In early 1990’s the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union founded bilateral cooperation within TACIS programme for the support to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. The cooperation is governed by the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) signed on 22 April 1996 and entered into force on 1 July 1999. The political framework was set up within the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) on 14 November 2006.
Additional documents related to the EU-Azerbaijan agreements and programmes:
CIB assistance is framed by three Institutional Reform Plans (IRPs):
IRP1: Working towards further deepening of bilateral economic and trade relations with European Union
IRP2: Human Rights and Rule of Law, Visa Facilitation and Readmission Issues
IRP3: Strengthening civil service training in Azerbaijan with a focus on EU affairs
1 September 2014: EU - Azerbaijan Visa Facilitation and the Readmission agreements