Politics

22 April 2006 [15:33]

Peter Semneby: "There are chances for peaceful resolution of the conflict in 2006"

The major aim of our visit is to discuss situation in South Caucasus and define the next stage of our cooperation, EU representative on South Caucasus, Peter Semneby told at his press-conference in Baku on April 22.
22 April 2006 [15:30]

Elmar Mammdayarov: "It is difficult to expect any new offers on the NK conflict in Washington"

New proposals are unlikely to be heard during Washington's discussions on resolution of Armenian-Azeri conflict.
22 April 2006 [09:49]

Reno Harnish held press conference

The US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish today held press conference on the occasion of end of his diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan.
22 April 2006 [09:36]

Russia intends to develop cooperation with Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea

Russia will send 13 modern contemporary military ship to Caspian Sea by 2015, Military Fleet commander of Russia in the Caspian Sea, admiral Vladimir Masorin has told in his interview to "Krasnaya Zvezda" newspaper.
22 April 2006 [09:23]

Human Rights Watch asks US President to discuss Elmar Huseynov issue

The issue on human rights in Azerbaijan might be discussed at the meeting between US President George Bush and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev scheduled for 28 April this year.
22 April 2006 [08:51]

Andres Herkel won't visit Baku within PACE pre-election mission

Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel has decided not to come to Azerbaijan within pre-election mission April 26.
22 April 2006 [08:34]

Azerbaijani and Armenian parliament speakers to meet in St.Petersburg

Solemn ceremonies on the occasion of the 100th jubilee of Russian State Duma will be held in St.Petersburg from April 26 to 27.
22 April 2006 [08:12]

OSCE Mink Group American co-chair visits Azerbaijan

OSCE Mink Group American co-chair Steven Mann has arrived in Baku yesterday after ending his visit to Yerevan, Armenia.
21 April 2006 [22:18]

President accepted EU delegation

The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has accepted delegation of EU Troika.
21 April 2006 [21:53]

US against the military solution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Attempts to solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict militarily will negatively affect the whole region and official Washington is against such policy, the American Ambassador, Reno Harnish told at his press-conference April 21, dedicated to the termination of his diplomatic service in Azerbaijan.
21 April 2006 [21:46]

President met the American Ambassador

The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev accepted the American Ambassador Reno Harnish, who has terminated his service in the country April 21.
21 April 2006 [19:57]

Rovshan Mustafayev: "More than 3000 Mountain Jews were killed by Armenians during 1918-1919"

Day.Az presents exclusive interview with Rovshan Mustafayev, the Director of the Human Rights Institute of the National Academy of Scince.
21 April 2006 [14:12]

4 drafts adopted by Milli Mejlis

The next meeting of Milli Mejlis took place on April 21. 10 issues were on the agenda.
21 April 2006 [13:58]

Separatist leader says Karabakh poll not legit without Baku's consent

Nagorno Karabakh separatist leader has admitted that the international community will not recognize the results of a referendum on its self-determination without Azerbaijan's permission.
21 April 2006 [13:49]

Armenians to closely follow Azeri leader's visit to US

Armenia has said it will closely follow the talks on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict to be held during President Ilham Aliyev's visit to Washington.
21 April 2006 [12:55]

CE commissar on human rights to attend conference in Baku

The Council of Europe on Human Rights plans to participate in an international conference "State and perspectives of development of cooperation in improvement of human rights protection," to be held in Baku May 5-7 2006.
21 April 2006 [12:35]

Azeri FM to hold consultations with Russian Ambassador at OSCE Minsk Group

Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, intends to hold consultations in Moscow April 21 with Russian Ambassador Yuriy Merzlyakov, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair.
21 April 2006 [10:49]

Armenian armed forces violated the cease-fire

Armenian armed forces violated the cease-fire in Aghdam frontline.
21 April 2006 [10:39]

Mustafa Mahammad Najjar: "Iran supports territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, defense its position in int'l arena"

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov has received delegation headed by Defense Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran Mustafa Mahammad Najjar.
21 April 2006 [10:32]

Armenian ex-Foreign Minister: "War with Azerbaijan can start again"

"Results of the talks of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents in Rambouillet are not just failure of the process of Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, but of the OSCE Minsk Group effort as well," former Armenia foreign minister Alexander Arzumanyan has announced at a news conference in Yerevan.
21 April 2006 [10:27]

