Politics

30 June 2005 [08:34]

Elmar Mammedyarov elected as deputy chairman of OIC MFA conference

Head of foreign policy office of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammedyarov made a speech in the 32nd conference of Organization of Islamic Conference Foreign Ministers in Sana, capital of Yemen.
29 June 2005 [09:23]

Next meeting between human rights defenders and authority representatives to be held on 1 July

Next meeting between human rights defenders and authority representatives will be held on 1 July.
29 June 2005 [09:01]

Gianni Buquicchio: “I was not surprised that OSCE and Venice Commission recommendations were not taken into consideration, I simply regretted”

“Regrettably, OSCE and Venice Commission main recommendations have not been adopted after all”.
29 June 2005 [08:25]

Ilham Aliyev: “The possibility of a velvet revolution is ruled out in Azerbaijan”

Basing ourselves on parallels between what is happening is Azerbaijan and what [change of regime] has happened in post-Soviet republics, it is possible to rule out any possibility of a velvet revolution in Azerbaijan.
29 June 2005 [08:22]

Russia placing “Isgandar” racket complexes in border with Azerbaijan

Russia will provide the Northern Caucasus Military Circle with the most modern racket complexes of “Isgandar” type in the second half of this year.
29 June 2005 [08:12]

Yuri Merzlyakov: “Agreement might be achieved in Azerbaijan and Armenian presidents’ meeting”

“Elmar Mammadyarov’s opinion about the agreement of two elements in the talks processes is true. It is possible to say these elements have been agreed on the base of the compromise”.
29 June 2005 [08:10]

Reno Harnish met with opposition representatives in Gyanja

The US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Reno Harnish arrived in Gyanja on 28 June, a Trend regional correspondent reports.
29 June 2005 [08:08]

Additions and amendments to Election Code adopted

Draft law on additions and amendments to Election Code was discussed in the first part of sitting of Milli Majlis (parliament).
29 June 2005 [08:00]

NGO members want to meet with Azeri president

“The state officials will receive the representatives of the non-governmental organizations in these days. Participation of NGOs in the elections, and generally the situation of III sector will be discussed in the meeting”.
29 June 2005 [07:59]

Baku to host Caspian talks

The next round of Caspian talks start in Baku in July, with the participation of experts from all the five littoral states. The event was originally scheduled for late June, but was layer postponed due to counter schedules of the experts.
29 June 2005 [07:58]

Elmar Mammedyarov discussed the Nagorno Karabakh problem with Abdullah Gul

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov visted Anakara on 27 June following the invitation of deputy Turkish Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul.
28 June 2005 [09:24]

National Democracy Institute holds trainings for candidates to deputy

The National Democracy Institute of USA (NDI) held training in the “Caspian Plaza” hotel yesterday for the persons whose candidacies were put forward in the parliamentary elections by the democratic blocs.
28 June 2005 [09:01]

“Aqo” group to come to Baku on 29 June

Council of Europe Committee of Ministers “Aqo” monitoring group will come to Baku on 29 June.
28 June 2005 [08:56]

Vladimir Kazimirov: “Strengthening the ceasefire, guarantee of not starting the fight operations must be priority”

“I support Azerbaijan’s keeping more constructive initiatives. These initiatives generally are the correct direction. On the other hand, they should be estimated in real way. It is hardly be on that the offer will cause in a large-scaled agreement. Of course, the question of opening the communications is important, but it is not the most important task”.
28 June 2005 [08:55]

Asim Mollazade: “Result of PACE summer session positive for Azerbaijan”

The results of the Council of Europe (CE) PACE summer session are, undoubtedly, positive for Azerbaijan, the Milli Mejlis (MM) PACE delegation member, Asim Mollazade told Trend.
28 June 2005 [08:49]

Public television of Azerbaijan broadcasts due in August

The Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Company will air its debut broadcast in August, according to the chairman of the PTRBC Broadcasting Board.
28 June 2005 [08:45]

Azerbaijani militants took part in NATO measures

Some measures were held in the frame of the “Cooperation for Peace” Program of NATO.
28 June 2005 [08:39]

Samad Seyidov: “PACE Resolution states the political prisoner problem in Azerbaijan to be closed”

“I am not aware of Malcolm Bruce’s statement. Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Resolution states that political prisoner problem in Azerbaijan is closed”.
28 June 2005 [08:31]

President appointed Tofig Zulfugarov and Isfendiyar Vahabzade as ambassador

President Ilham Aliyev yesterday signed order on appointing ambassadors of Azerbaijan in Latvia and Moldova. According to the information given to APA from President’s Press Service, Tofig Zulfugarov was appointed to the position of ambassador of Azerbaijan to Latvia and Isfendiyar Vahabzade to Moldova.
28 June 2005 [08:29]

