Politics

16 February 2006 [00:27]

Implementation of USAID project "Strengthening of Primary Health Care in Azerbaijan" launched

The ceremony of launching of a new collaborative project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) "Strengthening Primary Health care in Azerbaijan" took place today in Baku, according to the press service of the US Embassy to Azerbaijan.
15 February 2006 [20:06]

Japan allocates $92,000 for construction of new hospital in Ismayilly region

The next agreement on allocation of grant within program "Human Safety and Plant Roots" was signed at the Japanese Embassy in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. In his remarks, Tadahiro Abe, the Japanese Ambassador to Azerbaijan, reported that in the framework of the project a new hospital was supposed to be constructed in the Galajig village, the Ismayilly region. The total value of the project exceeds $92,000.
15 February 2006 [20:01]

President of Azerbaijan accepted credentials of 7 Ambassadors

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev accepted credentials of the Ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, Madagascar, Nigeria, Portugal, Kirgizistan and Slovakia today.
15 February 2006 [19:54]

Ilham Aliyev congratulated Valdas Adamkus on Independence Day of Lithuania

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a congratulatory message to the President of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus in regard to the national holiday, the Day of Independence.
15 February 2006 [17:10]

Azerbaijan Interior Minister Ramil Usubov in Barda

The Azerbaijan Interior Minister, Colonel-General Ramil Usubov is on a visit to Barda.
15 February 2006 [15:36]

European Commission has no plans about opening its Embassy in Yerevan

It is not planned to open the Embassy of the European Commission of the European Union in Yerevan, Alan Waddams, the special Ambassador of the EU's European Commission in Azerbaijan, told journalists on Wednesday.
15 February 2006 [15:13]

?lan Waddams: "Consultations within European Neighbourhood Policy between Azerbaijan and EU will go on in March 2006"

The second round of consultations on developing the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan between Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) will be held in March 2006, the EU European Commission special envoy to Azerbaijan Alan Waddams told journalists today.
15 February 2006 [13:26]

Rene van der Linden: "The future of the South Caucasus region depends on peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

PACE President Rene van der Linden today expressed his great disappointment about the lack of breakthrough in the latest round of presidential talks on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
15 February 2006 [12:44]

Foreign Minister met newly appointed ambassadors

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met on Tuesday with the newly appointed Ambassadors to Azerbaijan Mr. Sezario Melantonio Meton of Brazil, Mr. Yves Brodeur of Canada, Mr. Eloi Alphonse Maxim Dovoe of Madagascar, Mr. Ibrahim Ganyama Abubakar of Nigeria, Mr. Jorge Alberto Nogueira of Portugal, Mr. Apas Chumagulov of Kirgizstan and Mr. Augustin Chisar of Slovakia.
15 February 2006 [12:27]

Number of candidates to re-elections reaches 110

The number of candidates to the re-elections to parliament, which will be held on 13 May 2006, reached 110.
15 February 2006 [10:05]

Ukranian Ambassador: "Documents to be signed during Viktor Yushshenko's visit"

"Both Azerbaijan and Ukraine attach great importance to the president Yushshenko's visit to Azerbaijan", said newly appointed Ambassador of Ukraine to Azerbaijan Stepan Volkovetski.
15 February 2006 [09:05]

Safar Abiyev receives Slovakian military attache

Defense Minister Safar Abiyev received Colonel Ivan Bella - military attache of Slovakia who has been accredited in Russia and in Azerbaijan as well.
15 February 2006 [09:00]

Vurgun Ayyub: "Azadlig is the union of separated parties"

Musavat Party is in favor of establishing more large coalition of opposition in accordance with the decision of Assembly.
14 February 2006 [22:40]

Iranian FM in Armenia: "I am happy to pay my first visit to the friendly country"

Manouchehr Mottaki met with the Armenian political liders.
14 February 2006 [22:35]

EU commissioner of External Relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy arrives in Azerbaijan

The EU commissioner of External Relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner will pay a one-day visit to Azerbaijan on 15 February.
14 February 2006 [22:20]

President Aliyev received BSECO Secretary General

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received today Secretary General of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSECO) Tedo Djaparidze.
14 February 2006 [21:52]

