Politics

03 March 2007 [10:46]

Health Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev to visit Turkey

Health Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev will make an official visit to Turkey next week. Cooperation between the two countries in health will be discussed during the visit to last till March 12.
03 March 2007 [10:44]

AMIP appeals to Baku Mayor's Office

Today Azerbaijani National Independence party (AMIP) has appealed to the Baku Mayor's Office to hold a rally in front of Iranian Embassy March 7, party chairman Ayaz Rustemov told.
03 March 2007 [10:39]

CEC chairman Mezahir Penahov visiting UK

Chairman of Central Election Commission Mezahir Penahov and CEC International relations department chief Rovzet Gasimov had meetings with the US International Foundation for Electoral Systems Richard Soudriette and chairman of British Association of UK Association of Electoral Administrators John Turner, Gasimov told.
03 March 2007 [10:35]

FM receives Regional Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received the delegation led by Kori Udovicki, Regional Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS.
03 March 2007 [10:03]

Belarus Ambassador to Azerbaijan visits Mingechevir

The Ambassador of Belarus to Azerbaijan Nikolay Patskevich visits Azerbaijani region of Mingechevir.
03 March 2007 [09:51]

Elmar Mammadyarov will visit US in March

"At present we are working on document on energy cooperation between Azerbaijan and US. If we can specify the details on time, the document can be signed within the framework of Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov's visit to the US," US Embassy Public Affairs Officer Jonathan Henick stated.
03 March 2007 [09:48]

President receives Russian Minister of Science and Education

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev who is visiting Gebele has received Russian Minister of Science and Education Andrey Fursenko.
02 March 2007 [23:04]

New Iranian Ambassador to arrive in Baku

Newly appointed Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nasir Hamdi Zaridi will arrive in Baku tomorrow, Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan informs.
02 March 2007 [22:35]

Turkey and Azerbaijan should conclude security agreement

"Armenia's aggressive actions should be always brought to discussion. France and members of the European Union support Armenia. It does not seem real that Armenia will release the occupied Azerbaijani territories, we can even say that Armenia can deepen its aggressive policy," Gemze Kona, professor of Turkish Military Academy, stated.
02 March 2007 [22:24]

PACE considers Azerbaijan's proposals

"I got the letter of Samad Seyidov, head of Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe some days ago. The letter touches on some points that we have made remarks concerning Azerbaijan’s commitments. PACE is considering the proposals offered in the letter," PACE Monitoring Committee co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan Tony Lloyd told.
02 March 2007 [16:50]

President visits Gabala

Today, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has visited Gabala region.
02 March 2007 [16:40]

Coordination Council of Azerbaijani Diaspora in Turkey to be established

"Joint activities of Azerbaijani and Turkish Diasporas in foreign countries will be analyzed in the Azerbaijani and Turkish Diasporas Forum to be held in Baku next week," Azerbaijani Ambassador to Turkey stated.
02 March 2007 [16:16]

US Ambassador urges Azeri government to find Elmar Huseynov's assassinators

"Freedom of media is the guarantee of the people's freedom. Elmar Huseynov was the soldier of free media," US Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne E. Derse stated.
02 March 2007 [14:05]

Lale Shovket Hajiyeva: "I am not ready to reply Rasul Guliyev's accusations against Azadliq alliance"

"I regard publishing Rasul Guliyev's letter addressed to Azadliq alliance in the newspaper far from ethics. It does not coincide with my character and principles," Lala Shovket Hajiyeva, leader of National Unity Movement told.
02 March 2007 [11:24]

OSCE trains Azerbaijani officials on protecting human rights in counter-terrorism

An OSCE training course for senior officials on the protection of human rights in counter-terrorism strategies started in Baku. The training programme has also been conducted in Austria, Serbia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
02 March 2007 [09:12]

EU Fundamental Rights Agency to cooperate with Azerbaijan

EU Fundamental Rights Agency began to function in Vienna.
02 March 2007 [09:02]

Yushchenko and Saakashvili discuss GUAM peacekeeping forces

Ukranian President Viktor Yushchenko and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili have discussed the creation of GUAM peacekeeping forces in the Georgian capital, Georgian foreign minister Gela Bezhuashvili told reporters.
02 March 2007 [09:01]

