Politics

08 March 2006 [20:56]

Samad Seyidov: "Meeting was positive for Azerbaijan"

Monitoring committee of Parliament Assembly meeting was held on Wednesday.
08 March 2006 [17:50]

Armenian Defence Minister: "NATO may not rely upon Armenia acting against Iran"

"Armenia does not even theoretically consider possible offering of its territory for NATO military contingent's deployment, if tension, concerning Iran nuclear program, heightens," stated Secretary of Presidential National Security Council, Defence Minister of Armenia Serge Sarkisyan.
08 March 2006 [17:17]

Russia, U.S. discussed Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held a news conference in Washington.
08 March 2006 [16:13]

"NKR" representative to attend Millennium Challenge Compact ceremony

On March 27, Armenia's Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian will address Armenian-American activists gathering in the nation's capital for a major three-day advocacy conference designed to promote key community issues to Washington's most influential decision makers, reported the Armenian Assembly of America.
08 March 2006 [16:07]

Azerbaijani Ambassador to the UK meets British MP

As is informed from the press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to London Rafael Ibrahimov has met the member of the House of Commons Robert Walter.
08 March 2006 [11:20]

Second round of Azerbaijan-European Union talks in Brussels

Thesecond round of the talks between Azerbaijan and the European Union is being held on Individual Cooperation Plan within European Neighborhood Policy.
08 March 2006 [10:35]

Russian expert: "Russia should not allow using the Caucasus territories for operations against Iran"

He thinks that Russia should not allow using the Caucasus region, Azerbaijan's and Georgia's territories for operations against Iran.
08 March 2006 [10:27]

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State: "Yerevan, Baku should set Karabakh settlement time"

The leaders of parties to the conflict should set the Karabakh settlement time, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza for European and Eurasian Affairs said in Yerevan on Tuesday.
08 March 2006 [10:10]

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: "OSCE MG Washington meeting may be mere measure on duty"

A two-day meeting of co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group for settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict finished in Washington on Tuesday.
08 March 2006 [10:05]

Abdullah Gul: "Security and stability in South Caucasus Turkish foreign policy priority"

Ensuring security and stability in the South Caucasus has always been a priority to Turkey's foreign policy, Turkish FM Abdullah Gul said.
08 March 2006 [09:50]

Armenian vice-speaker says war unlikely to restart soon

"The Armenian people have to understand that if the negotiations to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict are deadlocked, this will not be the end for Armenia. If Baku understands this, why shouldn't Yerevan," said the vice-speaker of the Armenian parliament, Vahan Ovanesian.
07 March 2006 [20:59]

Azeri government acquires quarters for Consulate General in Kars

The Azerbaijani government achieved preliminary agreement with Turkey on allocation of quarters for the Consulate General in Kars.
07 March 2006 [20:44]

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs meet in Washington

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs involved in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will set up consultations in Washington on Tuesday.
07 March 2006 [20:40]

US ambassador to Armenia recalled earlier for using expression "Armenian genocide"

Pro-Armeninan "The California Courier" newspaper writes that the cause is that American ambassador mentioned that genocide policy was pursued against Armenians in the period of the Ottoman Empire.
07 March 2006 [20:33]

Siyavush Novruzov: "Parliament to take a report on government’s activities in 2005 next week"

"The parliament will take next week a report the activities of the Cabinet of Ministers in 2005," said MP Siyavush Novruzov, the deputy executive secretary of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party.
07 March 2006 [20:27]

Meeting of Azeri-Pakistani intergovernmental commission postponed

The next meeting of the Azerbaijani-Pakistani intergovernmental commission, planned for February-March 2006, was postponed till autumn.
07 March 2006 [18:05]

Staff negotiations to be held in Baku

Servicemen of Azerbaijan will attend the actions.
07 March 2006 [17:21]

Supreme board of AIP to garther March 15

The next meeting of the Azerbaijan Islamic Party (AIP) will be held March 15.
07 March 2006 [16:26]

Azerbaijan reports casualties in Armenian shooting

An Azerbaijani soldier was killed and another was seriously wounded as a result of shooting from the Armenian side in the long-disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh, the country's defense ministry said Tuesday.
07 March 2006 [16:08]