IRI highly appreciates election strategy of YAP

Ali Ahmadov, the deputy chairman of the Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) met with the executive secretary of the party, Dallas Frorip, the head of the U.S. International Republican Institute (IRI) Baku office.
14 February 2006 [21:50]

Political council of Vahdat party decided to hold dialogue with authorities

At the sitting of the Vahdat party held today the issue of party's participation in the dialogue with the authorities has been discussed.
14 February 2006 [21:47]

Musavat Party not to dispatch its rep to CEC through casting of lots

"Musavat Party will not agree to dispatch its representatives to the Central Elections Committee through casting of lots," said Arif Hajili, the deputy chairman of the party.
14 February 2006 [21:45]

Reno Harnish: "US disappointed by lack of progress in talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia"

"The United States disappointed by lack of progress in the negotiation process over the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement," the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish said in a statement on Tuesday.
14 February 2006 [21:42]

CEC conducts enlightenment program on by-elections

The Central Elections Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan carries out enlightenment work in connection with the by- parliamentary elections to be held on 13 May 2006.
14 February 2006 [21:41]

National Democratic Movement to hold negotiations with parties on co-op

"The National Democratic Movement (NDM) made a decision on holding of negotiations with parties of national character on cooperation at the meeting on Tuesday," said Tofig Seyidov, the co-constitutor of the Movement.
14 February 2006 [21:38]

Azeri Foreign Minister receives copies of credentials of 7 Ambs

Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Affairs Minister, received the copies of the creditials of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors newly-appointed to Azerbaijan from 7 countries.
14 February 2006 [21:36]

Chairman of PDR met with spokesmen of Republican Institute and IFES

The chairman of the Party of Democratic Reforms (PDR), MP Asim Mollazade met with the program director of the International Republican Institute (IRI), Dallas Frohrib.
14 February 2006 [21:24]

Former Ukranian President visits Azerbaijan

Leonid Kuchma, the President of the Ukraine Foundation, ex-President of Ukraine, arrived in Baku on Tuesday. He paid the visit at the invitation of the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
14 February 2006 [15:47]

American Jewish Community for fair resolution of Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Visiting Azerbaijan a delegation of the Conference of the Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations of the United States, in particular, Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Harold Tanner, Executive Vice-chairman Malcolm Hoenlein, Secretary General of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress Mikhail Chlenov held a conference on February 13.
14 February 2006 [14:37]

Azerbaijan and Russia continue talks on strategic partnership in Caspian – Azeri Deputy FM

The talks between Azerbaijan and Russia in the sphere of strategic partnership in the Caspian region are continued, Khalaf Khalafov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, said.
14 February 2006 [12:39]

Israeli Ambassador: "Unity of Azerbaijan - its multinationality"

"The unity of Azerbaijan is its multinationality, tolerance to the representatives of all religions, absence of confrontation between civilizations, which is often reported by the world media," Arthur Lank, the Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan, said to journalists on Monday.
14 February 2006 [12:29]

Aydin Guliyev resigned from DPA

The Baku-Habar newspaper editor-in- chief, a former member of the supreme melis of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) Aydin Guliyevannounced of his resignation from the party.
14 February 2006 [12:26]

Turkish Ambassador: "Turkey backs diplomatic solution to the conflict situations"

"Ankara supports the diplomatic solution to conflict situations," Turan Moraly, the Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told journalists. He was commenting on the situation around nuclear programs in Iran.
14 February 2006 [10:25]

Representatives of Foreign Ministries of GUAM member countries to meet this week

"Meeting of representatives of foreign ministries of GUAM member countries will be held in this week.
14 February 2006 [10:15]

Russian Embassy: "President Putin will visit Baku on February 21"

President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will visit Baku on February 21 to attend opening ceremony of Russian Culture days in Azerbaijan in February.
14 February 2006 [10:10]

Document on Armenia's aggressive policy to be reviewed at the PACE

The document on Armenia's aggressive policy which has been drawn up by Azerbaijani delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will be reviewed in the Committee of Ministers of PACE.
14 February 2006 [10:05]

Ruslan Bashirli moved to medical station

Leader of Yeni Fikir Youth Movement Ruslan Bashirli was moved to medical station on 12 February.
14 February 2006 [10:00]

Ogtay Asadov to visit Iran

Chairman of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov will pay his next visit to Iran.
14 February 2006 [09:50]