Meeting with CIS Ambassadors held in Russian FM

A meeting with the chiefs of diplomatic missions of CIS countries in Moscow was held in Russia's Foreign Ministry.
02 March 2007 [09:00]

Tahir Kerimli says opposition's attempts to collaborate with exes to fail

Opposition's attempts to form a group against the government contradict our interests, Unity Party chairman Tahir Kerimli said.
02 March 2007 [08:59]

Akif Shahbazov: Azadlig bloc Board of Chairs behave unethically

The publication of Rasul Guliyev's letter to Board of Chairs without answering it is unethical act, Rasul Guliyev's leading ADP Organizing Committee deputy chief Akif Shahbazov said.
02 March 2007 [08:58]

Omb receives head of OSCE Office

Ombudperson Elmira Suleymanova received head of OSCE Office in Baku Jose Luis Herrero Ansola.
02 March 2007 [08:50]

Interior Minister receives Turkish ambassador

Azerbaijan's Interior Minister, Ramil Usubov received newly-appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan Huseyn Avni Garsioglu.
02 March 2007 [08:27]

AMID begins talks to form new opposition alliance

Several opposition parties have begun talks to form a new alliance.
02 March 2007 [08:23]

Turkish Land Forces Commander to visit Azerbaijan

Turkey's Land Forces Commander General Ilker Basbug will visit Azerbaijan on March 6.
02 March 2007 [08:22]

Azerbaijan to raise issue on Armenia in NATO PA

Azerbaijani delegation will raise issue concerning Armenia in the next meeting of NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) in May in Budapest, member of Azerbaijani delegation to NATO PA Siyavush Novruzov said.
02 March 2007 [08:21]

Azerbaijan's Premier receives Polish FM

Azerbaijan's Prime Minister Arthur Rasizadeh today received Polish Foreign Minister Anna Fotyga.
02 March 2007 [08:03]

U.S. wants missile radar in Caucasus

The director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said Thursday that Washington wants to base an anti-missile radar in the Caucasus, a move that could provoke a further rift with Russia.
02 March 2007 [07:53]

Azerbaijan increases its military potential

Azerbaijan's military spending is on the rise. The country's economic boom-Azerbaijan has the fastest growing economy in the world-helps fund the military's expansion and development.
02 March 2007 [07:43]

Azerbaijani Interior Troops appeals for training in Turkish Peacekeeping Forces

Deputy Chief of Turkish Armed Forces Staff, General Ergun Saygun visited head office of Interior Troops.
01 March 2007 [22:16]

Other accused give testimony in Ali Insanov's trial

Today trial on case of former Health Minister Ali Insanov and ten more defendants accused of embezzlement, abuse of power and bribery continued in the second part of the day at Court of Grave Crimes.
01 March 2007 [22:11]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "We hope Azerbaijani and Armenian FMs will meet in Geneva"

Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Yuri Merzlyakov hopes that the next round of negotiations for the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanyan will take place in Geneva, Russian co-chair told.
01 March 2007 [21:53]

Siyavush Novruzov: "Ali Insanov is engaged in dirty policy"

"Ali Insanov used to call Rasul Guliyev "political AIDS", Isa Gambar "sick" and Rauf Arifoglu "Neanderthal man". His quite different statement in the trial shows that he pursues insincere and dirty policy," commenting on former Health Mister Ali Insanov's apologizing to Isa Gambar, Rasul Guliyev and Rauf Arifolgu in the trial, Siyavush Novruzov, member of YAP Managing Staff, Deputy Executive Secretary, and MP told.
01 March 2007 [21:39]

Ambassador Elman Zeynalov: "Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalak-Kars railway will contribute to development of Azerbaijan-Bulgaria relations"

"Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki-Kars railway will contribute to the development of Azerbaijan-Bulgaria relations," Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Bulgaria Elman Zeynalov said.
01 March 2007 [21:31]

Azerbaijani President visits Oghuz

Today Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has visited Oghuz region.
01 March 2007 [21:26]

YAP deputy executive secretary: "Ali Insanov lies"

"Ali Insanov's statements about the Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP), his different speeches in YAP Managing Staff are false. I have been represented in YAP for about nine years and I can say that Ali Insanov never made such speeches in this organization," commenting on the statement of the tried former Health Minister Ali Insanov, Siyavush Novruzov, member of YAP Managing Staff, deputy executive secretary, MP stated.
01 March 2007 [21:17]

