an intense trip, during which I did not only meet the governments of two important partners for our European Union, but also civil society organizations and NGOs in both countries,” Mogherini said.
Mogherini said her visit to Baku kicked of on Monday with a speech at the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council, a great project that is crucial for Southern Europe’s energy safety.
And beyond that, it is crucial to strengthen cooperation among the countries that take part in the project, to deepen and potentially expand the network of relations in a strategic region, she added.
“In Baku I also met with President Ilham Aliyev and the Foreign MinisterElmar Mammadyarov: we discussed the situation in the region, among Iran, Turkey and Russia, and bilateral ties with the EU,” Mogherini said.