The European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar was in Yerevan in the last days for meetings with the new Armenian government.
On Tuesday, Klaar met with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Other meetings were also held with Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnataskanyan and Defence Minister Davit Tonayan.
Issues related to bilateral relations and the nagorno-Karabakh conflict were discussed during the meetings.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: EUSR Klaar meeting Armenian Defence Minister Davit Tonayan on 29 May 2018 (picture courtesy of the press service of the Ministry of defence of Armenia)
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.