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan owns the strongest army in South Caucasus

On 25 June 2005, President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev took part in the grand ceremony, dedicated to the next release of students in educational institutions of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan. Speaking at the event, the head of the state declared, that as Azerbaijan be in the armed conflict with Armenia, the attention of the he state to the army is very important, Trend reports.
28 June 2005 [08:27]

Steven Mann: “I am quite sure the Upper Karabakh conflict is a problem to be solved”

“We are close to peace now than one year ago. However, it would be wrong to think that peace is too near. I consider that the sides held serious and estimable negotiations. It is still difficult to achieve peace. But I am quite sure that this problem is to be solved”.
28 June 2005 [08:25]

Karabakh Freedom Organization decided to hold meeting related to Karabakh

Next meeting of the Supreme Assembly of the Karabakh Freedom Organization (KFO) was held yesterday.
25 June 2005 [08:55]

Supporters of killed journalist to hold a protest action

The Elmar Husseinov Fund will hold a protest action in front of the building of the National Security Ministry on June 28.
25 June 2005 [08:53]

Azerbaijan satisifed with PACE session

The summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has produced “normal, positive and constructive” results to Azerbaijan, according to the head of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, MP Samad Seyidov.
25 June 2005 [08:51]

NATO is concerned replacing of military bases withdrawn from Georgia to Armenia

NATO Deputy Secretary-General John Colston and chairman of Sate Border Service (SBS) lieutenant-general Elchin Guliyev met media representatives.
25 June 2005 [08:45]

“Azadlig” bloc decided to hold rally in 11 dictricts of Baku at the same time

The parties of “Azadlig” or Freedom bloc decided to hold rally on 2 July.
25 June 2005 [08:27]

USA State Department gave “green-card” to 235 Azerbaijanis

The USA State Department announced the results of the “green-card” lottery which official name is “DV-2005”.
25 June 2005 [08:25]

Turkish PM’s visit to Azerbaijan to be too important, state official

«The Azerbaijan - Turkey relations are high-level and manifests as friendly, fraternal and strategic partnership,” Novruz Mammadov, the head of the Pubic Political Department of the Azerbaijani President’s Apparat, said on the eve of the forthcoming official visit of Turkish Prime Minister Rejep Tayyub Erdogan to Azerbaijan on 28-29 June.
25 June 2005 [08:23]

First sitting of sub-committee of the PACE on Karabakh problem held

First sitting of sub-committee of the PACE on Karabakh problem was held.
24 June 2005 [09:28]

Ziyafet Asgarov dissatisfied with the opinions in PACE Resolution

Vise-speaker of Milli Majlis Ziyafet Asgarov is dissatisfied with the opinions stated in Resolution of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) on Azerbaijan.
24 June 2005 [09:25]

Azerbaijani leadership accepts normally PACE’s last resolution

The leadership of Azerbaijan accepts normally the resolution on Azerbaijan, adopted on 22 June at the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), head of the foreign relations department of the Executive Office of the Azerbaijan’s President (EOP), Novruz Mamedov told Trend.
24 June 2005 [09:21]

Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe adopted two decisions on Azerbaijan

A report of the PACE raporteur Malcolm Bruce on the political prisoner problem and the report named “Activity of the democratic institutions in Azerbaijan” prepared by the PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan Andreas Gross and Andres Herkel were listened to in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
24 June 2005 [09:12]

Foreign Ministry of Russia - Russia does not recognize Nagorno-Karabakh

The Russian citizens, who observed the so-called ‘parliamentary elections’ in Nagorno-Karabakh, did it on their own initiative and privately," Information and Press Department if the Russian Foreign Ministry announced.
24 June 2005 [09:08]

Ilham Aliyev received deputy secretary general of NATO John Kolstone

President Ilham Aliyev received deputy secretary general of NATO John Kolstone who is on a visit to Azerbaijan.
24 June 2005 [08:49]

Romanian Prime Minister to come to Baku

Romanian Prime Minister Kelin Popesku-Terichianu will come to Baku after the parliamentary elections sin November.
24 June 2005 [08:45]

Polish ambassador Marchin Navrot: “Four years are not enough for knowing Azerbaijan”

“I shall miss Azerbaijan. This country is very beautiful, four years are not enough for knowing Azerbaijan. Regrettably, I shall have to leave this wonderful country due to ending my diplomatic mission”.
24 June 2005 [08:41]

Expert groups of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Iran to meet in Baku

Meeting between the experts groups of the national head energetic offices of Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran is intended to taka place in Baku in the third ten-days of July.
24 June 2005 [08:30]

