EU expresses readiness to help economic development of EaP states in post-pandemic period

The EU is ready to contribute to economic development of the Eastern Partnership countries in the post-pandemic period, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Oliver Varhelyi said at a press conference in Baku on Thursday. 

Varhelyi said this is his first visit to Azerbaijan and it gave a new impetus to the relations between the EU and Azerbaijan.

During the visit, a new EU plan for the Eastern Partnership countries was discussed, he noted.

"We would like to contribute to the economic development of the region after the COVID-19 pandemic as part of an economic and investment plan,” he added. “This plan was developed jointly by the regional countries."

The European Commissioner stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic has created big problems in the region, but the EU hopes to help solve them by using a new development plan.


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