Klaar speaks of substantive talks after brief visit to Armenia, but gives no details

The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar, described his meeting in Armenia on 8 December as substantive, but gave no details. Klaar was in Yerevan for less than twenty-four hours, during which he met prime minister Nikol Pashinyan and other officials.

This morning Klaar tweeted

Short visit, but substantive meetings yesterday in Yerevan with PM @NikolPashinyan, DPM Mher Grigoryan and FM @AraratMirzoyan. Now off to Istanbul. pic.twitter.com/LLOecpY8nS

— Toivo Klaar (@ToivoKlaar) December 9, 2022

A report on the website of the Armenian prime minister said that the two discussed issues related to the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the latest developments related to the Nagorno Karabakh problem, as well as ensuring the rights and security guarantees of the Nagorno Karabakh Armenians. The report adds that the two sides exchanged views on issues related to regional security, peace and stability, border demarcation between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the process of unblocking the transport infrastructure of the region. During the meeting the activities of the EU civilian mission in Armenia were discussed. Prime Minister Pashinyan emphasized the importance of further negotiations in the format of the meeting held in Prague in October.

The European Union is intensifying its diplomatic contacts in connection with the Armenia-Azerbaijan peace process. 

source: commonspace.eu with the press service of the prime minister of Armenia and the Twitter feed of @ToivoKlaar
photo: EUSR Toivo Klaar with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in Yerevan on 8 December 2022.

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