Politics

25 February 2006 [19:56]

Samed Seyidov refuted statement of Armenian MP

"The statement on plans of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to send mission to Nakhchivan for clarifying the circumstances of the allegedly destroyed Armenian historical monuments is wrong," said the head of the Azerbaijan parliamentary delegation to PACE Samed Seyidov.
25 February 2006 [19:48]

Elchin Guliyev: "SBS plans to hold training"

The State Border Service (SBS) of Azerbaijan plans to hold exercises on the country's inner territorial waters, the SBS head Elchin Guliyev has told journalists today.
25 February 2006 [19:38]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Exact date of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs' next consultations is not known yet"

"The exact day of the next consultations in Washington over the Nagorny Karabakh settlement of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs is not identified yet," the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists today.
25 February 2006 [19:33]

President of Azerbaijan laid wreath to monument of Khojaly genocide victims

The Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev has laid a wreath today to the monument of the Khojaly genocide victims.
25 February 2006 [19:20]

European Parliament hosted conference on Khojali genocide

The European Parliament based in Brussels hosted on Friday a large-scientific and practical conference dedicated to 14th anniversary of Khojaly genocide at the initiative of the Council of World Azerbaijani (CWA).
25 February 2006 [19:10]

Pakistan ready to assist Azerbaijan in resolution of NK conflict

On behalf of his government the diplomat congratulated Asadov with his election to the post of Speaker and wished him all successes in his activities.
25 February 2006 [11:08]

Protest actions in Moscow and Kuwait

Yesterday the Azerbaijan's Way Political Movement staged a protest outside the UN headquarters in Moscow and Armenian Embassy in Kuwait according to Khojali genocide's eve.
25 February 2006 [10:43]

Elmar Mammadyarov and Heydar Babayev invited to France

A conference called "Innovative sources of funding development" will be held on February 28 in Paris.
25 February 2006 [10:37]

Khojaly Genocide commemorated in Tbilisi

14th anniversary of the Khojaly Genocide was commemorated in "Youth Palace" in Tbilisi.
25 February 2006 [10:14]

"Azadlig" bloc Assembly to be formed

Hasret Rustamov, Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Deputy Chief told that "Azadlig" bloc member parties have to select their candidates for formation of Party Assembly by March 1. The Assembly is intended to be formed at the meeting of the Chairmen's Council.
25 February 2006 [10:11]

YAP identified candidates to four constituencies

The Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) identified its candidates to four of ten constituencies where parliamentary by-elections to be held.
25 February 2006 [09:28]

Ilham Aliyev: "Armenia cannot be economic and military rival to Azerbaijan"

"I hope we shall soon celebrate opening of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline in Ceyhan. Turkey has already received oil, and final completion work is underway," Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev told the Turkish NTV channel.
25 February 2006 [09:18]

Southern Azerbaijan in US-Iran relations

Chairman of Defense Committee of the Southern Azerbaijan National Awareness Movement, Jahandar Bayoglu held a press conference on "Southern Azerbaijan in US-Iran relations".
24 February 2006 [14:44]

Journalist of "Obozrevatel", DRP member, visited Karabakh

Roman Temnikov, journalist of "Obozrevatel" newspaper, the Chairman of the Association of Russian Youth, member of the Central Control Revision of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), visited Nagorno Karabakh. This fact has found different interpretations in Azerbaijani and Armenian media.
24 February 2006 [11:40]

President signs decree to increase salaries of servicemen

Ilham Aliyev has signed decree to raise monthly salaries of servicemen according to their military ranks.
24 February 2006 [11:05]

Aland model similar to package settlement of Karabakh issue

"The project of settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict based on the Aland model is not a new one – it was submitted with some modifications in 1996-1997, when the package and stepwise options were considered," said political scientist Stepan Grigoryan.
24 February 2006 [10:41]

Vladimir Putin and Robert Kocharyan talks on Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution is fruitful initiative

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists: "Russian president Vladimir Putin's decision to invite Robert Kocharyan for talks on Nagorno Karabakh conflict is of fruitful initiative."
24 February 2006 [10:13]

President Ilham Aliyev received Micheline Calmy-Rey

President Ilham Aliyev received delegation led by Mrs. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.
24 February 2006 [10:06]

President Ilham Aliyev received Governor Sergey Morozov

President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation led by Sergey Morozov, governor of Ulyanovsk province of Russia, yesterday.
24 February 2006 [09:23]

Council of Europe replies Terry Davis on alleged secret detentions

The deadline for the inquiry on secret detentions of the CIA and detained persons' transportation in or through Council of Europe states (including Azerbaijan) expired.
24 February 2006 [08:58]

Armenians broke ceasefire in Terter

Armenians violated the ceasefire in Terter direction yesterday.
23 February 2006 [22:15]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates Estonian President

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of felicitations to the President of Estonia Arnold Ruutel due to the Independence Day.
23 February 2006 [21:42]

Azeri President sends letter of condolence to Vladimir Putin

On Thursday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, sent a letter of condolence to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in relation to the roof collapse at the Basmanni market in Moscow.
23 February 2006 [15:39]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "GUAM to become an international organization"

Member-countries of GUAM continue work over transformation of the alliance into an international organization, Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, told journalists.
23 February 2006 [15:30]

Switzerland ready to organize a meeting of Azeri, Armenian presidents

Switzerland is ready to organize a meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents, the Swiss Foreign Minister, Micheline Calmy-Rey, stated on Thursday after a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku.
23 February 2006 [11:26]

Meeting of Social Political Commission held

Yesterday meeting of Social Political Commission of the parliament was held.
23 February 2006 [11:04]

Azerbaijan attends GUAM meeting in Tbilisi

GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova) Interior Ministries Working Group for fighting terrorism and organized crimes met in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
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.