November 13, 2017 - 14:08 AMT
EU appoints new Representative for South Caucasus

The European Union on Monday, November 13 appointed Estonian diplomat Toivo Klaar the Special Representative for South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia.

Klaar, a former head of the EU's monitoring mission to Georgia, replaces Germany's Herbert Salber who had held the post since 2014.

His task will be to contribute to a peaceful settlement of conflicts in the region, including the crisis in Georgia and the Karabakh conflict, as well as to encourage regional cooperation.