Egyptian PM invited to Azerbaijan

Artur Rasizade, the Azerbaijani Primer, invited his Egyptian counterpart Ahmad Nazif to pay an official visit to Azerbaijan.
07 March 2006 [14:57]

Talks on Azerbaijan-EU co-op starts in Brussels

Next round of consultations between Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) started in Brussels March 7.
07 March 2006 [13:47]

Cease-fire breached again

On 6 March the cease-fire regime on the Azerbaijani-Armenian frontline was violated, the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry informs.
07 March 2006 [10:50]

Armenian Foreign Ministry criticized U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan

"I would like not to believe that was what he said," said Hamlet Gasparian, Armenian Foreign Ministry Spokesman.
07 March 2006 [10:20]

SCC chair received delegation from Iran

The chair of the State Customs Committee (SCC) Aydin Aliyev received the delegation led by the Ambassador of Iran Afshar Suleymani.
07 March 2006 [10:13]

Armenia-Russia cooperation neutralizes military threat coming from Turkey

"The Armenian-Russian military cooperation, especially the presence of the Russian military in Armenia, neutralizes the military threat coming from Turkey," says the report titled "Directions of National Security Strategy of the Republic of Armenia".
07 March 2006 [09:40]

British Ambassador: "We support settlement of conflict through negotiations"

"We favor endeavors for peaceful settlement of Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict."
07 March 2006 [08:55]

Armenia takes steps for activation of military cooperation with Georgia

The Armenian-Georgian relations proceed from the strategic interests of both states, says the report titled "Directions of National Security Strategy of the Republic of Armenia" issued by Secretary at the National Security Council at the RA President, Defense Minister Serge Sargsyan.
06 March 2006 [19:57]

Azerbaijan denies Armenian allegation of breaking ceasefire

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denied Monday that its troops had again violated the ceasefire in the conflict zone with Armenia.
06 March 2006 [19:34]

Serge Sargsyan: "Azerbaijan's bid to extend NK talks threatens Armenia"

Azerbaijan's attempts to extend the settlement in the conflict surrounding the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh beyond the current framework pose a potential threat to Armenia, the Armenian defense minister said Monday.
06 March 2006 [18:52]

Turkish Ambassador: "Turkey can render military aid to Azerbaijan if war breaks out"

"If there is an agreement on creation of military alliance between Azerbaijan and Turkey, it can render military assistance to Azerbaijan in case Karabakh war breaks out," said Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Turan Morali.
06 March 2006 [17:10]

British Ambassador: "All foreigners in Azerbaijan should treat sensitive to Khojaly tragedy"

Ambassador of Great Britain to Azerbaijan Laurie Bristow expressed his attitude to the incident in McDermott Company and said: "I consider all foreigners in Azerbaijan should treat sensitive to Khojaly tragedy."
06 March 2006 [17:03]

Further cooperation between Azerbaijan and Oman discussed

The issues of further cooperation between Azerbaijan and Oman have been discussed during the meeting of the Azerbaijani Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Elman Arasli with the Oman FM Yusef Alyavi and the Minister of Trade and Industry Mugbil bin Ali.
06 March 2006 [15:54]

Novruz Mammadov: "Armenia should not get into illusions with Nagorno Karabakh resolution"

"The last statement by the Armenian president cannot be regarded as something significant," said Novruz Mammadov, the Head of the Foreign Relationships Department of the President Office.
06 March 2006 [14:44]

Chairman of WAC to visit Baku

The Chairman of the World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) Djavad Derehti will arrive in Azerbaijan March 15, the WAC press service head Ali Nidjat informs.
06 March 2006 [14:23]

President's visit to Japan scheduled

Preparations for Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's forthcoming official visit to Japan from 7 to 10 March are complete, as it's known from Azer Huseyn, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Japan.
06 March 2006 [14:00]

Azeri Ambassador to Saudi Arabia received Kingdom's highest award

Elman Arasly, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Saudi Arabia, has been awarded a highest order of the Kingdom for great contribution in the establishment and development of Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia.
06 March 2006 [10:58]

