BAKU (Sputnik) — The visa facilitation agreement between Azerbaijan and the European Union has been in force from September 1, 2014, since then there have been no further talks to abolish visas between the EU countries and Baku.
"After the successful implementation of visa facilitation agreement with the European Union Azerbaijan will request the plan of actions for full abolition of visa regime with Europe," Mammad-Guliyev said, as quoted by the Trend news agency.
Mammad-Guliyev noted that the issue of compliance with the visa facilitation agreement was very important for Azerbaijan in order to seek further steps on visa abolition with the European Union.
Since 2008, Baku and Brussels have been cooperating within the framework of Eastern Partnership, an EU program seeking to establish closer ties between the European Union and several former Soviet republics. The partnership implies increase in integration with the bloc and financial aid flows, strengthening energy security and stipulation of the liberalization of visa regimes with the participating nations.