Politics

24 May 2005 [08:39]

Political rally can be sanctioned only after 15 June

Any protest action in Azerbaijan will be sanctioned after 15 June, Ali Hassanov, the head the Public and Political Department of the President's Executive Power, told journalists.
24 May 2005 [08:38]

Nursultan Nazarbayev to pay official visit to Azerbaijan

The president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will pay an official visit to Baku yesterday.
23 May 2005 [12:13]

USA Colonel Sam Gardiner prepared plan on USA military bases' role in resolving Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Information about the agreement signed between Baku and Washington about the USA military bases' dislocation in Azerbaijan had serious repercussions in Armenia.
23 May 2005 [11:59]

Vladimir Kazimirov:" Exploitation of BTC brings the war variant to nothing"

"Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline is of great economical and political importance and is "cold shower" for those thinking to solve Nagorno Karabakh conflict in war way".
23 May 2005 [11:58]

Azeri Parliament to discuss changes to the Elections Code in June

"I do not want to go into details of the work being conducted with the Venetian Commission. I think that a project related to the changes to be made to the Elections Code will be presented to the parliament to be discussed at the beginning of June".
23 May 2005 [11:54]

Opposition parties hold march-meeting without permission

"Bloc of threes" founded by Musavat, ADP and APFP(r) attempted to hold march-meeting without permission in the center of the capital.
23 May 2005 [11:52]

Official Baku is unhappy with relocation of Russian military bases from Georgia to Armenia

Official Baku is seriously concerned over the possibility of stationing of part of armaments from Russian bases in Georgia on the territory of Armenia, deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Araz Azimov stated on 20 May, Trend reports.
23 May 2005 [11:50]

Kamaladdin Heydarov: "Schedule of narcotics transit under occupation of Azerbaijani lands presented to foreign guests"

"The work in the direction of forming an international mission for investigating the narcotic trade facts in the occupied Azerbaijani lands is being held".
21 May 2005 [09:42]

European Union welcomes Ilham Aliyev's order on improving election experience

"European Union welcomes President Ilham Aliyev's order on improving election experience"-it was stated in the statement of the European Union on Azerbaijan spread yesterday.
21 May 2005 [09:22]

"Reporters without Borders" spread report on the murder of Elmar Huseynov

"Reporters without Borders" international organization on freedom of press spread report on the murder of Elmar Huseynov.
21 May 2005 [09:10]

"Stratfor": "USA and Azerbaijan signed contract to place military bases in this country"

USA and Azerbaijan signed an agreement about dislocation of the USA military forces in the territory of Azerbaijan on April 12.
21 May 2005 [08:41]

Senator Jack Haigl called the exploitation of BTC pipeline historic event

"Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline will cause great improvement in Turkey-the US relations. I supported the realization of this project at first days. The main export pipeline to enter the oil of the Caspian Sea world market will bring the interest of the region states and provide establishing long-term relations among the countries"
21 May 2005 [08:35]

OSCE monitoring held without causalities

No breach has been fixed in the OSCE monitoring held in the contact lime of the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in Fuzuli village of Fuzuli District on Friday in accordance with schedule, the Defense Ministry announced.
21 May 2005 [08:29]

Azerbaijan uses 24 systems of "Interpol" and information base

Azerbaijan has already been the member of "Interpol" international organization.
21 May 2005 [08:03]

U.S. embassy joins OSCE mission in its concerns on arrest of 30 opposition members

The U.S. embassy welcomes the President's Decree of May 12 instructing the Azerbaijani government authorities nationwide to work vigorously to guarantee that Azerbaijan holds free, fair and transparent parliamentary elections, the people of Azerbaijan deserve nothing less and we commend the decree's principles commitments to international, democratic standards, the US embassy in Baku announced.
21 May 2005 [07:49]

?raz Azimov: "Armenian side ready to continue discussions"

"The Warsaw meeting of Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia must be assessed as an important meeting. Its significance lies in the fact, that the issues discussed there touched upon the settlement", deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Araz Azimov stated on 20 May, Trend reports.
21 May 2005 [07:30]

Hajibala Abutalibov asked the oppositionists to postpone the meeting

Head of Exertive Power of Baku Hajibala Abutalibov invited deputy chairman of APFP(r) Hasan Karimov, assembly member of Musavat Party Mammed Zeynalov and director of organization of ADP Mammed Zeynalov - organizers of the meeting of "APFP(r)-Musavat-ADP" election bloc to be held in 21 May to the Mayor's Office yesterday.
21 May 2005 [07:22]

