EU Special Representative (EUSR) for the South Caucasus, Herbert Salber, met President Ilham Aliev in Baku on Tuesday to discuss the Karabakh conflict and the role of the international community in its resolution.
Also present for the meeting was the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan, Novuz Mammedov and various other EU officials.
EUSR Salber is currently in the region for discussions with various stakeholders on issues related to the Karabakh conflict and its resolution. He was also due to travel close the the line of contact in the conflict zone to see for himself the conditions of communities closely affected by the conflict.
photo: EUSR Herbert Salber with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev at their meeting in Baku on 25 October 2016 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Azerbaijan)
Earlier in the day Putin made a shorty private visit to Austria, where he attended the wedding of the Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneisl, and held what was described by the Kremlin as "a brief conversation" with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
Addressing Armenia's foreign policy Nikol Pashinyan said he wanted a qualitative improvement in the relations with Russia and to improve relations with the EU. To those who are saying Armenia is going to the west, Pashinyan said, "Armenia is going nowhere. It is just standing on its feet"