The European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar, held a series of meetings with Armenian officials during his visit to Yerevan on 16 October. Klaar met with prime minister Nikol Pashinyan with who he discussed recent developments around the Karabakh conflict and conflict resolution process.
According to a report published on the website of the prime minister of Armenia, Prime Minister Pashinyan stated that Armenia attaches importance to the continuous development of relations with the European Union, and the high-level official meetings prove the effective dialogue between Armenia and the EU, the dynamic process of cooperation. According to Nikol Pashinyan, the European Union is Armenia's most important partner in the process of wide-ranging reforms which the Armenian government is determined to pursue.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: EUSR Toivo Klaar and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at their meeting in Yerevan on 16 October 2019 (picture courtesy of the press service of the prime minister of Armenia)
The German Chancellor joined the Turkish president on Friday morning for the official opening of the new German-Turkish University in Istanbul. The two leaders were expected to hold talks later on a range of regional and international issues.
Answering in parliament to a question by MP Sos Avetisyan, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said that Armenia has no desire to avoid meetings with the Azerbaijani side