EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Philippe Lefort, on Friday (25 July) met in Baku with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev. During the meeting the two sides reviewed the situation around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and the conflict resolution process. This was the latest visit of the EUSR to the region. He had earlier this month also visited Yerevan for meetings with the Armenian leadership.
photo: The meeting between the EU Special Representive for the South Caucasus Philipe Lefort and President Ilham Aliev of Azerbaijan in Baku on 25July 2013. (picture courtesy of the Press Service of the President of AAzerbaijan)
The meeting in Krakow between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan did not lead to a breakthrough, and none was expected. But there appears to be a change of gear in the negotiations, says Dennis Sammut in this week's Monday Commentary