Politics

29 March 2006 [19:18]

Draft project on the SRP to be presented to Parliament

A meeting of the parliamentary commission on human rights, legal policy and state building took place on March 29.
29 March 2006 [19:15]

Justice Ministry registers ANIP led by Etibar Mammadov

A staff meeting of the Justice Ministry considered on 29 March an appeal by the Azerbaijan National Independence Party on the registration of the party.
29 March 2006 [18:31]

GUAM permanent representatives meet in Strasbourg

A meeting of the permanent representatives of the member-countries of GUAM, a regional organization among Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, was held at the Council of Europe office based in Strasbourg.
29 March 2006 [18:29]

New Ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, Georgia appointed

In accordance with presidential decree newly appointed Ambassadors were granted a rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
29 March 2006 [18:22]

DRP leader meets deputy Ambassdor of Romania

On Wednesday MP Asim Mollazade, the chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), met with the deputy Ambassador of Romania to Azerbaijan, Victor Oprea.
29 March 2006 [18:17]

Japanese Ambassador: "Azeri-Japanese relationships continue developing"

Todahiro Abe attended a 'Blossoming of Sakura' concert on 29 March.
29 March 2006 [18:12]

Meeting of CIS Council of FMs due in St.Petersburg

A meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers will be held in St.Petersburg, Russia, on 21 April 2006.
29 March 2006 [18:10]

PABEC fall meeting to be held in Azerbaijan

28th General Assembly's of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black sea Economic Cooperation Organization (PABEC) fall meeting will be held in Azerbaijan.
29 March 2006 [15:30]

Arif Mammedov: "Mistake at the EU Comission website fixed"

Mistake at the EU Comission website, where Nagorno Karabakh was shown as an Armenian territory, is fixed, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Benelux and EU countries, Arif Mammedov told.
29 March 2006 [10:55]

Communications Minister met with US Ambassador

The Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Ali Abbasov will visit USA in July.
29 March 2006 [10:48]

Italian Justice Minister visits Azerbaijan

Italian Justice Minister Roberto Kastelli will pay a two-day visit to Azerbaijan starting on Wednesday at the invitation of Azerbaijan's Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov.
29 March 2006 [10:46]

Next round of EU-Azerbaijan talks to take place in Baku

The next-third round of Azerbaijan-European Union talks on Action Plan within the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) will be held in Baku soon.
29 March 2006 [10:42]

EU map shows Azerbaijan's NK and Nakhchivan provinces as Armenian territory

Some parts of Azerbaijan's territories have been shown as a territory of Armenia on the website of the European Union European Commission directorship for energy.
29 March 2006 [09:56]

NATO positively appreciates activities done in Azerbaijan Interior Troops within IPAP

The NATO positively appreciated the activities done in Azerbaijani Interior Troops within Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP).
29 March 2006 [09:53]

Madat Guliyev: "My appointment chair of Interior Ministry Main Guard Department is a test for me"

"My appointment to chair of Interior Ministry Main Guard Department is a result of homage and confidence in me," said newly appointed chair of Interior Ministry Main Guard Department, Madat Guliyev.
29 March 2006 [09:13]

President received French Ambassador's credentials

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received newly assigned Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan, Bernard Amodrique du Shafo's credentials.
29 March 2006 [08:48]

Cooperation agreement to be signed between Account Chambers of Azerbaijan and Ukraine

Delegation led by the chair of the Accounts Chamber of Ukraine Valentin Simonenko will visit Baku at the first decade of May.
29 March 2006 [07:52]

Armenians violate cease-fire again

Armenians violated the cease-fire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Gazakh region.
28 March 2006 [23:09]

Chair of CEC to visit Budapest

Mazahir Panahov, the Chair of the Azerbaijani Central Elections Committee (CEC) will pay a visit to Hungary from 7 to 10 April 2006 at the invitation by Zoltan Totun, the Secretary General of the Association of Central and Eastern European Election Officials (ACEEEO).
28 March 2006 [22:50]

