IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Co-Chair of EaP CSF Steering Committee delivers speech at EaP Ministerial in Baku
Co-chair of the Steering Committee of the EaP CSF, Vugar Bayramov, delivered a speech in Baku today at the informal ministerial meeting of foreign affairs and energy ministers of the EU and Partner Countries, in which he addressed the high officials on the importance of the EU engagement in the regional security, human rights and common approach to EU-EaP energy security. He also stressed the importance of civil society in driving democratic reforms and promoting government accountability as well as prospects for the EU’s relations with the Eastern neighbourhood.
“Civil society organizations are drivers of democratic reforms and hold governments accountable to their promises and we welcome the increased engagement with both EU and Eastern Partnership governments in the governmental platforms and ministerial meetings” said Mr. Bayramov in his speech to the ministers.
The meeting in Baku was attended by ministers from the Eastern Partnership countries, as well as EU Commissioner for Enlargement and EU neighbourhood policy, Štefan Füle and Deputy Secretary-General for the European External Action Service, Helga Schmid.