??dat Gyliyev: "Rasul Gyliyev may return to Azerbaijan only after pardoning him by President"

Former Speaker of the Parliament, Rasul Guliyev may come back to Azerbaijan only after pardoning him by the President Ilham Aliyev, head of the Interpol National Centre Bureau, colonel Madat Guliyev told Trend.
20 May 2005 [19:48]

International search revealed one more person involved in the murder of Elmar Huseynov

National Security, Interior Ministries and Procurator's Office of Republic released joint information concerning the investigation of the murder of the editor-in-chief of the magazine "Monitor" Elmar Huseynov.
20 May 2005 [19:28]

OSCE Office in Baku holds seminar on democratization in Azerbaijan

A seminar on the progress of democratization in Azerbaijan was held by the OSCE Office in Baku on 17 and 18 May.
20 May 2005 [19:25]

OSCE Office expresses concern over banning of political rally in Baku

The OSCE Office in Baku today expressed its concern over the refusal of Baku Mayor's Office to authorize rally of opposition parties planned for Saturday, 21 May.
20 May 2005 [19:22]

Russian military bases to be placed in Armenia withdrawal from Georgia

One part of military equipment and property of Russian military bases in Georgia will be taken to Armenia.
20 May 2005 [19:21]

Next meeting between Mammedyarov and Oskanyan to be held in June

The next meeting between Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan and Armenia will be realized in June.
20 May 2005 [19:18]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "Not only the problem of liberating 7 regions was discussed in the negotiations"

"The presidents Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharyan held negotiations on the problems presented to them by the co-chairmen".
20 May 2005 [19:07]

Azerbaijan ships are still not permitted to pass through inland water ways of Russia

The issue on permission for Azerbaijan ships to pass through inland waterways of Russia is still not settled.
20 May 2005 [15:47]

Azeri citizens of regions still to receive new passports

The Association for Assistance Development of Civil Society in Azerbaijan jointly with the Regional Development Center and the Transparent ElectionsMonitoring Center a monitoring of distribution of ID cards among the citizens.
20 May 2005 [15:37]

Mazahir Panahov: "No changes will be made to the composition of the elections commissions"

"A losing side always looks for a pretext".
20 May 2005 [15:35]

Ilham Aliyev: In Nagorno Karabakh process certain advances to observe

The Upper Karabakh problem will be solved in the frame of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
20 May 2005 [15:33]

Armenians violated the ceasefire in Gazagh, Jebrail and Aghdam fronts

Armenians violated the ceasefire in the region Gazakh yesterday.
20 May 2005 [14:54]

Azerbaijani soldiers to attend NATO events

The next NATO event started yesterday.
19 May 2005 [14:33]

No serious result achieved in negotiations held in Tehran on Caspian Sea status

No result achieved in the direction of coordinating the clauses of the Convention project in the negotiations held with the participation of the deputy-ministers of foreign affairs of the sea-front countries on the status of the Caspian Sea in Tehran.
19 May 2005 [14:31]

Central police department warns opposition against unsanctioned rally

The Central Police Department of Baku has warned against the unsanctioned rally of 'Trio' elections bloc scheduled for 21 May, Hassan Karimov, the vice chairman of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan party (PFAP, reformers), also head of the organization Committee, told Trend.
19 May 2005 [14:30]

Official Baku to receive response of CE Venetian commission on draft alteraions in election code till weekend

The Venetian Commission of the Council of Europe (CE) plans to send response on the draft changes to the Election Code, proposed by the Azerbaijani authorities to Baku till the current weekend, the CE Venetian Commission told Trend.
19 May 2005 [14:27]

Roman Teryan and Arthur Apresyan detained in MNS to be sent to the third country recently

Armenians Roman Teryan and Arthur Apresyan detained in the Ministry of National Security (MNS) to be sent to the third country soon.
19 May 2005 [14:25]

Azeri, Armenian prefer to withdraw results of Warsaw talks, Russian Ambassador at OSCE MG

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs appreciate the next round of direct talks between the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia held in Warsaw on 15 May, Yuriy Merzlyakov, the OSCE MG co-chairs, the Russian Ambassador, told Trend.
19 May 2005 [14:21]

Armenians violated the ceasefire in two directions

The ceasefire was violated again.
19 May 2005 [14:16]

Azerbaijan and Iran signed military agreement

Inter-governmental agreement on cooperation in military field was signed between Iran and Azerbaijan.
19 May 2005 [14:13]

