Politics

14 March 2006 [09:07]

Vardan Oskanian: "Armenia already made its part of compromises"

"Armenia has made its part of concessions in the settlement of the conflict. We are anticipating Azerbaijan to make concessions now," Armenian FM Vardan Oskanian stated.
14 March 2006 [08:28]

Khanlar Valiyev: "Investigation on Khojali Genocide is underway in some directions"

Investigation on Khojali Genocide initiated by the Republic Military Prosecutor's Office in 1992 is underway.
13 March 2006 [23:30]

Armenia ready to receive Azerbaijani and Turkish envoys within NATO exercise

"NATO Rescuer 2006 exercises will be held in late June in Yerevan," Armenian Deputy MOD Head, lieutenant general Artur Aghabekyan said.
13 March 2006 [23:24]

Foreign Minister met with the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried

On March 13 Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Ambassador Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
13 March 2006 [19:37]

Registration of candidates for re-run parliamentary elections over

Registration of candidates for the re-run parliamentary elections is over on March 13.
13 March 2006 [18:41]

New agreements between Azerbaijan and Romania under development

New documents for legal agreements between Azerbaijan and Romania are being prepared.
13 March 2006 [18:37]

NATO involving in the NK conflict settlement will bring no good

"Priorities in Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement belong to the OSCE and Minsk Group," stated during a seminar in Yerevan NATO officer on relation with South Caucasian Countries Romualdas Rajuks.
13 March 2006 [18:26]

Ogtay Asadov meets with German Ambassador

On March 13 Ogtay Asadov, the chair of the Millli Majlis, met with Detlef Lengemann, the German Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
13 March 2006 [18:20]

Foreign Minister met with Steven Mann

The Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov, met with US Ambassador Steven Mann, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, on March 13 in Baku
13 March 2006 [18:10]

President Aliyev received Steven Mann

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Steven Mann, on March 13.
13 March 2006 [18:06]

Etibar Mammadov's ANIP elects delegates

The Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) led by Etibar Mammadov set to selection of delegates of the session.
13 March 2006 [17:54]

National Security Minister: "Cooperation with Russian special services is at highest level"

"Cooperation between Azerbaijani and Russian special services is at the highest level," said Azerbaijan National Security minister Eldar Mahmudov after his visit to Moscow on March 9-10.
13 March 2006 [17:45]

Steven Mann: "Spring of 2006 is important milestone in resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

"Spring of 2006 is an important milestone in the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict," Steven Mann, the US Department of State Senior Advisor for Eurasia Steven Mann, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair.
13 March 2006 [14:41]

Deputy FM to participate Moscow meeting

Khalaf Khalafov, the Azerbaijan Deputy Foreign Ministers, will participate the 20th meeting of a special working group on definition of Caspian legal status. The meeting is scheduled for March 14-15.
13 March 2006 [09:29]

President of Moldova: "Cooperation within GUAM giving political and economic dividends"

"Cooperation among GUAM states has become fruitful". This statement was made by the Moldavian president Vladimir Voronin.
13 March 2006 [09:05]

Amin Zekhov: "Armenia is the Belarus of the South Caucasus"

The conflicts in the South Caucasus are topic of discussion in the North Caucasus too.
13 March 2006 [08:54]

Azerbaijani CEC to observe elections in Belarus and Ukraine

Presidential elections to be held on March 19 in Belarus will be monitored by Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission associates.
12 March 2006 [14:52]

Emergencies Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov ended his visit to Turkey

The Minister of Emergencies Kamaladdin Heydarov ended his business visit to Turkey.
12 March 2006 [14:12]

Iran no longer considers Russian uranium enrichment offer

Iran no longer considers Russia's initiative to enrich uranium on Russian territory and intends to carry out large-scale uranium enrichment at home, Iranian Foreign Ministry official spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Sunday.
11 March 2006 [17:31]

Slobodan Milosevic found dead in his cell

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has died in the detention centre at The Hague tribunal.
11 March 2006 [17:18]

