Pashinyan, Aliyev Brussels Meeting Cancelled
Toivo Klaar, the European Union’s Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia, has announced that a planned meeting between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels at the end of October will not take place.
Klaar reported the news during today’s remote APRI (Applied Policy Research Institute Armenia) forum entitled Making Progress in Times of Uncertainty.
Klaar cited “the lack of time” to organize it as the reason for the meeting’s cancellation.
Klaar positively assessed the meeting of 3+3 Regional Platform in Tehran on Monday. “We find it useful, and I don't think it's against any format. I think discussions between neighbors are important and useful. In principle, we are always in favor of cooperation," he said.
Reuters, citing a TASS report, says the meeting was canceled after Baku pulled out.
"You asked who did not find the time, obviously it was the president of Azerbaijan," TASS quoted Mirzoyan as saying. "I hope that the problem is really time. Armenia is ready to participate in this meeting."