Politics

12 March 2007 [23:07]

OSCE Chairman-in-Office to visit South Caucasus by June

OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Foreign Minister of Spain Miguel Angel Moratinos will possibly visit South Caucasus by June, Foreign Ministry of Spain told.
12 March 2007 [22:44]

Alliance attentively observes negotiations on NK conflict settlement

"The settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict is in OSCE Minks Group's competence. NATO does not deal with this problem directly," Jean Fournier, Deputy General Secretary of NATO said.
12 March 2007 [22:13]

Belarus Emergencies Minister to arrive in Azerbaijan

The delegation led by the Emergencies Minister of Belarus Anvar Bariyev will today arrive in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Emergencies Ministry public relations department told.
12 March 2007 [18:17]

Azerbaijan can strengthen its sovereignty making use of the advantages of the cooperation with US

"We do not exchange democracy for oil. These two ideas should be united," Anne E. Derse, the US Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan said at the meeting with the students of Khazar University.
12 March 2007 [18:13]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs have already begun to come to Geneva"

The mediators of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Matthew Bryza (USA), Bernard Fasier (France) and Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia) began to come to Geneva beginning from today, OSCE Minsk Group co-chair Yuri Merzlyakov told.
12 March 2007 [15:08]

President Aliyev receives Georgian ambassador

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has received the ambassador of Georgia to Azerbaijan Zurab Gumbaridze whose tenure is about to end.
12 March 2007 [14:53]

Ali Insanov insists on calling Maleyka Abbaszade and Fatma Abdullazade to testify

Today trial on case of former Health Minister Ali Insanov and ten more defendants accused of embezzlement, abuse of power and bribery continued at Azerbaijan’s Court of Grave Crimes. The sitting is presided over by Judge Faig Gasimov.
12 March 2007 [14:49]

Council of Europe for speeding up talks around Nagorno Karabakh

The Council of Europe is ready to give all kind of support on the way of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Terry Davis stated.
12 March 2007 [14:36]

Anne Derse: "Neither Azerbaijan, nor the US needs Iran's having nuclear weapons"

The US defends democracy and human rights. We do not believe that some part of the world deserves democracy less than other regions, the US ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse said at the meeting with the students of Khazar University.
12 March 2007 [14:27]

NATO says no talks with Azerbaijan on possible membership

A deputy NATO chief said the alliance was not conducting talks with Azerbaijan on its possible membership.
12 March 2007 [13:52]

Defense Minister in the state of war should be a serviceman, General Beydullayev says

Azerbaijani Armed Forces is one of the powerful armies of the CIS states for combat readiness. I can prove it by facts, chief of the Armed Forces Inspection Department, major-general Mammad Beydullayev says.
12 March 2007 [13:41]

US actively supports peaceful resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, ambassador says

US supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and peaceful resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the US ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse said at the meeting with the students of Khazar University.
12 March 2007 [11:37]

NATO Secretary Generals Special Representative to visit Azerbaijan, March 15

NATO Secretary Generals Special Representative for South Caucasus and Central Asia Robert Simons will visit Azerbaijan March 15, Foreign Ministry told.
10 March 2007 [18:50]

Iran-Russia talks end in failure

Three days of talks aimed at resolving a funding dispute over the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran ended in failure Friday, signaling yet another delay in the start-up of Iran's first atomic power plant and potentially new tension between Tehran and Moscow.
10 March 2007 [15:30]

Azeri MPs to take part in PACE meetings

Meetings of committees on politics, law and human rights of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly will be held on March 12.
10 March 2007 [15:29]

Valeh Alasgarov meets Swedish envoy

On March 9, Valeh Alasgarov, vice-speaker of the Azerbaijan Parliament met Hans Gunner, ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Azerbaijan.
10 March 2007 [15:26]

UNICEF Regional Director to visit Azerbaijan

Ms. Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, will come to Azerbaijan on 11 March.
10 March 2007 [15:25]

Diplomatic Academy of Azerbaijan and Georgetown University organize training

Diplomatic Academy of Azerbaijan and Georgetown University facilitated "Diplomatic training program" for 30 employees of the Ministry of Foreign Ministry on 5-9 March. Professors of Georgetown University, USA, have arrived in Baku for this purpose.
10 March 2007 [15:17]

