EU envoy discusses with President Aliyev current tensions on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

EU Special Representative Toivo Klaar, on Wednesday (14 September) met in Baku with Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev to discuss yesterday's eruption of violence on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border which left dozens dead and wounded on both sides. Klaar travelled to region urgently yesterday at the request of the leadership of the European Union.

Klaar conveyed the concern of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and EU High Representative Josep Borrell at the escalation that occurred on the night from 12-13 September. Both EU leaders also called on both sides to immediately end hostilities and return to negotiations.

Also present at the meeting with president Aliyev was the Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, Ambassador Peter Michalko, and officials from the team of EUSR Klaar.

Klaar is expected to travel to Yerevan later today.

source: with agencies