The European Union (EU) declares its support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of all partner countries within their internationally recognized borders.
The statement came from a statement adopted at the end of the 6th summit of the EU’s Eastern Partnership program.
The document expresses support for good neighborly relations, confidence-building measures, strengthening regional cooperation and transport links in the Eastern Partnership region.
At the same time, the declaration stressed the need to support the conflict-affected population in the Eastern Partnership region. The progress made in the negotiations between the EU and Azerbaijan on a new bilateral detailed agreement is welcomed.
At the same time, the completion of the Southern Gas Corridor project is welcomed. The document notes that the Southern Gas Corridor has made a significant contribution to the diversification of gas sources and routes to Europe.
It should be noted that Azerbaijan has not joined the clause of the declaration related to the internal affairs of Belarus. Thus, Azerbaijan has proved that it is based on the principle of respect for the sovereignty of other countries and non-interference in their internal affairs.
The leaders of the European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries praised the meeting between the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The leaders of the countries participating in the summit called the Brussels meeting globally “an extremely positive step after 30 years of conflict.”
The European Union has also reaffirmed its intention to support the reform process in the Eastern Partnership countries.
The Eastern Partnership project was launched in 2009 to strengthen political and economic ties between the EU, its member states and six countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia and Ukraine.
With the exception of Belarus, all Eastern Partnership countries were represented at the summit in Brussels. Official Kiev has suspended its participation in the project.
In turn, the Russian media noted that the final declaration of the Eastern Partnership summit did not include any sanctions against Russia.