The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev has met the co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Process - diplomats from United States, France and Russia to review progress in the Karabakh conflict settlement process. The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Ilmar Mammadyarov and the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman Ambassador Kasprzyk were also present.
No information was given after the meeting.
photo: President Aliev with the OSCE Minsk Group co-Chair on 15 December 2013 (picture courtesy of the Press Service of the President of Azerbaijan).
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.
An incident at a military facility of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic resulted in three Armenian soldiers killed and one seriously injured. It is not clear what the exact circumstances of the incident were, but for the moment it is being treated as an accident.