The European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar, who is currently visiting Azerbaijan, met in Baku on Monday with the Minister of Defence of Azerbaijan, Col. General Zakir Hasanov.
Azerbaijani media reported that the two men exchanged views on issues related to the Karabakh conflict and the situation on the line of contact in the Karabakh conflict zone.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Azerbaijani Defence Minister Col. General Hasanov with EUSR Klaar in Baku on 19 February 2018.
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"In essence this is an olive branch to the government's critics", commonspace.eu political editor said in a comment. "Its significance should not be understated. President Aliyev has in the last weeks been preparing the country for major changes. This presidential pardon may well be the opening shot of more to come".