Ali Karimli met with the British Ambassador

PFPA leader Ali Karimli today met with Laurie Bristow.
14 February 2006 [09:20]

Elmar Mammadyarov receives the delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov yesterday received the delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations which represents 52 the most influential Jewish organizations from the US and other countries.
14 February 2006 [08:51]

Azerbaijan will raise a question on Russia's supply to Armenia in UNO

A conference on illegal proliferation of small arms and light weapons will be held in June-July with participation of UN member countries.
14 February 2006 [08:41]

Fifth conference of TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission deferred till May

Fifth conference of the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission will be held in Sofia city on May 2-3.
14 February 2006 [08:36]

KLO demands to stop talks with Armenia

Yesterday Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) issued a statement demanding stop of negotiations to be held afterward.
14 February 2006 [08:25]

President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the CE visits Azerbaijan

Giovanni Di Stasi, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, has started his visit to Azerbaijan.
14 February 2006 [08:11]

Mehriban Aliyeva received the delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Yesterday President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, MP Mehriban Aliyeva received the delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
14 February 2006 [07:32]

Cooperation protocol signed between Transport Ministries of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

A protocol concerning expansion of relations and development of cooperation on the TRACECA project was signed between the Transport Ministries of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan yeaterday.
13 February 2006 [16:28]

Iranian Foreign Minister arriving in Armenia February 14

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki is arriving in Armenia on a formal visit February 14.
13 February 2006 [16:25]

Peace talks to continue in Washington early March

The negotiations on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement will be continued in Washington in early March.
13 February 2006 [16:02]

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs go on consultations in Paris

The Co-Chairmen of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk group on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict peaceful settlement continue consultations in Paris, the Group on Nagorno Karabakh under the Russia's Foreign Ministry told.
13 February 2006 [15:15]

Meeting of PACE monitiring committee due

The meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe monitoring committee to be held in early March will consider observation of parliamentary reelections in Azerbaijan scheduled for May 13, Chairman of the Milli Majlis standing commission on international relations and parliamentary ties, head of the Azerbaijan delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Samed Seyidov said.
13 February 2006 [13:48]

Why Robert Kocharyan left negotiations?

Armenian President cuts the negotiations under the pretext om minister's father-in-law death.
13 February 2006 [13:39]

New EU special envoy in South Caucasus is known

A Swedish diplomat Peter Semneby will be a new special envoy of the European Union in South Caucasus.
13 February 2006 [13:19]

Jerusalem Post: "Israel, US Look to Azerbaijan for Help"

Azerbaijan was a strategic partner to Israel and the US and could play a major role in the current showdown with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, foreign diplomats stationed here said over the weekend.
13 February 2006 [02:20]

Staff replacement expected in Ali Bayramli city YAP organization

Gathering of Central Council of YAP organization in Ali Bayramli will be held in a few days.
12 February 2006 [22:37]

Grand National Assembly of Turkey to commemorate Khojaly genocide

An exhibition dedicated to Khojaly genocide will be staged in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
12 February 2006 [22:29]

Azerbaijan-Turkey economic relations to be further developed

An agreement on development of economic ties between Azerbaijan and Turkey was reached during Milli Majlis Chairman Ogtay Asadov's visit to Turkey.
12 February 2006 [22:15]

President's visit to France over

Having finished his visit to France, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev left Paris for Baku on February 12.
12 February 2006 [16:23]

Presidents failed to reach agreement in Rambouillet

On Friday the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan had a tete-a-tete conversation on ways to end the 18-year conflict over the enclave of Nagorno Karabakh, but reached no conclusion and planned more talks Saturday.
12 February 2006 [15:25]

MM delegation back from Turkey

Parliamentary delegation of Azerbaijan led by Milli Majlis speaker Ogtay Asadov wrapped up the visit to Turkey and returned home on February 12.
11 February 2006 [17:37]

Iran threatens to reconsider its position on NPT

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that Iran may reconsider its position on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if the West continues to use this agreement as a means of denying the country's right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
11 February 2006 [14:59]

Meeting of Foreign Ministries heads of Azerbaijan and Armenia is taking place in Paris

The meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanyan is currently taking place in Paris.
11 February 2006 [14:55]

