Politics

19 February 2006 [20:42]

Russia to be guarantor of peaceful settlement

"Russia is ready to be a guarantor of peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict". This statement was made by the official representative of Russian Foreign Ministry (MFA) Mikhail Kaminin.
19 February 2006 [14:38]

First Vice-Premier of Azerbaijan to visit Ukraine

First Vice-Premier of the Azerbaijan Republic Abbas Abbasov will visit Ukraine early in March.
19 February 2006 [14:22]

Preparation for Viktor Yushchenko visit underway

Consultations related to preparation of the Ukranian President visit to Azerbaijan are underway, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Ukraine Talat Aliyev said.
18 February 2006 [15:08]

Russian Working group prepares President Putin's visit

A Russian working group is currently in Baku to prepare the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Azerbaijan, informed the press service of the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry.
18 February 2006 [14:34]

Deputy FM Araz Azimov visited Austria

Negotiations on development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Austria were held in Vienna.
18 February 2006 [10:08]

EU hopes 2006 to be a decisive year in Nagorno Karabakh conflict

European Union hopes that 2006 will be a decisive year in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh problem as well as other conflicts in the South Caucasus.
18 February 2006 [10:01]

Investigation on Khojali genocide is underway

Military Prosecutor's Office (MPO) told that investigation on Khojali Genocide and other actions perpetrated by Armenians is underway.
18 February 2006 [09:57]

Protest action outside Armenian Embassy in Berlin

The South Azerbaijani National Revival Movement (SANRM) is going to stage a demonstration in the German capital Berlin on February 25 due to the anniversary Khojali genocide.
18 February 2006 [08:59]

Azerbaijan to send protest letter to European Parliament

The European Parliament discussed an Armenian appeal on destruction of alleged "Armenian monuments" in Julfa, Nakhchivan and adopted a resolution accusing Azerbaijan of the incident.
18 February 2006 [08:19]

Arrested "Karabakh Partisans" appeal to Pardon Commission

Committee for Rights Defense of "Karabakh Partisans" told that they have appealed to Pardon Commission under auspicious of the President individually.
18 February 2006 [08:09]

Ali Naghiyev to be appointed Ambassador to Belarus

Ex-minister for labor and social protection of population, Ali Naghiyev will be appointed Azerbaijani extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador to Belarus. The Head of state is expected to sign an order about it.
18 February 2006 [00:24]

?zerbaijan delegation to PA OSCE to meet with rapporteur Goran Lenmarker

The main subject of discussion at the 5th winter session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Vienne on February 23-24 will be dedicated to conflicts and ethnical minorities in the world, a member of the Azerbaijan delegation PA OSCE, MP Rabiyat Aslanova told.
18 February 2006 [00:12]

Hajiyeva not to return to post of Liberal Party Chairman

The Chairman of the Azerbaijan Liberal Party (ALP) will be elected in the forthcoming conference of the party, founder of the ALP, leader of National Unity Movement, Lala Shovkat Hajiyeva told.
18 February 2006 [00:01]

Ilham Aliyev congratulated President of Gambia

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a congratulatory message to the president of Gambia Yahya Jammeh in regard to the national holiday of this country – the Day of Independence.
17 February 2006 [18:47]

Phone talk between Ilham Aliyev and Condoleeza Rice took place

The telephone conversation between the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the US State Secretary Condoleeza Rice took place today, the press service of the Azerbaijan president reports.
17 February 2006 [18:29]

EU ready to set up "bridge" between Armenia and Azerbaijan

The European Union is ready to set up "bridges" between the stances of Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Karabakh settlement, the Commissar on Foreign Relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner said in a statement today during the news conference in Erevan.
17 February 2006 [18:11]

Artur Rasizade: "Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin to sign Political Declaration"

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia, Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin plan to sign Political Declaration in Baku, the Azerbaijan Premier Minister Artur Rasizade told journalists today, commenting on the visit of the Russia's president Putin on February 22.
17 February 2006 [17:23]

International organizations to discuss reforms in Azerbaijan

A delegation of the Council of Europe (CoE) has arrived in Azerbaijan because of a launch of the joint CoE and European Commission program on penitentiary reforms.
17 February 2006 [16:11]

4 opposition leaders establish new "Azadlig"

On Friday 4 opposition leaders approved new political block "Azadlig". The document on approval of the block was signed by Ali Karimli, the Chairman of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (PFAP- reformers), Ali Aliyev, the Chairman of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP), Lala Shovkat Hajiyeva, the leader of the National Unity Movement, at the international press Center.
17 February 2006 [15:48]

