The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Philippe Lefort on Tuesday (5 February) met in Baku with the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev.
The Presidential Press Service said that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and conflict settlement process was discussed during the meeting.
Lefort is in Baku as tension increases on the line of contact separating Armenian and Azerbaijani forces. Twu Azerbaijani servicemen were reported killed and one injured by Armenian fire during the course of the day.
photo: President Aliev with the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus in Baku on 5 February 2013 (picture courtesy of the Press Service of the president of Azerbaijan)
A raft of issues are complicating relations between long time allies Turkey and the United States. But both sides continue using diplomatic back-channels to get as many concessions as possible from each other without fatally harming bilateral relations, argues Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed