The European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar, on Monday (30June) met with Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev in Baku. Issues related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as welll as bilateral relations, especially as regards trade, transport and tourism where discussed.
Welcoming the EU Envoy, President Aliyev referred to the meeting he held recently in Brussels with European Council President Donald Tusk, describing the discussions as "effective". President Aliyev said Azerbaijan attached great importance to its relations with the EU and co-operation was developing successfully.
source: commonspace.eu with the press service of the president of Azerbaijan
photo: EU Special Representative Toivo Klaar met president Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan in Baku on 30 July 2018 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Azerbaijan._
Earlier in the day Putin made a shorty private visit to Austria, where he attended the wedding of the Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneisl, and held what was described by the Kremlin as "a brief conversation" with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
Addressing Armenia's foreign policy Nikol Pashinyan said he wanted a qualitative improvement in the relations with Russia and to improve relations with the EU. To those who are saying Armenia is going to the west, Pashinyan said, "Armenia is going nowhere. It is just standing on its feet"