Politics

05 October 2005 [08:19]

The State Department: “The USA has not changed its policy on the Nagorno Karabakh”

A group of congressmen representing the USA-Armenia friendship group has sent a letter to President George Bush.
05 October 2005 [08:07]

“Human Rights Watch” announced its report on pre-election situation in Azerbaijan

“The USA and the European Union should condemn the violation facts happened in Azerbaijan in the period of election campaign” - The report of the “Human Rights Watch” organization delivered yesterday reads.
05 October 2005 [08:05]

Issue of refugees in Azerbaijan excluded from agenda of PACE discussions

From the agenda of the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) which started on 3 October 2005 debates on the report of refugees in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia is excluded on the insistence of the Azerbaijani delegation.
05 October 2005 [08:03]

Preparation for Ilham Aliyev’s visit to USA is on

The president Ilham Aliyev’s visit to USA is topical.
29 September 2005 [10:25]

CEC issued official warning to heads of all TV channels

The Central Election Commission (CEC) today issued official warning to heads of all TV channels.
29 September 2005 [10:15]

3359 local observers registered for observing the parliamentary elections

3359 local observers have been registered for observing the parliamentary elections so far. 2353 of them have taken their cards.
29 September 2005 [10:13]

Authority-opposition dialogue to be held in the OSCE Baku office

The authority-opposition dialogue intended to be held tomorrow will take place in the OSCE Baku office.
29 September 2005 [10:11]

“Azadlig” bloc candidates will start a hunger strike

Candidates of “Azadlig” bloc are going to start on a hunger strike today.
29 September 2005 [10:08]

Baku Mayor’s Office did not authorize the rally on any of 6 routes shown by “Azadlig” bloc in the appeal

The appeal made by the “Azadlig” bloc to the Executive Power of Baku city on holding a rally on 1 October has been responded.
29 September 2005 [10:01]

Elchin Guliyev: “Borderlines will be defended with strong regime on the parliamentary elections eve and on the day of election”

The state borderline will be defended with strong regime on the eve of the parliamentary elections and the day of election.
29 September 2005 [09:58]

Reno Harnish met with leaders of “Yeni Siyaset” bloc

Yesterday a meeting was held between leaders of “Yeni Siyaset” bloc and the USA extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish in the headquarters of Etibar Mammadov.
29 September 2005 [09:51]

Statistics of electors living outside Azerbaijan is not conducted

“It is impossible to say how many electors live outside Azerbaijan. Persons going abroad do not often inform state organs about it and the statistics of such cases is not conducted”.
29 September 2005 [09:18]

Natig Mammadov: “CEC does not have the authority to prolong the time-limit for specification of elector’s lists”

“It is impossible to prolong the time-limit defined in connection with specification of elector’s lists, because this question is balanced with the legislation. That is why CEC does not have this authority”.
29 September 2005 [09:00]

“Reporters without borders” called on interior ministry head to do utmost to provide security for journalists

“Reporters Without Borders” urged the Interior Minister Ramil Usubov to do his utmost to protect journalists in the run-up to legislative elections after dispersal of the oppositionists action on 25 September 2005, the statement of the international organization, publicized on 27 September reads.
29 September 2005 [08:52]

Ambassadors of Azerbaijan in Latvia and Germany handed over their credentials to presidents of these countries

The Ambassadors of Azerbaijan in Latvia and Germany handed over their credentials to the Presidents of these countries.
29 September 2005 [08:40]

Ilham Aliyev: “Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova need to develop common approach to regulate conflicts”

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova need to develop a common approach to regulate conflicts, Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, said to a meeting of the heads of the GUAM frontier departments.
29 September 2005 [08:35]

Rasul Guliyev: “I do not see any factor to prevent my return to Azerbaijan”

The chairman of the Azerbaijan Democrat Party Rasul Guliyev who is in Europe at present held a press-conference by means of a selector in the International Press Center yesterday.
29 September 2005 [08:33]

Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan reacted to note of Ukraine

«The citizen of Ukraine Sergey Evtushenko was denied to enter Azerbaijan in accordance with the national legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic and the international practice, stipulating the right of the sovereign state for identification of persons whose entrance to the territory of the state is undesirable and without indicating the grounds for taking such a decision» the official response of the Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry to the note of the Embassy of Ukraine to Azerbaijan, forwarded in regard to this country’s citizen Evtushenko to be refused to enter Baku.
29 September 2005 [08:18]

U.S. radar station in Azerbaijan will not affect negatively Azeri-Iranian relations

Azerbaijani political scientists agree in views that the construction of the U.S radar station in the territory of the country must not affect negatively the Azerbaijani-Iranian relations.
29 September 2005 [08:15]