Afshar Suleymani: "Azerbaijan's security is Iran's security"

Iranian outgoing Ambassador to Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani held a press-conference.
01 March 2007 [21:09]

Vilayet Guliyev: "Polish FM takes unbiased stance on Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

"Poland's Foreign Minster Anna Fotyga's visit to Baku aims to accelerate Azerbaijan's integration into European arena," Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Poland Vilayet Guliyev told journalists.
01 March 2007 [16:13]

President Aliyev visits Shamakhi

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev started to visit Shamakhi, Oghuz and Gabala regions of Azerbaijan.
01 March 2007 [16:11]

Poland supports Azerbaijan's integration into Euroatlantic arena

Independence in transportation of energy resources is one of the factors uniting Azerbaijan and Poland, Poland's Foreign Minister Anna Fotyga said while meeting with the rector of Baku Slavic University Kamal Abdullayev.
01 March 2007 [16:06]

Haluk Ipek: Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be solved in the framework of peaceful option approved by Azerbaijani people

"26 February is not only one of the saddest days for the Turkish world and Azerbaijan, but a black page for humanity.
01 March 2007 [14:30]

Polish FM: "All recognize Azerbaijan's territorial integrity"

Poland's FM Anna Fotyga is visiting Azerbaijan. She met with her Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov.
01 March 2007 [14:24]

Erdogan: "Turkey no longer a country of crises"

Turkey has achieved economic stability, country's Prime Minister said.
01 March 2007 [13:18]

NATO to assist establishment of peacekeeping detachment in Azerbaijani Interior Troops

NATO will assist the establishment of peacekeeping detachment in Azerbaijani Interior Troops. The issue was coordinated with NATO Assessment Mission visited Azerbaijan in the middle of February, Commander of Interior Troops, General Lieutenant Zakir Hasanov stated.
01 March 2007 [13:06]

Azerbaijani Armed Forces will achieve more progress

Deputy Chief of Turkish Armed Forces General Staff, General Ergin Saygun ended his visit in Azerbaijan.
01 March 2007 [13:00]

Azerbaijan seeks new dialogue with Turkmenistan

In an attempt to set aside years of mutual acrimony, Azerbaijan has launched a campaign to improve ties with Turkmenistan. If the diplomatic initiative succeeds, Azerbaijan could break Russia's stranglehold on Central Asian natural gas exports.
01 March 2007 [12:51]

Azerbaijan to use Iran's judicial and legal experiences

Azerbaijan's Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov said his country intends to use Iran's judicial and legal experiences in reforming its judicial system.
01 March 2007 [12:40]

UN Assistant Secretary-General visits Azerbaijan

Today UN Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of Bureau for Europe and the CIS Kori Udovicki is visiting Azerbaijan at the invitation of the government.
01 March 2007 [09:04]

Rasul Guliyev appeals to Azadliq alliance

Rasul Guliyev, leading a part of Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) wrote to the Chairmen Council of Azadliq alliance, Akif Shahbazov, member of the Organizing Committee for the Preparation for the Congress of Rasul Guliyev-led ADP told.
01 March 2007 [09:00]

Lithuania's first Ambassador to come to Baku

First Ambassador of Lithuania to Azerbaijan Ketutas Kudzamanas will come to Baku March 15.
01 March 2007 [08:57]

FM gets acquainted with general plan of Astana

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in the frame of his official visit to Kazakhstan got acquainted with development of Astana, and visited "Astana-Genplan" State Institution.
01 March 2007 [08:50]

Khojaly residents protest outside Gundelik Azerbaijan editorial office

A group of Khojaly residents held a protest action outside Gundelik Azerbaijan paper editorial office.
01 March 2007 [08:45]

Parliament Speaker receives Iranian Ambassador

Azerbaijani Parliament's speaker Ogtay Asadov received Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani on the end of his tenure.
01 March 2007 [08:14]

EU Office in Azerbaijan to be opened in mid 2007

The European Union's representative office in Azerbaijan will be opened in the middle of this year, EU special representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semnebi stated.
01 March 2007 [08:06]

Rally outside Azerbaijani Embassy in Tbilisi

Today My Georgia political movement members held a rally in front of Azerbaijani Embassy in Tbilisi.
01 March 2007 [08:03]

Peter Semneby says quick solution of South Caucasus conflicts is to Russia's interests

"Fruitful cooperation is possible only in countries in peace and stability. From this view point quick solution of the conflicts in the South Caucasus is to Russia's interests", EU special representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby told.
28 February 2007 [23:17]

President receives delegation led by Polish FM

President Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by Poland's Foreign Minister Anna Fotyga.
28 February 2007 [23:09]

Incident occurred during commemoration ceremony of Khojaly genocide in Ankara University

Today incident occurred during commemoration ceremony of Khojaly genocide in Ankara University, Azerbaijani Embassy reports.
28 February 2007 [23:04]

Ali Insanov: "Should my relatives die of hunger?"