Georgia CIS membership no impediment for NATO entry - Saakashvili

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said at a press conference on Friday that Georgia's membership in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) cannot be an obstacle for its entry in NATO.
10 March 2007 [15:14]

Putin says $190 bln funding for military equipment

A total of 5 trillion rubles ($190 billion) will be earmarked to equip the army and Navy with modern arms until 2015, Russia's president said Friday.
10 March 2007 [14:57]

Elections to be held in Russian enclave of Azerbaijan

Parliamentary and local elections will be held in one of the two Russian enclaves in Khrakh oba village, Khachmaz region on March 11.
10 March 2007 [14:48]

Azerbaijan's Parliament to meet March 16

The next sitting of Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis) will be held on March 16.
10 March 2007 [14:44]

Mayor's Office to respond to Musavat's appeal on rally next week

Baku Mayor's Office condiders Musavat Party's appeal on holding rally on March 18.
10 March 2007 [10:49]

Lithuanian Ambassador to come to Baku late March

Lithuania Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ketutas Kudzamanas will come to Baku in late March, Lithuania's Foreign Ministry informs.
10 March 2007 [10:44]

Armenia sees 'positive shift' Karabakh

Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian says upcoming talks in Geneva should cause "a positive shift" toward settling the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
10 March 2007 [10:43]

EU Commissioner to pay visit to Azerbaijan

EU Commissioner Andreas Piebalgs will pay visit to Azerbaijan, spokesman of commissioner Ferran Tarradellas told.
10 March 2007 [10:41]

Sweden to host conference of Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora Organizations

Conference will be held in Sweden after the 1st Forum of Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora Organizations, the chief of Turkmen Federation Mehmet Hurshid Samanci in Sweden told.
10 March 2007 [10:40]

Erdogan challenges Armenian diaspora at joint forum in Baku

Truth cannot be built on lies, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday in Baku, as he called on the Armenian diaspora to prove their allegations of genocide by the Ottoman Empire with documents.
10 March 2007 [10:30]

Armenia rejects U.S. Missile Plan

Amidst rumors of U.S. interest to deploy a missile defense system in Armenia, Armenian deputy foreign minister Arman Kirakosyan has announced that he will not welcome the plan in his country.
10 March 2007 [10:28]

Diplomat: U.S. ABM in Caucasus will affect Russian relations with neighbors

The possible deployment of a U.S. missile defense facility in the Caucasus will affect friendly relations between Russia and the regional states, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said on Friday in Moscow.
10 March 2007 [09:54]

Azerbaijan and Russia Accounting Chambers and Kazakhstan Accounting Committee to hold conference

Leaders of Azerbaijan and Russia Accounting Chambers and Kazakhstan Accounting Committee will have a conference in Aktau, Kazakhstan March 12, Azerbaijani Embassy in Kazakhstan informs.
10 March 2007 [09:50]

Next congress of Azerbaijan Liberal Party to take place in June

Azerbaijan Liberal Party (ALP) has begun to preparations to next congress, acting chief of the party Avaz Temirkhan told.
10 March 2007 [09:48]

2nd Congress of European Azerbaijanis to be held

The second Congress of European Azerbaijanis will be held today, leaders of Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora Organizations told at 1st Forum.
10 March 2007 [09:07]

Reformer's detention raises questions about human rights in Azerbaijan

Oil-rich in a troublesome neighborhood, Azerbaijan ranks high among Western-leaning former Soviet satellites the United States wants in its corner.
09 March 2007 [23:39]

President signs executive order on awarding officers of Interior Troops

President Ilham Aliyev signed an executive order on awarding some officers of Interior Troops for their merits in the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country.
09 March 2007 [23:36]

Matthew Bryza: "Azerbaijan's rich natural gas resources are enough for efficiency of Turkey-Italy-Greece gas pipeline"

"Rich natural gas resources are enough for efficiency of Turkey-Italy-Greece gas pipeline," US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza stated at the sixth Energy Assembly in Istanbul.
09 March 2007 [23:32]

