The European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar, on Wednesday (7 November) met in Baku with the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to discuss issues related to the Karabakh conflict, regional matters and EU-Azerbaijan relations.
Also attending the meeting were the EU head of Delegation in Baku, Kestutis Jankauskas, and the Acting Head of the Foreign Relations Department in the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration, Hikmet Haciev.
photo: EUSR Toivo Klaar met Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev in Baku on 7 November 2018 (picture courtesy of the press service of the presidential administration of Azerbaijan)
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David Bakradze, of the opposition European Georgia Party, has in the meantime raised the issue of Russia's return to full participation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which is going to be discussed at a meeting in Strasbourg this week. Bakradze said that it was not acceptable that Russia be allowed to return to PACE given its recent actions.