Politics

07 June 2005 [08:58]

OSCE Office in Baku welcomes peaceful conduct of opposition rally, praises Mayor's office

The OSCE Office in Baku yesterday welcomed the peaceful and orderly conduct of a 4 June opposition rally and praised the Mayor's office for finding an appropriate location.
07 June 2005 [08:54]

Ilham Aliyev met with chairman of Lithuanian Seym

President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation led by the chairman of the Lithuanuan Seym Arturas Paulauskas.
07 June 2005 [07:59]

Italian senator to arrive in Baku

Chairman of Italian Senate Commission on Foreign Relations Fiorello Provera will come to Baku on 8 June.
06 June 2005 [09:00]

Next meeting of opposition will be held on 18 June

Next meeting of UCLER (Three) is to be held 18 June.
06 June 2005 [08:52]

Azeri opposition held march-meeting in Baku

The “Tripartite” bloc held a march-meeting in Baku city yesterday.
06 June 2005 [08:45]

Azerbaijani delegation to PACE to sent letter of protest to Malcolm Bruce

“We shall send a letter of protest to Malcolm Bruce. The list of 107 prisoners which was sent to the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) has been prepared by right protectors Eldar Zeynalov and Leyla Yunus.
04 June 2005 [10:26]

Yuri Merzlyakov: “Moving of Russian military bases to Armenia can’t lay obstacles for the process of negotiations”

“I do no think that, the exploitation of Azerbaijan section of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan main export pipeline can have direct effect on the regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh problem. Anyway, this factor will not cause cardinal changes in the positions of the sides on the resolution process”.
04 June 2005 [10:05]

Next meeting between Elmar Mammedyarov and Vardan Osknayan to take place on 18 June in Paris

The place and the date of the next meeting between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammedyarov and Vardan Osknayan has been announced.
04 June 2005 [09:37]

Ambassador of France visited southern region

The extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of France in Azerbaijan Rolan Blatman and the counselor on collaboration and culture of the embassy Iv Bertran visited the southern region.
04 June 2005 [09:32]

Senator Charles Heigl: “Dislocation of additional military equipment in the conflict zone makes the problem tenser”

“Withdrawal of Russian military bases from Georgia sounds good. Armenia is a sovereign state and it should define the future fate of the Russian military bases independently. This problem should be solved together with Russia” - told by American senator Charles Heigl in his briefing for the journalists in Yerevan.
04 June 2005 [08:35]

Structure of election commissions to be changed after the parliamentary elections

The working group representing the government of Azerbaijan and Council of Europe Venice Commission came to an agreement as the result of the negotiations dedicated to making amendments to the Election Code on making changes to the structure of election commissions after November elections in Strasbourg on 31 May.
03 June 2005 [11:32]

1500 Azerbaijani citizens appealed Sweden government for political asylum and refugee status

About 1500 Azerbaijani citizens appealed to the Immigration Office of Sweden for getting political asylum and refugee status last year.
03 June 2005 [10:17]

Gultekin Hajiyeva: “Public television should function before parliamentary elections”

“We have lost important time concerning the establishing the public television. We have to work intensively to overcome it. This television must function by the parliamentary election”.
03 June 2005 [09:34]

P.Burdykin: “Possible re-dislocation of Russian ammunition from Georgia to Armenia not to be applied against any third state”

«The decision about possible re-dislocation of Russian military equipment from Georgia to Armenia is not yet adopted by the Russian party and information of mass media about supplies of some special trains are not connected with re-dislocation of bases from one party to another party at all».
03 June 2005 [09:30]

Murtuz Aleskerov: «Composition of electoral commissions not to be changed»

The composition of Electoral commissions in connection with forthcoming elections is not to be changed».
03 June 2005 [08:41]

New ambassador of Russia to Azerbaijan to be appointed in August

Russia will appoint a new ambassador to Azerbaijan recently. According to the information given by Pyotr Burdikin, Temporary Affairs Commissioner of Russia, the candidacy of the person is looked into in the commissions of State Duma and Federal Council nominated by the Russian president.
03 June 2005 [08:12]

President signed order on establishing State Commission on Azerbaijan’s Integration to Europe

The president Ilham Aliyev signed an order on forming the State Commission on Azerbaijan’s Integration to Europe.
02 June 2005 [14:53]

Senator Charles Heigle: “It will cause serious anxiety if military supplies of Russia are placed in Armenia”

The USA Congress Senator Charles Heigle who visited Baku yesterday held press conference yesterday.
02 June 2005 [14:45]

