Politics

28 July 2005 [09:09]

Garadagh Cement partly repays debts to taxes ministry

Garadagh Cement Joint Stock Company of open type (JSCOT) has partly repaid debts to the Taxes Ministry. The enterprise covered the major debt in the amount of 13bn manats.
28 July 2005 [09:07]

Ramil Usubov: “It is possible to bring weapons to the country illegally”

“More than 35 thousand of illegal weapons were gathered from citizens during the last 10 years. But we can not say that no illegal weapon exists in Azerbaijan today”.
28 July 2005 [09:03]

Ilham Aliyev received deputy USA State Secretary Paula Dobrianski

President Ilham Aliyev yesterday received deputy of the USA State Secretary for Global Affairs Ms Paula Dobrianski.
28 July 2005 [08:49]

New ambassador of Poland to come to Baku on 15 August

Polish newly appointed ambassador to Azerbaijan Kshishtov Krayevski will come to Baku on 15 August.
28 July 2005 [08:47]

Democratic Reform Party welcomes cooperation with elections blocs

The Democratic Reforms Party (DRP) stated its support to the cooperation with the elections blocs.
28 July 2005 [08:41]

Elmar Mammedyarov to leave for the USA at the invitation of Condoleezza Rice

Minister for Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammedyarov will visit the USA at the invitation of the USA State Secretary Condoleezza Rice next week.
28 July 2005 [08:38]

Paula Dobrianski met with opposition leaders

Deputy USA State Secretary Paula Dobrianski who is on a visit to our country met with opposition leaders yesterday.
27 July 2005 [12:06]

First foreign airliner to land in Cyprus after 31 years belongs to Azerbaijan

«A historic event will take place on Wednesday at 21.30 when after 31 years Azerbaijani airliner will land in Lefkoshe, the capital of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Ahmet Erentok, the chairman of the Azerbaijani-Turkish Union of Entrepreneurs, said prior to his tour of the TRNC.
27 July 2005 [10:09]

?sim Mollazade is pleased with his visit to USA

On 26 July chairman of the Party of Democratic Reforms (PDR), member of the Azerbaijan’s Parliamentary delegation to PACE Asim Mollazade held a news conference on the results of his visit to the USA.
27 July 2005 [10:07]

Congressmen Chet Edwards: “Azerbaijan is the important partner of the USA in the region”

“Azerbaijan is located in the most important strategically region, it shouldn’t be forgotten how much Azerbaijan is an important country from the point of view of concerns of the USA in the region.”
27 July 2005 [09:55]

International Baku symposium on Caspian protection postponed

An international symposium on ecology on Caspian ecology, originally scheduled for early September 2005, has been postponed to later date in connection with busy schedule of delegates from the Caspian countries, in particular Turkmenistan.
27 July 2005 [09:49]

Oppositional “YeS” and “Azadlig” election blocs determined the list of their candidates along constituencies

The candidates’ list on the constituencies of the “Yeni Siyaset” election bloc will be announced during this week.
27 July 2005 [09:08]

Ilham Aliyev: “Stability is a security of economic growth in Azerbaijan”

The stability is a security of economic growth of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in his address to the public of Khachmaz District on Tuesday.
27 July 2005 [08:37]

Armenians violated ceasefire

The ceasefire was violated in the front line again.
27 July 2005 [08:36]

Two-day conference of South Caucasus group of parliament initiative completed in Dublin

A two-day conference of the South Caucasus group of the Parliament initiative, staged by the LINKS non-governmental organization completed its work on 26 July in the Irish capital city of Dublin.
27 July 2005 [08:35]

Deputy of USA state secretary Paula Dobrianski arrives to Baku

The deputy on the global questions of the USA state secretary Paula Dobrianski is coming to Baku.
26 July 2005 [13:52]

Azerbaijan: Will the real closest liberals please stand up?

Conventional wisdom assumes that a covert struggle is under way between "conservatives" and "liberals" within the Azerbaijani leadership.
26 July 2005 [10:56]

New decree on pardoning to expect in second half of September

«A new decree on pardoning by the President of Azerbaijan is expected in the second half of September».
26 July 2005 [10:53]

Madat Guliyev: “We need permission of NSM for spreading the photos of the persons considered suspicious in committing the murder of Elmar Huseynov”

“We have the photos of the persons considered suspicious in the murder of Elmar Huseynov. However, we need permission of the National Security Ministry in order to spread those photos in the press. If the ministry permits, we shall present these photos to the society”.
26 July 2005 [10:40]

TUSIAB members to meet with first and present presidents of Northern Cyprus

Meeting of the delegation of 15 members of the Turkish Business People Union (TUSIAB), being on a business trip in the Turkish Republic of the Northern Cyprus (TRNC) with the first and the present Presidents –Rauf Denktash and Mehmet Ali Talat is scheduled for 25 July.
26 July 2005 [10:33]

Etibar Mammadov held press-conference dedicated to the results of his visit to USA

The NIPA leader Etibar Mammadov who participated in the meeting of the International Democrat Union in the United States of America held a press-conference in the headquarters of the “Yeni siyaset” bloc today in connection with the results of his visit.
26 July 2005 [10:20]

Vilayat Eyvazov: “Radical opposition of Azerbaijan seeks way for weapon acquisition”

The Azerbaijan’s radical opposition plans to hold unrests during the forthcoming parliamentary elections and some oppositionist groups seek ways for the arms acquisition, such a statement was made on 25 July in Baku by the deputy Interior Minister of Azerbaijan (IM) Vilayat Eyvazov.
26 July 2005 [10:19]

“Azadlig” bloc to hold mass actions in regions on weekend

The “Azadlig” bloc intends to hold mass actions in several regions in this week-end. But none of these actions were given permission yet.
26 July 2005 [10:14]

Three election blocs registered

The Central Elections Commission (CEC) registered some election blocks in its Sunday meeting presided by Mazahir Panahov, the chairman of the CEC, Trend reports.
26 July 2005 [09:05]

United States Supports Exit Poll in Azerbaijan

The U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will support a nationwide exit poll during the November Parliamentary elections.
26 July 2005 [09:04]

Ilham Aliyev: “All terms for fair parliamentary elections exist in Azerbaijan”

All conditions for fair elections have been established in the country, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated on Monday in a meeting with the residents of Krasnaya Slobada settlement of Guba District.
26 July 2005 [09:03]

Turgay Bayramov sentenced for two years

The court process on the case of Turgay Bayramov who was accused related to the murder of the late editor-in-chief of the magazine “Monitor” Elmar Husseinov at the court of Nizami region presided by judge Hussein Husseinov ended yesterday.
26 July 2005 [09:01]

Vilayet Eyvazov: “There is no probability of velvet revolution in Azerbaijan”

“The police of Azerbaijan are not the police functioned in 1998, 2003.They are more professional and their material technical base are strong now”.
25 July 2005 [09:08]

Joint rally of seven parties was held in Baku

The National Democrat Party of Azerbaijan, Citizen Solidarity Party, Liberal Democrat Party of Azerbaijan, Progress Party, Independent Azerbaijan Party, Great Creation Party, Patriots Party and the “Builders of Civil Society” election bloc held a rally in the “Galaba” square last week.
25 July 2005 [08:50]

Protest action in connection with 12th anniversary of Aghdam’s occupation held in Ankara and Moscow

The Movement For Azerbaijan (MFA) held a protest action in connection with the 12th anniversary of Aghdam’s occupation in Ankara today in the frame of the “Garabagh – Worldwide Protest Actions”.
25 July 2005 [08:32]

OSCE workshops on money laundering fighting to be held in October-November in Azerbaijan

OSCE workshops “Prevention of money-laundering facts and fighting terrorism financing” are scheduled for October-November of 2005 in Azerbaijan, the OSCE Baku office press service told Trend.
25 July 2005 [08:17]

OSCE officials to tour northern regions

Representatives of the Baku Office of the OSCE will study the pre-election situation in the northern regions of Azerbaijan, the Baku Office of the OSCE announced.
25 July 2005 [08:14]

Next round of authority-opposition dialogue expected to take place next week

Next round of authority-opposition dialogue expected to take place next week.
25 July 2005 [07:57]

Extraordinary session of Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Supreme Council held

An extraordinary session of the Supreme Council (Majlis) of the Democrat Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) was held last week.
24 July 2005 [09:22]

Asim Mollazade holds meetings at U.S. Congress, IIR, NDI

Asim Mollazade, the chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), held meetings with some congressmen, as well as leaders of the international institutes and projects during his visit to the United States which started on 15 July.
24 July 2005 [09:22]

Liberal Party of Azerbaijan to join elections with 114 candidates

An extraordinary congress of the Liberal Party of Azerbaijan was held.
24 July 2005 [09:20]

Robin Seaword: “Head of OSCE international observers mission in Azerbaijan to be gert arens”

The Ambassador Gert Arens will be appointed head of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) international observers’ mission in Azerbaijan, head of the OSCE office in Baku, the Ambassador Robin Seaword told the news conference on 22 July in Baku.
24 July 2005 [09:17]

Lala Shovkat Hajiyeva: “This illiterate and primitive game damages the name of Ayaz Mutallibov”

