Politics

12 April 2006 [02:00]

Bernard Fassier: "NK conflict can be solved in a way that satisfies the sides 80 percent"

Bernard Fassier, French co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group said at the press conference in Baku today that the co-chairs intend to continue the Prague process in an intensive way as it was in the previous year.
12 April 2006 [01:53]

Serj Sarkisian: "Armenia should always be ready launch of the war"

"Any country, particularly defense minister of Armenia should be ready for supposed war tomorrow or to military operations two days later", Armenian defense minister Serj Sarkisian has evaluated start of war with Azerbaijan in this way.
12 April 2006 [01:50]

Robert Simmons holds a press conference

Robert Simmons, special representative of NATO Secretary General for the South Caucasus and Central Asia today held a press conference on the conclusions of his visit to Azerbaijan.
12 April 2006 [01:29]

Rene van der Linden: "Country intending to solve NK problem by force will be expelled from Council of Europe"

A country intending to solve Nagorno Karabakh problem by force will be expelled from Council of Europe (CE), stated PACE president Rene van der Linden.
12 April 2006 [01:17]

Kamaladdin Heydarov received Robert Simmons

Minister for Emergencies Kamaladdin Heydarov received on Tuesday Robert Simmons, special representative of NATO Secretary General on South Caucasus and Central Asia.
12 April 2006 [01:12]

President Aliyev receives OSCE Minsk Group French co-chair

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev today received French co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Bernard Fassier.
12 April 2006 [01:07]

Azerbaijan will refuse European Parliament mission to hold investigation only in Nakhchivan

Official approval from Baku for the delegation of 10 members sent by European Parliament's mission to Nakhchivan to investigate destruction of claimed Armenian monuments is possible on condition that the mission will implement bilateral investigation.
12 April 2006 [00:33]

Elmira Akhundova: "NK conflict causes educational problems for national minorities"

A report on teaching of native language at secondary schools was presented at the session of PACE which started yesterday.
12 April 2006 [00:25]

Ali Hasanov: "No one has right to threaten Azerbaijan, including PACE's President Rene van der Linden"

"Let the Council of Europe freeze Azerbaijani delegation's mandate if it wishes to do that. However, no one has right to threaten Azerbaijan," Ali Hasanov, head of Presidential Administration socio-political department told journalists.
12 April 2006 [00:19]

20 PACE observers to watch re-elections in Azerbaijan

20 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) will observe the rerun of parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan scheduled for May 13.
11 April 2006 [23:49]

Russell-Johnston thinks of war in Nagorno Karabakh with "great displeasure"

Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee on Nagorno Karabakh Lord Russell-Johnston has announced he thinks of a possibility of renewing military operation in the conflict zone "with great displeasure".
11 April 2006 [23:07]

Azeri MPs urged the CE to stop destroying Azerbaijani cultural monuments

The Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation member in the Council of Europe (CE), Rafael Huseynov has prepared the project of the report that will be discussed at the PACE meeting.
11 April 2006 [23:01]

Araz Azimov: "Official Baku hopes that tensions between US and Iran will be solved peacefully"

Official Baku hopes that tensions between US and Iran in nuclear matters will be solved peacefully, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, Araz Azimov stated.
11 April 2006 [22:45]

Iran: expect "good nuclear news" on Tuesday night

Iranians will hear "good news" on Tehran's nuclear program on Tuesday night, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, and Iranian media said this would mean Iran had enriched uranium for use in fuelling atomic reactors.
11 April 2006 [22:32]

NATO to consider new modification of partnership with Azerbaijan

As far NATO wants to go to cooperation with Azerbaijan, as far Azerbaijan is ready to go, Araz Azimov, the Deputy Foreign Minister, told journalists.
11 April 2006 [22:30]

President Aliyev to discuss Karabakh problem during his visit to US

"Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's visit to the United States scheduled for 28 April has long been planned. During the visit, bilateral issues between the two countries will be discussed," Ali Hasanov, head of Presidential Administration socio-political department told journalists.
11 April 2006 [15:58]

