Politics

23 February 2006 [10:48]

Azerbaijani delegation left for Vienna

Winter session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) will take place in the Austrian capital, Vienna on February 23-24.
23 February 2006 [10:41]

Vladimir Putin: "Georgian people in hard situation"

"Georgian people, being historically close to us, are in hard situation now. Georgia has social-economic difficulties, the living condition of this country is very low."
23 February 2006 [10:21]

Azerbaijani diplomatic missions commemorate Khojali Genocide

Azerbaijani embassies, consulates-general and representations in foreign countries are commemorating the Khojali genocide.
23 February 2006 [09:56]

Protest action to be held in front of Armenian Embassy in Tehran

Southern Azerbaijan National Awareness Movement (SANAM) Baku bureau spokesman, Agri Garadagli told that protest action would be held outside Armenian Embassy in Tehran on anniversary of Khojali tragedy on February 26.
23 February 2006 [09:46]

Afshar Suleymani: "Russia isn't strategic ally but partner to Iran"

"Russia is not strategic ally to Iran, and can not be," Afshar Suleymani, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran, said these words at his meeting with students of Khazar University yesterday.
23 February 2006 [09:38]

FM: "We know that the conflict should be resolved shortly"

"We cannot foretell the conflict to be resolved in any concrete time. But we know that the problem should be resolved shortly," Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told.
23 February 2006 [08:36]

Russian President aide: Nagorno Karabakh conflict is off military phase

"Russia is ready to act as a mediator to reconcile Azerbaijan and Armenia, and regulate the Nagorno Karabakh Conflict," said Sergey Prikhodko, aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin on international issues.
22 February 2006 [21:30]

President Putin completed his visit to Azerbaijan

On Wednesday President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has finished his working visit to Azerbaijan.
22 February 2006 [15:39]

Vladimir Putin to invite Armenian president to Moscow to discuss Karabakh

Russian President Vladimir Putin to invite Robert Kocherian for consultations on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.
22 February 2006 [12:31]

Russian MP: "All attempts of dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan end up with a failure"

"Dialogue between Azerbaijan and Armenia is necessary for settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict."
22 February 2006 [12:11]

Zahid Orujov: "Azerbaijan won't house base to be used against Iran"

The deployment of foreign military bases in Azerbaijan that could possibly be used to attack Iran does not meet Azerbaijan's interests, said parliamentarian Zahid Orujov.
22 February 2006 [11:29]

Regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict to be more severe in 2-3 years

Russian Federation Council official for affaires with CIS and compatriots Vadim Gustov considers that the regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict will become more severe in 2 or 3 years.
22 February 2006 [11:21]

Steven Mann: "If the conflict is not solved in 2006, that will be a tragedy"

"I was in Rambouillet and I did not see that Kocharyan left the talks before it was over"
22 February 2006 [09:44]

Justice Ministry to discuss ANIP issue

The documents submitted to the Justice Ministry by both sides of ANIP party are being reviewed, and the issue will be discussed in the staff meeting soon.
22 February 2006 [09:28]

Abbas Abbasov: "Rental fee for the Gabala Radar Station not to be increased"

Despite natural gas imported to our country from Russia increased in price, Azerbaijan will not raise rental fee for the Gabala Radar Station.
22 February 2006 [09:18]

Azerbaijan and Switzerland will sign 4 documents

Foreign Ministry spokesman Tahir Taghizadeh informed that Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Ray will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan tomorrow.
22 February 2006 [08:59]

Protest action dedicated to Khojali genocide to be held in Strasbourg

The French Azerbaijani Students' Association (FASA) and Azerbaijan-France Culture Circle will stage demonstration in Strasbourg on February 25.
22 February 2006 [08:13]

Ilham Aliyev congratulated Dagestan President

President Ilham Aliyev sent a congratulation letter to Mukhu Aliyev who elected President of Dagestan.
21 February 2006 [21:08]

Number of candidates running for by-elections reaches 138

The number of the candidates balloting for May 13 2006 by-elections increased by 10 and reached 138.
21 February 2006 [20:40]

YAP appeals to UN, OSCE, CE, PACE

The ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) has sent a letter to the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, the OSCE chairman-in-office, Karel de Gucht, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Terry Davis, and the chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Rene van der Linden, the YAP announced.
21 February 2006 [16:36]

?bbas Abbasov: "?zerbaijan is ready to discuss issues of defense industry with all countries"

"A new Ministry of Defense Industry is being established," the first vice Premier Abbas Abbasov told journalists today on Tuesday.
21 February 2006 [15:37]

?bbas Abbasov: "Russia is primary trade partner of Azerbaijan"

The 10th sitting of the Azerbaijan-Russia inter-governmental commission on economic cooperation has taken place today.
21 February 2006 [15:16]

Two agreements signed in Baku

Two documents have been signed on the results of the Azerbaijan-Russia economic commission today in Baku.
21 February 2006 [13:30]

Heikki Talvitie: "Nagorno Karabakh conflict not to be solved within Kosovo version"

EU Special Envoy to Southern Caucasus Heikki Talvitie, who is visiting Yerevan, stated: "It is impossible to solve Nagorno Karabakh conflict within Kosovo version".
21 February 2006 [13:20]

Ombudsman calls to recognize Khojali tragedy as genocide

Azerbaijani Commissioner for Human rights (Ombudsman), Elmira Suleymanova issued a statement on the 14th anniversary of Khojali genocide.
21 February 2006 [12:53]

Vasili Khamaza: "The 2nd Azerbaijani-Russian Economic Forum is a new stage of cooperation"

The 2nd Azerbaijani-Russia Economic Forum will start its work at the Gulustan Palace on February 22.
21 February 2006 [10:57]

Tahir Taghizadeh: "European parliament resolution is biased and groundless"

"The 16 February resolution of European parliament denouncing the alleged destruction of Armenian monuments in Julfa region of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is biased and groundless,"- the spokesman of Foreign Ministry, Tahir Taghizadeh said.
21 February 2006 [10:52]

Azeri parliamentary delegation to visit Vienna

The Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation led by Deputy Chair Bahar Muradova will leave for Vienna on Wednesday.
21 February 2006 [10:45]

RFE/RL: "Azerbaijan-Cyprus dispute drags on"

EU sources have told that talks are being held up in Azerbaijan by Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the EU's external relations commissioner, largely because of a long-running feud involving Azerbaijan and Cyprus.
21 February 2006 [09:39]

American PBS to broadcast film on false "Armenian Genocide"

American Turkish Association (ATA) stated that the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) TH (Channel 8 in Houston) will broadcast film made by the US American Organization Titled "Armenian Genocide" on April 17.
21 February 2006 [09:38]

Eldar Ibrahimov: "We have many questions to ask new OSCE chairman-in-office"

"The document on Khojali Genocide which we present to Parliamentary Assembly (PA) OSCE is being translated into English. Russian version of the document we have prepared ourselves."
21 February 2006 [09:00]

Iran-Russia talks on nuclear program

Next round of talks of Iran's nuclear program, on the basis of projects proposed by Russia, started in Moscow yesterday.
21 February 2006 [08:51]

Turkish GNA to discuss Khojali Genocide

Turkish-Azerbaijani Interparliamentary Friendship Group Chairman Nizami Jafarov stated that Khojali Genocide will be discussed at Turkish Grand National Assembly (GNA).
21 February 2006 [08:46]

Canadian Azerbaijanis National Federation appeals on Khojali genocide

Canadian Azerbaijanis National Federation has appealed to Azerbaijanis all over the World. The federation urged our compatriots living in various countries to inform the parliaments and the population of the truth of Khojali.
21 February 2006 [08:30]

"Forest brothers" has support in Azerbaijan

Terrorist organization called "Forest brothers" is reported to have supporters in northern regions of Azerbaijan.
21 February 2006 [08:23]

Maurizio Pavesi: "Opposition might weaken if not attend the parliament"

OSCE Office in Baku will conduct a workshop next week.
20 February 2006 [19:07]

Swiss Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, Mrs. Micheline Calmy-Rey will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan from 22 to 25 February 2006.
20 February 2006 [18:51]

Asim Mollazade met with USAID spokesman

The chairman of the Party of Democratic Reforms (PDR), MP Asim Mollazade met on Monaday with the chief consultant on the rule of law of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Natalia Dyurichkovitch.
20 February 2006 [18:43]

GUAM senior officials to visit Azerbaijan

Discussions on region's energy security to be held in Baku.
20 February 2006 [18:35]

Novruz Mammadov: "Baku expects Russia to be more active in Nagorno Karabakh settlement"

The head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Azerbaijan President's Office Novruz Mammadov seconds Russia's readiness to be a guarantor of settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
20 February 2006 [18:29]

Communications Minister to visit Pakistan

Ali Abbasov, the Azerbaijan Minister for Communications and Information Technologies, left for Pakistan with an official visit the Ministry announced on Monday.
20 February 2006 [16:28]

Azeri Diaspora prepares for the 14th anniversary of Khojaly genocide

From 25 to 28 February the Azerbaijani Diaspora organization in the Western and Eastern Europe, the CIS countries, as well as Egypt and the USA, will hold actions, scientific-practical conferences and other events due to the 14th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.
20 February 2006 [16:18]

Baku rebuffs Armenian Defense Minister

Statement of the Defense Minister and Security Secretary of Armenia, Serzh Sarkisian, that Azerbaijan did not back a document approved by the OSCE Minsk Group, is not true.
20 February 2006 [14:07]

Georgian President talking of unified economic system

"Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia are the representatives of a unified economic system," Saakashvili said.
20 February 2006 [09:16]

Heikki Talvitie pays his final visit

EU Special Envoy for Southern Caucasus Heiki Talvitie, whose office-term is ending, will pay his final visit to Yerevan today.
20 February 2006 [08:38]

Armenia breaches ceasefire again

The Armenian side violated the ceasefire again.
20 February 2006 [08:31]

Iran guarantees peaceful nuclear program

Iranian National Supreme Security Council secretary Dr. Ali Larijani made statement: "Iran intends to achieve only peaceful nuclear energy within the rules of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran has been and will be responsible for international commitments, which were reflected in Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."
19 February 2006 [20:53]

Actions dedicated to Khojaly genocide in Stockholm

The Way of Azerbaijan Political Movement started measures on the 14th anniversary of Khojaly genocide within the framework of the "Karabakh" Worldwide Protest Actions.
19 February 2006 [20:42]

Russia to be guarantor of peaceful settlement

"Russia is ready to be a guarantor of peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict". This statement was made by the official representative of Russian Foreign Ministry (MFA) Mikhail Kaminin.
19 February 2006 [14:38]

First Vice-Premier of Azerbaijan to visit Ukraine

First Vice-Premier of the Azerbaijan Republic Abbas Abbasov will visit Ukraine early in March.
19 February 2006 [14:22]

Preparation for Viktor Yushchenko visit underway

Consultations related to preparation of the Ukranian President visit to Azerbaijan are underway, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Ukraine Talat Aliyev said.
18 February 2006 [15:08]

Russian Working group prepares President Putin's visit

A Russian working group is currently in Baku to prepare the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Azerbaijan, informed the press service of the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry.
18 February 2006 [14:34]

Deputy FM Araz Azimov visited Austria

Negotiations on development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Austria were held in Vienna.
18 February 2006 [10:08]

EU hopes 2006 to be a decisive year in Nagorno Karabakh conflict

European Union hopes that 2006 will be a decisive year in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh problem as well as other conflicts in the South Caucasus.
18 February 2006 [10:01]

Investigation on Khojali genocide is underway

Military Prosecutor's Office (MPO) told that investigation on Khojali Genocide and other actions perpetrated by Armenians is underway.
18 February 2006 [09:57]

Protest action outside Armenian Embassy in Berlin

The South Azerbaijani National Revival Movement (SANRM) is going to stage a demonstration in the German capital Berlin on February 25 due to the anniversary Khojali genocide.
18 February 2006 [08:59]

Azerbaijan to send protest letter to European Parliament

The European Parliament discussed an Armenian appeal on destruction of alleged "Armenian monuments" in Julfa, Nakhchivan and adopted a resolution accusing Azerbaijan of the incident.
18 February 2006 [08:19]

Arrested "Karabakh Partisans" appeal to Pardon Commission

Committee for Rights Defense of "Karabakh Partisans" told that they have appealed to Pardon Commission under auspicious of the President individually.
18 February 2006 [08:09]

Ali Naghiyev to be appointed Ambassador to Belarus

Ex-minister for labor and social protection of population, Ali Naghiyev will be appointed Azerbaijani extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador to Belarus. The Head of state is expected to sign an order about it.
18 February 2006 [00:24]

?zerbaijan delegation to PA OSCE to meet with rapporteur Goran Lenmarker

The main subject of discussion at the 5th winter session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Vienne on February 23-24 will be dedicated to conflicts and ethnical minorities in the world, a member of the Azerbaijan delegation PA OSCE, MP Rabiyat Aslanova told.
18 February 2006 [00:12]

Hajiyeva not to return to post of Liberal Party Chairman

The Chairman of the Azerbaijan Liberal Party (ALP) will be elected in the forthcoming conference of the party, founder of the ALP, leader of National Unity Movement, Lala Shovkat Hajiyeva told.
18 February 2006 [00:01]

Ilham Aliyev congratulated President of Gambia

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a congratulatory message to the president of Gambia Yahya Jammeh in regard to the national holiday of this country – the Day of Independence.
17 February 2006 [18:47]

Phone talk between Ilham Aliyev and Condoleeza Rice took place

The telephone conversation between the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the US State Secretary Condoleeza Rice took place today, the press service of the Azerbaijan president reports.
17 February 2006 [18:29]

EU ready to set up "bridge" between Armenia and Azerbaijan

The European Union is ready to set up "bridges" between the stances of Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Karabakh settlement, the Commissar on Foreign Relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner said in a statement today during the news conference in Erevan.
17 February 2006 [18:11]

Artur Rasizade: "Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin to sign Political Declaration"

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia, Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin plan to sign Political Declaration in Baku, the Azerbaijan Premier Minister Artur Rasizade told journalists today, commenting on the visit of the Russia's president Putin on February 22.
17 February 2006 [17:23]

International organizations to discuss reforms in Azerbaijan

A delegation of the Council of Europe (CoE) has arrived in Azerbaijan because of a launch of the joint CoE and European Commission program on penitentiary reforms.
17 February 2006 [16:11]

4 opposition leaders establish new "Azadlig"

On Friday 4 opposition leaders approved new political block "Azadlig". The document on approval of the block was signed by Ali Karimli, the Chairman of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (PFAP- reformers), Ali Aliyev, the Chairman of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP), Lala Shovkat Hajiyeva, the leader of the National Unity Movement, at the international press Center.
17 February 2006 [15:48]

Safar Abiyev: "None of Azeri airports for use of US Air Forces"

"None of the airports of Azerbaijan is presented for use of the United States," Safar Abiyev, the Azerbaijani Defense Minister, said on Friday.
17 February 2006 [15:17]

Ilham Aliyev: "There are all conditions for powerful Azerbaijan"

For today, both in Azerbaijan itself and in the region in general, a very favourable environment for the country's development has been established, the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in a statement today during the second conference dedicated to the "State Program on social and economic development of regions".
17 February 2006 [14:22]

Azerbaijan's NGO launches international campaign

An Azerbaijani nongovernmental organization has launched a wide-ranging campaign for the international recognition of the massacre in the small town of Khojaly in 1992 that reportedly left more than 600 people dead, the NGO said on its Web site Friday.
17 February 2006 [13:46]

Karabakh commission to set up at MM

The initiative on setting up the "Karabakh commission" comprising the group of deputies is feasible during the spring session of the Milli Mejlis, the Chairman of the Great Establishment party, MP Fazil Gazanfaroglu told.
17 February 2006 [11:27]

No Azerbaijani to participate in Ukraine Supreme Rada

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine Talat Aliyev told journalists that elections will be held for Ukraine Supreme Rada (parliament) on March 26.
17 February 2006 [10:40]

Russia's Rodina Party leader makes pro-Armenian proposals

Dmitri Rogozin, leader of Rodina Party of Russia proposed versions for resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
17 February 2006 [10:25]

Deputy Prime Minister to visit Kiev

"First Deputy Prime Minister Abbas Abbasov will pay a visit to Kiev in early March," Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine Talat Aliyev told the journalists.