Politics

17 September 2006 [01:50]

Oskanian again refused to meet Azeri FM

In the near future no meetings between Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers are planned, Armenian Minister Vartan Oskanian told journalists on Saturday.
16 September 2006 [14:46]

Azerbaijan to participate in 2nd Forum of young leaders

The Second forum of young leaders of the CIS countries and the Baltic States will pass in Sochi, September 16-19.
16 September 2006 [14:44]

Azeri Omb visits Georgia

Ombudswoman Elmira Suleymanova has visited Georgia.
16 September 2006 [14:42]

GUAM's national coordinatros meet in Kyiv

A ceremony on 15th anniversary of independence of Ukraine took place in Kyiv, September 15, organized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
16 September 2006 [14:31]

Trade Unions' chief meets Turkish Minister

On September 15, Chairman of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Azerbaijan (ACTU) Sattar Mehbaliyev met with the visiting delegation of Turkey led by Minister of labor and social security Murat Bashesgioglu.
16 September 2006 [14:22]

Defense Minister to visit Turkey

Azerbaijan Defense Minister Safar Abiyev is expected to visit Turkey soon.
16 September 2006 [14:14]

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence: "Azerbaijan is close to NATO standards"

Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received the US Deputy Defense Ministry Jim MacDougall.
16 September 2006 [10:35]

Iranian Parliament Speaker due to visit Azerbaijan

The date of Iran's Parliament Speaker Gulamali Haddad Adelin's visit to Azerbaijan has not been specified, Mohammadrza Rashad, Iranian deputy ambassador told.
16 September 2006 [10:31]

Azerbaijani ambassador to Georgia visits Azerbaijanis

Azerbaijani ambassador to Georgia Namig Aliyev visited Lagodekhi and Telavi regions in Kakhetia to get closely acquainted with the living conditions of Azerbaijanis there.
16 September 2006 [09:59]

Azerbaijan and Russia to conclude contract on military technical cooperation

Russia and Azerbaijan intends to expand military technical cooperation. A special program has been prepared for this, Vasili Istratov, Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan told the journalists.
16 September 2006 [09:49]

Azerbaijan-France intergovernmental commission to meet in Paris

The meeting of the Azerbaijan-France intergovernmental commission will be held in Paris from October 30 till 3 November.
15 September 2006 [23:24]

Iran, Venezuela try to forge anti-US front at summit

Iran, Venezuela and other states opposed to U.S. policy sought to forge a common front on Friday at a Non-Aligned summit that Cuban leader Fidel Castro was declared too ill to chair.
15 September 2006 [20:16]

MNS chief attends conference in Turkey

A delegation of the Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan led by Lieutenant-General Eldar Mahmudov was from 11 to 13 September in Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the ninth Session of the Conference of the heads of security bodies of Turkish speaking nations including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
15 September 2006 [20:14]

Nakhchivan's head meets Indian Ambassador

Chairman of the Nakhchivan Supreme Majlis (Parliament) Vasif Talibov met with the ambassador of India to Azerbaijan Jyoti Svarup Pande.
15 September 2006 [20:11]

President Aliyev meets US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on September 15 at Presidential Palace received the delegation led by the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Jim MacDougall.
15 September 2006 [20:08]

PACE legal affairs and human rights committee's meting due

Member of Azerbaijan Parliament Rafael Huseynov on 15 September will take part at meeting of the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in the city of Nafplion, Greece.
15 September 2006 [20:04]

President Aliyev congratulates Mexican counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev of the Azerbaijan Republic congratulated the President of the United States of Mexico Vicente Fox Quesada on Independence Day.
15 September 2006 [14:51]

Unsanctioned opposition rallies will be prevented

"Any unsanctioned opposition rallies will be prevented by police forces," chief of Baku Main Police Department, Lt. Gen. Maharram Aliyev told journalists.
15 September 2006 [14:49]

Parliament not to discuss Electoral Code at the autumn session

Azerbaijani parliament is not going to discuss Electoral Code at the autumn session.
15 September 2006 [14:12]

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense visits Azerbaijan

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense James C. MacDougall is visiting Azerbaijan from September 14 to 16 for meetings and discussions with at the Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs.
15 September 2006 [13:57]