Armenia holds training on occupied Azeri territories

Armenian Defense Minister Serzh Sarkisian attending military training in the occupied Azeri territories has maintained that despite his country's adherence to peace talks on settling the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, it should improve its military in the meantime.
21 April 2006 [10:21]

Azeri Foreign Minister most pro-US politician, survey says

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov is the most pro-US politician in Azerbaijan, according to a recent public opinion poll.
21 April 2006 [10:08]

Eldar Ibrahimov: We'll try to achieve OSCE PA adoption of document on Karabakh occupation

"We try to persuade OSCE Parliamentary Assembly like Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly to acknowledge Armenia as invader. We'll also try to adopt document on Nagorno Karabakh being under control of Armenian separatist forces," Eldar Ibrahimov, member of Azerbaijani delegation to OSCE PA stated.
21 April 2006 [08:36]

Iranian Defense Minister: I think Azerbaijani President can influence Americans

"The United States has been threatening Iran for 27 years. It is not new for us. We have never feared US threats. Their threats are only in words," said Iranian Defense Minister Musatafa Mohammed Najjar to journalists in Azerbaijan.
21 April 2006 [08:15]

Mustafa Mohammed Najjar: "Iran has never had military cooperation with Armenia and won't have"

"The reports on Iran's having military cooperation with Armenia are absolutely false. Iran has never had military cooperation with Armenian and won't have in future," Iran's Defense Minister Mustafa Mohammed Najjar stated while visiting Azerbaijan.
20 April 2006 [22:44]

Azerbaijani and Ukrainian Presidents had phone talk

Phone conversation between Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev and the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yushchenko was held April 20.
20 April 2006 [22:14]

President meets the Iranian Defense Minister

President Ilham Aliyev accepted delegation lead by the Minister of Defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mustafa Mohammed Najar.
20 April 2006 [18:18]

Nagorno Karabakh issue to be discussed at PACE's summer session

Nagorno Karabakh issue may be discussed at summer session of PACE, said MP Eldar Ibrahimov, member of Azeri delegation to PACE.
20 April 2006 [17:59]

Tahir Tagizadeh: "Armenian FM's statement shows commitment to dialogue"

Foreign Ministry's reaction on Mr Oskanian's statements.
20 April 2006 [17:51]

Asim Mollahzadeh met the International Republican Institute's representative

The Democratic Reforms party (DRP) chairman, Asim Mollahzadeh met the program director of the International Republican Institute, Dallas Frohrib on April 20.
20 April 2006 [15:29]

Armenian FM: Arbitrators might offer new formulations, not the resolution principles

Vardan Oskanyan, Armenian Foreign Minister, said in Yerevan today: "If Azerbaijan recognizes Nagorno-Karabakh people's right for independent identification of their future status, Armenia is ready to make serious conversations on resolution of war consequences."
20 April 2006 [13:36]

Saudi FM to visit Azerbaijan

The Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al Feysal will pay visit to Azerbaijan in June 2006, the Saudi Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Ali Hassan Jaffar, informs.
20 April 2006 [13:02]

Reuters: "Iran defence minister dismisses talk of US attack"

The prospect of the United States using force to halt Iran's nuclear programme is empty talk, Iranian Defence Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said on Thursday.
20 April 2006 [12:28]

Kazakh FM receives Azeri Ambassador

Kasimjomart Tokayev, Kazakh Foreign Minister, received Ambassador of Republic of Poland Vladislav Sokolovski, Ambassador of Azerbaijan Republic Latif Gandilov and Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran Ramin Mehmanparast Nodehi upon their reques.
20 April 2006 [12:22]

Iran and Azerbaijan has no problems, but some technical gaps

There does not exist any problem between Iran and Azerbaijan, excluding some technical gaps which will be removed as far possible, the Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Afshar Suleymani, told 20 April.
20 April 2006 [12:15]

FM meets with Prince of Jordan

Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov met with Al-Hasan ben Talal, Prince of Jordan Khashimit Kingdom.
20 April 2006 [12:06]

Azeri Ambassador handed credential copies to Georgian FM

Namig Aliyev, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Azerbaijan Republic to Georgia, handed copies of his credentials to Gela Bezhuashviil, Georgian Foreign Minister.
20 April 2006 [11:55]