Council of Europe mission to monitor monuments in Armenia and Azerbaijan

"We want Council of Europe fact-finding mission to monitor cultural and historical monuments not only in Azerbaijan, but also in Armenian regions where Azerbaijanis lived once," Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists.
06 March 2006 [10:41]

KLO applied to Budapest City Court

Leader of the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) Akif Naghi addressed a letter to Budapest City Court.
06 March 2006 [10:03]

Samad Seyidov: "New stage of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations appears"

Head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Samad Seyidov told journalists: "New stage appears in Armenia-Azerbaijan relations."
06 March 2006 [10:00]

Political parties in Azerbaijan to be financed by state budget

The political parties in Azerbaijan will be financed by the government as in Europe.
06 March 2006 [09:30]

Mayor of Kharkov: "Azerbaijani Diaspora is the pride of our city"

The Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine Talat Aliyev being on a visit in Kharkov met with the head of the Executive Power of the city Vladimir Shumilkin.
06 March 2006 [09:10]

Musavat Party has two candidates in Sumgait-Apsheron Election Constituency #44

Musavat Party member Tahir Pasha said that he was registered as a candidate for reelections in Sumgait-Apsheron Election Constituency #44 on Saturday.
06 March 2006 [09:00]

UN former inspector, American analyst Scott Ritter: "US will attack Iran via Azerbaijan"

Washington has thought over a number of versions about attack on Iran.
04 March 2006 [18:00]

Elmar Mammdyarov met WIPO's head

?zerbaijan has a large intellectual potential in many fields, including science, education and other spheres, the general director of the World Organization on Intellectual Property (WIPO) Kamil Idris said in a statement at the meeting with the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry head Elmar Mammadyarov.
04 March 2006 [15:17]

Azerbaijan supports "One China Policy"

Azerbaijan has stated its support for the territorial integrity of China, following Taiwan's decision to scrap a council on reunification with the mainland.
04 March 2006 [14:11]

Ilham Aliyev: "No plans to place bases of foreign states in Azerbaijan"

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev denied the rumours of possible deployment of an American military base in Azerbaijan.
04 March 2006 [12:30]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will meet in Washington March 6"

Personal representative of the OSCE-chairman-in-office Andrzej Kasprzyk told Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov that OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs woul meet in Washington March 6.
04 March 2006 [12:24]

Rino Harnish: "Statements of Armenia increase protests"

Armenia's statements of Nagorno Karabakh independence increase protests.
04 March 2006 [12:06]

UN Ex-Secretary General: "During my visit to Azerbaijan local media wrote my wife was Armenian"

"It is not a secret to anybody that my resignation from UN Secretary General post in 1996 was a result of US secret diplomacy. It is an undeniable fact that the US Secretary General in Clinton's administration Warren Christopher exerted pressure on the heads of the countries not to support my candidacy during his visit to African countries. A range of articles written against me is also known to everybody."
04 March 2006 [11:31]

Ombudsman's activity discussed at MM

The issue on making amendments and additions to the law "On Ombudsman's activity" was discussed in the first part of Milli Majlis sitting yesterday.
04 March 2006 [10:23]

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media appeals to President

The OSCE Media Freedom Representative Miklos Haraszti has written a letter to Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev.
04 March 2006 [09:40]

Wolfgang Sporrer: "European Parliament is not Christian club"

Wolfgang Sporrer, coordinator of Europa House in Azerbaijan commented on the European Parliament resolution on the alleged destruction of Armenian monuments in Nakhchivan region of Azerbaijan.
03 March 2006 [18:15]

Arif Mammadov: "EU Trio will pay a visit to S.Caucasus countries"

"EU Trio intends to pay a visit to the South Caucasus countries from 19 to 21 April," said Arif Mammadov, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium.
03 March 2006 [18:00]

President received WIPO delegation

Today Ilham Aliyev received delegation of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
03 March 2006 [14:12]

