Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev visited territory in the district of Aghdam on Monday (5 November). In symbolic moves aimed at reaffirming the regions connection with Azerbaijan president Aliyev launched projects aimed at supporting traditional crafts associated with Nagorno-Karabakh - a region recognised as part of Azerbaijan by the international community but currently under Armenia control.
Hikmet Hadjiev, Acting head of the foreign affirs department at the Azerbaijan presidential administration tweeted:
Within visit to Ağdam region President Ilham Aliyev @presidentaz along with sustainable regional development projects restored 3 important symbols of #Karabakh: 1.Karabakh #Mugham School 2. Karabakh style Carpet factory 3. Karabakh #Horse breeding Factory https://t.co/U5B2ppAUPp pic.twitter.com/lssquDjrRX— Hikmet Hajiyev (@HikmetHajiyev) November 5, 2018
The website of the Armenian government said that Nikol Pashinyan and Mamuka Bakhtadze "emphasised the importance of Armenian-Georgian relations in all spheres and expressed confidence that further active cooperation will promote the development and expansion of cooperation between the two neighbouring and friendly states in a number of directions".
Addressing the Council meeting in Geneva, ahead of the vote on Friday (22 March), Georgia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Lasha Darsalia, said that the recent death of Irakli Kvaratskhelia whilst in detention in Abkhazia highlighted the urgency of the matter.