Meeting of GUAM heads of borderline services took place in Baku

The 3rd meeting of GUAM member states (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) heads of borderline services took place in Baku yesterday.
29 September 2005 [08:05]

Question concerning Azerbaijan not to be discussed in the PACE autumn session

The autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will be held in Strasbourg city of France on October 3-7.
23 September 2005 [10:16]

Steinar Gil: “The opposition has few resources”

“The opposition has few resources”. The ambassador of Norway to Azerbaijan Steinar Gill has told about it.
23 September 2005 [10:04]

“Azadlig” bloc to hold rally at Jafar Jabbarli’s monument

“Azadlig” (Freedom) bloc will hold a rally planned near 28 May underground station on 25 September at front of Jafar Jabbarli’s monument,” Sardar Jalaloglu, the first deputy chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA), told Trend.
23 September 2005 [09:57]

The visit of Greece deputies to Azerbaijan delayed

The visit of Greece deputies the members of Greece-Azerbaijan Friendship Group has postponed again expected to be held in Baku in September.
23 September 2005 [09:46]

Number of local observers participating in elections increases up to 3,000

Number of local observers participating in the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan reached 3,000, the Central Election Committee (CEC).
23 September 2005 [09:39]

DPA chairman: “If Rasul Guliyev is arrested, we’ll dedicate election campaign to protection of his rights”

“If Rasul Guliyev is arrested at his repatriation, we will start uninterrupted actions and call on the people to disobedience to authorities,” Sardar Jalaloglu, the first deputy chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA).
23 September 2005 [09:38]

Norwegian ambassador Steinar Gil held a press-conference in connection with the incident happened in Ganja yesterday

The Norwegian ambassador in Azerbaijan Steinar Gil held a press-conference today in connection with the incident happened in the opening of the Training Center of the Norwegian Humanitarian Organization in Ganja yesterday.
23 September 2005 [09:26]

30 OSCE long-term observers in Azerbaijan represent 16 states of the world

30 long-term observers of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of OSCE, sent to Azerbaijan for monitoring of the forthcoming parliamentary elections represent 16 states from the world.
23 September 2005 [09:05]

Sabir Rustamhanli: “Getting free time on air by only two parties unfair”

The «Demokratik Azerbaycan» («Democratic Azerbaijan») election block is displeased that only two parties and two blocks received the free time on the air.
23 September 2005 [09:01]

TV debates to be organized by the financial support of British government

National Strategical Initiative Center will organize TV debates related to elections to Milly Majlis (parliament) together with “Links” non-governmental organization of Great Britain.
23 September 2005 [08:56]

Ombudsman of Azerbaijan will take part in special sitting of European ombudsmen

The ombudsman of Azerbaijan Elmira Suleymanova will take part in the special sitting of ombudsmen of the European countries to be held on 24 September 2005 in Vilnius.
23 September 2005 [08:52]

«Prognoz» center will hold exit-poll on parliamentary elections day

An independent centre for sociological researches (ICSR) «PROGNOZ» (“Forecast”) plans to hold exit-poll on the parliamentary elections day on 6 November 2005 in Azerbaijan.
23 September 2005 [08:45]

Sentence delivered on selection of the arrest measure on Ayaz Mutallibov was kept in force

The petition raised from the sentence delivered on selection of the arrest measure on Ayaz Mutallibov was reviewed in the Nasimi region court yesterday.
23 September 2005 [08:42]

National Democracy Institute held closed seminar for the candidates to deputy position in Masalli

National Democracy Institute held closed seminar for the candidates to deputy position from 7 south regions in Masalli yesterday.
23 September 2005 [08:35]

Ramil Usubov: “The radical opposition distributes weapons to its supporters”

“No person, bloc or party can hold a non-permitted action. The internal affairs organs will prevent such actions”.
20 September 2005 [12:22]

Javad Derachti had meeting in the USA Embassy

Chairman of Congress of World Azerbaijanis (CWA) Javad Derachti had a meeting in the USA Embassy to our country yesterday.
20 September 2005 [12:16]

Ilham Aliyev received Chinese ambassador Chzhan Siun on completion of his diplomatic mission

President Ilham Aliyev today received extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC) to Azerbaijan Mr. Chzhan Siun on completion of his diplomatic mission in the country.
20 September 2005 [12:14]

Alexandr Muenningof and Robert Barry included in the OSCE long-term observation mission met heads of regional organizations of parties in Nakhchivan

