Azerbaijan has called early presidential elections.
A presidential decree issued on Monday (5 February) set the date for 11 April. Earlier it had been announced that the presidential elections were to be held in October of this year. In order for elections to be held in April the presidential decree declares the April elections as "extraordinary".
There are already speculations as to why the elections are being held earlier than expected, but the most likely one is that the government wants to keep the period of uncertainty to the minimum. Last week senior MP and ruling New Azerbaijan Party official, Siyavoush Novruzov, said that the government was expecting provoctaions from many sources ahead of the elections.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies.
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".