Vardan Oskanian "Military solution of Karabakh conflict ruled out"

Armenia's Foreign Minister ruled out Saturday a military solution for Nagorno Karabakh.
11 March 2006 [15:52]

Heikki Talvitie: "I did not believe Heydar Aliyev will accept the Key West proposal"

"Some perspective appeared today within the Prague Process, however there are still unsettled matters and it is had to say whether parties are close to settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict," said former OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair, former EU Special Representative to the South Caucasus Heikki Talvitie.
11 March 2006 [15:33]

Internal Affairs Minsiter voices regret on the U.S. State Department's report

"I regret that the report was drawn up on the base of the incomplete information, presented to the U.S. State Department," Ramil Usubov, the Azerbaijani Internal Affairs Minister, said on Saturday.
11 March 2006 [13:50]

PACE Political Affairs Committee will discuss the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict

The meeting of PACE Political Affairs Committee will discuss the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in Paris on March 14
11 March 2006 [10:51]

Littoral states to meet in Moscow March 14-15

20th meeting of the 5 littoral states' "Working Group on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea" will be held in Moscow, capital of Russia, March 14-15.
11 March 2006 [10:46]

CEC ratified new staff of 50 constituencies

The Central Election Commission (CEC) held its next sitting today.
11 March 2006 [10:15]

EU and Azerbaijan high level experts to meet in Baku

The next round of talks between EU and Azerbaijan on the Action Plan in the frames of European Policy of Neighborhood (EPN) will take place approximately in May.
11 March 2006 [09:50]

Russian Media: "If Rambouillet talks were successful U.S. State Department's report could be more loyal"

In the opinion of analysts, Washington's hastle is conditioned by its future venture with Iran. Political scientists think that the unsettlement of conflicts in the South Caucasus neighboring with Iran can upset the U.S.'s plans.
11 March 2006 [09:45]

Ali Ahmadov: "U.S. State Department's report on Azerbaijan includes many moments unreflecting realities"

"The U.S. State Department's report on human rights in Azerbaijan includes many moments unreflecting realities," MP Ali Ahmadov, the Executive Secretary of ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party, told to the journalists.
11 March 2006 [09:35]

Deputy FM Araz Azimov to visit the US and Canada

Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov will pay a visit to Canada and the USA in late March.
11 March 2006 [09:10]

Uzbekistan officially quits GUUAM

Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov signed a final legislative act on the country's officially quitting GUUAM alliance.
11 March 2006 [09:00]

Azerbaijan and Ukraine agree to hold a meeting of intergovernmental commission

Abbas Abbasov, the Azerbaijani First Vice-Premier, continues the bilateral meetings with Ukrainian officials in Kiev.
10 March 2006 [19:00]

President Aliyev's official visit is over

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev finished his 3-days official visit to Japan.
10 March 2006 [18:45]

Araz Azimov: "Co-chairs have to refrain from statements"

The results of the negotiations of Azerbaijan and Armenia in France, forced the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to reconsider the positions of the conflicting sides. It is clear that the situation is in very difficult stage and the co-chairs must refrain from any statements, Araz Azimov, the Azerbaijani Deputy FM, stated.
10 March 2006 [17:03]

Reno Harnish: "Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be settled through talks"

"The US takes an active part in resolution process of Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the recent two years," the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish told the journalists.
10 March 2006 [17:00]

Isa Gambar: "We have source in President's Office and they can't find him"

Musavat Party chief Isa Gambar answered the allegations of PFPA, ADP and National Unity Movement at the press conference on Friday.
10 March 2006 [16:51]

OSCE MG to meet in Istanbul March 20

The recurrent meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement will be held in Istanbul March 20.
10 March 2006 [15:38]

Pakistani Ambassador holds meetings

On Friday Muhammad Hafiz, the Pakistani Ambassador to Azerbaijan, held a meeting with the Head of the interparliamentary friendship group Azerbaijan-Pakistan, Eldar Ibrahimov.
10 March 2006 [15:26]