Baku hosts EU-Azerbaijan meeting

Expansion of bilateral cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union tops the agenda of the corresponding meeting of the parties, which opened today (June 23) in Baku.
23 June 2005 [09:27]

Glen Howard: “Azerbaijan army is better provided with military equipment than the previous period”

The volume of the defense expenses was increased in the bill related to the changes to the state budget in Milli Majlis.
23 June 2005 [09:25]

Lale Shovkat Hajiyeva: “The USA is the guarantee for holding free elections in Azerbaijan”

“The USA is the guarantee for democratic processes and holding free elections in Azerbaijan. This is related to America’s intention to carry out democratic reforms in Azerbaijan and the processes ongoing in the countries of the post-Soviet”.
23 June 2005 [08:46]

Resolution urging to ensure free elections in Azerbaijan under consideration at US Congress

The House of Representatives of the US Congress set to consideration of the resolution urging to hold “free and fair elections in Azerbaijan”.
23 June 2005 [08:44]

Russia does not recognize the independence of Nagorno Karabakh and the elections held here

“The Russian citizens and deputies of State Duma functioning as observers in the elections in Nagorno Karabakh have come here by their own initiatives”.
23 June 2005 [08:31]

France announced elections held to fake “NKR parliament“ non-legitimate

“Parliamentary elections” held in the Nagorno Karabakh Region (NKR) of Azerbaijan will have no effect to the peace process and future status of this territory” Press minister of France Janne-Batist Matye announced this statement.
23 June 2005 [08:21]

Monitoring in the contact line of troops suffered no incident

Monitoring was held in the village Kuropatkino of Kojavend region, in the contact line of the troops yesterday in accordance with the mandate of personal representative of OSCE chairman-in-office.
23 June 2005 [08:18]

PACE pending democratic changes in South Caucasus

The upcoming processes in the South Caucasus are of priority importance for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, according to the acting chairman of the Council’s Ministerial Committee.
23 June 2005 [08:13]

Elmar Mammedyarov discussed the Nagorno Karabakh problem with Javier Solana

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov who is attending the international conference on establishment of democracy in Iraq is conducting bilateral meetings.
23 June 2005 [08:10]

GUAM countries made declaration on solution of conflicts

An international conference dedicated to 30th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act and 15th anniversary of the Paris Charter is continuing its work.
23 June 2005 [08:08]

Asim Mollazade included in the PACE provisional commission on Karabakh

Leader of the Party for Democratic Reforms of Azerbaijan (DRPA), member of the parliamentary delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Asim Mollazade has been included in the PACE provisional committee on the Upper Karabakh issue, the DRPA central office told Trend.
22 June 2005 [08:49]

OSCE observers expected

14 observation groups of the OSCE each comprised of 2 experts will arrive in Azerbaijan early this September, according to a report developed by the OSCE Office for Democratic Instates and Human Rights on the base of a weekly monitoring by a demand estimating mission.
22 June 2005 [08:27]

Armenia has no territorial claims to Azerbaijan

Armenia has no territorial claims to Azerbaijan, a special representative of the Azerbaijan’s President on Nagorno Karabakh conflict, deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Araz Azimov told Trend at the briefing on 20 June.
22 June 2005 [08:24]

Georgian Prime Minister to pay an official visit to Baku

Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli will pay an official visit to Baku in the first half of July. APA was informed from Georgian Embassy in our country.
22 June 2005 [08:22]

President of Azerbaijan signed decree on pardoning of 100 persons

President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on pardoning of a group of persons, condemned for imprisonment.
22 June 2005 [08:20]

Andres Herkel: “Amendments are expected to be made to the report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan”

The pardon decree of the President issued yesterday concerns 30 prisoners in the list of political prisoners of Council of Europe (CE).
21 June 2005 [09:39]

OSCE Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Bureau spread report on results of its mission’s visit to Azerbaijan

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) realized the Requirements Estimating Mission (REM) in Azerbaijan on June 5-10, 2005.
21 June 2005 [09:37]

Ilham Aliyev issued pardon decree

Yesterday President Ilham Aliyev issued pardon decree.
21 June 2005 [09:29]

Ambassador Elchin Amirbayov submitted his credentials to Roman Pope Benedict XVI

Ambassador of Azerbaijan Republic to Holy Crown (Vatican) Elchin Amirbayov presented his credentials to Roman Pope Benedict XVI.
21 June 2005 [09:27]

OSCE Minsk group co-chairs expected in Azerbaijan

“The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will pay a visit to Azerbaijan as part of a tour of the region on July 11,” Araz Azimov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, a special representative of the Azerbaijan President on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict told journalists.
21 June 2005 [09:09]

Azeri, Armenian foreign ministers discuss opening Agdam-Nakhchivan route in Paris

The Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanian, discussed the opening of the Agdam-Nakhchivan motor highway in a meeting held in Paris on 17 June, Trend reports quoting Araz Azimov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, a special representative of the Azerbaijan President on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
21 June 2005 [09:06]

Next meeting of Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharyan to take place in Kazan in August

Next meeting between Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharyan on the regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh problem will take place within the CIS summit in Kazan in August.
21 June 2005 [09:00]

Azeris in Germany held splendid protest action in the center of Berlin

Our compatriots in Germany held march-rally protesting against the Resolution of Bundestag on recognizing the so-called “Armenian genocide” in the center of Berlin.
19 June 2005 [08:30]

Opposition meeting ended, no incident reported

The mass rally of the Azadlyg (liberty) opposition bloc on 18th of June lasted two hours and ended at 7:00 pm, without any incident.
19 June 2005 [08:26]

Asim Mollazade met with Great Britain diplomats

The chairman of the Organization Committee of the Democratic Reforms Party (OCDRP) Asim Mollazade met with the representative on the Southern Caucasus of Great Britain Brian Hall, the associate of the Eastern Department of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of this country Simon Smith and the head of the Researches group Craig Oliphant.
19 June 2005 [08:15]

Federation of Azeri organizations to hold first conference in Turkey

Employees of the State Committee on work with Azerbaijanis living abroad will pay a working visit to the United States to hold meeting with the Azerbaijani Diaspora of this country Ramil Hassanov, the Secretary General of the State Committee on American Continent and Turkey, told Trend.
19 June 2005 [08:11]

Talks between Elmar Mammedyarov and Vardan Oskanyan were held in very hard atmosphere

The talks between Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on the regulation of the Karabakh conflict in Paris were held in very hard atmosphere. Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov informed about it to head of Press and Information Office of foreign Ministry Tahir TagizadeT.
18 June 2005 [09:37]

Milli Majlis adopted appeal to Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe

The members of Milli Majlis (Azeri Parliament) adopted an appeal to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
18 June 2005 [09:34]

Discussion of additions and amendments to Election Code started in Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan

A question related to the additions and amendments to the Election Code (EC) was put into discussion in the first part of the today’s sitting of Milli Majlis (MM).
18 June 2005 [09:29]

Ilham Aliyev received British special representation in the South Caucasus

President Ilham Aliyev yesterday received the delegation led by British special representation in the South Caucasus Brian Fol.
18 June 2005 [09:03]

Azeri opposition leaders met with British diplomats

Members of parties, forming the “Azadlig” (“Freedom”) election block and members of the «Yeni Siyaset (“New Policy”) met with the Great Britain’s representative on South Caucasus, sir Brian Fall, official of the Foreign Office East department, Simon Smith and leader of the of the Research group, Craig Olifant on June 17, the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) (reformists) told Trend.
18 June 2005 [09:01]

Azerbaijan-Armenia talks started on resolving the Nagorno Karabakh conflict

The next meeting is held between Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mammedyarov and Vardan Oskanyan in Paris, capital of France.
18 June 2005 [08:59]

Malcolm Bruce: “Political prisoners issue will not be removed from agenda”

The report, related to political prisoners will not be removed from the agenda of the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the PACE rapporteur on political prisoners, member of the British Parliament, Malcolm Bruce announced to the “Liberty” radio-station, Trend reports.
18 June 2005 [08:53]

UNESCO recommended official Baku to appeal Armenia for stopping archaeological excavations in Shusha

The minister of culture Polad Bulbuloglu appealed to the several international organizations including the general director of UNESCO Koichiro Matsuura few time before in connection with stopping archaeological excavations held by the Armenians in Shusha.
18 June 2005 [08:43]

Ilham Aliyev met with presidents of Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Estonia

The president Ilham Aliyev who was on an official visit in Ukraine yesterday met with the president of Moldova Vladimir Voronin after the private meeting with the president of Ukraine Viktor Yushshenko.
18 June 2005 [08:41]

Azerbaijan to comply with NATO standards for guarding borders

A seminar, Frontier management reforming: setting up general standards for border security in the framework of the Council of Euro-Atlantic Partnership (CEAP), will be hosted in Baku, June 23 through 24, to discuss aspects of present-day joint frontier management, as well as effective border security and fighting terrorism, organized crime, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their components, and illegal migration prevention through the strengthening of border control.
17 June 2005 [09:48]

Junni Bukikkio: “The Venice Commission is partially satisfied with collaboration with Azerbaijan”

“The parliamentary elections to be held in November of this year will be a great political test for Azerbaijan. We must pass this test successfully”.
17 June 2005 [09:12]

Elmar Mammadyarov met with Terry Davis

The foreign affairs minister Elmar Mammadyarov was on a business visit in Strasbourg on June 15-16, 2005.