President receives Head of Turkish Security Org

Today President Ilham Aliyev received at the Presidential Palace the Head of Turkish National Security Organization, Emre Tener.
11 April 2006 [14:12]

2nd day of PACE session starts

The agenda of the 2nd day of the PACE spring session, started with the meeting of committees on Tuesday, includes speech by Chair of the European commission Jose Manuel Barroz, as well as the debate on the CE-EU relations with participation of Luxemburg Primer J.K.Junker, Rumanian Primer K.Popesku-Tarichan, representative of acting chair of CE Cabinet of Ministers and Austrian Federal Chancellor V.Shussel.
11 April 2006 [10:53]

Baku not to open embassy in Iraq soon

Azerbaijan does not intend to establish an embassy in Iraq for the time being.
11 April 2006 [10:05]

Internal Affairs Minister received President of Austrian Supreme Court of Justice

Internal Affairs Minister of Azerbaijan Ramil Usubov has received President of Austrian Supreme Court of Justice Johann Rzeszut.
11 April 2006 [08:47]

More than 380 thousand voters will vote in by-elections

About 380 voters right have been provided in Election Constituency #10 where re-elections to parliament will be conducted.
11 April 2006 [08:40]

PACE Subcommittee on Nagorno Karabakh to meet in May-June

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Subcommittee on Nagorno Karabakh will hold its next meeting either in late May or early June.
11 April 2006 [08:37]

Ogtay Asadov met with Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Chairman of Milly Majlis (Parliament) has met with Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Arthur Lenk.
11 April 2006 [08:28]

FM ends his visit to America

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has ended his one week-visit to America.
11 April 2006 [07:49]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chair visits Baku

French co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group Bernard Fassier arrived in Baku.
11 April 2006 [00:27]

New Yorker Magazine: "U.S. prepares to strike Iran"

Oil prices skyrocket after news of possible strike on Iran
10 April 2006 [21:29]

President Aliyev meets the President of Austrian Supreme Court of Justice

The Azerbaijani president, Ilham Aliyev accepted the President of Austrian Supreme Court of Justice, Dr. Johann Rzeszut on April 10.
10 April 2006 [21:17]

Igor Ivanovski: "Five PACE's representatives to visit Baku on April 25-26"

Five representatives from 5 different committees of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will visit Baku on April 25-26, regarding the re-run parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
10 April 2006 [21:04]

Robert Simons: "NATO for a peaceful resolution of the NK conflict"

NATO supports a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the NATO general secretary's representative on South Caucasus and Central Asia, Robert Simons told journalists in Baku on April 10.
10 April 2006 [20:56]

President Bush to welcome President Aliyev of Azerbaijan to the White House

Statement by the White House Press Secretary.
10 April 2006 [16:32]

First Vice-Speaker meets Robert Simons

The first vice-speaker of Milli Mejlis, head of the Azerbaijani parliamentary assembly in NATO, Ziyafet Askerov met with representative of NATO, General Secretary on South Caucasus and Central Asia, Robert Simons.
10 April 2006 [16:18]

Rene van der Linden: "PACE keeps the focus on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan"

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) keeps the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan in focus, the PACE President, Rene van der Linder told on April 10.
10 April 2006 [14:36]

PACE spring session starts in Strasbourg

EU – Council of Europe relations – will be the major point on the agenda of the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
10 April 2006 [14:29]

President Aliyev to tour Sheki, Zakatala

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will tour Sheki and Zakatala Districts, northeast region's of Azerbaijan.
10 April 2006 [13:02]

Azerbaijan, Russia continue study of materials on uncoordinated border sections

Azerbaijan and Russia will continue study of materials concerning the uncoordinated border sections.
10 April 2006 [11:14]

Jewish representatives to visit Baku

A delegation led by Lev Leviev, President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS, will arrive in Baku Monday.
10 April 2006 [08:20]

Elchin Bashirli: "We are looking forward to the CE's stance on Ruslan Bashirli's closed trial"