Azerbaijan asks US to become active in resolution of Karabakh conflict

"Azerbaijan regards the United States as its strategic ally," Safar Abiyev, the Azerbaijani Defense Minister, said in a meeting with the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Reno Harnish, and Capestown group.
19 May 2005 [14:03]

Ilham Aliyev received Ilker Bashbugh

President Ilham Aliyev yesterday received deputy chairman of Turkish Armed Staff, General Ilker Bashbugh.
18 May 2005 [21:23]

Azeri citizens aged 18 to 60 to be mobilized

Azerbaijani citizens aged 18 to 60 years will be attracted to mobilization.
18 May 2005 [21:18]

New Polish ambassador to Azerbaijan appointed

As of June of the current year the diplomatic mission of Poland in Azerbaijan will be headed by Kshishtof Kraevski, the Polish Embassy to Azerbaijan told Trend.
18 May 2005 [21:16]

Monitoring in the contact line of troops not realized

The monitoring considered to be held in the village Chamanli of Aghdam region, in the contact line of troops in accordance with the mandate of OSCE Chairman-in-office wasn't realized yesterday.
18 May 2005 [21:12]

Anar Mammedkhanov: "Firstly Aghdam and Fizuli, then Jabrail, Zengilan and Gubadli will be liberated"

"Our occupied territories will be liberated part by part. I have talked with Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov on the resolution of the problem .As far as I know; first Aghdam and Fizuli then Jabrail, Zengilan and Gubadli will be liberated.
18 May 2005 [21:05]

Azerbaijan joined Council of Europe Convention

Three important conventions on action against terrorism and human trafficking adopted by Council of Europe were declared open for signing in Warsaw Summit of Council of Europe Heads of state yesterday.
17 May 2005 [11:07]

Report by OSCE rapporteur on Nagorno Karabakh might be included in agenda of PA PACE session

Inclusion of a report by Goran Lenmarker, OSCE rapporteur on Nagorno Karabakh, in the agenda of an annual session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, to be held in Washington in July, is still questionable, Trend reports quoting Eldar Ibrahimov, the vice chairman of the parliamentary delegation to the PA OSCE.
17 May 2005 [11:01]

Council of Europe June Session to discuss development and formation of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan

"The agenda of the Council of Europe June session has already included the discussion of issue about Azerbaijan.
17 May 2005 [10:59]

Azeri military to attend NATO events

The Azerbaijani military will participate in the familiarity courses on arms control in Ankara, Turkey, and courses on Joint Operations Center in Oberammergau, Germany, from 16 to 20 May organized under the NATO's Partnership for Program.
17 May 2005 [10:40]

Five-sided talks on the status of the Caspian Sea launched in Tehran

Five-sided talks on the status of the Caspian Sea have launched in Tehran yesterday.
17 May 2005 [10:38]

3 conventions signed at CE Summit

A summit of the heads of state and government of the Council of Europe member-states started in Warsaw on Monday, Baku Office of the CE.
17 May 2005 [10:35]

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia met in Warsaw

President of Azerbaijani Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Robert Kocharyan held next meeting on the regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in Warsaw.
14 May 2005 [14:35]

Azeri soldier in Armenian captivity released yesterday

Azeri soldier Jafarov Orkhan serving in military unit #"N" in Nakhchivan who was captivated by Armenians on May 5 has been released yesterday.
14 May 2005 [14:28]

Defense ministry investigates circumstances a soldier disappeared

The reasons for disappearance of Orkhan Jafarov, 19, a soldier of the Nakhchivan garrison called up from Sharur Ministry for War, on 5 May, are still to be defined, Ramiz Malikov, the spokesman for the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, told Trend.
14 May 2005 [14:25]

Talish separatists to hold conference in Yerevan

Talish separatists are going to hold a conference on "Talish problem" in the capital of Armenia.
14 May 2005 [14:17]

"Ago" group to visit Baku on June 1-5

The members of the "Ago" group of the Ministers Committee of Council of Europe (CE) will visit Baku on June 1-5.
14 May 2005 [14:14]

Azerbaijani defense minister to visit Iran

The Azerbaijan Defense Minister, Safar Abiyev will pay an official visit to Iran soon, Trend was reported from diplomatic sources.
14 May 2005 [14:13]

European Union is not in intention to appoint an ambassador to Azerbaijan in the near future

"There isn't a problem of appointing an ambassador to Azerbaijan in the daily of the European Union".
14 May 2005 [14:11]

"NKR" citizen suspected of espionage in favor of Azerbaijan detained

An "NKR" citizen suspected of espionage in favor of Azerbaijan was arrested in Karabakh.
14 May 2005 [13:43]

