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)
On 20 January 26,000 Soviet troops entered Baku and massacred large numbers of civilians who were calling for the restoration of Azerbaijan independence. In Azerbaijan the day is often referred to as Black January.