The European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the South Caucasus, Herbert Salber, who is currently on a visit to the region, on Thursday visited the town of Barda to meet Azerbaijanis displaced by the Karabakh conflict and to familiarise himself with the situation among communities most directly affected by the conflict.
Speaking to journalists, Salber said that "the nature of this conflict should be carefully considered. The main issue for us is that concerns of the people affected by the conflict should be heard."
photo: EUSR Salber with Azerbaijani internally displaced persons in barda on 27 October 2016. (picture courtesy of Azertag.az, Baku).
Street protests continued in Yerevan on Thursday (19 April), and over one hundred persons were detained by police. Protestors are angry at the appointment of Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister at the end of his ten year stint as the country's president