Key EU Committee to discuss deployment of mission on Armenian-Azeri border
(Panarmenian) – The decision on the deployment of an EU civilian mission on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border should be approved by all the member states, it will be discussed in the Political and Security Committee, European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar told a discussion at the PACE on Monday, October 10.
Klaar said that the situation remains extremely dangerous, and that the European Union must help Armenia and Azerbaijan build a prosperous South Caucasus.
The diplomat acknowledged that Armenia’s soverign territory was invaded and its civilian infrastructure was destroyed.
Klaar also weighed in on the plans to unblock transport communications in the region. According to him, road and rail links between Nakhijevan and the rest of Azerbaijan can only be established if it is clear to everyone that said roads are the sovereign territory of Armenia. He said that was what was agreed when the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, France and the European Union met in Prague earlier in October.
The rights and security of Armenians in Karabakh must be ensured in a transparent and inclusive manner, so that Armenia and the Armenians of Karabakh feel that these agreements ensure their security where they live.