Politics

25 February 2005 [16:06]

Azeri President off to Italy

The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has departed to Italy with official visit, "Trend" agency reports.
24 February 2005 [09:11]

Germany ready to assist Azerbaijan in integration into Euro-Atlantic bodies

Germany is ready to assist Azerbaijan in integration into the Euro-Atlantic bodies, Detleph Lingemann, the German Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told a news conference on Wednesday.
24 February 2005 [09:09]

Right protectors stated that operation held in Places of Detentions had no political motives

Right protectors Chingiz Ganizade, Saida Gocamanli, Kamil Salimov, Zaliha Tahirova, Eldar Zeynalov held a conference in "Nizami" Press Club (APA).
24 February 2005 [09:06]

Ombudsman applied the Committee of Red Cross for releasing our soldiers from hostage

Elmira Suleymanova- Commissioner of Azerbaijan on Human Rights applied lady Mary Vernts-Azerbaijan representative of International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) asking to take necessary measures in the direction of releasing soldiers of Armed Forces Hikmet Tagiyev, Khayal Abdullayev and Ruslan Bashirov from hostage.
24 February 2005 [09:04]

Germany calls Azerbaijan to hold unbiased, free parliamentary elections

"Azerbaijan should hold free and unbiased parliamentary elections," Detleph Lingemann, the German Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told journalists.
24 February 2005 [09:01]

President addressed to Azerbaijan nation on the occasion of anniversary of the tragedy of Khojali

President Ilham Aliyev addressed Azerbaijan nation on the occasion of 13th anniversary of the tragedy of Khojali.
23 February 2005 [18:27]

Azeri President to visit Pakistan in June-July 2004

An official visit of the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Pakistan has been scheduled for June-July 2005.
23 February 2005 [17:58]

US General Wald: "We desire Russia not to protest against the military participation of USA in Azerbaijan"

"Pentagon desires Russia not to protest against military participation of USA in Azerbaijan and Georgia".
23 February 2005 [17:56]

Azerbaijani deputies will make speeches in the parliament of Turkey within Khojali genocide

Deputies Nizami Jafarov and Elman Mammadov will leave for Turkey to take part in the discussions to be held in General National Assembly of Turkey (GNAT) on February, 24 within Khojali genocide.
23 February 2005 [17:56]

Frontier-guards of Azerbaijani detained two ships of Russia

Yesterday two ships belonging to Russia were detained which entered the territorial waters of Azerbaijan without permission and dropped anchors in the prohibited area.
23 February 2005 [17:54]

Captured Azeri soldiers sent letters to their parents

Three Azerbaijani soldiers, who were captured by Armenians on February, 16 have sent letters to their parents.
23 February 2005 [17:52]

Karabakh conflict will be driven for discussion in summer session of Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE

"Karabakh conflict will be driven for discussion in summer session of Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE to be held on July 4-9 in Washington, capital of USA".
23 February 2005 [17:49]

Armenian delegation to participate in 4th conference of TRACECA permanent commission in Baku

An Armenian delegation headed by Andranik Manukian, the Minister of Telecommunications and Communications, will arrive in Baku to participate in the 4th conference of the permanent intergovernmental conference of TRACECA, to be held at Gulustan Palace on 21-22 April, the TRACECA Intergovernmental permanent commission.
23 February 2005 [17:48]

Azerbaijani students to hold meeting in Ankara office of the UNO

A meeting will be held in front of Ankara office of United Nations Organizations at 3 p.m on February 25.
23 February 2005 [17:47]

Greece ready to assist in Azerbaijan's integration to Euro-Atlantic bodies

Greece is ready to assist in Azerbaijan's integration to the Euro-Atlantic bodies to enable Azerbaijan to take the deserved place among the European nations, Themistokles Dimidis, the Greek Ambassador to Azerbaijan, said while presenting his credentials to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
22 February 2005 [09:19]

Measures are taken for our captured soldiers to get back

APA was informed of it by Ramiz Malikov-head of press service of Ministry for Defense.
22 February 2005 [09:07]

The workshop on topic "Encouragement of court and legal reforms in Azerbaijan" to be held in Schtuttgart

21 corr. G.Azizoglu The workshop on topic "Encouragement of court and legal reforms in Azerbaijan" is to be held in Schtuttgart, 23- 25 February.
22 February 2005 [09:05]

Elmar Mammadyarov received copies of credentials of new ambassadors

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received copies of credentials of new ambassadors of some countries' newly appointed to Azerbaijan.
22 February 2005 [09:04]

Azerbaijan to sign agreement on co-op with NATO

The Azerbaijani government and NATO will sign an Action Plan on Individual Partnership shortly, Ramiz Malikov, the spokesman for the Defense Ministry told Trend on Monday.
22 February 2005 [09:02]