Azerbaijani honorary consul in Lebanon to visit Baku

Honorary consul in Lebanon Nazih Gassoub is due to visit Baku in late September, the honorary consul told.
15 September 2006 [13:55]

Dissatisfaction in Azerbaijan over the invitation to Turkish Congress

Azerbaijani public representatives expressed their discontent with the invitation to the Congress of Turkish-speaking States in Antalya on September 18.
15 September 2006 [09:57]

Azerbaijani Defense Industry Ministry considers joint projects with Ukraine

Azerbaijan Defense Industry Ministry (DIM) considers joint projects with Ukraine's relevant bodies.
15 September 2006 [09:21]

Armenia wants to establish diplomatic relations with Turkey

Armenia is ready to establish diplomatic relations with Turkey without any preconditions, Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Arman Kirakosyan said Thursday at his meeting with schoolchildren.
14 September 2006 [21:30]

Peter Semneby: "EU is concerned over the situation in the South Caucasus"

"EU is concerned over developments in the South Caucasus and considers necessary to prevent escalation of tension in the region," EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby said at a news conference in Moscow Wednesday.
14 September 2006 [21:18]

Turkey's EU Membership and the Muslim World

Almost all the unsuccessful politicians in many of the EU countries have recently been talking about the issue of Turkey's full membership to the EU.
14 September 2006 [21:09]

Gallup poll: Armenians against open border with Turkey

Most Armenians are against having an open border with Turkey as long as the latter refuses to recognize the 1915 Armenian "genocide," according to a new U.S.-funded opinion poll.
14 September 2006 [21:07]

Moscow considers "counterproductive" attempts to dismantle existing conflict-settlement mechanisms

Official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Mikhail Kamynin commented on the outcomes of discussion in UN General Assembly the issue of introducing a new agenda item in the UN GA 61 session on delayed conflicts on GUAM space (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova).
14 September 2006 [20:58]

Leo Platvoet: "I think my report will be approved by both Azerbaijan and Armenia"

"Azerbaijani and Armenian state commissions for prisoners of war, missing persons and hostages will cooperate more closely after I present my report to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly," said Leo Platvoet, rapporteur of PACE for prisoners of war and missing persons in the South Caucasus.
14 September 2006 [16:30]

IAEA says U.S. report on Iran 'erroneous'

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has protested to the U.S. government over what it says is false information about Iran's nuclear program.
14 September 2006 [15:11]

Wolfgang Sporrer: "The Action Plan to be signed between EU and Azerbaijan is a document containing political commitments"

The European Union has, since 1992 up to today, implemented programmes and projects in Azerbaijan worth more than 400 million euros. Aid was focused on different topics over time.
14 September 2006 [14:51]

"Diplomacy of Regional Countries: View from Washington" lecture to be read in Diplomatic Academy

The Diplomatic Academy under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan will organize lectures on "Diplomacy of Regional Countries: View from Washington."
14 September 2006 [14:30]

President Aliyev receives Turkish Labor and Social Security Minister

President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation led by Turkish Minister of Labor and Social Security Murat Bashesgioglu.
14 September 2006 [14:27]

NATO: "We do not meddle with increasing defense expenditure in Azerbaijan"

NATO considers the increase of defense expenditure in Azerbaijan as political issue.
14 September 2006 [14:24]

UN General Assembly to discuss conflicts in GUAM area

The UN General Assembly decided on September 13 to include a new item on conflicts in the Black Sea-South Caucasus region in the work programme of its sixty-first session.
14 September 2006 [14:15]

President Aliyev receives Central Asia-Caucasus Institute chairman

President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation of the Washington-based Central Asia-Caucasus Institute led by its Chairman Frederick Starr.
14 September 2006 [14:13]

Azeri, Armenian foreign ministers to discuss Karabakh settlement

The Azeri and Armenian foreign ministers will hold a meeting on the Karabakh settlement on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York City on September 25-26.
14 September 2006 [11:39]

Azeri envoy congratulates Japan's Emperor

On birth of the first grandson of Emperor of Japan Akihito, in the Imperial Palace was arranged ceremony of records in the book of congratulations.
14 September 2006 [11:33]