Council of Europe Committee of Ministers to debate issue of inadmissibility of Armenia's (occupier) membership of the Council of Europe on 15 February

The letter of inquiry sent by the member of the Azerbaijan delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Rafael Huseynov entitled "Inadmissibility of Armenia's (occupier) membership of the Council of Europe for violating fundamental principles and the main criteria of this Organization" will be debated at the sitting of the Committee of Ministers of the council of Europe (CE) on 15 February.
11 February 2006 [10:45]

Samad Seyidov: "Opposition to get another two places in Azeri delegation to PACE after repeated elections"

Two vacant places in Azerbaijani delegation to PACE will be given to opposition deputies after repeated elections on May 13, said Samad Seyidov, head of Azeri delegation to the organization.
11 February 2006 [10:30]

Mazahir Panahov: "No problem exists with the activity of CEC"

"Although composition of Central Election Commission was not formed completely, there is no problem with the activity of the commission", Chairman of Central Election Commission (CEC) Mazahir Panahov told journalists.
11 February 2006 [10:15]

Ali Karimli: "No reason to boycott both the re-elections and the Parliament, the party admits"

"The decision of Musavat on its quitting Azadliq alliance was not unexpected to me. Thus, the party knew that its anti-bloc steps would lead to its leaving the bloc sooner or later. Musavat quitted the bloc factually by determining to go parliament and re-elections. The party's latest statement is only legal confirmation of this decision."
11 February 2006 [10:05]

Samad Seyidov: "Most probably Leo Platvoet will lead the Council of Europe observation mission in re-elections"

The issue concerning the observation mission of Council of Europe for the rerun of elections to Milli Majlis scheduled for May 13 will be discussed in the Monitoring Committee of the organization.
11 February 2006 [10:00]

Contract on interrelated development of military-industrial complexes to be signed between Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Pakistan

A contract on interrelated development of military-industrial complexes (MIC) is expected to be signed between Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Pakistan this year.
11 February 2006 [09:55]

Lawyer Irada Javadova met with Farhad Aliyev

Yesterday lawyer Irada Javadova met with ex-minister of economic development Farhad Aliyev, who is detained in the jail ward of National Security Ministry.
11 February 2006 [09:50]

Igor Muradyan: "Parliament of Nagorno Karabakh is assemblage of political criminals"

"Though Arkadi Gukasyan is my friend I must say that, he has no idea about Nagorno Garabagh problem. Any official car driver in Yerevan knows much more about it than him," political scientist Igor Muradyan told in the presentation ceremony of the collection "Liberating territories of Armenia and Arsakh problem" in Yerevan.
11 February 2006 [09:45]

Arif Hajili: ""16 October Movement" will hold gatherings regularly"

""16 October Movement" will regularly hold gatherings after that."
11 February 2006 [09:35]

Kamaladdin Heydarov met with the US Ambassador

Yesterday Minister for Emergencies Kamaladdin Heydarov has met with the ambassador of United States of America to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish.
11 February 2006 [09:15]

New ministries will be set up in Nakhchivan

New ministries will be set up in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
11 February 2006 [01:24]

India hopes for military cooperation with Armenia

Secretary of the Armenian National Security Council, Defense Minister Serzh Sarkisyan received newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Armenia Rin Pande.
11 February 2006 [01:03]

Turkish FM: "I'm proud of rapid development of Azerbaijan"

Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation, met with the First Deputy Premier of Turkey, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul during the visit to Turkey.
11 February 2006 [00:45]

Next sitting of inter-governmental commission between Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia may take place in March

Cooperation between two countries to reach new level.
11 February 2006 [00:43]

CEC of Azerbaijan will send invitations for international monitoring of by-elections

"Central Election Committee of Azerbaijan will send invitations in the current April to some countries to monitor the 13 May by-elections," said the head of the CEC international relations department Rovzat Gasimov.
11 February 2006 [00:41]

Jacques Chirac: "International community supports efforts for achieving peace in Nagorny Karabakh"

"The international community supports efforts applied for achieving peace in Nagorno Karabakh and development of agreement between the sides," the French president Jacques Chirac said in a statement today, the Elysee Palace official spokesman reported.
11 February 2006 [00:34]

Sitting of Attorney's General collegium to be held

Sitting of the collegium of the Azerbaijan Attorney’s General office will take place on 11 February.