Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will meet president Putin of Russia in Moscow on Saturday. This will be the third meeting between the two men since Pashinyan became prime minister of Armenia in May, and comes amid speculation about problems in Armenia-Russia relations in the Armenian and Russian media.
photo: Prime Minister Pashinyan and President Putin at their meeting in May 2018 (archive picture)
"Let us work together constructively because the endeavour is a united and strong Europe," Ursula von der Leyen told MEPs after they confirmed her in the post. She will take up her new role on November 1.
On Monday, 15 July, yet another incident occurred in the vicinity of the David Gareji Monastery which lies on a disputed area of the Georgian-Azerbaijani border. The monastery has turned from a place of worship to a flashpoint, with Georgian religious zealots trying to state their claim on the land as Georgian territory, and Azerbaijani border guards stopping them.