Armenian goods are being sold on Azeri market

Armenian goods appeared in the Azeri markets again, Day.az reports.
14 May 2005 [13:39]

USA welcomes Azerbaijan's Presidents enactment on improbvement of election practice

The USA welcomes the Azerbaijan President, Ilham Aliyev's enactment signed recently, on improvement of election practice, the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Rino Harnish told the media on 12 May, Trend reports.
14 May 2005 [13:37]

OSCE Baku Office welcomes Azerbaijan's efforts to ensure free and fair elections

The OSCE Office in Baku today welcomed President Ilham Aliyev's decree on improving the practice of elections in Azerbaijan, OSCE reported on Tuesday.
13 May 2005 [12:47]

Heyki Talviteye met with the opposition leaders

The special representative of the European Union on the Southern Caucasus countries Heyki Talvitiye met with the representatives of the "YeS" and "Tripartite" blocks - the chairman of PFPA (r) Ali Karimli, the deputy of the chairman of the Musavat Party Sulhaddin Akbar, the general secretary of ADP Sardar Jalaloglu, the leader of the National Unity Movement Lala Shovkat, the president of Azerbaijan Social Forum Eldar Namazov and the chairman of ANIP Ali Aliyev in the embassy of Great Britain in our country yesterday.
13 May 2005 [12:35]

Ziyafat Asgarov: "Changes and additions proposed to Election Code might be put into discussion in spring session of the parliament"

"The order signed by the state head for perfection of the elections practice is directed for providing the executive mechanisms in the regions correctly. This order will create an opportunity for holding elections under the law-governed conditions".
13 May 2005 [12:30]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "Observing the ceasefire suits the both sides"

Yesterday 11 years have passed since signing the agreement about ceasefire in the Azerbaijan-Armenia front line.
13 May 2005 [12:19]

Azerbaijani and Georgian Presidents talked over the phone

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili phoned Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev yesterday.
13 May 2005 [12:00]

Azeri President seeks to prevent election violations

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev issued a decree on 11 May enumerating measures intended to preclude violations and falsification during the parliamentary elections due in November.
13 May 2005 [11:58]

Armenians violated the ceasefire again

Armenians violated the ceasefire again.
13 May 2005 [11:57]

President's Ilham Aliyev's rating is high by right

Results of the sociological poll, carried out on the initiative of the Centre for sociological researches "Gullop International" in April, in the South Caucasus countries and aimed at the studying of the degree of trust of Armenians, Georgians and Azerbaijanis to the first persons of a number of countries, revealed that the 2003 presidential elections in Azerbaijan were democratic, chairman of the State Committee on Azerbaijanis, living abroad, Nazim Ibragimov told Trend.
13 May 2005 [11:54]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Unconditional liberation of occupied territories to be first condition for conflict settlement"

The first required condition for the conflict settlement is unconditional liberation of occupied territories around the Nagorno Karabakh, returning of people, driven out from these areas, to their native lands.
13 May 2005 [11:47]

Azerbaijan and Armenia presidents to meet in Warsaw on May 15

The next meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharyan will be held in the capital of Poland, Warsaw, in the evening on May 15.
12 May 2005 [19:03]

Fuad Aleskerov: "Azerbaijan do not express concern for its committments before CE"

?zerbaijan fulfilled the most part of its commitments before the Council of Europe.
12 May 2005 [18:57]

Two Armenian captives sent back to Armenia from Azerbaijan

Two Armenian captives were given back to Armenia in the village Bala Jeferli of Gazakh region yesterday.
12 May 2005 [18:56]

Elmar Mammedyarov received delegation of UNO

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammedyarov received the delegation of the Joint Executive Councils of the Worldwide Food Program, the Development Program of UNO, the Population Fund of UNO and Child Fund of UNO.
12 May 2005 [18:54]

Ramiz Mehdiyev: "We do not intend to change the format of election commissions in Election Code"

"The participation of President's Executive Office representatives in the dialogue among parties in some stage is not excluded" Head of President's Executive Office Ramiz Mehdiyev told the journalists.
12 May 2005 [18:48]

Authorities see no need for organization of inner dialogue by OSCE

"There is no need for the organization of a dialogue between the authorities and the opposition by the OSCE. Why should we wait for a dialogue to be organized by the OSCE," the head-of- staff of the President's Executive Power, Ramiz Mehdiyev, told journalists.
12 May 2005 [18:42]

Press Council of Azerbaijan demands provision of rights for access to information

The majority complaints addressed to the Press Council by media representatives are linked with restriction of their rights for executive information, Trend reports.