1. The mandate of the EUSR shall be based on the policy objectives of the European Union in the South Caucasus. These objectives include:
(a) to assist Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in carrying out political and economic reforms, notably in the fields of rule of law, democratisation, human rights, good governance, development and poverty reduction;
(b) in accordance with existing mechanisms, to prevent conflicts in the region, to contribute to the peaceful settlement of conflicts, including through promoting the return of refugees and internally displaced persons;
(c) to engage constructively with main interested actors concerning the region;
(d) to encourage and...