Turkish Minister of Labor and Social Security arrives in Azerbaijan

Turkish Minister of Labor and Social Security Murat Basesgioglu and his accompanying delegation arrived September 13 in Azerbaijan.
14 September 2006 [11:29]

Ukrainian Diplomatic Academy ready to receive Azeri students

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Ukraine Talat Aliyev has visited the Diplomatic Academy under the MFA of Ukraine.
14 September 2006 [09:21]

Georgian Times: "The World knows Armenia as an invader"

The Georgian Times interviewed Azerbaijan's ambassador to Georgia Namig Aliyev.
14 September 2006 [08:46]

New Pakistani ambassador to Azerbaijan arrives in Baku

Newly appointed Pakistani aAmbassador to Azerbaijan Javid Gureyshi has arrived in Baku.
14 September 2006 [08:41]

Azerbaijani CEC was not appealed for exit-poll in local elections

No international organization has appealed to Azerbaijani Central Election Commission for conducting exit-poll in repeat local elections scheduled for October 6, Natig Mammadov, CEC secretary told.
13 September 2006 [21:54]

Georgia-U.S. military consultations over in Batumi

Georgia's armed forces have achieved considerable progress lately which should be preserved and developed, a Pentagon delegation that held bilateral consultations in Batumi with Georgian colleagues said Wednesday.
13 September 2006 [21:43]

EU voices concern about violence in southern Caucasus

A senior European Union official on Wednesday expressed alarm over violence in the ex-Soviet Southern Caucasus, reaffirming that conflicts in the region must be solved by peaceful means.
13 September 2006 [19:44]

Defence Industry Minister meets Turkish Defence Minister

Minister of Defense Industry Yavar Jamalov met September 12 in the Turkish capital, Ankara, with National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul.
13 September 2006 [19:14]

Turkish FM cautions over possible rift during French 'Year of Armenia'

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul's visit to France to take part in an intercultural dialog meeting coincides with the inauguration of France's "Year of Armenia."
13 September 2006 [19:11]

Bulgaria, Armenia to engage in military cooperation

Bulgaria and Armenia will engage in military cooperation.
13 September 2006 [19:09]

New US ambassador to Armenia expected to arrive amid controversy, protests

The new United States Ambassador to Armenia is expected to assume his post in Yerevan in the near future, but in some local and Diaspora groups his arrival is, already, not being greeted warmly.
13 September 2006 [19:04]

Iran's Parliament Speaker meets Armenian President

Iran's Parliament Speaker in a meeting with Armenia's President at Armenia stated that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran through relying on its nation would never kneel in front of tyrants and oppressors.
13 September 2006 [18:51]

Abulfaz Qarayev meets Pakistan's Tourism Minister

Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Qarayev met with Pakistan's Minister for Tourism Mrs. Nilofar Bakhtiar, who came to Baku to attend the 5th session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers.
13 September 2006 [18:46]

GUAM conflicts not to be discussed at the UN General Assembly

The issue on "Unresolved conflicts in GUAM, their impact on the international world, security and development" has not been included into the agenda of the UN General Assembly 61st Session by Russian proposal.
13 September 2006 [18:38]

US Ambassador: "We want UN and OSCE missions to visit the burnt Azeri lands"

"We were very pleased by the adoption of the UN Resolution on the fires in Azerbaijani territories.
13 September 2006 [18:28]

Ukrainian pilots to train Azeri air fighters

Ukraine Aviation Center will train pilots for Azerbaijan Air Forces.
13 September 2006 [18:26]

Azerbaijan, EU conclude action plan

Azerbaijan will sign European Neighborhood Policy action plan with the European Union in Baku on 2-3 October this year.
13 September 2006 [15:36]

Former Iranian President Khatami meets with Annan at close of U.S. tour

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has met with United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in New York near the close of Khatami's visit to the United States.
13 September 2006 [15:33]

"Genocide" issue blocks naming of U.S. Ambassador to Armenia

A U.S. senator has blocked a vote on the nomination of Richard Hoagland to be the new U.S. ambassador to Armenia in protest of the Bush administration's refusal to classify as genocide the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in the closing years of the Ottoman Empire.
13 September 2006 [13:05]

