The EU and Azerbaijan exchanged views on the situation in and around Nagorno-Karabakh after the cessation of hostilities on 10 November 2020, on the EU`s role in supporting reconstruction and reconciliation and on regional issues. The EU-Azerbaijan Cooperation Council took place the day after the EU-Armenia Partnership Council. These meetings reaffirm the importance of the EU`s partnership with the countries of the region and the EU`s support for its reconstruction and lasting peace. 2. This Title shall not be interpreted as preventing the Parties from adopting or applying measures to prevent tax evasion or avoidance in accordance with the tax provisions of the double taxation conventions and other tax regimes or with national tax legislation. CONSIDERING the commitment made by the Community and its Member States, as well as by the Republic of Azerbaijan, to strengthen the political and economic freedoms underlying the partnership, the EU and Azerbaijan started negotiations for a new comprehensive agreement in February 2017. 4. Officials of a Contracting Party may attend investigations in the territory of the other Contracting Party, with the agreement of the other Party concerned and under the conditions laid down by that Other Party. The new agreement was to replace the 1996 Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. It should take better account of the common objectives and challenges facing the EU and Azerbaijan today.
For the purposes of Chapters II, III and IV, the treatment accorded by the Community, its Member States or the Republic of Azerbaijan under obligations under economic integration agreements in accordance with the principles set out in Article V of the GATS shall not be taken into account. The Strategic Energy Partnership, concluded in 2006, remains an excellent example of mutually beneficial cooperation. However, relations go beyond energy and considerable progress remains to be made in the area of democracy and fundamental freedoms. The EU is discussing a closer relationship with Azerbaijan and started negotiations for a specific Association Agreement in 2010. In order to ensure coordinated traffic development between the Parties, adapted to their commercial needs, the conditions for reciprocal market access and the provision of services by road, rail and inland waterway and, where appropriate, by air may be governed by specific agreements negotiated between the Parties, where appropriate, after the entry into force of this Agreement. The sixteenth meeting of the Cooperation Council was held on 4 April 2019. The Council took note of the intensification of RELATIONS BETWEEN THE EU and Azerbaijan through the ongoing negotiations for a new agreement and the adoption of partnership priorities in September 2018. “Our vision is a free Azerbaijan,” reads the newspaper, which deals with the (integral) provision of human rights and individual freedoms, the equality of all before the law. .