FM spokesman: Statement of Armenian president is destructive

Tahir Tagizade, the Head of the Information and Press Department of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry stated that last statement of Armenian President Robert Kocharian is of destructive character and does not favor the peace talks.
03 March 2006 [12:19]

Mikhail Gorbachov: "Decision on Karabakh's removal from Azerbaijan was right"

USSR first and last president Mikhail Gorbachov gave an interview to Russian "Moskovski Komsomolets".
03 March 2006 [11:34]

New French Ambassador arrived in Baku

New French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Bernard Amaudric du Chaffaut arrived in Baku.
03 March 2006 [11:28]

Azerbaijani FM issues statement on Khojali genocide

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry (FM) issued a statement on the Khojali genocide.
03 March 2006 [11:20]

President Aliyev gives an interview to Japanese mass-media

On Thursday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, gave an interview to the contributors of the Japanese NHK TV channel and Kiodo Susin agency.
03 March 2006 [11:15]

Kocharian hopes for Karabakh deal, shrugs off Azeri oil factor

"I think that there is still a chance for moving forward," said Armenian President.
03 March 2006 [11:13]

Israeli Ambassador Arthur Lenk: "Iran poses danger for international community"

"Iran's statements are dangerous for not only Israel but also entire international community," Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Arthur Lenk stated.
03 March 2006 [10:57]

Appeals of our Georgian compatriots were not met

Appeals of the residents of Marneuli region Damya Gorarkhi village, who were detained for the protest action, were considered.
03 March 2006 [10:45]

President sent congratulations to his Bulgarian colleague

President's Press Service informs that Ilham Aliyev congratulated Bulgarian President Georgi Purvanov with national holiday of Bulgaria.
03 March 2006 [10:00]

Armenian Foreign Ministry concerned over Azerbaijan's latest statements

Armenian FM Vartan Oskanian addressed the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, expressing concern over Azerbaijan's latest statements.
02 March 2006 [16:26]

Final version of Action Plan over European Neighbourhood Policy with Azerbaijan will be approved in Brussels

"The final version of the Action Plan between Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) will be discussed in Brussels on March 7," said the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belgium Arif Mammadov.
02 March 2006 [15:34]

New Deputy Minister of Economic Development appointed

"Niyazi Safarov has been appointed the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan by the decree of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev," Heydar Babayev, the Minister of Economic Development, announced on Thursday.
02 March 2006 [13:21]

Husseinagha Sadygov: "UN failed to justify hopes of Azeri people"

According to Azerbaijani diplomat it failed to take efficient measure to prevent Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan.
02 March 2006 [13:08]

Araz Azimov: "The only issue Azerbaijan to compromise is the main road which crosses Lachin"

The next meeting of OSCE Minsk group Co-Chairs will be held on March 6 in Washington, D.C.
02 March 2006 [10:42]

WAC appeals to UN Secretary General

World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) appealed to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for divided nation status to Azerbaijan.
02 March 2006 [10:37]

Novruz Mammadov: "Europe demonstrates biased approach to some issues"

Mr.Mammadov regretted that parliamentarians of Luxembourg did not demonstrate fair position in the European Parliament.
02 March 2006 [09:29]

President visited Aghdere front line

President Ilham Aliyev started his Barda visit with the opening of Heydar Aliyev monument.
02 March 2006 [09:22]

Armenians violate cease-fire again

Armenians violated the cease-fire again last night.
02 March 2006 [09:16]

US rendres aid to Maritime Forces

"US focus on protection of Azerbaijani maritime boundaries. We render aid to Azerbaijani Maritime Forces," the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish told journalists.
01 March 2006 [22:59]

Asma Jahangir satisfied with existing religious tolerance in Azerbaijan

On Wednesday Asma Jahangir, the rapporteur on freedom of religion and conscience of the UN commission on human rights, who is on visit to Azerbaijan, met with Fikrat Mammadov, the Azerbaijani Justice Minister.
01 March 2006 [19:58]

Polish Foreign Minister to pay official visit to Azerbaijan

The Polish Foreign Minister Stefan Meller will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan in June, the advisor of the Polish Embassy to Azerbaijan Voyczeh Gureszki announced.