The last week has been a difficult and bloody one in the Karabakh conflict zone and on the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Both sides issue contradictory information but both sides admit military and civilian casualties in numbers rarely seen since the cease fire came into force in 1994.
Ambassador Herbert Salber, The European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus, who is currently in the region, on Wednesday, 30 September, discussed the conflict with President Ilham Aliev of Azerbaijan. During the meeting other issues related to relations between the European Union and Azerbaijan were also discussed.
photo: EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Ambassador Herbert Salbert meeting President Ilham Aliev of Azerbaijan in Baku on Wednesday 30 September 2015 (picture courtesy of the Press Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan)
The Russian Foreign Minister started a visit to the region on Sunday (19 November), with a stop in Baku for talks with the Azerbaijani leadership
The long resolution listing dozens of recommendations on future engagement between the EU and the six Eastern Partnership countries was adopted at a plenary session of the Parliament ahead of the Eastern Partnership summit scheduled for 24 November in Brussels.