Bomb blast kills 11, including 5 children, in Turkey

Witnesses said the blast, apparently triggered by a mobile phone, tore a hole half a metre across on the pavement and shattered the windows of nearby houses and offices.
13 September 2006 [13:03]

Nilufer Bakhtiyar: "For Azerbaijan Pakistan does not recognize Armenia as a country"

"The Islamic Republic of Pakistan does not recognize Armenia even as a country for the sake of Azerbaijan," Pakistani Tourism Minister Nilufer Bakhtiyar told a press conference today while commenting on the situation of tourism between Pakistan and Armenia.
13 September 2006 [12:15]

Tahir Karimli: "Unlike some oppositionists, I do not play a game"

"We must admit we could not change the current power through a revolution or elections."
13 September 2006 [12:12]

Azerbaijani Armed Forces General Staff authorities to expand

Defense Minister (DM) and Armed Forces General Staff chief will divide powers in the mid of the next year due to establishing Azerbaijan Armed Forces United Staffs.
13 September 2006 [11:47]

US to support modernization of several military units in Azerbaijan

The United States is expected to support modernization of several military units in Azerbaijan in the framework of the Train and Equip program.
13 September 2006 [09:32]

Azerbaijan to open new embassies abroad

Azerbaijani Parliament's International Relations and Interparliamentary Ties Standing Commission held its first session in the autumn session, the Parliament press service told.
13 September 2006 [09:01]

Jonathan Henick: "We must fight terrorism, but Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be solved peacefully"

"We must fight terrorism, but we all want Nagorno Karabakh conflict to be solved peacefully," Jonathan Henick, the US Embassy Public Affairs Officer told.
12 September 2006 [22:16]

Azerbaijan, Sweden strenghten customs cooperation

The 15-member delegation of the Azerbaijan State Customs Committee, Presidential Administration, Cabinet of Ministers, Parliament, Ministry of Justice and UNDP is undertaking a study visit to Sweden’s Customs Service from 11 to 17 September 2006.
12 September 2006 [21:36]

President Aliyev congratulated Turkish President

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a message of congratulations to his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Necdet Sezer on his 65th birthday.
12 September 2006 [21:34]

Azeri Deputy PM meets Turkish Minister

Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Elchin Efendiyev met September 12 with Turkey's Minister of Culture and Tourism Atilla Koc.
12 September 2006 [21:26]

Mediators still trying to get Karabakh deal in 2006

International mediators believe that they may still succeed in brokering a framework peace agreement on Nagorno Karabakh in the coming months, Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian said after meeting them in Paris on Tuesday.
12 September 2006 [21:17]

Turkish PM Erdogan faces violent protests

Two bodyguards of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan were injured during a protest against Turkey's decision to send troops to Lebanon and mounting violence by Kurdish rebels, media reports said.
12 September 2006 [21:12]

Iranian Speaker did not use word "genocide" in Yerevan

The Iranian government and people always respect the memory of people, who died for the sake of the fatherland, honor and dignity of their nation, Iranian Mejlis Chair Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel stated at a news conference in Yerevan.
12 September 2006 [21:05]

Oskanian refused to meet Azeri FM

Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian refused to hold a meeting with Elmar Mammadyarov in London.
12 September 2006 [20:51]

Armenian Premier stresses Iran's nuclear rights

Armenia's Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan stressed in a meeting with the visiting Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel that rules of the International Atomic Energy Agency entitle all the world states, including Iran, to the peaceful use of the nuclear energy.
12 September 2006 [20:49]

Turkish PM Erdogan speaks about Armenia at Turkish history congress

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan participated yesterday in the 15th Turkish History Congress in Ankara.
12 September 2006 [20:37]

Jacques Chirac, French celebrities expected in Armenia

The president of France, Jacques Chirac, is expected to visit Armenia September 29 to officially open the Year of France in Armenia.
12 September 2006 [20:32]

Iranian Parliament Speaker adores Armenia's friendly ties with Iran

Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel appreciated the Republic of Armenia for its friendly attitude and kindness to Iran during the two thousand years of the two countries' neighborly relations.