Safar Abiyev: "None of Azeri airports for use of US Air Forces"

"None of the airports of Azerbaijan is presented for use of the United States," Safar Abiyev, the Azerbaijani Defense Minister, said on Friday.
17 February 2006 [15:17]

Ilham Aliyev: "There are all conditions for powerful Azerbaijan"

For today, both in Azerbaijan itself and in the region in general, a very favourable environment for the country's development has been established, the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in a statement today during the second conference dedicated to the "State Program on social and economic development of regions".
17 February 2006 [14:22]

Azerbaijan's NGO launches international campaign

An Azerbaijani nongovernmental organization has launched a wide-ranging campaign for the international recognition of the massacre in the small town of Khojaly in 1992 that reportedly left more than 600 people dead, the NGO said on its Web site Friday.
17 February 2006 [13:46]

Karabakh commission to set up at MM

The initiative on setting up the "Karabakh commission" comprising the group of deputies is feasible during the spring session of the Milli Mejlis, the Chairman of the Great Establishment party, MP Fazil Gazanfaroglu told.
17 February 2006 [11:27]

No Azerbaijani to participate in Ukraine Supreme Rada

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine Talat Aliyev told journalists that elections will be held for Ukraine Supreme Rada (parliament) on March 26.
17 February 2006 [10:40]

Russia's Rodina Party leader makes pro-Armenian proposals

Dmitri Rogozin, leader of Rodina Party of Russia proposed versions for resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
17 February 2006 [10:25]

Deputy Prime Minister to visit Kiev

"First Deputy Prime Minister Abbas Abbasov will pay a visit to Kiev in early March," Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine Talat Aliyev told the journalists.
17 February 2006 [10:15]

Milli Majlis permanent commission for regional affairs held its sitting

Courts received appeals on heads of 80 municipalities, financial shortage amounting 342 million manats found in 8 municipalities.
17 February 2006 [10:10]

Mikhail Saakashvili met with local Azerbaijani residents

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili met on Thursday with local Azerbaijani residents of Jandar village in Gardabani region.
17 February 2006 [09:50]

Chair of Milli Majlis meets with US Amb

Ogtay Asadov, the chairman of the Milli Majlis, received Rino Harnish, the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan on Thursday.
17 February 2006 [09:45]

Ilham Aliyev visits Ukraine

Ukraine will chair GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova) since this summer, summit of GUAM will be held in Ukraine for this reason.
17 February 2006 [09:37]

Jonathan Henick: "There are no US military forces in Azerbaijan"

"US military forces don’t exist in Azerbaijan. The information spread in the press that US military men have taken Nakhchivan Airport under control is false," US embassy Public Affairs Officer Jonathan Henick said.
17 February 2006 [09:25]

3 economic documents to be signed during Putin's visit

Three documents on economic sphere will be signed during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Baku on 21 February 2006.
17 February 2006 [09:15]

Oktay Asadov met with EU Comissioner

"Azerbaijan is ready to present guarantees for peaceable co-resistance of the Azerbaijani and Armenian communities after the liberation of the occupied territory of Azerbaijan," said Oktay Asadov.
17 February 2006 [09:10]

Defense Minister receives Capestown group of USNDU

Safar Abiyev, the Azerbaijani Defense Minister, received on Thursday a Capestown group of the US National Defense University comprised of high ranking officers under leadership of the General Joseph Goa.
17 February 2006 [08:30]

Viktor Yushchenko will not visit Baku

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine, Talat Aliyev told that the date of Ukrainian President official visit to Baku hadn't been specified yet.
17 February 2006 [08:18]

ILO to hold pickets in front of UN and OSCE

Iravan Liberation Organization (ILO) has sent a warning letter to Baku Mayor's Office to hold pickets outside the UN and OSCE offices in Azerbaijan on February 23.
17 February 2006 [08:08]

Deputy FM of Ukraine visits Baku

17 February 2006 [07:51]

President expected to sign "On labour pension" decree these days

The State Social Protection Fund (SSPF) expects for adoption of the bill "On labour pension" to divide social and labour retirees into different categories. The Fund has already submitted the list of social pensioners to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population.
17 February 2006 [07:43]

President signed order on "On electron trade" law

President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to apply "On adoption of additions to some codes related to application of law "On electron trade" law".
16 February 2006 [17:59]

