EU special envoy in Baku for talks with Azerbaijani leadership

The European Union special representative (EUSR) to the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaar, continued his visit to the South Caucasus, meeting with the foreign minister of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, on Wednesday (15 September) in Baku.

The two discussed security issues such as the delimitation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, as well as the opening of communications and infrastructure projects. The foreign minister also briefed the EUSR on the implementation of trilateral statements while “emphasising that Armenia's behaviour, unfounded allegations and claims that serve to aggravate the situation are unacceptable”.

According to the Azerbaijani readout of the meeting, Klaar also recalled that the EU is committed to peace, development and prosperity in the South Caucasus, and that it is ready to provide appropriate support in this regard.

The parties discussed areas for bilateral and economic co-operation, as well as the negotiations between Azerbaijan and the EU on a new agreement.

The day before the meeting with Klaar, Bayramov also welcomed the new Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, Ambassador Peter Michalko. They exchanged views on a host of issues relating to areas of mutual interest, such as the implementation of projects in the energy sector.

Klaar is also expected to meet with the Azerbaijani president, Ilham Aliyev, whilst in the Azerbaijani capital.


source: and agencies
photo: Toivo Klaar, European Union’s special representative to the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, with Jeyhun Bayramov, the foreign minister of Azerbaijan, Baku, 15 September 2021; The Ministry of foreign affairs the republic of Azerbaijan