Forum I of Turkish and Azerbaijani Diaspora organizations adopts Baku declaration and some more documents

Forum I of Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora organizations continued its work in "Park INN" hotel.
09 March 2007 [23:26]

Officers of ICRC Armenian office meet with captured Azerbaijani soldier

Today the officers of International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Armenian office have met with captured soldier of Azerbaijani Armed Forces Samir Mammadov.
09 March 2007 [23:15]

Meeting of Azerbaijan-Belarus intergovernmental commission to be held on March 27-28

The fifth meeting of Azerbaijan-Belarus intergovernmental commission will be held in Baku on March 27-28, Belarus Ambassador Nikolay Paskevich told.
09 March 2007 [23:01]

Belarus President to visit Azerbaijan

Preparations are being made for the visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to Azerbaijan, Belarus Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolay Paskevich told.
09 March 2007 [22:49]

President receives head of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received Mehmet Ali Talat, Head of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
09 March 2007 [22:40]

New building of Turkish Embassy opens

New building of the Turkish Embassy was opened in Azerbaijan.
09 March 2007 [17:29]

Azerbaijani President meets with Turkey PM

President Ilham Aliyev has met with Turkey's Prime Minister Rajab Tayyip Erdogan.
09 March 2007 [17:08]

Forum I of Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora Organizations held

Today Forum I of Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora organizations has started.
09 March 2007 [16:29]

Azerbaijani FM to visit US

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will pay an official visit to the US at the invitation of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice March 20.
09 March 2007 [16:14]

Poland to host Energy Summit in May

Energy Summit will be held in May in Poland where the heads of five states will take part in, President of Poland Lech Kachinsky said in press conference held after meetings with Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko.
09 March 2007 [15:55]

EU Commissioner to pay visit to Azerbaijan

EU Commissioner Andreas Piebalgs will pay visit to Azerbaijan, spokesman of commissioner Ferran Tarradellas told.
09 March 2007 [15:36]

President: "We will not allow second Armenia state"

"We will not allow the second Armenian state," Azerbaijani President told to the attendees of Forum I of Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora organizations.
09 March 2007 [15:06]

The exchange of territory of Alban church in Keshikchi Mountain with Georgia is impossible

"The cloister in Keshikchi Mountain’s territory on Azerbaijan – Georgia border is an old Alban church. I do not know why Georgians call it in the name of David Garedji," State Land and Cartography Committee's chairman Garib Mammadov told.
09 March 2007 [14:39]

Novruz Mammadov: "We think that Armenian party will finally take normal steps at Geneva meeting"

"We hope that Armenian party will finally take normal steps at the meeting of Foreign Ministers at Geneva," President's Office international relations department chief Novruz Mammadov told.
09 March 2007 [14:30]

MAF and ADT Commander does not comment US deployment of missile defense system in South Caucasus

Azerbaijani Military Air Forces (AMAF) and Air Defense Troops (ADT) are developing, commander of AMAF and ADT, Lieutenant–General Rail Rzayev said.
09 March 2007 [13:29]

Bill on Armenian genocide to be submitted to US Senate

Bill on Armenian Genocide will be submitted to Senate after House of Representatives.
09 March 2007 [13:25]

Representatives for Azerbaijani communities' united congress to be elected in Jerusalem

The meeting on choosing representatives for the united congress of Azerbaijani communities will be held in Jerusalem on March 18.
09 March 2007 [13:19]

Commission on delimitation and demarcation of Azerbaijani-Russian border to meet, March 27

The meeting of the commission on delimitation and demarcation of Azerbaijan-Russia border will be held in Baku March 27, Garib Mammadov, the chief of the State Committee on Land and Cartography said.
09 March 2007 [11:58]

Michel Platini: "Azerbaijan-Armenia matches will probably take place in neutral field"

UEFA president Michel Platini’s two-day business visit to Georgia is over.
09 March 2007 [11:52]

President Aliyev to visit Tajikistan

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev is expected to visit Tajikistan.
09 March 2007 [11:15]

Azerbaijan, Armenia Foreign Ministers will meet in Geneva March 14

French co-chair of OSCE Minsk group Bernard Fassier arrived in Baku.
09 March 2007 [11:12]