PA OSCE rapporteur Goran Lenmarker to arrive in Azerbaijan

Goran Lenmarker, the PA OSCE repporteur on Nagorno-Karabakh, will arrive in Azerbaijan in April, Eldar Ibrahimov, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to PA OSCE, informs.
28 March 2006 [17:02]

Azeri & Georgian frontier guards to meet in Gardabani region

The working meeting of Azerbaijani and Georgian frontier guards will be held in the Gardabani region at the Azerbaijani-Georgian border near the Red bridge.
28 March 2006 [16:59]

Working group prepares for Turkish President's visit to Baku

A Turkish expert group will arrive to Baku at the beginning of April to prepare for the official visit of the Turkish president Ahmed Nedjdet Sezer to Azerbaijan.
28 March 2006 [16:52]

Fuad Aleskerov: "Azerbaijani MNS becomes influential body protecting national interests and security"

Azerbaijani Ministry of National Security (MNS) turns into the influential structure, protecting national interests and security.
28 March 2006 [15:27]

Lithuania to open embassy in Azerbaijan

Galina Kobeskaite, the aide to the president of Lithuania, who took part at the 2nd Congress of World Azerbaijanis in Baku said her country is keen in development of links with Azerbaijan.
28 March 2006 [15:20]

Asefi regrets "anti-Iran remarks" in Baku seminar

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi on Tuesday expressed regret over "anti-Iran remarks" by participants in a seminar in Baku stressing such biased statements, made in presence of Azeri officials, are aimed at damaging the two countries' relations.
28 March 2006 [14:50]

Prime Minister of Turkey Rajab Tayyip Erdogan to visit Azerbaijan

The Prime Minister of Turkey Rajab Tayyip Erdogan will visit Azerbaijan in May this year.
28 March 2006 [14:04]

Maurizio Pavesi: "There is no problem in preparations for by-elections to Milli Majlis"

There is no problem in preparations for by-elections to Milli Majlis, Maurizio Pavesi, the Head of the OSCE Baku Office, told.
28 March 2006 [13:52]

Samed Seyidov: "One of the PACE delegation members to discuss military bases in the country"

One of the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) delegation's Azerbaijani members will discuss the situation with the human rights violations at the military bases in the country at the PACE spring session, head of the Parliamentary Delegation, Samed Seyidov stated.
28 March 2006 [10:03]

Reno Harnish believes in fair by-elections

"Azerbaijani government will hold fair by-elections to Milli Majlis. The US can help Azerbaijan with exit poll and finger inking," the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish told journalists.
28 March 2006 [09:49]

Andrzej Kasprzyk to visit Baku this week and Bernard Fasie in April

"We have not been informed about the conclusions of the co-chairs' meeting in Istanbul," Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists.
28 March 2006 [09:04]

Ombudsman draws up list of Azerbaijanis killed by Armenians in cease-fire

Azerbaijani Human Rights Authority (Ombudsman's Office) appealed to the Defense Ministry in order to draw up the list of Azerbaijanis killed by Armenians in cease-fire period.
28 March 2006 [08:54]

Ukrainians in Azerbaijan voted for "Our Ukraine" alliance

Polling station #3 functioned in the Ukrainian Embassy in Azerbaijan related to the parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
27 March 2006 [17:27]

Romanian Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Romanian officials will pay a number of visits to Azerbaijan this year.
27 March 2006 [16:55]

6 documents to be reviewed at the next Milli Mejlis meeting

6 documents will be reviewed at the next Milli Mejlis meeting on April 4.
27 March 2006 [16:53]

Visit of Turkish President to Azerbaijan planned for 4-5 April

The visit of Turkish President Ahmad Nejded Sezer to Azerbaijan is planned from 4 to 5 April.
27 March 2006 [16:50]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution talks have to be continued"

Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution talks have to be continued.
27 March 2006 [16:47]

