Politics

29 January 2006 [00:06]

Arkadi Gukasyan not to attend the meeting of separatists in Moscow

The heads of separatist Abkhazia, South Osetia and Dnestr regimes will meet in Moscow.
28 January 2006 [21:17]

Arif Hajili: "Isolation from the Parliament and CEC may cause some problems for us"

The decision of PACE about the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan deepened the contradictions in the positions of the parties in Azadlig Bloc.
28 January 2006 [18:49]

Russian Defense Minister: "No reason to refuse arms to Azerbaijan"

Russia has no reason to refuse arms supplies to Azerbaijan, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said during his visit to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.
28 January 2006 [11:10]

Heikki Talvitie met with opposition leaders

European Union special representative for the South Caucasus Heikki Talvitie met with opposition leaders.
28 January 2006 [11:06]

OSCE chairman-in-office and Russian FA discuss the issue on Nagorno Karabakh

OSCE Chairman–in-office Karel de Gucht met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
28 January 2006 [11:03]

Igbal Agazade admitted into Transnational Radical Party

Chief of Hope Party Igbal Agazadeh has been admitted a member into Transnational Radical Party.
28 January 2006 [10:53]

CEC has not received any invitation with regard to parliamentary elections in Ukraine

Azerbaijan Central Election Commission (CEC) has not received any invitation to observe parliamentary elections to be held in Ukraine.
28 January 2006 [10:49]

Hafiz Pashayev: "The US’s position on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict remains unchanged"

"The US’s position on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict remains unchanged. This positively influences the resolution of the conflict."
28 January 2006 [10:36]

Document on exploitation and destruction of minerals in our territories under occupation by Armenia submitted to PACE

Member of delegation of Milli Majlis to Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, member of Science, Education, culture committee of PACE, Environment Committee and Law Issues and Human Rights Committee Rafael Huseynov forwarded PACE a proposal of recommendation on exploiting and destroying minerals in our territories under occupation.
28 January 2006 [10:07]

Winter session of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe is over

The winter session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly which started on 23 January was over yesterday.
28 January 2006 [10:01]

Azerbaijan is represented by 3 parliamentarians in PACE Monitoring Committee

The sitting of Bureau of Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly was held yesterday.
28 January 2006 [09:56]

Samad Seyidov is satisfied with the results of PACE winter session

Head of Azerbaijani delegation to Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe Samad Seyidov is pleased with the results of session.
28 January 2006 [09:09]

Ankara considers Oskanian’s objection to inclusion of Turkish forces in the staff of peacekeepers as destructive

"Turkish government considers proposal of Yerevan on transport of freights belonging to Georgia and Turkey via Armenia without any expenditure through Kars-Gumru railway as impossible."
28 January 2006 [09:00]

Armenians breached cease-fire in Aghdam frontline

Yesterday Armenians has breached the cease-fire in Aghdam frontline.
27 January 2006 [22:49]

?lan Waddams: "Embassy of European Commission to open in Azerbaijan next year"

The Embassy of the European Commission will be opened in Azerbaijan in 2007, a special envoy of the European Commission in Azerbaijan Alan Waddams said today at the news conference.
27 January 2006 [22:46]

Heikki Talvitie: "South Caucasus states will start negotiations within European Neighborhood Policy simultaneously"

All three Caucasus states will start negotiations on the development of the Action Plans in the framework of the European Neighborhood Policy of the European Union (EU) simultaneously, the EU special envoy for South Caucasus Heikki Talvitie said in a statement today during the news conference in Baku.
27 January 2006 [18:37]

Azeri, Armenian presidents to consider working document on peaceable resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Paris

The Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia will consider a working document on the peace resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Ambassador Yuriy Merzlyakov, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, told.
27 January 2006 [14:46]

Iskandar Hamidov: "I did not see people coming out for unity of opposition take decesive steps"

Former IA Minister will work with opposition.
27 January 2006 [14:23]

Georgian State Minister expected

Georgiy Kaindrava to visit Baku.
27 January 2006 [03:42]

Heikki Talvitie: "If any agreement is reached in the negotiations, European Union is ready to do its utmost"

The European Union Special Envoy for the South Caucasus, Heikki Talvitie started his visit to Azerbaijan yesterday.
27 January 2006 [03:13]

The series of "True facts about Karabakh" and films reflecting truth of Azerbaijan distributed to PACE delegation

The series of "True facts about Karabakh" presented on January 24 in Baku were given out among national delegations in PACE winter session.
27 January 2006 [02:11]

"Gas scandal" starts between Turkey and Iran

Gas crisis happened between Turkey and Iran like Ukraine and Russia.
27 January 2006 [02:05]

Karabakh Liberation Organization to hold protests to impede co-chairs' visit to Baku

Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) decided to hold various protest actions to impede the visit of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to Baku on February 1.
26 January 2006 [22:05]

