Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan,on Tuesday (11 June) met in Yerevan with the special representative of the chairman-in-office of the OSCE, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk. According to the prime minister's press service the two discussed the Karabakh conflict and conflict resolution process.
The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan are expected to meet soon to follow-up on the discussions held between the leaders of the two countries recently in Vienna in March. The diplomatic contacts have been overshadowed in the last two weeks by incidents of violence on the line of contact in the Karabakh conflict zone where two Azerbaijani soldiers and one Armenian soldier have been killed.
photo: Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan and OSCE Envoy Andrzej Kasprzyk at their meeting on 11 June 2019 in Yerevan (picture courtesy of the press service of the government of Armenia)
This week it was the turn of the village of Gugutiantkari, to the east of the South Ossetian administrative capital Tskhinvali. The fence being constructed cuts across the village. This latest development has already been condemned by various governments and international organisations.
Georgia wine sales to Russia have dropped by 27% in July, compared to the same month last year. The decline in exports has already impacted the demand for grapes by wine-producers, meaning that it is affecting a number of rural areas in the country.