OSCE monitoring held without causalities

No breach has been fixed during the OSCE monitoring held in Azeri-Armenian frontline on Friday in accordance with a mandate of the OSCE chairman-in-office, the Defense Ministry announced.
10 March 2006 [14:55]

First Vice-Premier on visit to Kiev

Abbas Abbasov, the Azerbaijani First Vice-Premier, continues bilateral meetings with Ukrainian officials in Kiev.
10 March 2006 [13:36]

Azerbaijan, Germany signed a military cooperation agreement

A military cooperation agreement was signed between the ministries of defense of Germany and Azerbaijan in Baku.
10 March 2006 [11:32]

Leo Platvoet to head CE mission to Azerbaijan again

Next session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Monitoring Committee has taken place in Paris.
10 March 2006 [11:17]

Daniel Fried: "Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders should not miss the chance to settle conflict"

"Washington urges Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders not to miss the chance for settlement of the conflict," Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried said in the House of Representatives.
10 March 2006 [10:42]

KLO: "Budapest Court intends to punish Ramil Safarov at behest of Armenian government"

Yesterday Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) issued a statement concerning to Azerbaijani Army officer Ramil Safarov's trial in Budapest.
10 March 2006 [09:52]

EU-Azerbaijan talks fruitless

The European Union and Azerbaijani officials have failed to agree upon approval of a joint Action Plan developed as part of the EU New Neighborhood Policy.
10 March 2006 [09:24]

Nazim Ibrahimov: "Land distribution to our Georgian compatriots predicts good tendency"

"Land distribution to Azerbaijanis living in Georgia has already begun. Of course, it is impossible to solve over 10-year problems of our compatriots in such a short time. Georgian government's starting to distribute lands among our compatriots is the signs of a good tendency," Chairman of the State Committee for Azerbaijanis Living Abroad, Nazim Ibrahimov told.
10 March 2006 [09:09]

Minsk Group co-chairs ended Washington meeting

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Steven Mann (US), Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Bernar Fasie (France) and Andrzej Kasprzyk, personal representative of OSCE-chairman-in-office, ended their meeting in Washington.
10 March 2006 [01:06]

US does not consider Kosovo possible independence precedent for Karabakh

The US thinks that the conflicts in Nagorno Karabakh and South Ossetia have unique characteristics.
10 March 2006 [00:43]

US State Department announces its report on human rights in Azerbaijan

The US Department of State today made public its 2005 report on human rights practices in Azerbaijan.
10 March 2006 [00:32]

Andres Herkel: "PACE co-rapporteurs to arrive in Baku till June 1"

The PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan, Andres Herkel and Andreas Gross will arrive in Baku as observers.
10 March 2006 [00:30]

Aram Sarkisian: "Armenia has lost the information war with Azerbaijan"

He said that despite of compromises offered by Armenia, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev refused to recognize the independence of Nagorno Karabakh.
10 March 2006 [00:28]

Azeri First Vice-Primer leaves off Ukraine

Abbas Abbasov visited Kiev.
09 March 2006 [15:40]

Yerevan, Baku exchange accusations of ceasefire violation

Azerbaijan and Armenia Thursday continued to fling allegations at each other of numerous ceasefire violations on the border near the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone.
09 March 2006 [15:29]

Emir of Qatar expected

Emir of Qatar Khamad bin Khalifa al Sani will visit Azerbaijan this year.
09 March 2006 [14:40]

EU Special Envoy to visit Baku

Peter Semneby, the newly-appointed EU special representative for South Caucasus, will pay a visit to Baku from 15 to 17 March, Arif Mammadov, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium, informed.
09 March 2006 [14:02]

CE experts to visit Azerbaijan

Experts of the Council of Europe will start visiting Azerbaijan from March 15 to get familiar with the level of preparations for the re-run elections due on May 13, 2006.
09 March 2006 [13:08]

