Politics

16 March 2006 [18:20]

Term of CE action plan on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan prolonged

The efficiency term of the Council of Europe's Action Plan on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan has been prolonged.
16 March 2006 [17:20]

Asim Mollazade meets with Director of NDI on Azerbaijan

Asim Mollazade, the chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), met with Emi Shultz, the Director of the U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Azerbaijan.
16 March 2006 [17:00]

Program of Azeri FM's visit to Malaysia defined

"Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, will start his official visit to Malaysia on Thursday evening," said the head of the Media and Information Policy Department of the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Tahir Tagizade.
16 March 2006 [16:03]

Communique adopted at meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers

"By the adoption of the final Communique a meeting of the OIC member-states, which took place in Jeddah on 15 March, ended," said Tahir Tagizade, the head of the Media and Information Department of the Foreign Ministry.
16 March 2006 [15:32]

Israeli Embassy holds vote in relation of parliamentary elections

On Thursday the Israeli embassy in Azerbaijan holds the vote in relation to the elections to Knesset.
16 March 2006 [15:15]

President Aliyev: "Armenia will never be able to rival with Azerbaijan"

Armenia will never be able rival with Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated on March 16 to an opening ceremony of the 2nd Congress of the World Azerbaijanis.
16 March 2006 [13:44]

Armenian officials met with US Assistant Secretary of State

Armenian President Robert Kocharian on Thursday met with Ambassador Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
16 March 2006 [10:55]

Russia opposes Caspian pipeline

Russia has come out against the construction of a trunk pipeline along the Caspian seabed, saying the project poses considerable risks to the region.
16 March 2006 [10:50]

Vardan Oskanian burns the bridges

Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian has made an outrageous statement, alleging that Nagorno Karabakh has never been part of Azerbaijan, which could jeopardize the ongoing talks to settle over a decade-long dispute.
16 March 2006 [10:25]

Opposition MP declines to meet US envoy

An MP elected to the Milli Majlis at the 2005 election has declined to meet with the US ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish.
16 March 2006 [09:05]

Armenians violate cease-fire in Gazakh

Armenians violated the cease-fire in Gazakh frontline again.
16 March 2006 [08:57]

EU Special Envoy for the South Caucasus visits Baku

The new European Union Special Envoy for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby will visit Baku on Thursday.
16 March 2006 [01:55]

Armenian Ambassador to Germany denies rape attempt by Armenian officer

"The information discrediting the Armenian officers, who are taking a course organized by the European Center for Security Issues in Garmisch-Partenkirchner is false from beginning to end," said Armenian Ambassador to Germany Karine Ghazinian.
16 March 2006 [01:24]

President Aliyev receives foreign guests

On Thursday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, received Galina Koveskaite, the adviser to Lithuanian President.
16 March 2006 [01:19]

Abbas Abbasov: "5 documents to be signed during Ukrainian President's visit"

"5 documents are planned to be signed during the official visit of Victor Ushenko," the Ukrainian President, to Azerbaijan, Abbas Abbasov, the Azerbaijani First Vice-Primer, told journalists on Wednesday.
16 March 2006 [01:15]

Azeri President receives Kyrgyz State Secretary

On Thursday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, received Dastan Sarigulov, the Kyrgyz State Secretary.
15 March 2006 [20:17]

YAP representatives to visit China

The representatives of ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) will pay a visit to China in April.
15 March 2006 [16:53]

Iran ready to host Caspian states summit

Special working group on defining the legal status of the Caspian sea met in Moscow.
15 March 2006 [15:51]

Pro-Armenian U.S. Congressmen call for preservation of Section 907 of the Freedom Support Act

Pro-Armenian Congressmen appeal to the US Congress.
15 March 2006 [15:13]

Jan Brezina: "I hope European Parliament not to adopt resolutions unreflecting Azeri realties any more"

"I hope European Parliament will not adopt baseless resolutions unreflecting realties any more," Jan Brezina, a member of the group of the European Popular Party and the European Democrats of the European Parliament, said to journalists on Wednesday.
15 March 2006 [12:36]

Musavat's leader meets with OSCE MG Co-Chair Steven Mann

On Tuesday Isa Gambar, the chairman of Musavat Party, met with Steven Mann, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, and Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
15 March 2006 [12:29]

MP sees US report as Azeri diplomatic success

"The US State Department's annual report fully confirms that Nagorno Karabakh and surrounding Azerbaijani districts are occupied by Armenia," said the deputy chairman of the Milli Majlis commission on national security and defense, Aydin Mirzazada.
15 March 2006 [12:18]

Armenia tries to break Turkey-Azerbaijan tandem

"Armenia should maximally keep the distance from the history. Only in this case normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations is possible," expert, political scientist Stepan Grigoryan stated.
14 March 2006 [22:35]

Ministry of Defense: "Participation of Azerbaijani Armed Forces in any training at the territory of Armenia is impossible"

Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense regards visit of Azerbaijan Armed forces representatives to Armenia as impossible.
14 March 2006 [22:24]

Daniel Fried: "Possible war in the South Caucasus will become disaster for the region"

"Possible war in the South Caucasus will become disaster for the all region," said Ambassador Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, at a news conference on Tuesday.
14 March 2006 [22:07]

President Aliyev receives Romanian Defense Minister

On Tuesday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, received the delegation led by Teodor Atanasiu, the Romanian National Defense Minister.
14 March 2006 [22:04]

Austrian Supreme Court chairman visits Baku

A delegation from the Austrian Supreme Court led by chairman Johann Reshutun will pay an official visit to Baku on April 10 at the invitation of Azerbaijan Supreme Court judge Ramiz Rzayev.
14 March 2006 [21:52]

Azerbaijani and Romanian Defense Ministers sign bilateral agreements

Bilateral agreements on military cooperation were signed during the meeting of Safar Abiyev, the Azerbaijani Defense Minister, with his Rumanian counterpart Teodor Atanasiu on Tuesday.
14 March 2006 [18:00]

Parliament discusses last year activities of Cabinet of Ministers

Tuesday sitting of the Milli Majlis heard a report by the Cabinet of Ministers on its activities in 2005.
14 March 2006 [17:41]

"Azadlig" block Council of Chairs holds a meeting

On Tuesday the "Azadlig" (Freedom) block Council of Chairs held a meeting.
14 March 2006 [17:14]

Russia urges ban on outside militaries in Caspian

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today called for a ban on any outside military presence in the Caspian Sea, which Russia shares with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran.
14 March 2006 [15:46]

Ogtay Asadov meets with Teodor Atanasiu

Chairman of Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic (Azerbaijan Parliament) Ogtay Asadov on March 14 met with the Minister of National Defense of Romania Teodor Atanasiu.
14 March 2006 [15:18]

Ukrainian President signs Law on ratification of agreement with Azerbaijan

Victor Yushenko, the Ukrainian President, signed the Law on ratification of agreement between the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers and the Azerbaijani government on labor activities and social security of the Ukrainian citizens temporarily working in Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani citizens temporarily working in Ukraine.
14 March 2006 [10:06]

NATO Secial Envoy Robert Simmons visits Azerbaijan

Robert Simmons, NATO Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Caucasus and Central Asia will visit the Southern Caucasus region in April this year.
14 March 2006 [09:33]

Elmar Mammadyarov to attend meeting in Jeddah

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will visit Jeddah today.
14 March 2006 [09:16]

Hague tribunal officially announces Milosevich dead of myocardial infarct

An autopsy of Slobodan Milosevich's body was conducted March 12.
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.