Azerbaijan government agreed introducing amendments to electoral code, but this does not refer to composition of electoral commissions

Azerbaijan government agreed introducing additional amendments to electoral code, not envisaged in the draft of changes proposed by them.
02 June 2005 [14:42]

Ilham Aliyev received the USA delegation

The president Ilham Aliyev received the delegation lead by the senator Charles Haigle yesterday.
02 June 2005 [14:38]

Meeting between government and opposition was held

“I indicate regretfully, the second meeting didn’t bring results, which could please and elevate Azerbaijan community”, the deputy chairman of reformer wing of the Popular Front Azerbaijan Party Fuad Mustafayev informed the journalists about this, the agency Trend reports.
02 June 2005 [14:33]

Monitoring held in contact line of troops

Monitoring was held in the territory of the village Garakhanbayli of Fuzuli region, in the contact line of troops in accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-office yesterday.
02 June 2005 [14:27]

Lithuanian Seym chairman to come for official visit to Azerbaijan

Lithuanian Seym chairman Arturas Paulauls will come for official visit to Azerbaijan.
02 June 2005 [13:44]

Sergey Kuznetsov: “Not so serious result was achieved in the last discussions between the Venice Commission and the Azerbaijani government”

“Not so serious result was achieved in the last discussions between the Venice Commission and the Azerbaijani government related to the changes to the Election Code.”
02 June 2005 [13:43]

FBI expert met with investigation-operative group of MNS

The expert of Federal Bureau of Investigations Mark Kirbi, investigating the circumstances of assassination of editor-in-chief of Monitor Elmar Huseynov, met with members of investigation-operative group of the Ministry of National Security (MNS), which were dealing with this crime 30 May.
02 June 2005 [10:03]

Samad Seyidov: “Azerbaijan government is interested in holding of elections to European standards”

Head of Azerbaijani delegation to Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE), chairman of Milli Majlis (parliament) permanent commission of international relations and inter-parliamentary relations Samad Seyidov held press conference at the headquarters of YAP yesterday.
01 June 2005 [12:58]

FBI associates holding investigation related to murder of Elmar Huseynov’s arrived in Baku again

The associates of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) of USA arrived in Azerbaijan again in order to help the investigation group investigating the execution of the editor-in-chief of the “Monitor” journal Elmar Huseynov.
01 June 2005 [12:54]

Azerbaijanis intending to get refuge from Swedish government by fake ways deported from this country

Great number of Azerbaijanis who left for Sweden to get refugee status faced with the danger of deportation from these country.
01 June 2005 [12:43]

Azeri political expert speak on unreality of Armenia’s joining to GUAM

Eldar Namazov, the Director of the Public Forum «In the name of Azerbaijan», ex-head of the President’s Secretariat, thinks it too immature a statement by the Armenian Foreign Minister, Vardan Oskanian, on possible consideration of membership at the GUAM by Armenia.
01 June 2005 [12:36]

One more soldier of Azerbaijan army died at front line

Armenian party 31 May violated ceasefire regime and as a result of shooting in direction to village Hasanbeyli of Terter region the soldier of Azerbaijan army Zafar Khalilov died.
01 June 2005 [12:25]

Azerbaijan citizens living in Russia will be able to get national passports in Azerbaijan Embassy to Moscow

Azerbaijan citizens living in Russia hence will be able getting national passports without returning to their motherland. The agency Trend reports, the minister of internal affairs of Azerbaijan Ramil Usubov said to journalists 31 May.
01 June 2005 [12:20]

American Senator starts visit to Azerbaijan

A visit of the American Senator, Charles Hagel starts to Azerbaijan, the report of the US Embassy’s press-service says.
01 June 2005 [12:13]

Yerevan might recognize the independence of the separatist regime occupied the territories of Azerbaijan

“The challenge of Baku concerning the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict might cause the negotiations process face dilemma. If Azerbaijani side remain in its previous principles it is not excluded the official Yerevan might recognize the independence of the Nagorno Karabakh”.
01 June 2005 [12:11]

Delegation of Latvian Seym members to visit Azerbaijan

The delegation, consisting of the Latvian Seym members will visit Azerbaijan on 5-7 June 2005, the Milli Mejlis press-service told Trend.
01 June 2005 [11:45]

Araz Azimov: “Transporting bases to Armenia is contrary to the region countries’ interests”

“Azerbaijan supports the agreement obtained between the sides on withdrawing the Russian military bases from the Georgian territory”.
01 June 2005 [11:41]

