The European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar has spoken about the crucial aspects of any potential Baku-Stepanakert dialogue in the future.
Writing on Twitter on Sunday (9 July), Klaar said that "genuine Baku-Stepanakert/Khankendi dialogue should start with the aim of providing alternatives to violence, build much-needed confidence and ensure dignity".
He added that the EU is looking forward to the upcoming Armenia-Azerbaijan-EU trilateral meeting in Brussels that will take place on 21 July.
Nagorno-Karabakh gas supply cut again after brief resumption
Klaar also spoke about the status of natural gas supply to Nagorno-Karabakh, which had reportedly been cut for months but was apparently restored early on Sunday.
Klaar tweeted that it was "good to read" that gas supply to Stepanakert had been restored after the company Artsakhgas CJSC announced the restoration of gas supply to the region.
Shortly afterwards, however, the company informed that gas pressure level in the pipeline began to fall. The company accused Azerbaijan of shutting off gas supply.
Responding to this, Klaar also tweeted that "a day that began with promise again ended in disappointment & frustration."
"As reiterated many times by the EU, it is crucial that the flow of energy supplies be restored without restrictions, as well as the movement of people & goods via the Lachin corridor."