Alexandr Muenningof and Robert Barry who are included in the OSCE long-term observation mission and will implement observation of the election campaign in the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan have already begun their activity.
20 September 2005 [12:12]

Embassy of Ukraine to Azerbaijan waits for clarifications from Azerbaijan’s FM

«We wait for the response from the Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FM) on the appeal concerning the detention of the Ukraine’ FM advisor, the activist of the Ukraine’s “Pora” organization” Sergey Evtushenko».
20 September 2005 [12:09]

CEC sent a request to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in connection with whether candidates to the deputy had committed grave or especially grave crimes

“The Central Election Commission (CEC) sent a request to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for determining whether there are persons among candidates to the deputy who committed grave or especially grave crimes or whose imprisonment was not abolished or not”.
20 September 2005 [11:51]

Roundtable “Nagorny Karabakh and Northern Cyprus are different issues from international legal aspects.”

«The problems of the Northern Cyprus and the Nagorny Karabkh are differing from each other issues”, it was reported on 19 September 2005 at the roundtable in the International press centre “The problem of the Northern Cyprus and the Nagorny Karabakh at the international legal plane.
20 September 2005 [11:44]

“Azadlig” bloc appealed to the mayor’s office for holding mass action in the capital on September 25

The “Azadlig” bloc appealed to the Baku city Executive Power for holding mass action in Baku city on September 25.
20 September 2005 [11:32]

Islamic Conference due in Azerbaijan

Baku will host an International Islamic Conference (IIC) in Baku on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Caucasus Clerical Board told Trend Attending the event will be delegates from Azerbaijan, Russia (North Caucasus), Iran, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey.
20 September 2005 [11:21]

Elmar Mammadyarov: “Only return of all occupied territories back to Azerbaijan will help restore our trust and confidence in Armenia”

Only the return of all the occupied territories back to Azerbaijan will help restore our trust and confidence in Armenia and its declared intentions on the establishment of good neighborly relations with Azerbaijan.
20 September 2005 [11:18]

Decision on Rasul Guliyev’s returning to Azerbaijan on October 15 was made

A joint meeting of the Supreme Majlis of the Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) and National Committee to organize the return of Rasul Guliyev to Azerbaijan was held in the headquarters of the party yesterday.
20 September 2005 [11:12]

A number of events to be held under the individual plan signed between Azerbaijan and NATO

A number of events will be held under the individual plan signed between Azerbaijan and NATO.
14 September 2005 [09:55]

Deputy chairman of “Yeni fikir” youth movement is interrogated in regard to his visit to Poland

The deputy chairman of the «Yeni Fikir» youth movement Said Nuri arrested recently is currently interrogated together with Ruslan Bashirli who was also taken into custody in regard to his visit to Poland in early August.
14 September 2005 [09:53]

Next sitting of PACE sub-committee on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to take place on 14 December

The next sitting of the sub-committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is scheduled for 14 December 2005.
14 September 2005 [09:48]

Azerbaijan will appeal to international organisations due to ecological problems in its territory under Armenian occupation

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry is going to appeal to the international organizations in connection with the ecological problems appeared in the Azerbaijani territory under the Armenian occupation.
14 September 2005 [09:46]

Election and Nagorno-Karabakh issues are planned to discuss with Heikki Talvitie

"Discussion of preparations and holding the November parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are planned to discuss during the visit of the special envoy of the European Union on the South Caucasus Heikke Talvitie in Baku.
14 September 2005 [09:44]

Eldar Mahmudov met with deputy executive director of UNO Office on Drugs and Crime

Minister for National Security, lieutenant-General Eldar Mahmudov today met with deputy executive director of UNO Office on Drugs and Crime Ms. Sumru Noyan.
14 September 2005 [09:22]

Ibrahim Hajiyev appointed as an Azerbaijani ambassador to Indonesia

Ibrahim Asad oghlu Hajiyev has been appointed as an ambassador of Azerbaijan Republic to Indonesia, under President Ilham Aliyev’s order.
14 September 2005 [09:04]

CEC delivered cards to 600 local observers

The Central Election Commission delivered cards to 600 local observers to observe the parliamentary elections in the country.
14 September 2005 [09:01]

President of Latvia will visit Baku on 3-4 October

President of Latvia Vayra Vike-Freiberga will arrive in Baku on 3-4 October 2005.
14 September 2005 [08:59]

Voters’s lists to be placed in the web-page of CEC till the end of this week

Elector’s lists will be placed in the official web-page of the “elections” Information Center of the Central Election Commission till the end of this week.
14 September 2005 [08:53]

Anar Mamedkhanov: “Venice Commission provokes situation in Azerbaijan and creates conditions for biased statements from opposition”

