Politics

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.
25 May 2005 [07:56]

Armenians violated the ceasefire in three directions

Armed Forces of Armenia violated the ceasefire in three directions. APA was informed from the press service of the Defense Ministry.
24 May 2005 [09:24]

A rally by radical opposition scheduled for June 4 will not to be sanctioned

A rally by a radical wing of the opposition (PFAP, reformers - the Azerbaijan Democrat Party - Musavat), scheduled for 4 June, will not sanctioned, Ai Hassanov, the head of the Public Political Department of the President's Executive Power, told journalists.
24 May 2005 [09:22]

Elmira Suleymanova refused to join the measure held in Armenia

An international conference named "Tolerance, discrimination in the context of the struggle against international terrorism and the struggle against xenophobia (Caucasus measure)" under the patronage of UNESCO in Yerevan yesterday.
24 May 2005 [09:15]

World post union considers issue of post stamps of "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic" as illegal

The World post union considers issuing of post stamps, produced by "Nagorno-Karabakh republic" as illegal act.
24 May 2005 [09:13]

Commission on beating of "Ayna-Zerkalo" newspaper reporter to be formed

A joint commission of the Press Council and Main Police Office of Baku City will be formed in connection of investigating the fact about beating the reporter of "Ayna-Zerkalo" newspaper Farid Temirkhanli.
24 May 2005 [08:49]

Azerbaijan gave a diplomatic note to Russia

The temporary works lawyer of the Russian Federation in our country Pyotr Burdikin was invited to the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
24 May 2005 [08:47]

Over 200 police offices and departments inspected by Azerbaijan's ombudsman's office rapid response group

For the period of its activities the rapid response forces under the Azerbaijan's ombudsman's office carried out over 200 inspections of police boards and departments, the places of temporary detainment and solitary confinement places, to each information, arrived to the "24 hours" service, necessary measures taken.
24 May 2005 [08:44]

Police detains 45 protestors

The police detained 45 participants of the rally stage din Baku last Saturday, Baku City Police Department announced.
24 May 2005 [08:41]

Armenians violated the ceasefire in two directions

Armed Forces of Armenian violated the ceasefire in two directions.
24 May 2005 [08:39]

Political rally can be sanctioned only after 15 June

Any protest action in Azerbaijan will be sanctioned after 15 June, Ali Hassanov, the head the Public and Political Department of the President's Executive Power, told journalists.
24 May 2005 [08:38]

Nursultan Nazarbayev to pay official visit to Azerbaijan

The president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will pay an official visit to Baku yesterday.
23 May 2005 [12:13]

USA Colonel Sam Gardiner prepared plan on USA military bases' role in resolving Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Information about the agreement signed between Baku and Washington about the USA military bases' dislocation in Azerbaijan had serious repercussions in Armenia.
23 May 2005 [11:59]

Vladimir Kazimirov:" Exploitation of BTC brings the war variant to nothing"

"Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline is of great economical and political importance and is "cold shower" for those thinking to solve Nagorno Karabakh conflict in war way".
23 May 2005 [11:58]

Azeri Parliament to discuss changes to the Elections Code in June

"I do not want to go into details of the work being conducted with the Venetian Commission. I think that a project related to the changes to be made to the Elections Code will be presented to the parliament to be discussed at the beginning of June".
23 May 2005 [11:54]

Opposition parties hold march-meeting without permission

"Bloc of threes" founded by Musavat, ADP and APFP(r) attempted to hold march-meeting without permission in the center of the capital.
23 May 2005 [11:52]

Official Baku is unhappy with relocation of Russian military bases from Georgia to Armenia

Official Baku is seriously concerned over the possibility of stationing of part of armaments from Russian bases in Georgia on the territory of Armenia, deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Araz Azimov stated on 20 May, Trend reports.
23 May 2005 [11:50]

Kamaladdin Heydarov: "Schedule of narcotics transit under occupation of Azerbaijani lands presented to foreign guests"

"The work in the direction of forming an international mission for investigating the narcotic trade facts in the occupied Azerbaijani lands is being held".
21 May 2005 [09:42]

European Union welcomes Ilham Aliyev's order on improving election experience

"European Union welcomes President Ilham Aliyev's order on improving election experience"-it was stated in the statement of the European Union on Azerbaijan spread yesterday.
21 May 2005 [09:22]

"Reporters without Borders" spread report on the murder of Elmar Huseynov

"Reporters without Borders" international organization on freedom of press spread report on the murder of Elmar Huseynov.
21 May 2005 [09:10]

"Stratfor": "USA and Azerbaijan signed contract to place military bases in this country"

USA and Azerbaijan signed an agreement about dislocation of the USA military forces in the territory of Azerbaijan on April 12.
21 May 2005 [08:41]

Senator Jack Haigl called the exploitation of BTC pipeline historic event

"Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline will cause great improvement in Turkey-the US relations. I supported the realization of this project at first days. The main export pipeline to enter the oil of the Caspian Sea world market will bring the interest of the region states and provide establishing long-term relations among the countries"
21 May 2005 [08:35]

OSCE monitoring held without causalities

No breach has been fixed in the OSCE monitoring held in the contact lime of the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in Fuzuli village of Fuzuli District on Friday in accordance with schedule, the Defense Ministry announced.
21 May 2005 [08:29]

Azerbaijan uses 24 systems of "Interpol" and information base

Azerbaijan has already been the member of "Interpol" international organization.
21 May 2005 [08:03]

U.S. embassy joins OSCE mission in its concerns on arrest of 30 opposition members

The U.S. embassy welcomes the President's Decree of May 12 instructing the Azerbaijani government authorities nationwide to work vigorously to guarantee that Azerbaijan holds free, fair and transparent parliamentary elections, the people of Azerbaijan deserve nothing less and we commend the decree's principles commitments to international, democratic standards, the US embassy in Baku announced.
21 May 2005 [07:49]

?raz Azimov: "Armenian side ready to continue discussions"

"The Warsaw meeting of Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia must be assessed as an important meeting. Its significance lies in the fact, that the issues discussed there touched upon the settlement", deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Araz Azimov stated on 20 May, Trend reports.
21 May 2005 [07:30]

Hajibala Abutalibov asked the oppositionists to postpone the meeting

Head of Exertive Power of Baku Hajibala Abutalibov invited deputy chairman of APFP(r) Hasan Karimov, assembly member of Musavat Party Mammed Zeynalov and director of organization of ADP Mammed Zeynalov - organizers of the meeting of "APFP(r)-Musavat-ADP" election bloc to be held in 21 May to the Mayor's Office yesterday.
21 May 2005 [07:22]

??dat Gyliyev: "Rasul Gyliyev may return to Azerbaijan only after pardoning him by President"

Former Speaker of the Parliament, Rasul Guliyev may come back to Azerbaijan only after pardoning him by the President Ilham Aliyev, head of the Interpol National Centre Bureau, colonel Madat Guliyev told Trend.