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EU commissioner urges Azerbaijan to meet democracy commitments

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 3 May 2013
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May 03, 2013

By RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service

EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele (file photo)EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele (file photo)

BAKU – EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele says Azerbaijan must continue to meet its commitments on advancing democracy and human rights.

Speaking at the Azerbaijani Diplomatic Academy on May 3, Fuele expressed hope that Azerbaijan's October presidential election will be held fairly in accordance with Baku's commitments to the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and Council of Europe.

He added that the EU-Azerbaijani partnership in energy, culture, and education had "big potential" for further development.

Earlier on May 3, Fuele met with the leader of the opposition Musavat (Equality) Party, Isa Qambar.

The EU commissioner also met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Baku on May 2.

Azerbaijan's presidential website says the two discussed energy-related issues and cooperation in efforts against terrorism.

With reporting by Azertag.gov.az and Interfax

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