No plans to send more peacekeepers to Iraq

The Iraqi ambassador to Azerbaijan Arshad Ismayil Omar has proposed to expand the contingent of Azerbaijani peacekeepers in his country.
16 February 2006 [17:55]

MP expects no Azeri-Armenian accord in 2006

An MP has played down the projections that the long-standing Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno Karabakh will be settled in 2006.
16 February 2006 [17:44]

ANDP picket in front of Justice Ministry failes

On Thursday several activists of the Azerbaijan National Democratic Party (ANDP-Boz Gurd) attempted to hold an unapproved picket at the front of the Justice Ministry.
16 February 2006 [17:42]

President Aliyev received EU Commissioner

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received today the EU Commissioner of External Relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner.
16 February 2006 [17:38]

"Talat Pasha Organization" to protest against recognition of "Armenian genocide" in Germany

"Talat Pasha Organization" led by ex-president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Rauf Denktash, and Turkish left-wing party leaders Doghu Perinchek, Vural Savash and other well-known figures will stage a demonstration in Berlin on 18 March.
16 February 2006 [17:16]

Hojali Tragedy anniversary will be commemorated in Kars, Igdir and Erzerum

"The events dedicated to the 14-th anniversary of the Hojali tragedy will be held in the Turkish cities of Kars, Igdir and Erzerum on 26-27 February," said the consul general of Azerbaijan in Kars Hasan Zeynalov.
16 February 2006 [17:14]

Azeri FM to address to US-Islamic world conference in Doha

An international forum "The United States – Islamic World" will be held in Doha on 18-20 February.
16 February 2006 [14:56]

Azeri diplomatic missions deny groundless charges by Armenia

"The Embassies of Azerbaijan and the diplomatic missions at the international organizations issued press-releases in connection with the ongoing campaign of the Armenian Diaspora on groundless assertions on the so-called destruction of tomb-stones in Julfa District," said Tahir Tagizade, the head of the Press and Information Policy Department of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
16 February 2006 [14:26]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "US strikes from Azerbaijan not being discussed"

Azeri Foreign Minister made this statement during the press-conference with Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the EU Commissioner
16 February 2006 [14:21]

Consultations on preparations for Ukrainian President's forthcoming visit to Azerbaijan continue

"The consultations on preparations for Ukrainian President Victor Yuschenko's forthcoming visit to Azerbaijan continue and the exact of the visit will be coordinated with consideration of the business schedule of the heads of states," Talat Aliyev, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine, told journalists on Thursday.
16 February 2006 [14:12]

EU Comissioner: "EU interested in development of energy co-op with Azerbaijan"

"The European Union is interested in the cooperation with Azerbaijan and we hope in rapid completion of talks on adoption of action Plan under the EU's New Neighborhood Policy," the EU Commissioner of External Relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, said on Thursday in a briefing on the result of a meeting with Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister.
16 February 2006 [14:10]

Armenia-Azerbaijan contradiction on Lachin and Kalbajar

"The talks between Azeri and Armenian Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharian in the French town of Rambouillet over the weekend on settling the Nagorno Karabakh conflict turned out fruitless due to Azerbaijan's stance of accepting no compromise on its territorial integrity," Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has said.
16 February 2006 [14:05]

Azeri delegate to PACE: "CoE Cabinet of Ministers discusses Armenia's occupation policy"

On Wednesday the Cabinet of Ministers of the Council of Europe discussed an inquiry by Azerbaijan on "Occupant Armenia's membership at the CoE is unacceptable due to contradictory to major principles and criteria of the organization" at its meeting in Strasbourg.
16 February 2006 [08:38]

European Trio Foreign Ministers to discuss Karabakh conflict

A meeting will be held among European Trio Foreign Ministers and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Vienna, capital of Austria today.
16 February 2006 [08:33]

Large group from Russia in Baku

The Foreign Ministry informs that a large group has arrived in Baku yesterday to organize the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 21.
16 February 2006 [08:29]

Discussions to be held in Khankandi for regulation of Karabakh conflict

In the middle of March discussions for regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be held in so-called parliament of separatist regime occupied lands of Azerbaijan.
16 February 2006 [04:13]

Council of Europe discusses membership of Armenia

Yesterday Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has discussed the appeal on unacceptability of Armenia's membership to CE.
16 February 2006 [04:06]

Emar Mammadyarov: "Next round of talks will be held in Washington"

The Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov says that OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Steven Mann (US) and Bernard Fasier (France) will meet in Washington in March.
16 February 2006 [03:41]