President Aliyev receives Prince of Jordan

President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev received on 19 April His Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
20 April 2006 [09:30]

Uzbekistan Supreme Assembly speaker to visit Azerbaijan

Uzbekistan's Lower House- Supreme Assembly speaker Erkin Khalilov will arrive in Baku to attend the Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) scheduled for 5 May.
20 April 2006 [09:28]

Araz Azimov: "Co-chairs have no new proposals"

"Any improvement is possible if there is a strong will," Azerbaijani deputy foreign minister Araz Azimov told journalists.
20 April 2006 [09:16]

Maharram Aliyev: "Haji Mammadov is only a principal offender but not the gang's head"

Truth on Haji Mammadov's crimes won't be revealed unless artificial obstacles to revelation are removed.
20 April 2006 [08:40]

Nazeli Vardanian: "Hungarian Court of Appeal won't commute verdict on Ramil Safarov"

"I don't believe Hungarian Court of Appeal will commute the life sentence on Azerbaijani army officer Ramil Safarov. This court will never meet the appeal for commuting the punishment," said lawyer Nazeli Vardanian, who represents the family of murdered Armenian officer Gurgen Markarian.
20 April 2006 [08:25]

Armenian armed forces break cease-fire

Armenian armed forces violated the cease-fire in Aghdam frontline again.
20 April 2006 [08:15]

KLO appeals to Milli Majlis for marking May 8 as Day of Occupied Territories

The Karabakh Liberation Organization appealed to Azerbaijan's parliament for marking May 8-day of occupation of Shusha as Day of Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan.
20 April 2006 [08:00]

President Aliyev approves regulations on several Ministries

Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, has signed the order on approval of regulations and structure of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and limitation of its staff number.
19 April 2006 [23:12]

Defense Minister met his Iranian counterpart

The Azerbaijani Defense Minister, general colonel, Safar Abiyev met with the Defense Minister of the Islamic republic of Iran, Mustafa Mohammed Najjar, who has arrived with the official visit to Azerbaijan.
19 April 2006 [23:07]

Aim of Iranian President's visit – participation in ECO summit

The aim of the Iranian president, Makhmud Akhmadinejad's visit to Baku – is participation in the international event - the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit, the Head of Foreign Affairs department of the Presidential Office, Novruz Mammedov told journalists.
19 April 2006 [22:26]

Iran to keep working on peaceful nuclear program

Iranian nuclear program is quite peaceful and some states using it to complicate the situation will fail, reportedly said Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, Iranian Minister of Defense upon his arrival in Baku on April 19.
19 April 2006 [16:26]

Kazakh Deputy FM and Energy Minister arrive to Baku

The Kazakh Depury FM, Heyrat Abdulrakhmanov arrives to Azerbaijan.
19 April 2006 [15:57]

Baku appreciates G8's attention to the NK conflict

Azerbaijan highly appreciates the G8's attention to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
19 April 2006 [13:57]

Azerbaijan and Turkey implement joint anti-terrorism concept

Azerbaijan and Turkey decided to implement joint anti-terrorism concept. Interior ministers from the two countries have discussed this matter at the meeting in Baku April 19.
19 April 2006 [13:10]

Azerbaijan receives no official proposal on resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict from Washington

Azerbaijan has not officially received proposals from Washington on the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, Araz Azimov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, informs.
19 April 2006 [12:38]

International Herald Tribune: "Azerbaijan leader's U.S. visit raises eyebrows"

Next week, after years of waiting for an unequivocal nod of Western approval, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan will fly to Washington to be received at the White House, a visit his administration hopes will enhance his stature.
19 April 2006 [12:37]

Armenian FM: "US plans to build nuclear plant in Armenia"

Vardan Oskanyan, Foreign Minister of Armenia, reportedly said: "Today Americans are almost eager to build a new nuclear plant in Armenia."
19 April 2006 [10:24]

Khalaf Khalfov met with Committee Chairman on State borders demarcation and delimitation of Georgia

Deputy FM Khalaf Khalfov is on official visit to Georgia.
19 April 2006 [10:08]

Azadlig bloc to open TV channel

Azadliq bloc has made decision on establishing a new TV channel.
19 April 2006 [09:39]

