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)
Street protests continued in Yerevan on Thursday (19 April), and over one hundred persons were detained by police. Protestors are angry at the appointment of Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister at the end of his ten year stint as the country's president