Erdogan: World jealous of Azerbaijan and Turkey's sharing grief and joy

Turkish Prime Minister Recap Tayyip Erdogan interviewed by APA.
09 March 2007 [11:02]

Azerbaijani, Turkish Diasporas holding first forum in Baku

Azerbaijan will host the first-ever forum of Azerbaijan and Turkey's Diaspora organizations on Friday.
08 March 2007 [12:20]

Increasing the number of Azerbaijani peacekeepers in Afghanistan to be discussed

Soon the issue on increasing the number of Azerbaijani peacekeepers in Afghanistan is expected to be discussed in the meetings of Parliament.
08 March 2007 [12:19]

Deputy Foreign Minister receives diplomatic representatives in Azerbaijan

Heads of diplomatic missions in Azerbaijan were informed about the international conference to be held in the framework of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in Baku.
08 March 2007 [12:09]

Mammadyarov to speak at UN Human Rights Council's session

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will participate and make speech in the 4th session of the UN Human Rights Council to be held in Geneva on 12 March.
08 March 2007 [12:00]

Mahmudov receives Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's Security Minister, Lieut Gen Eldar Mahmudov received Turkey's ambassador to Azerbaijan Huseyn Avni Garsioglu at his request.
08 March 2007 [11:24]

Nakhchivan's top offcial visits Turkey

Nakhchivan AR Milli Majlis chairman Vasif Talibov paid a visit to Igdir province of Turkey.
08 March 2007 [11:16]

Police break up protest at Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan

Police in Azerbaijan prevented activists from gathering in front of the Iranian Embassy on Wednesday to protest the alleged persecution of ethnic Azeris in neighboring Iran.
07 March 2007 [23:44]

Azerbaijan Interior Troops' FIEP membership to be considered

Azerbaijani Interior Troops' membership to Association of the European and Mediterranean Police Forces and Gendarmeries with Military Status (FIEP) will be considered in the meeting of the organization to be held in October, this year, Commander of Interior Troops Zakir Hasanov said.
07 March 2007 [23:25]

Azerbaijan and Georgia agree on a part of state border

Joint meeting of the state commissions on delimitation and demarcation of Azerbaijan-Georgia borders ended in Baku today.
07 March 2007 [22:22]

High time to discuss Turkey's admission to GUAM

"It is high time to discuss Turkey's admission to GUAM. Taking into account several principles, our party proposed Turkey's admission to GUAM. Turkey has normal relations with all GUAM member states. Turkey is experienced for the level of democracy," leader of Joint Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Gudret Hasanguliyev told.
07 March 2007 [16:54]

President approves new composition of Azerbaijan-Greece joint cooperation commission

President Ilham Aliyev signed an executive order on approving the new composition of Azerbaijan-Greece joint commission on economic, industrial and technological cooperation.
07 March 2007 [16:34]

OIC recognizes Khojaly genocide as massacre

Islamic Commission for Cultural and Social Affairs of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) adopted a resolution on the Khojaly tragedy in the session in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, The resolution was submitted by the Islamic Conference Youth Forum and adopted unanimously.
07 March 2007 [16:05]

President approves composition of Azerbaijan-Turkey joint intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation

President Ilham Aliyev signed an executive order on approving the new composition of Azerbaijan-Turkey joint intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation.
07 March 2007 [14:40]

Venice Commission sends draft on Electoral Code to Azerbaijan for amendments

The draft prepared by Azerbaijani government basing on the recommendations on Electoral Code of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe was studied by the commission and again sent to Azerbaijan for amendments, Sergey Kuznetsov, the officer of Venice Commission Elections and Referendums Division told.
07 March 2007 [14:18]

Adil Geybulla: "I do not join Musavat's statement on Ali Insanov"

"To defend the person like Ali Insanov does not favor anyone. That is why I do not join Musavat's statement on Ali Insanov," the member of Musavat's Divan, the chief of medical commission of the party Adil Geybulla said.
07 March 2007 [13:25]

Erdogan due in Azerbaijan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will leave for Azerbaijan on March 8 to attend the First Forum of World Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora Organizations.