(An exclusive interview of the leader of the National Union Movement Lala Shovkat Hajiyeva to APA)
24 July 2005 [09:15]

Ilham Aliyev received Prosecutor General of Thailand

President Ilham Aliyev today received prosecutor general of the Kingdom of Thailand Campri Caocharern.
24 July 2005 [08:38]

Robin Seaword: “OSCE hopes for amendments to Election Code”

Organization for Security and co-operation in Europe hopes that its recommendations regarding the amendments to the Election Code will be taken into consideration until the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
24 July 2005 [08:36]

Azeri foreign ministry will study co-op between Greek, Nagorno-Karabakh telecommunications companies

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry will study the issue on cooperation between the Greek and Nagorno-Karabakh telecommunications companies, Tahir Tagizade, the head of the Information Department of the Foreign Ministry, told Trend.
24 July 2005 [08:34]

Greece ‘replies’ Azerbaijan for Northern Cyprus

In reply Azerbaijan’s proximity with Northern Cyprus, Greece set up relationships with the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
24 July 2005 [08:32]

OSCE prepared report on situation of mass media in Azerbaijan

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Miklos Haraszti prepared a report about the existing situation of the freedom of the media in Azerbaijan on April 11-15 of this year.
24 July 2005 [08:30]

Ramiz Mehdiyev: “Existing elections code allows for democratic elections, state official”

The current Elections Code and format of election commissions allows holding free and democratic elections, said Ramiz Mehdiyev, the head-of-staff of the President’s Office.
24 July 2005 [08:16]

Any organisation can hold exit poll in Azerbaijan

Any organization, even without previous notification of the state bodies, can hold exit polls during the parliamentary elections scheduled for 5 November 2005.
24 July 2005 [07:55]

Araz Alizade: “The authority agreed to Ayaz Mutellibov’s returning to Azerbaijan”

“Azadlig” and “Yeni Siyeset” election blocs have been registered in the Central Election Commission officially.
24 July 2005 [07:52]

Vefa Guluzade: “Artunyan’s attempt to assassinate Bush proves to the world that Armenians are terrorists and separatists”

“Vladimir Artunyan’s attempt to assassinate Bush proves to the world that Armenians are terrorists and separatists”.
22 July 2005 [09:24]

Television & Radio PA ready to start broadcasting of public television

Television & Radio Production Association (PA) under the Communications and Information Technologies Ministry is ready to start broadcasting of the public television through the station in Agsu since 1 August 2005.
22 July 2005 [09:19]

Three-day monitoring held by OSCE at Azerbaijan-Armenia border suffered no incidents

The monitoring held in the contact line of the armies between the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan and Armenia of the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border in accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office on July 18-21 suffered no incidents.
22 July 2005 [09:09]

Conference dedicated to results of half of 2005 held presided by Ilham Aliyev

A conference devoted to social-economic development of Azerbaijan, tasks standing before the government in the first half of 2005 was held under the chairmanship of the president Ilham Aliyev yesterday.
22 July 2005 [08:57]

Oppositional “Azadlig” bloc to restore its actions in August

“Azadlig” bloc will hold its next actions in the capital in August.
22 July 2005 [08:50]

Rashid Hajili: “We shall try to transmit “Yeni TV” prior to the parliamentary elections”

Financial problems should be defined first in order to transmit “Yeni TV”.
22 July 2005 [08:48]

Northern Cyprus grants a permission to air communications with Azerbaijan

The Principle Unit of the Civil Aviation under the Transport Ministry of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus granted an official permission to Azerbaijani air company Imair Airlines, a affiliate company of Improtex, to set up the Baku-Lefkosha-Baku flights.
22 July 2005 [08:33]

House of reps of U.S. Congress calls on Azerbaijan to hold free and fair elections

The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress adopted a resolution on Wednesday demanding the Azerbaijan to hold and fair parliamentary elections.
22 July 2005 [08:20]

Baku office of Republicans Institute held national survey among citizens in connection with parliamentary elections

The Baku office of the USA Republicans Institute held a national survey together with USAID and STRATEGIES PUBLIC OPINION organizations among 1200 Azerbaijani citizens on June 6-30 in connection with the parliamentary elections to be held on November 6.
22 July 2005 [08:16]

USA State Department allocated more means for Armenia than for Azerbaijan

The senate asserted the state budget for 2006 of the USA State Department today (APA). The volume of the budget is 32 milliard USA dollars.
21 July 2005 [09:28]

Two of “Karabakh partisans” released yesterday

Two of the “Karabakh partisans” were released from the detention places today in accordance with the verdict pronounced by the Supreme Court yesterday.
21 July 2005 [09:18]