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Bernard Fasie to visit region

Bernard Fasie, the French co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, is expected to arrive in the South Caucasus region in April.
27 March 2006 [16:44]

President Aliyev: "Azerbaijan won't tolerate interference in its interior affairs"

Azerbaijan's annual development, the natural resources and strengthening of the positions leads to activization of its enemies.
27 March 2006 [16:37]

President Aliyev: "Azerbaijan territorial integrity has to be restored"

Azerbaijan's position on Nagorno Karabakh conflict remains unchanged - territorial integrity of the state has to be restored.
27 March 2006 [14:10]

Armenians broke cease-fire in Gazakh and Tovuz

Armenians violated the ceased-fire in the direction of Azerbaijan’s regions of Gazakh and Tovuz.
27 March 2006 [14:08]

Nizami Jafarov: "Creation of Turk States' Parliamentary Assembly worries Armenia"

Talks on creation of Turk States' Parliamentary Assembly worries Armenia seriously.
27 March 2006 [14:05]

Madat Guliyev fired from chairmanship of Interpol National Bureau

Madat Guliyev, chairman of Interpol National Bureau on Azerbaijan, was dismissed.
27 March 2006 [13:50]

Ukranian Embassy: "'Our Ukraine' bloc leads in Azerbaijan"

'Our Ukraine' bloc is leading according to the poll results on Ukrainian parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
27 March 2006 [13:42]

Azerbaijan and Moldova to sign an agreement

Azerbaijan and Moldova will sign an agreement for cooperation in youth politics and sport.
27 March 2006 [03:14]

Conference of Popular Front Party classic wing held

Party changed its name Classic Popular Front Party.
27 March 2006 [02:48]

Two more persons withdrew their candidacy for parliamentary polls

Two more persons registered to participate in reelections withdrew their candidacy.
27 March 2006 [02:21]

Etibar Mammadov to visit Rome on March 29

Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) leader Etibar Mammadov will visit Rome to join the congress of European People’s Party on March 29.
27 March 2006 [02:19]

ANIP to complete conferences in its 41 organizations

Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) led by Ayaz Rustamov, continues its conferences in the regional organizations related to preparation to its congress to be held in late April.
26 March 2006 [17:50]

Statement on refugees and IDPs in South Caucasus to be discussed in PACE

Statement on refugees and IDPs in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia included to PACE's spring session.
26 March 2006 [17:24]

Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents may meet again this year

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia may hold next meeting on regulation of Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict in 2006.
26 March 2006 [17:18]

Deputy Foreign Minister left for Canada and the US

Araz Azimov starts a regional visit.
26 March 2006 [13:44]

President Aliyev approved regulations on Battle Flag of MNS Academy

The President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on approval of regulations and image of the battle flag and of the Heydar Aliyev Academy of the Ministry of National Security.
26 March 2006 [13:34]

Savarsh Kocharyan: "Russia made Armenia a polygon of political and economic pressure"

"Because of a policy of obedience pursued by official Yerevan, Armenia has already turned from a fortpost of Russia into its addition."
25 March 2006 [16:31]

General Nejat Eslen: "If Azerbaijan initiates the war, neither the US nor the EU will oppose this step"

Turkish General says that Azerbaijan should solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict by itself.
25 March 2006 [16:24]

Ballot papers to be ready in May

Ballot papers for the rerun of parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan will be ready several days before the Election Day.
25 March 2006 [16:13]

Democratic Reforms Party denounces political violence in Belarus

Protesters against the results of presidential elections in Belarus were arrested by the law enforcement bodies.
25 March 2006 [16:11]

Peter Semneby: "EU to take a direct part in settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

EU special representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby made a statement.
25 March 2006 [15:51]

Nizami Bakhmanov: "OSCE mission to investigate destruction of forests in Karabakh"

OSCE Fact Investigation mission will arrive to Karabakh in June to investigate hostage issue.
25 March 2006 [10:19]

President Aliyev congratulated Alexander Lukashenko

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his re-election to the post of the President of Belarus.
25 March 2006 [10:10]

Refugees and IDPs State Committee Chief Ali Hasanov meets with Italian Ambassador

Deputy Premier, Chairman of the Republic Committee for International Humanitarian Aid, the State Committee on work with Refugees and IDPs, Ali Hasanov, met with Mr. Gian Luigi Masha, Italian Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
25 March 2006 [09:59]

Novruz Mammadov: "Co-chairs do not have any suggestions to conflicting sides at present"

"The Minsk Group co-chairs usually exchange views on the negotiating process over the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, and inform the conflicting sides about their conclusions only in the meeting with either FM or with President," the Head of the President's Office Department of International Relations, Novruz Mammadov stated.
25 March 2006 [00:21]

Tahir Karimov: "No talks on Nagorno Karabakh conflict in Washington"

No talks are planned on the regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh problem in US March 2006, Tahir Karimov, Councellor on political issues of the Azerbaijani Embassy in US, stated.
24 March 2006 [23:43]

Azerbaijan to release Armenian POW

Azerbaijan has repatriated POW Vartan Saakyan to the Armenian side.
24 March 2006 [23:17]

MPs suggested to declare Iranian Ambassador persona non grata

Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Afshar Suleymani shall be expelled from the country, National Front of the Single Azerbaijan party chairman, MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev told at the parliamentary meeting March 24.
24 March 2006 [23:02]

The resident wounded during cease-fire feels better

The state of Anar Husseynov, the resident of the Aghdam region, who was wounded as a result of violation of the cease-fire by Armenians on March 22-23, is satisfactory.
24 March 2006 [14:52]

Azeri MPs to observe parliamentary elections in Ukraine

Azerbaijani parliamentarians arrived at Ukraine to observe upcoming elections on March 26.
24 March 2006 [14:27]

"Refugees and Displaced Persons in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia" on PACE spring session agenda

Declaration on "Refugees and Displaced Persons in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia" was included into Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) spring preliminary session agenda. Project of the given document was prepared by the Latvian reporter of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population, Boriss Cilevics.
24 March 2006 [13:49]

Cease-fire breach in Armenian-Azeri frontline

March 23 the units of the Armenian armed forces dislocated in 0.4km south of Mazamli village of Gazakh District fired from 18:20pm to 18:25pm the positions of the Azerbaijan National Army in the opposite.
24 March 2006 [13:28]

CEC invites foreign partners to observe re-run elections

The Azerbaijan Central Elections Commission (CEC) will invite representatives of CEC from other countries to observe the re-run parliamentary elections on May 13, CEC Vice-Chairman, Swetlana Gasimova stated.
24 March 2006 [11:56]

Al Qaeda recruiting Azeri girls

"The Al Qaeda terror cell is trying to recruit Azeri girls to carry out suicide attacks," the National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov has said.
24 March 2006 [11:45]

Opposition cites West's "double standard" on Azerbaijan

The opposition has accused the West of a “double standard” against Azerbaijan.
24 March 2006 [11:27]

Afshar Suleymani: "Azerbaijani TV channels banned me"

"Reckless statements cannot harm relations, relations between the two countries will expand and deepen, planned projects will be implemented," Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Afshar Suleymani, said.
24 March 2006 [11:08]

Steven Mann: "Time works against all of us"

"OSCE MG co-chairs consider peace agreement on Nagorno Karabakh conflict in this year in any version as desirable. But in the conclusion, this agreement depends on the conflicting parties," American co-chair Steven Mann told.
24 March 2006 [09:25]

Vardan Oskanian: "Opportunities to settle Karabakh conflict reduced a bit in 2006"

"After the Istanbul meeting on March 20 the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs have not informed of their coming steps yet," Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian said.
24 March 2006 [09:20]

Kazakhstan to enter the list of 50 competing states

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev made traditional appeal to people on March 1.