OSCE monitoring in Azeri-Armenian frontline

The OSCE monitoring will be held in the frontline of the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in the west of Borsunlu village of Terter district on Thursday, the Defense Ministry announced.
09 March 2006 [12:36]

Cease-fire breach in frontline

On 8 and 9 March the cease-fire regime in the Azerbaijani-Armenian frontline was violated, the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry informs.
09 March 2006 [12:29]

US Deputy Secretary of State to tour Azerbaijan and Armenia

US Deputy Secretary of State on Europe and Eurasia, Daniel Fried, will visit Azerbaijan next week.
09 March 2006 [11:46]

Azerbaijan, Turkey sign a protocol on emergencies

The Ministries of Emergencies of Azerbaijan and Turkey will sign a protocol on cooperation.
08 March 2006 [20:56]

Samad Seyidov: "Meeting was positive for Azerbaijan"

Monitoring committee of Parliament Assembly meeting was held on Wednesday.
08 March 2006 [17:50]

Armenian Defence Minister: "NATO may not rely upon Armenia acting against Iran"

"Armenia does not even theoretically consider possible offering of its territory for NATO military contingent's deployment, if tension, concerning Iran nuclear program, heightens," stated Secretary of Presidential National Security Council, Defence Minister of Armenia Serge Sarkisyan.
08 March 2006 [17:17]

Russia, U.S. discussed Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held a news conference in Washington.
08 March 2006 [16:13]

"NKR" representative to attend Millennium Challenge Compact ceremony

On March 27, Armenia's Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian will address Armenian-American activists gathering in the nation's capital for a major three-day advocacy conference designed to promote key community issues to Washington's most influential decision makers, reported the Armenian Assembly of America.
08 March 2006 [16:07]

Azerbaijani Ambassador to the UK meets British MP

As is informed from the press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to London Rafael Ibrahimov has met the member of the House of Commons Robert Walter.
08 March 2006 [11:20]

Second round of Azerbaijan-European Union talks in Brussels

Thesecond round of the talks between Azerbaijan and the European Union is being held on Individual Cooperation Plan within European Neighborhood Policy.
08 March 2006 [10:35]

Russian expert: "Russia should not allow using the Caucasus territories for operations against Iran"

He thinks that Russia should not allow using the Caucasus region, Azerbaijan's and Georgia's territories for operations against Iran.
08 March 2006 [10:27]

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State: "Yerevan, Baku should set Karabakh settlement time"

The leaders of parties to the conflict should set the Karabakh settlement time, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza for European and Eurasian Affairs said in Yerevan on Tuesday.
08 March 2006 [10:10]

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: "OSCE MG Washington meeting may be mere measure on duty"

A two-day meeting of co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group for settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict finished in Washington on Tuesday.
08 March 2006 [10:05]

Abdullah Gul: "Security and stability in South Caucasus Turkish foreign policy priority"

Ensuring security and stability in the South Caucasus has always been a priority to Turkey's foreign policy, Turkish FM Abdullah Gul said.
08 March 2006 [09:50]

Armenian vice-speaker says war unlikely to restart soon

"The Armenian people have to understand that if the negotiations to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict are deadlocked, this will not be the end for Armenia. If Baku understands this, why shouldn't Yerevan," said the vice-speaker of the Armenian parliament, Vahan Ovanesian.
07 March 2006 [20:59]

Azeri government acquires quarters for Consulate General in Kars

The Azerbaijani government achieved preliminary agreement with Turkey on allocation of quarters for the Consulate General in Kars.
07 March 2006 [20:44]

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs meet in Washington

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs involved in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will set up consultations in Washington on Tuesday.
07 March 2006 [20:40]

US ambassador to Armenia recalled earlier for using expression "Armenian genocide"

Pro-Armeninan "The California Courier" newspaper writes that the cause is that American ambassador mentioned that genocide policy was pursued against Armenians in the period of the Ottoman Empire.