Azerbaijan government started negotiating with experts of Venetian commission of CE

The head of Administration of Milli Mejlis Safa Mirzoyev and the chief of department of legislation and legal expertise of Executive administration of the president Shain Aliyev started negotiating with experts of Venetian commission of the Council of Europe on point of introduction of amendments to Electoral code of Azerbaijan, 31 May.
01 June 2005 [11:39]

Samad Seyidov will attend PACE Permanent Committee meeting

Meeting of Permanent Committee Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) will take place in Lisbon, capital of Portugal.
01 June 2005 [11:37]

President Ilham Aliyev speaks for continuation of dialogue between government and opposition

The President Ilham Aliyev gets informed about the process of dialog between government and opposition.
31 May 2005 [13:48]

Vardan Oskanyan: “It is early to talk about placing of peaceful forces in the conflict zone”

“Positive achievements were gained in the Warsaw meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents concerning the resolution of the conflict. This gives impulse to continuation of the negotiations”.
31 May 2005 [13:46]

Positive tendencies in Armenia’s stance on Nagorno-Karabakh can be noticed

At least there appeared positive tendencies in Armenia’s stance in the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, Araz Azimov, told a briefing on Monday.
31 May 2005 [13:32]

Russian ambassador of OSCE Minsk group satisfied with talks in Baku

Russian Ambassador Yuriy Merzlyakov, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, is satisfied with the results of OSCE Mink Group co-chairs to the region and talks held under the peaceable resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
31 May 2005 [13:29]

Treaty signed between Azerbaijan and Japan

Treaty on recognition of and succession by the Government of Azerbaijan of treaties and other international agreements which had been concluded between Japan and the former USSR was signed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.
31 May 2005 [13:27]

Armament of Armenia to make negative impact on peace process in a Caucasus

«Azerbaijan’s position calls on the regional countries to avoid any military actions promoting the tension in the region and appearance of military spirits, Khalaf Khalafov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, to journalists on Monday.
31 May 2005 [13:25]

Ilham Aliyev will leave for Japan

Visiting Japan is also among the visits planned by President Ilham Aliyev for the next year.
28 May 2005 [16:31]

French co-chairman of the Minsk Group of OSCE Bernard Fassier held a press-conference

The French co-chairman of the Minsk Group of OSCE held a press-conference in the embassy of France in Azerbaijan.
28 May 2005 [16:28]

Azerbaijan in talks with Georgia to prevent replacement to Russian arms to Armenia

The Azerbaijani government authorities are in talks with Georgia to prevent the replacement of part of the Russia property and armed technique from Georgia to Armenia, Ramiz Hassanov, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
28 May 2005 [16:26]

Time and place of the government-opposition dialogue determined

The next stage of the negotiations on government-opposition dialogue will be held in the headquarters of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (reformers) on 1 June.
28 May 2005 [16:22]

Asim Mollazade presented his party and the elections bloc of the same name

The parliamentarian, lecturer of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe on Belarus retired from the ranks of PFPA (r) Asim Mollazade presented the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP) founded by him and the elections bloc of the same name in 'Hyatt Park" yesterday.
28 May 2005 [16:11]

Armenians violated the ceasefire again

Armenains keep on violating the ceasefire.
28 May 2005 [16:05]

US ambassador considers statement of Armenian prime-minister as groundless

The US ambassador to Azerbaijan considers commissioning of oil pipeline Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (???), as the fact contributing to the balance in the region.
28 May 2005 [15:48]

Azeri President receives OSCE Minsk group co-chairs

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received on Friday the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs French Ambassador Bernard Fassier, U.S. Ambassador Steven Mann and Russian Ambassador Merzlyakov, Trend reports.
28 May 2005 [15:47]

Turkey prime-minister Racab Tayyip Ardogan, army generals Hilmi Ozkok , Yashar Boyukanit to visit Azerbaijan in June

The official visit of Turkey prime-minister Racab Tayyip Ardogan to Azerbaijan is intended it the end of June.
27 May 2005 [14:26]

Maurizio Pavesi met with "16 October" Movement members

"16 October" Movement members today met with representatives of OSCE Office in Baku.
27 May 2005 [14:25]

The USA State Department: "BTC will strengthen sovereignty of Azerbaijan"

"The USA State Department welcomes the exploitation of the Azerbaijan section of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. The USA always supported the realization of this historic project which is the main part of the East-West corridor".
27 May 2005 [14:20]

Ilham Aliyev received Norwegian State Secretary and First Deputy Minister for fuel and energy of Ukraine

