The European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the South Caucasus, Herbert Salber, on Thursday 11 August met with President Ilham Aliev of Azerbaijan in Baku. The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus is mandated by the European Council to, among other things, engage with the sides in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and support the international mediation process led by the OSCE Minsk Process. Herbert Salber has been EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus since July 2014, and in this capacity has visited Armenia and Azerbaijan on numerous occasions over the last two years.
He also represents the European Union in the Geneva Process on the conflicts in Georgia.
photo: EU Special Representative Herbert Salber met the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev in Baku on 11 August 2016 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Azerbaijan).
“Russian understanding of geopolitics believes in the decisive role of hard power and military might as a key component of both domestic and foreign policy. Russian-led integration projects, aim to include as many post-soviet states as possible, and once in never let them go out”, argues Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed.