Politics

15 June 2005 [08:58]

Working group of human rights organizations appealed to PACE with request to postpone viewing political prisoners issue

The working group of representatives of human rights organizations and the Azerbaijan’s authorities appealed to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) with the request to postpone debating the political prisoners’ issue, the Memorandum on the issue of persons, called “political prisoners” says about it, Trend reports.
15 June 2005 [08:54]

Only 19 out of 1489 Azerbaijanis who appealed to government of Sweden achieved political immigrant status

There is statistical information on the webpage of Migration Department attached to Swedish government on the number of the foreign citizens wanting political refuge from this country.
15 June 2005 [08:33]

Venice Commission announced its final opinion on amendments to Election Code of Azerbaijan

The Venice Commission (VC) of Council of Europe and OSCE announced their opinions on the amendments to the Election Code of Azerbaijan.
15 June 2005 [08:28]

Asim Mollazada met with Council of Europe’s representative

The chairman of the organizing committee of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), Asim Mollazada, received today (June 14) the personal representative of the Council of Europe’s secretary general, Mats Lindberg.
15 June 2005 [08:26]

Sergei Lavrov: “Moving of the military bases to Armenia will not influence the balance of forces in the South Caucasus”

“Dislocation of the military bases in Armenia will not influence the balance of forces in the South Caucasus region”.
15 June 2005 [08:23]

President approved rules on classification of information of state secret importance

Azerbaijan’s President signed a decree to approve Rules on classification of information of state secret importance.
15 June 2005 [08:21]

Azerbaijani and Armenian journalists met in Istanbul

Meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian journalists was held in Istanbul on 10-13 June.
15 June 2005 [08:18]

Ilham Aliyev: “Our relations with Russia have reached the level of strategic partnership”

President Ilham Aliyev addressed the XI international economical forum in St.Petersburg.
14 June 2005 [09:53]

Ilham Aliyev presented bill on changes to Election Code to discussion of Milli Majlis

The president Ilham Aliyev presented the offers envelope on the changes to the Election Code to discussion of Milli Majlis.
14 June 2005 [09:48]

Turan Morali: “Azerbaijan is of important country for Turkey from political and economical point of view”

“Azerbaijan is an important country for Turkey not only for close relationship between our nations as well as from political and economical point of view”.
14 June 2005 [09:25]

Iranian speaker expected in Baku

Gulamali Haldat Adil, the Speaker of the Iranian parliament, will visit Azerbaijan approximately in August at the invitation of his Azerbaijani counterpart Murtuz Alasgarov, the Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Trend.
14 June 2005 [09:12]

Asim Mollazada: “OSCE Minsk group can’t be replaced with pace sub-commission on Nagorno-Karabakh”

The first meeting of the PACE sub-commission on the Nagorno-Karabakh problem is expected to be held under the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 20-24 June, MP Asim Mollazada, an Azerbaijani parliamentary representative to the PACE, told Trend.
14 June 2005 [09:07]

Iran’s Presidential hopefuls pin on votes from Azerbaijan

Two poll stations will open their doors, from 9:00 am till 8:00 pm, to Iranian citizens, living in Azerbaijan, on the day of presidential elections slated for Friday, June 17, at two consulate offices, in Baku and Nakhchivan.
14 June 2005 [09:04]

Amendments to Election Code of Azerbaijan discussed in Venice Commission yesterday

Council of Europe Venice Commission (VC) 63rd plenary meting started in Venice, Italy the day before yesterday.
14 June 2005 [08:57]

?rmenian side fired Azerbaijani positions in Fizuli and Terter regions

On 13 June the Armenian military units fired from 02.55 till 03.10 a.m. using the machine-guns and guns from the positions, located 4,5 km south-west the Borsunlu village of Terter region the opposite positions of the Azerbaijani army on the same territory, a press-service of the Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry says, Trend reports.
14 June 2005 [08:55]

Condoleezza Rice discussed Upper Garabagh conflict with Vardan Oskanyan

The foreign affairs minister of Armenia being on a visit in USA Vardan Oskanyan met with the state minister Condoleezza Rice.
14 June 2005 [08:44]

Secretary General of Bulgarian constitution to visit Azerbaijan

Kiril Manov, the Secretary General of the Bulgarian Constitution Court, will visit Azerbaijan from 16 to 18 June, the Bulgarian embassy in Baku told Trend.
14 June 2005 [08:39]

Three documents signed during Azeri President’s visit to Croatia

Three bilateral documents were signed during President’s visit to Croatia.
14 June 2005 [00:11]

Leading oppositionist: “A joint commission on human rights will contribute to Azerbaijan’s compliance with commitments to the Council Of Europe”

Time is ripe in Azerbaijan for the establishment of a joint commission, to involve representatives from human rights organizations, as well as MPs and members of the corresponding executive bodies, according to a prominent oppositionist Asim Mollazada, the chairman of the organizing committee of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP).
11 June 2005 [08:59]

Meeting with a group of human right protectors held in President’s Office

Yeterday a group of right protectors have met with officials.
11 June 2005 [08:57]

Azerbaijan delegation to participate at annual session of OSCE

Annual session of meeting of Parliament Assembly of OSCE is to be held 1-5 June in capital of USA in Washington.
11 June 2005 [08:51]

Representatives of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan attend NATO events

In accordance with the individual program signed between the NATO and Azerbaijan Republic, ”VII annual conference of Consortium of Partnership for Peace” will take place in Vienna, capital of Austria o 10-15 June and course “Joint medical planners” in Oberammergau, Germany on 13-17 June in the frame of “Partnership for Peace” program.
11 June 2005 [08:41]

Andres Herkel: “We are not satisfied with the results of the talks between the Venice Commission and Azerbaijan government”

“The pre-election democratic situation in Azerbaijan is more important than the evaluation of the reports on Azerbaijan in the PACE June Session”.
11 June 2005 [08:39]

Additions and changes to Election Code to be put into discussion in parliament next week

“Additions and changes to the Election Code will be put into discussion in the parliament next week”.
11 June 2005 [08:28]

America Foreign Service Association deprived the USA ambassador in Armenia of its award

America Foreign Service Association (AFSA) adopted decision on depriving the USA ambassador in Armenia John Evans of its award “For constructive difference of opinion”.
11 June 2005 [08:25]

Block Azadlig prepares for election with symbolic orange color and carnation attribute

Name, attributes, electoral symbols of the block “Three” was defined.
11 June 2005 [08:23]

Ilham Aliyev paid an official visit to Croatia

President Ilham Aliyev yesterday paid an official visit to Croatia.
10 June 2005 [09:12]

International conference on “Political prisoner problem in Azerbaijan” subject to be held

The “Observation of detention places” Public Union and the “Human Rights XXI century – Azerbaijan” Fund will hold an international conference on the “Political prisoner problem in Azerbaijan: working and preparing the efficient citizen control mechanism” subject in Baku on June 10-11.
10 June 2005 [09:10]

Murtuz Aleskerov met with OSCE observation mission

Chairman of Milli Majlis (parliament) Murtuz Alaskerov today received delegation led by head of election department of OSCE Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Bureau Gerald Mitchell.
10 June 2005 [08:37]

Council of Europe announced its activity plan related to parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

The special representative of the general secretary of Council of Europe (CE) Mats Lindberg held a press-conference in the Information Office of CE in Baku yesterday.
10 June 2005 [08:32]

PACE monitoring committee’s report on Azerbaijan might be softened

A report by the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the functioning of the democratic institutes in Azerbaijan might be softened at the moment of its consideration at June session of the PACE, Trend reports quoting Matz Lindberg, a special representative of the Council of Europe (CE) General Secretariat in Azerbaijan, a news conference in Thursday.
10 June 2005 [08:22]

Azeri President receives head of Italian Senate

Italy will hence support Azerbaijan’s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Fiorella Provera, the chairman of the permanent parliamentary commission on international relations and emigration of the Italian Senate, told a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Thursday.
10 June 2005 [08:11]

Samad Seyidov: “The matter of political prisoner does not concern the commitments of Azerbaijan any more”

Fulfillment of the commitments of Azerbaijan before the Council of Europe will be discussed on 22 June, the third day of the Summer Session.
10 June 2005 [08:09]

During president Aliyev’s visit to Croatia political declaration will be signed

During the forthcoming official visit on 10-11 June, 2005 of the Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev to Croatia, political declaration will be signed, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan told Trend.
10 June 2005 [08:07]

Fiorello Provera “Italy is for the Nagorno Karabakh conflict to support in the frame of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan”

A meeting between a delegation led by the head of the Foreign Affairs and emigration questions permanent committee of the Italian senate Fiorello Provera and the members of the International Affairs and inter-parliamentarian relations permanent commission of Milli Majlis (MM) was held in the parliament yesterday.
10 June 2005 [08:04]

Samad Seyidov:”I hope for positive results in the talks with Venice Commission”

“Holding high level of elections to meet international standards is more important than changing the structure of the election commissions. Generally, I don’t think that it will present any problems to make any changes”.
09 June 2005 [09:48]

Azerbaijan: deterioration of the situation of human rights on the eve of the forthcoming parliamentary elections

On the occasion of the June Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) presents a situation note on the deterioration of human rights and the state of fundamental freedoms in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
09 June 2005 [09:31]

Seminar on "Strategic significance of Azerbaijan" held in Baku

Azerbaijan becomes the regional leader and changes in the region started with the signing of the “Contract of the Century” in 1994, the head of the President’s administration office foreign relations department, Novruz Mammadov, stated at the seminar held at the International Press Club on ”Geo-strategic significance of Azerbaijan”, Trend reports.
09 June 2005 [09:23]

89 prisoners kept in Gobustan appealed Ilham Aliyev for being pardoned

89 life sentenced prisoners and being kept in the Gobustan closed prison appealed to the president Ilham Aliyev with a request to reduce their punishment period.
09 June 2005 [09:02]

Religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Georgia to continue joint efforts for establishing peace and stability in region

Religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Georgia will continue joint efforts for establishing peace and stability in Caucasus, developing good relations between the religious congregations, peoples and states, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Clerical Board (CMCB), sheyh-ul-islam, hadji, Allahshyukyur Pashazade, stated while receiving Iliya II, the Katalikos–Patriarch of all Georgia, in his residence, Trend reports.
09 June 2005 [09:01]

Vladimir Kazimirov: “Armenia will not give 7 regions back to Azerbaijan in vain”

The former Russian co-chairman of the Minsk Group of OSCE Vladimir Kazimirov participated in the “Geo-strategic significance of Azerbaijan” seminar held in Baku on the invitation of the non-governmental organizations.
09 June 2005 [08:54]

Visit of Iran President’s special envoy, Mehti Safari to Baku delayed

A visit of a special envoy of Iran’s President Khatami, Mehti Safari, on the Caspian Sea status, delayed.
09 June 2005 [08:46]

Armenian troops anew violate ceasefire regime

On Tuesday the armed divisions of Armenia fired with sub-machine guns and machine-guns from 21.35 to 21.50 from their positions in Kuropatkino village of Khojavand District the Azerbaijani positions in opposite, the Defense ministry announced.
09 June 2005 [08:44]

New crossing rules applied in Russia-Azerbaijan border

It is already three days that the Russian citizens cross the Azerbaijan-Russia border on the basis of the new rules according to an agreement achieved between the two countries.
09 June 2005 [08:40]

Turkey will render Azerbaijan military assistance in the volume of $2.1 mln.

Turkey will give Azerbaijan disinterested military aid in the volume of $2.1 mln. in 2005.
09 June 2005 [08:27]

Strasburg expects to be invited for participation at monitoring of Azerbaijan parliament elections

The special representative of secretary general of the Council of Europe to Azerbaijan Mats Lindberg hopes, Azerbaijan government is to invite members Parliament assembly of CE for supervision of forthcoming parliament elections in the state.
08 June 2005 [10:07]

Great Britain supports development of democratic institutes in Azerbaijan - ambassador

We support development of democratic institutes in Azerbaijan and supremacy of the law in Azerbaijan.
08 June 2005 [09:44]

Venice Commission announced some consents achieved in the talks with Azerbaijan authority

The project will be submitted to Milli Majlis (parliament) after government of Azerbaijan makes amendments to the Election Code in accordance with the advice of council of Europe Venice Commission (VC) given in 2004.
08 June 2005 [09:44]

Elmar Mammedyarov: “We conduct discussions on what kinds of troops to be placed in the territories to be liberated from occupation”

“Discussions on what kinds of troops to be placed in the territories to be liberated from occupation are held”.
08 June 2005 [09:30]

Member of “YeS” bloc met with OSCE representatives

A meeting between the estimating mission of OSCE and the members of “YeS” bloc took place in the Baku office of OSCE yesterday.
08 June 2005 [09:16]

Scientist from Austria writes book on history of Azerbaijan

Professor of the Vienna University, Erich Feigel, in the framework of his visit to Azerbaijan, met with the Azerbaijan’s President, Ilham Aliyev, chairman of the State Committee on work with Azerbaijanis, residing abroad, Nazim Ibragimov, on 6 June, and on 7 June he will meet with the media representatives.
08 June 2005 [08:55]

Ilham Aliyev received chairman of England-Azerbaijan Society, Lord Frazer

The president Ilham Aliyev received the chairman of the England-Azerbaijan Society, the member of the Lords chamber of the parliament of Great Britain, the former energy minister Lord Frazer yesterday.
08 June 2005 [08:45]

Azeri President to visit US

The Azerbaijani - US talks on preparations for the official visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to the United States are underway, Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Minister for Foreign Affairs, told journalists on Tuesday.
08 June 2005 [08:34]

USA State Department welcomed 4 June rally to be permission

The USA State Department welcomed Azerbaijani government’s permitting the 4 June meeting.
07 June 2005 [09:14]

AGO group to visit Baku

An "Ago" Monitoring group of the Committee of Ministers of the CE led by the Head of the representation of Germany in Strasbourg Wegener will visit Azerbaijan on June 30 – 1 July 1, the Office of the special representative of the CE General Secretary in Azerbaijan, told Trend.
07 June 2005 [09:03]

Ilham Aliyev’s visits to Greece and Slovenia delayed

The Azerbaijan President Aliyev’s official visit to Greece, scheduled for early June, is delayed. The data of the visit is not yet known, the Greek Embassy to Azerbaijan told Trend.
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.