Briefing by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev at the Bina airport on his way to Belgium in order to meet with the officials of the European Union - April 17, 1995

Azerbaijan`s joining the European Union gives a lot of opportunities to our republic. In general, the continental and global activity of the European Union in many fields, including economic and political, is enormous. Therefore, the development of our relations with the European Union benefits our country in every way.

The EU and its economic commission provided Azerbaijan with humanitarian aid and sent us grain and other foodstuff. They help our country overcome this critical situation. They have an extensive program to continue this aid further. Thus, this visit is very important to strengthen the international position of Azerbaijan Republic, to solve our political problems, including the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, and enhance the aid of the EU and of its economic commission to our country.