Congressman called USA Congress to recognize genocide of Khojali

Congressman Den Barton-representative of Indiana State in USA Congress, member of International Relations Committee made a speech in the House of Representatives and called Congress to recognize genocide of Khojali on February, 18.
21 February 2005 [12:08]

EU council to consider report on Azerbaijan by March 14

The Board of the European Union will consider a report on Azerbaijan within fortnight in Brussels, Baku Bureau of EU TACIS program told Trend.
21 February 2005 [12:03]

Three Azeris were captured by Armenian troops

Armenian forces have captured three Azeri soldiers along the ceasefire line.
21 February 2005 [11:57]

Arrested opposition leaders will be released

Seven opposition leaders convicted for staging the post-election public disorder in Baku may be released on another presidential decree.
19 February 2005 [11:05]

PACE rapporteurs to pay 6 visits to Azerbaijan this year

Andreas Gross and Andreas Herkel, the co-rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will pay 6 visits to Azerbaijan this year to hold monitoring of the fulfillment of CE obligations by Azerbaijan. Aytan Shirinova, the spokeswomen of the CE Baku Office told Trend.
19 February 2005 [11:04]

CIS experts to discuss fighting terror, crime, drugs

A meeting of the joint commission on unifying the legislation in fighting terror, crime and drug trafficking in St-Petersburg, Russia, on 19-22 February, the Milii Majlis [parliament] told Trend.
19 February 2005 [11:03]

Azerbaijan government prolongs ICRC access to all places of detention

On 18 February 2005, the Azerbaijan Government represented by Mr. Fikret Mammadov, Minister of Justice and the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), represented by Mrs. Mary Werntz, Head of the ICRC Delegation in Azerbaijan signed a protocol prolonging for a second time , the original 2000 Agreement on ICRC access places of detention.
19 February 2005 [11:03]

OSCE calls Azeri officers to approach more seriously state program on fighting corruption

OSCE hails Azerbaijani authorities' intention on fighting corruption, the same time the officers seriously approach the state program on fighting corruption, Mauricio Pavesi, the heads of he Baku office of OSCE, told a roundtable on 'State bodies in fighting corruption' organized on Friday jointly with the Society of Young Lawyers.
19 February 2005 [10:58]

Ilham Aliyev attended ceremony on launching oil production from Central Azeri

Ilham Aliyev has attended ceremony, on launching first oil production from Central Azeri (CA), one part of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oilfields.
19 February 2005 [09:10]

Interests of Azerbaijan in the background of USA-Iran hypothetical war

Intensive character of ultimatiums of Bush Administration against Teheran, caused danger of launch of new wide ranged military operations in the in the region.
19 February 2005 [03:33]

Bicentenary of the Karabakh Tragedy

200 years ago on May 14 near Kurekchay river Ibrahim-khan Karabakhsky and the General of the Infantry of All Russia's troop Tsitsianov signed the treaty on "Sacramental promise” according to which Ibrahim-khan with all possessions of him "voluntarily" took up citizenship of All Russian Empire.
18 February 2005 [09:16]

PACE spring session promises to be difficult for Azerbaijan

"Azerbaijan should take serious steps by April in the direction of implementation of its commitments to the CE," Samad Seyidov, the head of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to the PACE, also head of the standing parliamentary commission on international relations and interparliamentary bonds of Milli Majlis told Trend.
18 February 2005 [09:12]

Ukrainian President to pay official visit to Baku

Ukrainian President Victor Yusshenko will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan in May-June 2005, Anatoliy Yurchenko, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told a news conference held on Thursday in connection with the last political developments in Ukraine.
17 February 2005 [09:15]

Upper Karabakh problem will be discussed in Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE

On February, 24 in Vienna city-capital of Austria, winter session of Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE, will begin its activity.
17 February 2005 [09:10]

A.Gross and A.Herkel to visit Azerbaijan in April

The Parliament Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rapporteurs Andreas Gross and Andres Herkel will visit Baku to monitor commitments that Azerabaijan took for CE.
17 February 2005 [09:07]

Prisoners' riot in prison ?11 was suppressed

The riot in prison ?11 has been suppressed today in the morning (APA).Additional forces of Internal Forces and Ministry of Justice were involved to the territory at 6p.m at night yesterday.
16 February 2005 [09:21]

Karabakh Freedom Organization plans measures within the anniversary of Khojali slaughter

Akif Naghi-head of Karabakh Freedom Organization (KFO) held after conference within the anniversary of Khojali slaughter.
16 February 2005 [09:20]

Terry Davis called Azerbaijan to execute obligations taken

"Some problems still remain unresolved though longstanding efforts of Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Azerbaijani authorities".
16 February 2005 [09:18]