Etibar Mammadov and Rasul Guliyev negotiates on cooperation

Azerbaijan National Independent Party (ANIP) Chairman Etibar Mammadov intends to cooperate with Rasul Guliyev; the sides have held talks with regard to this issue.
19 April 2006 [09:19]

"Jamaat-al-Muvahidun" members wanted to destroy Azerbaijani authority

Ministry of National Security (MNS) has spread announcement on members of "Jamaat-al-Muvahidun" criminal group who were convicted to long term imprisonment by the verdict of the Court on Grave Criminal Cases.
19 April 2006 [08:29]

Azerbaijani students in Romania appeal to Hungarian court

Azerbaijani students studying in Romania held protest action related to the Budapest court unfair verdict on Azerbaijani army officer Ramil Safarov by jailing him to life in prison.
19 April 2006 [08:05]

No dialogue is due to be between Azerbaijan and Venice Commission before by-elections

The Council of Europe Venice Commission (VC) has not changed its stance regarding the election legislation in Azerbaijan and its final opinion is still in effect.
19 April 2006 [01:04]

Vardan Oskanyan presents EU his compromise proposal

Armenian Foreign Minister, Vardan Oskanyan told April 18 in Yerevan: "Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan have failed to reach the agreement in France, however, we don't think that the meeting itself was failure."
19 April 2006 [00:55]

Samir Sharifov appointed as Finance Minister

President has signed decree appointing Samir Sharifov as Azerbaijani Finances Minister.
18 April 2006 [16:45]

PACE readers of supplementary reports for Azerbaijan to visit Baku after reelections

PACE readers of supplementary reports for Azerbaijan are going to visit Baku following the reelections to Milli Medjlis (parliament) of the country, Estonian speaker Andres Herkel stated.
18 April 2006 [16:08]

Iranian Defense Minister visits Baku

The Islamic Republic of Iran Defense Minister, Mustafa Mokhameddi Hadja will arrive with 3-day visit to Baku April 19.
18 April 2006 [14:32]

Azerbaijan joins Caspian Sea Convention

A framework convention on the protection of the Caspian Sea came into force in Azerbaijan on Tuesday.
18 April 2006 [14:24]

Ramil Safarov's lawyer submits an appeal

An appeal has been submitted against the sentence issued on Ramil Safarov, lawyer Adil Ismaylov stated at the conference in the International press center.
18 April 2006 [13:55]

Ambassador to Kazakhstan met Deputy FM

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan Latif Gandilov met with Deputy Foreign Minister of the country Kayrat Abdurahmanov.
18 April 2006 [12:41]

Former Baku resident is elected as a Member of Israeli Knesset

The 17th Knesset was sworn in yesterday in its maiden session. At precisely 4:00 P.M., President Moshe Katsav called the legislature to order with three blows of a gavel. He then invited MK Shimon Peres (Kadima) to conduct the session.
18 April 2006 [12:19]

Edward N. Luttwak: "Three reasons not to bomb Iran - yet"

Edward N. Luttwak, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., published his comments on Iran crisis in "Commentary" magazine.
18 April 2006 [11:51]

Turkish parliamentary delegation visited Nakhichevan

The ruling Justice & Development Party (AKP) deputy Mahmut Kocak and 14 deputies returned to Turkey on Sunday concluding their 2-day visit to Nakhichevan.
18 April 2006 [10:09]

Andreas Gross: "I will not observe by-elections in Azerbaijan"

"I have been to Azerbaijan for 25 times in the past five years. As coming to the reason why I refuse to observe the re-run of parliamentary elections is that I was dissatisfied with the results of the latest elections," Andreas Gross, co-rapporteur of Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), stated.
18 April 2006 [09:25]

Destruction of Azerbaijani historical monuments to be discussed in Strasbourg

Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev will pay a visit to Strasbourg, France, April 24.
18 April 2006 [09:22]

Steven Mann to visit Azerbaijan on April 20

OSCE Minsk Group American co-chair Steven Mann will arrive in Baku on April 20.
18 April 2006 [09:14]

Defense Minister receives US Ambassador Reno Harnish

Defense Minister, Colonel-General Safar Abiyev received US Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish.
18 April 2006 [08:18]

MPs to participate in "OSCE: Management of security and risk in Europe"

Deputy Chairman of Milly Majlis Bahar Muradova and MP Azay Guliyev have left for Brussels to participate in the conference "OSCE: Management of security and risk in Europe."