Ex-lawyers of accused Yeni Fikir Youth Movement chief - Elchin Gambarov and Osman Kazimov - have no competence to take any legal action.
10 April 2006 [08:11]

Armenians violate cease-fire in Gadabay and Gazakh

Armenian Armed Forces, from their positions located in Lagziyal Mountain in Armenian region of Krasnoselsk, fired on the opposite positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in Gadabay region from 15.00 till 15.10 April 7.
10 April 2006 [08:06]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Official Baku will express opinion of US latest proposals on the conflict settlement"

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov had talks with American co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group Steven Mann and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried at the State Department the day before yesterday.
10 April 2006 [07:57]

Condoleezza Rice had phone talks with Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharian

The US Secretary of State met Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
08 April 2006 [18:23]

CE Human Rights Committee held

Human Rights Committee of the Council of Europe met in Strasbourg.
08 April 2006 [18:20]

YAP official: "Azerbaijan won't join anti-Iranian coalition"

"Azerbaijan will never join the anti-Iranian coalition," said the Political Union member of the Yeni Azerbaijan party, MP, Aydin Mirzazadeh.
08 April 2006 [10:36]

Sergey Lavrov: "Azerbaijan-Armenia discuss the last suggestions of OSCE MG Group co-chairs"

"Azerbaijan-Armenia discuss the last suggestions of OSCE MG Group co-chairs," this statement was made by Sergey Lavrov, Russian FM, after his meeting with Vardan Oskanian.
08 April 2006 [10:31]

Israeli Ambassador Arthur Lenk: "Israel recognizes Azerbaijan's territorial integrity"

Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Arthur Lenk met with the students of Azerbaijani Nakhchivan State University (NSU) during his visit to Nakhchivan.
08 April 2006 [10:30]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Azerbaijan builds new radar stations to improve border control"

Two radar stations being built in Azerbaijan with U.S. assistance will strengthen border control in Azerbaijan, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said.
08 April 2006 [00:14]

PM meets with Polish Economy Minister

The Azerbaijani Prime Minister Arthur Rasizadeh has met with the delegation of the Polish Economy Ministry headed by Petr Vozjnyak.
08 April 2006 [00:04]

Heads of Hungarian mass media visited Azerbaijan

Heads of Hungarian mass media have met with the representatives of the State Committee on Work with Azerbaijanis Living Abroad.
07 April 2006 [14:25]

President receives Deputy Chief of European Comission's External Affairs

Perspectives of cooperation between Azerbaijan and European Comission were under discussion.
07 April 2006 [13:33]

Azeri-US negotiations underway in Washington

Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, holds negotiations on the further perspectives of the bilateral relations in Washington.
07 April 2006 [10:43]

US Department of State: "Azerbaijan's human rights record remained poor"

US Department of State published "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2005 - 2006"
07 April 2006 [10:28]

Position of official Astana on Baku-Ceyhan pipeline will be defined more exactly

Positions of official Baku and Astana on Kazakhstan's joining Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline will be defined more exactly in the third decade of April.
07 April 2006 [09:07]

Phone talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia discovered

Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies had enough facts of phone talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
07 April 2006 [08:46]

Amnesty International: "CIA secret planes landed in Azerbaijan too"

The human rights organization Amnesty International released a new report on the US Central Intelligence Agency’s secret detentions in foreign countries.
07 April 2006 [08:42]

Council of Europe suggests to elect Baku Mayor

The 3rd meeting of Steering Group for the National Association of Local Authorities in Azerbaijan launched yesterday.
07 April 2006 [07:59]

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict gives no chance to establish South Caucasus union

Though proposals on establishment of South Caucasus countries local management union were sounded impossible to realize, that's because of Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.
07 April 2006 [00:06]

Araz Azimov: "US makes strong efforts to solve Nagorno Karabakh problem"

"OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are making serious efforts following the meeting in Rambouillet to solve Nagorno Karabakh problem," Deputy FM Araz Azimov told journalists.
06 April 2006 [23:54]

Attempts of national borders violations at the Caspian Sea bother Azerbaijan

Situation in the South Caucasus region cannot be called stable because of regional conflicts.
06 April 2006 [22:59]