Official opening ceremony of the Year of Russia in Azerbaijan to be held

Official opening ceremony of the Year of Russia in Azerbaijan will be held after February 21 with participation of Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.
16 February 2006 [03:34]

Workshop on "European Union and Azerbaijan" held for journalists

Workshop on "European Union and Azerbaijan" was conducted for journalists in European House, the main meeting place of European commission in Azerbaijan.
16 February 2006 [03:22]

President Ilham Aliyev signs several decrees

President Ilham Aliyev signed decree for confirmation of "Model Regulations of central authorities"; decree on amendments and additions; on introduction of law on making additions and changes to some laws and a decree for execution of the law "On obtaining information"; "On rules concerning signing of agreements on credits received by state guarantee".
16 February 2006 [01:17]

Chairman of SCC, US Amb discusses development of customs co-op

Aydin Aliyev, the Chairman of the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee, received Rino Harnish, the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, on Wednesday.
16 February 2006 [00:39]

"For Free and Fair Elections" CCC draws up working plan on observation over by-elections

The "For Free and Fair Elections" Coordinating Consultative Council (CCC) drew up a working plan on organization of observation over holding of the by-elections to parliament, scheduled for May 13, 2006, the Council told.
16 February 2006 [00:27]

Implementation of USAID project "Strengthening of Primary Health Care in Azerbaijan" launched

The ceremony of launching of a new collaborative project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) "Strengthening Primary Health care in Azerbaijan" took place today in Baku, according to the press service of the US Embassy to Azerbaijan.
15 February 2006 [20:06]

Japan allocates $92,000 for construction of new hospital in Ismayilly region

The next agreement on allocation of grant within program "Human Safety and Plant Roots" was signed at the Japanese Embassy in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. In his remarks, Tadahiro Abe, the Japanese Ambassador to Azerbaijan, reported that in the framework of the project a new hospital was supposed to be constructed in the Galajig village, the Ismayilly region. The total value of the project exceeds $92,000.
15 February 2006 [20:01]

President of Azerbaijan accepted credentials of 7 Ambassadors

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev accepted credentials of the Ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, Madagascar, Nigeria, Portugal, Kirgizistan and Slovakia today.
15 February 2006 [19:54]

Ilham Aliyev congratulated Valdas Adamkus on Independence Day of Lithuania

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a congratulatory message to the President of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus in regard to the national holiday, the Day of Independence.
15 February 2006 [17:10]

Azerbaijan Interior Minister Ramil Usubov in Barda

The Azerbaijan Interior Minister, Colonel-General Ramil Usubov is on a visit to Barda.
15 February 2006 [15:36]

European Commission has no plans about opening its Embassy in Yerevan

It is not planned to open the Embassy of the European Commission of the European Union in Yerevan, Alan Waddams, the special Ambassador of the EU's European Commission in Azerbaijan, told journalists on Wednesday.
15 February 2006 [15:13]

?lan Waddams: "Consultations within European Neighbourhood Policy between Azerbaijan and EU will go on in March 2006"

The second round of consultations on developing the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan between Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) will be held in March 2006, the EU European Commission special envoy to Azerbaijan Alan Waddams told journalists today.
15 February 2006 [13:26]

Rene van der Linden: "The future of the South Caucasus region depends on peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

PACE President Rene van der Linden today expressed his great disappointment about the lack of breakthrough in the latest round of presidential talks on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
15 February 2006 [12:44]

Foreign Minister met newly appointed ambassadors

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met on Tuesday with the newly appointed Ambassadors to Azerbaijan Mr. Sezario Melantonio Meton of Brazil, Mr. Yves Brodeur of Canada, Mr. Eloi Alphonse Maxim Dovoe of Madagascar, Mr. Ibrahim Ganyama Abubakar of Nigeria, Mr. Jorge Alberto Nogueira of Portugal, Mr. Apas Chumagulov of Kirgizstan and Mr. Augustin Chisar of Slovakia.
15 February 2006 [12:27]

Number of candidates to re-elections reaches 110

The number of candidates to the re-elections to parliament, which will be held on 13 May 2006, reached 110.
15 February 2006 [10:05]

Ukranian Ambassador: "Documents to be signed during Viktor Yushshenko's visit"

"Both Azerbaijan and Ukraine attach great importance to the president Yushshenko's visit to Azerbaijan", said newly appointed Ambassador of Ukraine to Azerbaijan Stepan Volkovetski.