Azerbaijan president off to Moscow

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev left for Moscow for two-day official visit on 15 February.
16 February 2005 [09:18]

Azerbaijan commitments to be discussed in spring session of PACE

Azerbaijan commitments will be discussed in spring session of Parliament Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) which to be held on 25-29 April 2005 in Strasbourg, head of EU information office in Azerbaijan Ayten Shirinova informed Trend.
16 February 2005 [09:17]

Prisoners' riot in prison ?11

The prisoners raised a riot in prison enterprise ?11 at about 10a.m yesterday morning.
16 February 2005 [09:15]

About 10 bilateral documents to be signed between Azerbaijan and China

About 10 bilateral documents will be signed during Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyevs visit to China scheduled for March 2005, diplomatic sources informed Trend.
16 February 2005 [09:12]

Monitoring held on borderline of troops in Tartar

Relevant to the mandate of personal representative of current chairman of OSCE monitoring was held in the territory of Terter, near the road located between Terter and Aghdere regions, in the borderline of the troops.
16 February 2005 [09:11]

Azerbaijan sent 769 complaints to European Court

Azerbaijan sent 769 complaints to European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) in January 2005. Ayten Shirinova, the head of EU office in Azerbaijan, informed Trend.
15 February 2005 [09:16]

Monitoring to be held in borderline of troops

Relevant to the mandate of personal representative of current chairman of OSCE, monitoring is planned to be held in near the road between Tartar and Aghdere in the territory of Tartar region, in borderline of the troops.
15 February 2005 [09:15]

Araz Azimov: "Armenians must realize giving back the territories"

"Fact finding mission has completed its activity's first stage. At present, they prepare report loking through the facts, materials taken into notes".
15 February 2005 [09:14]

EU calls for conducting comprehensive, independent investigation of court case of opposition leaders

EU expresses its anxiety for OSCE report on 4 February 2005 concerning monitoring of Azerbaijani courts.
15 February 2005 [09:13]

Ilham Aliyev to pay an official visit to Moscow

President Ilham Aliyev will be on an official visit to Russia on February, 16-17.
15 February 2005 [09:05]

PACE rapporteurs advised to eliminate court problems in Azerbaijan

"Elimination of the problems in the Azerbaijani court system can be a big push in the development of the democracy in the republic".
15 February 2005 [09:04]

Russia to appoint its ambassador to Azerbaijan in summer

"As Russian pays attention to the relations with CIS states, appointment of the diplomatic corps in these countries is under the control of Vladimir Putin, the Russian President.
12 February 2005 [14:06]

Georgian first lady to visit Azerbaijan in March

Sandra Rulofs, the Georgian first lady will visit Azerbaijan in the second half of March, Zurab Gumbaridze, the Georgian Ambassador in Azerbaijan told Trend.
12 February 2005 [13:27]

Turkey supports Azerbaijani just position on Armenian-Azeri conflict over Nagorno Karabakh

Turkey always supported the just position of Azerbaijan in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno Karabakh and this policy will be continued in future, Abdullah Gul, the Turkish Foreign Minister told in Ankara on the summaries of Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister's Turkish visit.
12 February 2005 [13:04]

Aliyev considers 2004 successful year for Azerbaijan

2004 year was very successful for Azerbaijan in the economic development and particularly, social-economic development of the regions, the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev told in Gulustan Palace, dedicated to 1-year execution of he State Program on the social-economic development of the regions in 2004-2008 years, Trend reports.
11 February 2005 [14:22]

Armenian army violated ceasefire again

Forces of Armenian Armed Forces violated ceasefire in borderline of troops. Armenians fired Azerbaijan positions in the direction of Shikhlar village of Agdam.
11 February 2005 [13:57]

Officials to submit income report till July 30

The official persons have to submit the report on their incomes to the Commission on Fights against Corruption till July 30, these regulations were reflected in the draft 'the Guidelines on submission the financial information by the officials', directed to Milli Mejlis by the Azerbaijani President.
11 February 2005 [13:06]

Turkish president to visit Azerbaijan

Ahmad Nejdet Sezer, the Turkish President plans to visit Azerbaijan in the beginning of July, Turan Morali, the Turkish ambassador in Azerbaijan told Trend.
11 February 2005 [12:24]

Heyki Talvitye held press conference within results of Baku visit

Heyki Talvitye- special representative of European Union (EU) over South Caucasus region held a press conference dedicated to the results of his visit to Baku. He stated that he held meetings with President Ilham Aliyev, MFA leader Elmar Mammadyarov, apposition members and media leaders.
11 February 2005 [11:54]

PACE reporters pay attention to forthcoming parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