Today trial on case of former Health Minister Ali Insanov and ten more defendants accused of embezzlement, abuse of power and bribery continued in the second part of day at Court of Grave Crimes.
28 February 2007 [23:00]

Chechen refugees picket outside UNHCR office in Baku

30-35 Chechen refugees settled in Baku held a picket outside UN High Commissioner for Refugees Office in Baku.
28 February 2007 [17:30]

Legal procedure on Akif Muradverdiyev's appeal postponed

The trial on the appeal filed against the judgement on Akif Muradverdiyev, former officer of President's Office appointed on February 28 has been postponed.
28 February 2007 [17:07]

Tovuz executive power head substituted

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has issued an order on dismissal of head of Tovuz region executive power Hemid Bagirov.
28 February 2007 [16:48]

Polish FM: "Poland supports settlement of Nagorno Karabakh in the framework of OSCE Minsk Group"

"Poland stands for the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh only in the framework of OSCE Minsk Group exclusively," Poland's Foreign Minister Anna Fotyga stated.
28 February 2007 [16:21]

Azeri parliament to pass new economics laws in spring session

Azerbaijan's parliament is expected to adopt a number of economics bills during the spring session.
28 February 2007 [15:35]

Peter Semnebi: "I intend to visit Nagorno Karabakh soon"

"I intend to visit Nagorno Karabakh soon. The date hasn't been set yet, but I hope it will be scheduled soon," EU special representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semnebi stated.
28 February 2007 [15:26]

PACE Standing Committee to discuss protracted conflicts in GUAM countries

March 16 next meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe Standing Committee will be held in Paris.
28 February 2007 [14:49]

PACE Subcommittee members to visit Nagorno Karabakh

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Subcommittee on Nagorno Karabakh will visit the conflict zone a week before the Assembly's summer session.
28 February 2007 [14:19]

Ali Insanov wants Kerem Hasanov and Farhad Aliyev to give testimony

Ali Insanov solicited for organizing new expertise, as the acts on the search in his house was not drawn up fairly, and demanded Kerem Hasanov, chief of the State Committee on Management of Public Property and Farhad Aliyev, former economic development minister to give testimony upon the trial.
28 February 2007 [12:39]

Agshin Mehdiyev: "Draft resolution on "frozen conflicts" will be brought to vote in UN General Assembly"

The draft resolution on "Frozen conflicts in the CIS states" will be brought to vote in the session of the UN General Assembly to last until September, 2007, Ambassador Agshin Mehdiyev, head of Azerbaijani representative office in the UN told.
28 February 2007 [09:25]

Annual report on municipalities heard in Parliament

Annual report on municipalities was heard in Parliament.
28 February 2007 [09:18]

Turkish Historical Society to raise claim on Khojaly genocide

Turkish Historical Society is going to raise claim on the Khojaly genocide at international courts.
28 February 2007 [09:15]

Turkish Armed Forces official visits military educational institutions

Deputy Chief of Turkish Armed Forces General Staff army general Ergin Saygun, visiting Azerbaijan concerned himself with military educational institutions.
28 February 2007 [09:12]

Elmar Mammadyarov meets with Senate of Kazakhstan

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in the frame of his visit to Kazakhstan met with the chief of Senate Kasimjomart Tokayev.
28 February 2007 [09:00]

Ombudsman appeals to Grievous Crimes Court chairperson

Azerbaijani Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova has appealed to the Grievous Crimes Court chairperson Mahbud Nebiyev with a letter.
28 February 2007 [08:30]

Some rights defense organizations make statement on violation of Azerbaijanis' rights in Iran

A group of rights defense organizations functioning in Azerbaijan made a statement on violation of Azerbaijanis' rights living in Iran.