Klaar pushes peace agenda in meetings with Armenian leadership in Yerevan

EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar was in Yerevan on Wednesday (13 July) for meetings with Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan and other senior Armenian government officials. Issues related to peace in the region were high on the agenda.

A statement on the website of the Armenian government said that the Prime Minister highly appreciated the efforts of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in the direction of strengthening mutual understanding and stability in the region.

"At the meeting, reference was made to the processes taking place in the South Caucasus region, the situation around Nagorno Karabakh, the steps aimed at ensuring peace and stability. In particular, thoughts were exchanged regarding the results of the tripartite meetings held in Sochi with the mediation of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of the European Council in Brussels and the implementation of the agreements reached."

The Armenian readout said that "the consistent attention of the international community towards the protection of the Armenian cultural heritage in the territories passed under the control of Azerbaijan was highlighted, in particular, the provision of the access of the UNESCO mission and international humanitarian organizations to the NK conflict zone, taking into account the steps already taken towards the destruction of a number of Armenian sites". During the meeting reference was also made to the process of regulating Armenian-Turkish relations.

Also attending the meeting on the EU side were Ambassador Andrea Wittorin, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Bjorn Kuhne, Head of the Office of EUSR Klaar, and Silvia Zete, Political Advisor to the EUSR.

Earlier, EUSR Toivo Klaar also met with the Secretary of the National Security Council of Armenia, Armen Grigoryan. According to Armenian sources during the meeting, the Brussels process of the Armenian-Azerbaijani relations, as well as the implementation of the agreements reached as a result of the meetings was discussed. 

source: commonspace.eu with the press service of the Government of Armenia
photo: EU Special Representative Toivo Klaar met Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan on 13 July 2022 (picture courtesy of the press service of the Government of Armenia)

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