“I was encouraged to hear Azerbaijani and Armenian leaderships’ willingness to work together with the EU,” EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar wrote on Twitter, APA reports.
“Back in Brussels after another round of high-level consultations in Armenia and Azerbaijan over past few weeks. Was encouraged to hear the leaderships’ willingness to work together with the EU in addressing the multiple challenges following the 2020 large-scale hostilities,” said the diplomat
Tovio Klaar noted that it is important to continue humanitarian efforts and crucial work on the recovery of bodies of missing, including from the 1990s, and for confidence-building measures such as the prompt return of all detainees and cooperation on pressing needs, including to address the impact of mines: “Also very important to cease negative public rhetoric. Planning to be back in the region soon to pursue consultations on how the EU can be the most useful in assisting both Armenia and Azerbaijan in the context of current challenges.”