The European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar, on Thursday (22 February) met in Yerevan with the Minister of Defence of Armenia, Vigen Sargsyan.
During the meeting, issues related to relations between Armenia and the European Union, and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were discussed.
EU Special Representative Klaar is expected to meet with the Armenian president, Serzh Sargsyan in Yerevan on Friday.
photo: EU Special Representative Toivo Klaar and the Minister fo Defence of Armenia Vigen Sargsyan at their meeting in Yerevan on 22 February 2018 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Armenia)
Ahead of the expected Armenia-Azerbaijan summit, Benyamin Poghosyan argues in this op-ed for commonspace.eu, that the negotiating paradigm based on the Madrid principles is doomed.
"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".