Our one more Azeri soldier died of the enemy’s bullet

The next martyr was taken to Masalli yesterday.
21 July 2005 [09:15]

Azeri President’s not expected to pay official visit to foreign countries

“The Azerbaijan President is not scheduled to pay any official visit to foreign countries by late August”
21 July 2005 [09:13]

Training-seminar organized by OSCE for chiefs of press-services of state structures and associates of mass media organs finished

The 3-day training-seminar organized by the OSCE representatives on press freedom and the Baku office of the structure for the chiefs of the press-services of the state structures and the associates of the mass media organs finished yesterday.
21 July 2005 [09:11]

R?na Safaraliyeva: “Anti-corruption legal advice center, second in Azerbaijan, to open in Gyanja”

The Anti-corruption Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) will be opened in Gyanja in the coming weeks, the executive director of the Transparency Azerbaijan organization Rena Safaraliyeva told on 20 July in Baku at the opening ceremony of the country’s first anti-corruption center.
21 July 2005 [09:07]

Azeri ?mbudsman proposes to set up independent monitoring group for observing election process

The ombudsman of Azerbaijan Elmira Suleymanova made a proposal to set up independent monitoring group for observing the forthcoming parliamentary elections process in the country, Suleymanova stated on 20 July at the roundtable on the subject “The role of fair elections in building the democratic and legal state” with involvement of the Milli Mejlis deputies and the non-governmental organizations, Trend reports.
21 July 2005 [09:05]

Venice Commission to announce its final opinion regarding the amendments made to the Election Code in October

The text of the additions and amendments made to the Election Code by Milli Majlis (parliament) following the suggestion of Council of Europe Venice Commission has not been sent to the Venice Commission yet.
21 July 2005 [08:59]

Ilham Aliyev received Ruslan Aushev

The president Ilham Aliyev received the chairman of the Internationalist Fighters Works Committee at the CIS State Heads Council Ruslan Aushev yesterday.
21 July 2005 [08:56]

New Russia’s ambassador to Azerbaijan to be appointed not earlier November

A new Ambassador of the Russian Federation (RF) to Azerbaijan will be appointed not earlier the current November.
21 July 2005 [08:31]

Etibar Mammedov met George Bush

International Democrat union Leaders’ Meeting held in Washington ended.
21 July 2005 [08:28]

Аzer Mursaliyev: “Threats of terrorist attacks on Caspian quite real”

The Russian initiative to set up the naval group for the rapid interaction on the Caspian Sea (CASFOR) is, undoubtedly, positive, as the threat for the terrorist attacks in the region is quite real.
21 July 2005 [08:27]

Ambassador of Azerbaijan in USA Hafiz Pashayev met with congressmen

“Assuming as a basis the according decree issued by the president Ilham Aliyev in connection with the parliamentary elections, the government of Azerbaijan will create necessary condition for voting to be held in November to meet the international standards”.
21 July 2005 [08:22]

Public will be informed on Hajiyev’s case, security minister assures

Investigation into the case of senior operator-in-charge of the Central Criminal Search Department of the Interior Ministry, Lieutenant-Colonel Haji Mammadov, and his criminal group.
21 July 2005 [08:20]

Reno Harnish: “The USA wants Azerbaijan to hold free and fair elections”

”The USA is cooperating with both government of Azerbaijan and the political parties for achieving free and fair elections in Azerbaijan”- USA ambassador to our country Reno Harnish told journalists.
21 July 2005 [08:17]

Security ministry to work in intensified regime on the eve of parliamentary elections

“The National Security Ministry will work in intensified regime in connection with the forthcoming parliamentary elections,” Eldar Mahmudov, the National Security Minister, told Trend.
21 July 2005 [08:13]

The defense minister Safar Abiyev met with defense minister of Turkey Vajdi Konul

The defense minister of Turkey Vajdi Konul who came to an official visit to Azerbaijan in the evening yesterday visited the Honorary Alley in the morning today and laid a wreath on the grave of the late president Heydar Aliyev.
20 July 2005 [10:38]

Ruslan Aushev: “Russia should be charged with main role in resolving Nagorno Karabakh conflict”

“Generally speaking, I am against the war as a witness of it. I think, Russia as the successor of the USSR should be charged with playing main role in the solution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict”.
20 July 2005 [10:34]

Etibar Mammedov elected as deputy chairman of International Democrat Union

Member of ”Yes” Coordination Council, leader of ANIP Etibar Mammedov was elected as deputy chairman of International Democrat Union for the next three years term.
20 July 2005 [10:30]

Head of Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry does not plan visit to Iran

The visit of the Foreign Minister (FM) of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov to Iran is not scheduled in the nearest time.