The European Union has issued a statement following the referendum in Azerbaijan on 26 September. The statement says:
On 26 September a referendum was held in Azerbaijan on draft amendments to the constitution. According to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly's ad hoc assessment mission initial findings a majority of citizens voted in favour of all 29 questions put to referendum, in a peaceful atmosphere. Some shortcomings were noted, however, in the process, notably as regards prior debate in Parliament, while some activists were also detained during the campaign.
Considering this as well as the concerns raised by the Council of Europe's Venice Commission in last week's preliminary opinion on the constitutional amendments, the European Union invites Azerbaijan to take account of the Venice Commission's findings during the process of implementation of the draft constitutional amendments. The European Union will remain engaged in dialogue with Azerbaijan as regards these and other key issues.
source: commonspace.eu with the press service of the EEAS
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan told Armenian MPs discussions on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict will continue in June in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group process.
On Tuesday, Armenian foreign ministry spokesperson Tigran Balayan told the Armenian media that the Azerbaijani side was carrying out engineering works at the Nakhchivan sector of the border, and that this "poses a danger to Armenian military positions".