The president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, on Wednesday (6 March) met in Baku with the visiting special representative of the European Union for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar.
According to the website of the Azerbaijan presidential administration, EUSR Toivo Klaar reaffirmed that the European Union is interested in making a positive contribution to the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
On his part, president Aliyev praised the leadership of the European Commission and some of its commissioners for their position that the settlement of the conflict should be on the basis of international law, and that the current status quo is unsustainable, and for speaking in favour of the continuation of negotiations on the basis of existing format.
According to the website the Azerbaijani president noted that Azerbaijan is the most interested party in the early settlement of the conflict. Ilham Aliyev stressed "that the liberation of the occupied territories is an important component of the negotiation process".
The Azerbaijani president said that contradictory official statements issued by Armenia were unacceptable and hindered the negotiation process, stressing the importance of the international community's consideration of this fact and the need to make targeted statements to Armenia.
The president and the EU envoy also exchanged views on the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union in various fields.
The Head of the European Union delegation to Azerbaijan, Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas, also attended the meeting.
source: commonspace.eu with president.az
photo: The president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, on Wednesday (6 March) met in Baku with the visiting European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar. (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Azerbaijan).
The ICRC has reminded all sides they must at all times distinguish between civilians and fighters