Communications Minister met French Ambassador

The Azerbaijani Communications Minister, Ali Abbasov has met with the French Ambassador in Baku, Bernard Amodrique du Shafo, the Ministry's press-release told.
06 April 2006 [22:47]

President Aliyev receives Polish Economic Minister

The Azerbaijani-Polish relationship expands in different spheres, President Ilham Aliyev stated at the meeting with Petr Voznyak, the Polish Economic Minister.
06 April 2006 [12:28]

DRP leader en route to Strasbourg

MP Asim Mollazade is leaving for Strasbourg April 6 to attend the international conference dedicated to future status of Kosovo.
06 April 2006 [12:15]

4 Azeri MPs to attend meeting of Parliamentary Alliance of OIC in Turkey

Azerbaijani MPs Govhar Bakhshaliyeva, Javanshir Pashazade, Khanhuseyn Kazimly and Sabir Rustamkhanly will leave for Istanbul April 7 to attend meeting of the Parliamentary Alliance of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC).
06 April 2006 [11:39]

US warns citizens against travelling to Karabakh

The US State Department has prohibited Americans from visiting the Armenian-occupied Nagorno Karabakh and sent a special warning to US citizens of Armenian descent.
06 April 2006 [11:00]

Vardan Oskanian: "Azerbaijan had started the war and lost"

Armenian minister rules out military conflict settlement.
06 April 2006 [10:30]

Armenians' attending Hague Baku event not confirmed

A former Abkhaz official has dismissed reports saying Armenian representatives are attending the two-day international conference of the International Tribunal of The Hague, which started in Baku on Wednesday.
06 April 2006 [10:17]

Polish minister, Azeri officials to mull cooperation, energy security

Polish Economy Minister Piotr Wozniak was to start his five-day visit to Baku on Wednesday. The goal of the visit is to discuss issues of economic cooperation and energy security with the top Azerbaijani leadership, according to the Polish embassy.
06 April 2006 [10:15]

Opposition party chair calls jailed ex-minister "corruption symbol"

The opposition Party of National Independence of Azerbaijan (PNIA) chairman Etibar Mammadov on Wednesday played down the reports terming the detained former economic development and health ministers as "political prisoners" and accused them of corrupt practices while in office.
06 April 2006 [10:14]

President Aliyev received an official invitation to Washington

It will be Mr. Aliyev's first official visit to the US since he was elected as President in 2003.
06 April 2006 [09:46]

Russia and Azerbaijan delimitation Committee held joint meeting in Derbend

Russia and Azerbaijan delimitation Committee held joint meeting in Derbend on Wednesday.
06 April 2006 [09:44]

Chair of State Customs Committee met with experts on US-GUAM framework program

The chair of the State Customs Committee (SCC) Aydin Aliyev today received Alexander Farkash, manager of the Euroatlantic expert group on US-GUAM framework program, and Valdas Dovidenas, councilor of the Euroatlantic observations group on transport and trade assistance.
06 April 2006 [09:25]

Matthew Bryza leaves Azerbaijan, Stephen Krasner continues his meetings

The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Matthew Brayza completed his visit to Baku.
06 April 2006 [09:02]

CEC Chairman left for Budapest

Central Election Committee (CEC) Chairman Mazahir Panahov left for Budapest.
06 April 2006 [08:42]

Contact line of troops to be monitored in Gazakh today

Monitoring is planned to be held today in the contact line of troops, near Mazamli village of Azerbaijan's region of Gazakh in accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
06 April 2006 [08:40]

Armenians violated cease-fire regime

Armenian armed forces broke the cease-fire in Gazakh front line again.
05 April 2006 [20:47]

OSCE spreads statement on legal procedure in regard to activists of Yeni Fikir movement

The OSCE Baku office expresses concerns in relation to the decision to hold close court sittings in regard to the activists of Yeni Fikir youth movement.
05 April 2006 [20:42]

KLO accuses Budapest court of unjust position

The Budapest court took unfair position in relation to the case of Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov.