Official name

Republic of Azerbaijan

Population (2012 est.)

9.3 mil.

Population density (2010 est.)

108 per km2

Surface area

86 600 km2

Capital (population 2011 est.)

Baku (2.136 mil.)


Azerbaijan Manat (AZN)

Official languages



Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region in Eurasia. The modern Republic of Azerbaijan was created when the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan declared its independence from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on 18 October 1991. The Republic of Azerbaijan is a presidential republic, with the President of Azerbaijan serving as the head of state and the Prime Minister as the head of government. EU relations with Azerbaijan are governed by the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) which was signed in 1996 and entered into force in 1999. Following the enlargement of the European Union, the EU launched the European Neighbourhood Policy and Azerbaijan became part of this policy in 2004.

In 2012, the Gross Domestic Product of Azerbaijan rose to EUR 52.4 bil. In the same period, the electronic communications market accounted for EUR 1.242 mil., which means 2.4 % of GDP was created there. The Electronic communications law was introduced in Azerbaijan on 14 June 2005. The regulation of telecommunications in Azerbaijan is run by the Department of Regulation of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. An independent NRA has not yet been established in Azerbaijan, but preparations have already started. The Department of Regulation was established within the MCIT with the purpose  of improving the function and responsibilities of the Ministry in the area of regulation, and to create the basis for a future independent regulatory body.

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Twelfth Plenary Assembly (21 November 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Date: 21st November 2018

Place: Vilnius, Lithuania, Novotel Vilnius Center

The 12th Plenary Assembly was organized by the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania (RRT) as the EaPeReg Vice-Chair in 2018, in cooperation with the National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NCCIR), as the EaPeReg Chair in 2018, with the support of the European Commission. All the logistics were provided by CECOFORMA.

The main aim of the 12th Plenary Assembly was to discuss the progress and plans as regards the EaPeReg activities in 2018, including the activities of its three Expert Working Groups on roaming, spectrum and broadband/benchmarking, discuss and adopt the EaPeReg Work Plan 2019, elect the EaPeReg Leadership 2019, and other issues important for further EaPeReg activities.

25 experts participated in the 12th Plenary Assembly, from the EaP countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine; EU Member States, namely: Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic.

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