The draft of the final joint assessment of the Venice Commission (VC) on the Election Code of Azerbaijan is the example of the elementary prejudiced attitude and extreme non-professionalism.
14 September 2005 [08:51]

“Yeni Siyaset”, “Azadlig” blocs and Liberal Party demand CEC to increase the duration of free of charge broadcast time

The “Yeni Siyaset”, “Azadlig” blocs and Liberal Party expressed their displeasure on short duration of the free of charge broadcast time defined in AzTV and PTV for propaganda campaign of candidates to the deputy.
14 September 2005 [08:50]

?ubariz Gurbanli: “Draft resolution on election code adopted by Venice Commission is of no importance”

The draft resolution on changing the Election Code of Azerbaijan adopted by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe is of no importance.
14 September 2005 [08:42]

Administration of the Association of Assistance for Development of the Civil Society in Azerbaijan appealed to the president

Administration of the Association of Assistance for Development of the Civil Society in Azerbaijan (AADCSA) appealed to the head of the state.
14 September 2005 [08:40]

Ambassador of Japan: “I believe elections in Azerbaijan will be democratic”

?zerbaijan is the country pursuing the most successful policy in the region and this policy is recognized by the world public.
14 September 2005 [08:37]

Prime-minister of Japan to arrive in Azerbaijan

The visit of the prime-minister of Japan Dzuntiro Koudzumi who won parliamentary elections two days ago is planned to our country.
14 September 2005 [00:18]

Azerbaijan Society of America condemns the conference hosting of separatist and terrorist regimes in Moscow

Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA) expresses concern in regards to yet another gathering of illegal separatist and terrorist regimes in Moscow.
13 September 2005 [10:27]

Second sitting of the interim subcommittee on the Karabakh conflict of the Parliamentary Assembly of the CE was held

Second sitting of the interim subcommittee on the Karabakh conflict of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was held in Paris yesterday.
13 September 2005 [10:25]

Head of OSCE Office in Baku Maurizio Pavesi: “Such meetings should be continued, regardless their results”

Seminar-meeting on the theme “Freedom of peaceful assembly” which was held on the initiative of OSCE was over yesterday.
13 September 2005 [10:04]

AADCSA will conduct exit-poll in 1250 precincts covering 125 constituencies

The Association of Assistance for Development of the Civil Society in Azerbaijan (AADCSA) held presentation of the works carried out and planned in connection with the monitoring of parliamentary elections yesterday.
13 September 2005 [09:43]

OSCE Office in Baku organized seminar with the participation of authority and opposition parties

OSCE Office in Baku organized a seminar on the theme “Freedom of peaceful assembly” with the participation of authority and opposition parties in “Hyatt Regency” hotel yesterday.
13 September 2005 [09:35]

Eldar Mahmudov: “National Safety Ministry won’t admit instability in country”

Eldar Mahmudov, the Azerbaijani National Safety Minister, said that if the opposition holds any action within law, security bodies will not hinder them.
13 September 2005 [09:30]

Police broke picket of NDPA at front of Justice Ministry

The police broke the picket of the National Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (NDPA) at the front of the Justice Ministry on Monday.
13 September 2005 [08:54]

Liberal –Democratic Party of Azerbaijan voiced protest to OSCE Baku office head

The chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (LDPA) Fuad Aliyev disseminated the statement, in which he expressed dissatisfaction with the activities of the OSCE Baku office Robin Seaword.
13 September 2005 [08:47]

CIS experts will discuss issue of CIS observers mission head at parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

The sitting of the CIS countries permanent authorized representatives attached to the statutory and other bodies of the Commonwealth of the Independent States will take place on 13 September 2005 in Minsk.
13 September 2005 [08:39]

“Azadlig” bloc will hold the next rally in the capital on 25 September

“Azadlig” bloc decided to hold the next massive rally in the capital.
13 September 2005 [08:31]

Elmar Mammadyarov left for New York

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov left for New York.
13 September 2005 [08:25]

Sitting of PACE sub-committee on Nagorno Karabakh held in Paris

The second sitting of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Lower Committee for regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh problem is held in Paris, capital of France yesterday.
09 September 2005 [10:33]

Ayaz Mutelibov: “The Prosecutor’s statement is not the only problem in the election process”

“There is nothing new in Prosecutor General’s acts. The Prosecutor’s Office working principle is determined like that.
09 September 2005 [10:31]

OSCE long-term observation mission to consist of 43 persons

The head of the OSCE long-term observation mission which started its activity since September 5 for observing elections to Milli Majlis, German diplomat Geert Ahrens held a press-conference yesterday.