Both sides in the Karabakh conflict reported cease fire violations overnight from Wednesday to Thursday 6/7 April. The military authorities of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic said that one of their soldiers was killed in the incident. The two sides had earlier agreed to a cessation of hostilities after mediation efforts by Russia.
Georgian-Belarus relations improved after 2008, when unexpectedly Belarus did not follow Russia in recognising the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia despite Kremlin pressure.
First Vice-President Aliyeva noted that Azerbaijan is located at the crossroads between the civilizations of the East and West, and is one of the few countries that are a member of both the Council of Europe and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.