EU Special Representative: "Painful memories of war will always remain, but we should look at future"

Special Representative of the European Union for the South Caucasus Toivo Klaar

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# 17 September 2021 16:56 (UTC +04:00)

"Painful memories of battles, destruction will always remain, but the main point is that we look at the future," said Special Representative of the European Union for the South Caucasus Toivo Klaar in Aghdam, APA's local bureau reports.

EU Representative noted that Europe experienced the same thing in World War 2: "After World War 2, our leaders declared that it is necessary to find a new way, we should live together and go ahead. I think that we can share the experience of the European Union with Azerbaijan, Armenia, and in general, the South Caucasus.

Our experience of coping with painful heritage, results of two world wars is probably a path to go ahead here. We want to work with Azerbaijan, Armenia, the South Caucasus to help the establishment of a different future in the region. There are painful memories, but we should look at the future."

T. Klaar added that sorrowful conflict of 30 years left pain and wound behind: "When we faced with war in Europe, our churches, cemeteries, monuments were destroyed. These are painful memories. But we decided to build a different Europe after World War 2. War is terrible. As Special Representative of President also noted today, all of us should always remember the horror of the war, but should also look ahead with hope for a better future. We have learned in Europe so, the European Union is its example."

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