The Minister of Defence of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Amir Hatami, currently visiting Azerbaijan, met in Baku on Wednesday with President Ilham Aliyev and conveyed to him the greetings of the Iranian leadership.
President Ilham Aliyev "hailed the successful development of friendly and brotherly relations between Azerbaijan and Iran in different areas, including military and military-technical fields". President Ilham Aliyev recalled that there had been ten Azerbaijani-Iranian presidential summits in the last few years and that this was a sign of the high-level relations between the two countries.
photo: The Minister of Defence of Iran and his delegation met President Ilham Aliyev in Baku on 21 February 2018 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Azerbaijan)
On Tuesday, PACE approved a resolution that will allow the Russian delegation to take part in the Assembly's June session. The resolution was backed by 118 members, 62 parliamentarians voted against it, while 10 abstained.
In the Karabakh peace process there has been a reluctance by track 1 participants to engage properly with track II initiatives. The EU supported EPNK process has shown that unconventional diplomacy has much to contribute, and its energy must now be put to good use.