Klaar visits Aliyev in Baku

The European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaar, met with the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Ailyev, in Baku earlier today (1 December). 

According to the Azerbaijani readout, the sides discussed “various aspects of EU-Azerbaijan relations, prospects for cooperation in the South Caucasus, the post-conflict situation and the tensions that arose on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border in November”. Klaar reportedly expressed his condolences over the deaths of the Azerbaijani servicemen in the recent helicopter crash. 

The two also reportedly exchanged views on the agenda of the upcoming Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels. 

Klaar tweeted that he was grateful for “substantial discussion with Aliyev”, noting that the sides had discussed the upcoming meetings in the context of the Eastern Partnership Summit, and that he had extended greetings from the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.

source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Ilham Aliyev and Toivo Klaar; Office of the president of Azerbaijan