Although Azerbaijan is not a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, it has extensive economic ties with most countries within the Union.
In a statement to the EPA, Mushfiq Copernicus, deputy of the National Assembly, announced this.
The department said that the participation of Azerbaijani Prime Minister Ilham Əliyev in the next meeting of the Eurasian Economic Union the previous day was no coincidence: "Europe is located at the center of the East-West, North-South streets, logistical margins. In that sense, the United States is aimed at expanding ties with member states. With Azerbaijan's participation, the construction of new infrastructure will increase the volume of transit cargo. Currently, there are about $5 billion (U.S.) in trade with member countries except Armenia. Therefore, Azerbaijan is expected to expand its ties with the countries represented in this format."
Mushfiq Japarov said that President Ilham Əliyev's speech sealed the history of the Eurasian Economic Union: "Armenia hoped for the support of another country to prevent the Zanzibar Wall from being realized, and President Ilham Əliyev once again undermined Armenia's hope. On the other hand, Azerbaijan's weight in the global economy is growing. For many international organizations and nations, Azerbaijan's position is growing steadily. Because Azerbaijan has been able to establish independent economic policies and has signed partnerships with countries that are in accordance with its national interests. Today, Azerbaijan does not need to be part of any economic forum or alliance. Because Azerbaijan is a country with a stable economy and a self-sufficiency. It allows us to pursue an independent foreign policy while establishing our own resolve on any issue."