"During the negotiations with the Azerbaijani government, the main attention will be paid to the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan", Andreas Gross, reporter of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) told the journalists in Baku on February 10.
11 February 2005 [08:58]

EU to participate in formation of peaceful forces for conflict region

European Union (EU) is ready to support the Armenia and Azerbaijan and OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs for the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagrono Karabakh, Heike Talvitie, and EU special representative on the Southern Caucasus, told in the press conference in Baku on February 10.
10 February 2005 [09:33]

Azerbaijani-Chinese business forum to hold in Beijing

The Azerbaijani-Chinese business-forum will be held in Beijing in March. The representatives of the state companies and the private sector will participate in the forum, diplomatic source told Trend.
10 February 2005 [09:32]

Decree of Amnesty is expected on the eve of Novruz Holiday

On the eve of Novruz Holiday, the next amnesty will be signed by the President.
10 February 2005 [09:30]

French senate chairman to visit Baku

The visit of Christian Ponsle, the chairman of the French Senate, is expected in the beginning of April, the Azerbaijani MM told Trend.
10 February 2005 [09:30]

Azeri ombudsman to visit USA

Elmira Suleymanova, the Azerbaijani official on human rights (Ombudsman) will participate in the session of the UN World Conference on the women problems from February 28 to March 1 in New-York, the Ombudsman told Trend.
10 February 2005 [09:25]

Elmar Mammadyarov received Tom Adams- associating representative of US State Department

Elmar Mammadyarov- minister of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan received ambassador Tom Adams- associating representative of US State Department for Aid to European and Eurasian countries.
10 February 2005 [09:23]

NATO experts group to visit Baku

The NATO experts group will visit Baku in the middle of February, Robert Simons, NATO Secretary General special representative on the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia, told the journalists, Trend reports.
10 February 2005 [09:23]

Iham Aliyev received Heyki Telavitye

Yesterday President Ilham Aliyev received Heyki Telavitye-special representative of European Union (EU) on South Caucasus.
10 February 2005 [09:21]

Turkey archive on Azeri genocide is open for whole world

"In order to prove that, Armenian genocide in 1915 is lie and fantasy, the Turkish archive is open for the whole world, it can be investigated", Bulent Arinj, the head of the Turkish Great National Meeting (GNM) told the journalists on February 9, Trend reports.
09 February 2005 [09:17]

Azeri officer's second court listening in Budapest due

The second court listening of Ramil Safarov, officer of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Budapest on February 8. The representatives of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Hungary and the barristers - Peter Zalay and Adil Ismayilov (coordinator) participate in the listening, Trend reports. The meeting is held in the Hungarian language with the Turkish interpreter.
09 February 2005 [09:15]

Azeri President satisfy cooperation with NATO

The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is satisfied the successful integration to the euro Atlantic structures and cooperation with NATO, he announced while receiving Robert Simons, NATO special representative on the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia, Trend reports.
09 February 2005 [09:10]

OSCE mission finished work in Azerbaijani occupied regions

OSCE fact-finding mission has finished work in 7 Azerbaijani occupied regions, Trend reports.
09 February 2005 [09:09]

Iranian Ambassador in Azerbaijan - USA war against Iran will be big mistake

Iran considers that, USA will make a big mistake in the war against Iran, Afshar Suleymani, Iranian ambassador in Azerbaijan said in the press conference on February 8, dedicated to 26th anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, Trend reports.
09 February 2005 [09:06]

Six Azeris were sentenced in terrorist plots

Six people were sentenced to prison following their conviction on charges of illegal arms possession and plotting terrorist acts, a court official said Tuesday.
08 February 2005 [09:02]

The number of members of New Azerbaijan Party reached to 359.709

The next meeting of Administrative Staff of New Azerbaijan Party was held on February, 5. According to then information given from press service of the party, report of Administrative Staff on activity of NAP in 2004 was listened; finance report of the party was confirmed.
08 February 2005 [09:01]

Genocide of Khojali will be discussed in Head Assembly of Turkey

Today chairman of Head Assembly of Turkey Bulent Arinj and delegation accompanying him met with chairman of Milly Mejlis (MM) Murtuz Aleskerov.
08 February 2005 [09:00]

OSCE annual meeting to discuss Azerbaijani problems

The problem, connected with Azerbaijan will be on focus in the OSCE Parliament assembly final meeting, which will be held in Washington on July 5-9, Sattar Safarov, chairman of MM [Azerbaijani parliament] Economic Policy permanent commission, told Trend.
08 February 2005 [09:00]

7-8 documents will be signed during Azeri President's Chinese visit

Signing 7-8 documents is expected during Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's visit to China in the first half of the current year, diplomatic source told Trend.