President Ilham Aliyev today received Norwegian State Secretary for petroleum and energy Oluf Ulseth.
27 May 2005 [13:14]

The last detained participants of 21 May meeting set free

6 APFP(r) members and 2 Musavat party members who were put into prison for 5 days on the account of holding meeting on 21 May without permission were set free yesterday.
27 May 2005 [12:50]

Azeri ambassador in the USA Hafiz Pashayev: "We work intensively to annul Section 907"

"President Ilham Aliyev is due to visit the United States of America this year. I can not say anything on the exact date of the visit. Head of state will pay a visit to Washington this year".
27 May 2005 [12:46]

Elchin Guliyev: "Majority of debated territories in Russia-Azerbaijan border agreed"

"I don't know the exact date of the next meetings of delimitation commissions. However, important steps have been taken in the direction of resolution of border problems with the neighboring states".
26 May 2005 [18:02]

28 May announced as Azerbaijan National Day in Washington

By the decision of Washington (District of Columbia) mayor Anthony A. Williams 28 May proclaimed as Azerbaijan National Day in this city.
26 May 2005 [17:01]

?khmed Nedjet Sezer: BTC oil- pipeline important for independence and economic development of Azerbaijan

Commissioning of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) export oil-pipeline is of a significant importance for independence and economic development of the region, President of Turkey, Akhmed Nedjet Sezer stated on 25 May in Baku at the ceremony of commissioning of the Azerbaijani section of the BTC export oil-pipeline, Trend reports.
26 May 2005 [16:59]

Azeri opposition considers opening of BTC to be great event and passage into democracy

The Azerbaijani opposition also met opening of the Azerbaijani part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Main Export Pipeline as a positive event.
26 May 2005 [16:56]

US president congratulated Ilham Aliyev on occasion of commissioning Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan

US continuously supported main export pipeline "Baku-Tbilis-Ceyhan", as believed this project is to strengthen energy security, increase investment possibilities of region and is to promote cooperation.
26 May 2005 [16:54]

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan main export oil pipeline is opened now

Solemn opening ceremony of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan main export oil pipeline's part passing through in Azerbaijan took place in Sangachal terminal.
26 May 2005 [16:53]

Final talks between Venetian Commission and Azerbaijani government to be held on May 31 in Strasbourg

The experts of the Venetian Commission (VC) of Council of Europe analyzed the project prepared by Azerbaijan based on the advices given by VC related to the changes to the Elections Code in 2004.
26 May 2005 [16:46]

Ilham Aliyev received president of bp and energetic minister of USA

The president Ilham Aliyev received the president of bp company Lord John Braun yesterday.
26 May 2005 [16:36]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen are on a visit in Baku

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen Steven Mann (USA), Bernard Fasie (France), Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia) are on a visit in Baku.
26 May 2005 [16:31]

Interpol arrested Zori Balayan

Interpol arrested one of the ideologists of Armenian terrorism Zori Balayan.
26 May 2005 [16:29]

GUUAM is now GUAM

The name of GUUAM was changed related to Uzbekistan’s quitting the organization.
25 May 2005 [09:24]

US state department express regret by actions of Azerbaijani authorities towards oppositionist rally

"We regret, that the government of Azerbaijan rejected the oppositionists' request to hold peaceful rally", official representative of the US State Department, Richard Baucher stated this.
25 May 2005 [09:15]

No amnesty act expected on Republic Day

No amnesty act will be issued on the occasion of 28 May - the Republican Day, Azay Guliyev, a member of the State Commission on Pardon at the Azerbaijani President, also the head of the National Forum of Non-governmental organizations (NGO), told Trend.
25 May 2005 [08:29]

Manfred Karstens: "Azerbaijan deserves entering european family"

"We knew, that we were going to peace loving state, but one point to know, other point is to witness and feel it.
25 May 2005 [08:11]

12 persons detained in 21 May meeting not released yet

12 persons detained in 21 May meeting have not been released yet.
25 May 2005 [08:03]

Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived to Azerbaijan

The president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev paid a visit to our country on the invitation of President Ilham Aliyev.
25 May 2005 [08:02]

Turkish and Georgian Presidents come to businesslike visit to Baku

President of Turkey Ahmad Nejdet Sezer and President of Georgia Mikhail Saakhashvili came for businesslike visit to Baku yesterday.
25 May 2005 [08:00]

US government will allocate additional $1.950 th. to Azerbaijan for implementation of 5 projects on drug control

The US government will allocate additional $1.950 th. for implementation of 5 projects on drug control.