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).
The elections for the Council of Elders will be the first test of Pashinyan's popularity with voters since the events of last spring which brought him to power amid street protests.