President of Azerbaijan received EU special envoy for South Caucasus Heikki Talvitie

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received today the European Union (EU) special envoy for South Caucasus Heikki Talvitie, who said, it's his last visit to Azerbaijan in this realm.
26 January 2006 [21:55]

President of Azerbaijan received EU new special envoy

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received today a new special envoy of the European Union in Azerbaijan Alan Adams.
26 January 2006 [21:42]

?gshin Mehtiyev: No decisions taken during PACE sub-committee sitting on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

No specific decisions have been taken during the sitting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) sub-committee on January 26, the permanent representative of Azerbaijan to CE, the Ambassador Agshin Mehtiyev stated.
26 January 2006 [18:05]

Eldar Mahmudov met with Director of Austrian Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution and the Fight Against Terrorism Gert-Rene Polli

Eldar Mahmudov and Gert-Rene Polli discussed bilateral cooperation in security field.
26 January 2006 [16:14]

Russian Defense Minister visits Armenia

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov arrived in Armenia.
26 January 2006 [15:21]

Name of EU new special envoy for South Caucasus to be known early next week

Heikki Talvitie leaving Azerbaijan.
26 January 2006 [15:09]

OSCE monitoring in Azeri-Armenian frontal line due

The next OSCE monitoring will be held in the contact lime of the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in the west of Mazamli village of Gazakh District on Friday, the Defense Ministry announced.
26 January 2006 [13:51]

Azeri-Armenian talks intensifying - French diplomat

"Although no specific decision on the conflict settlement has been passed yet, the contacts between the sides are essential," French ambassador to Armenia Henry Cuny said.
26 January 2006 [13:41]

Government dismisses US official's claims on gas delivery to Armenia

The government on Wednesday dismissed an American official's statement saying that Azerbaijani gas supplied to Georgia in light of the energy crisis there is being directed to Armenia.
26 January 2006 [13:35]

Daniel Fried: "US wants to see Azerbaijan secure, sovereign, prospering and democratic"

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried attended the Baltimore Council of Foreign Affairs meeting.
26 January 2006 [13:10]

Deputy FA Minister: "Working Group on legal status of the Caspian now works on several principles"

"Azerbaijani government does not hurry to declare its position on stability pact offered by Kazakhstan during 19th meeting of working group on determination of legal status of Caspian Sea," told Khalaf Khalafov.
26 January 2006 [05:45]

President of Azerbaijan will not attend Davos Forum

The World Economic Forum will be held in the Swiss town of Davos on January 25-29.
26 January 2006 [05:13]

President Ilham Aliyev received the OSCE Chairman-in-office Karel De Gucht

On Wednesday President Ilham Aliyev has received the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Belgium Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht.
26 January 2006 [05:08]

KLO protests spread of false information on talks directed to resolution of Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict

Today Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) issued a statement objecting to spread of false information on negotiation process directed to resolution of Azerbaijan-Armenian conflict.
26 January 2006 [04:51]

YAP sends other representatives to CEC instead of Svetlana Gasimova and Valida Kazimova

Yeni Azerbaijan Party made changes to the composition of the delegates that represent the party in Central Election Commission (CEC).
26 January 2006 [04:49]

Monitoring Committee's decision adopted yesterday on not considering the mandate of our delegation at the winter session is valid

PACE Monitoring Committee kept in force the decision adopted yesterday on not reviewing of suspending the mandate of Azerbaijan parliament delegation or depriving of the right of voting at the winter session of PACE.
26 January 2006 [04:45]

Elmar Mammadyarov meets with OSCE chairman

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov today met with OSCE Chairman-in-office, Belgium Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht who's on his visit to Azerbaijan.
26 January 2006 [04:37]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to visit Azerbaijan on February 1

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will visit Azerbaijan on February 1 and leave for Armenia on February 2, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told.
26 January 2006 [04:10]

PACE approved credentials of Azerbaijani delegation

The draft of the resolution presented by the Monitoring Committee concerning credentials of the Azerbaijani delegation was discussed in today's evening meeting of the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
26 January 2006 [03:42]

Rasul Guliyev is in New York

Chief of Azerbaijan Democratic Party Rasul Guliyev is in New York, the US at present.
26 January 2006 [03:31]

Isa Gambar, Lala Shovkat and Eldar Namazov not to leave for Strasbourg

Musavat Party leader Isa Gambar, leader of National Unity Movement Lala Shovkat Hajiyeva, president of the Public Forum for the Sake of Azerbaijan Eldar Namazov, who were invited to participate in the hearings to be held in the Monitoring Committee of Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly can't realize this invitation.
26 January 2006 [02:52]

Ali Ahmadov: "Yeni Azerbaijan Party made decision on its candidates to CEC"

Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) has made a decision on its candidates to be sent to Central Election Commission (CEC), YAP executive secretary Ali Ahmadov told.
25 January 2006 [15:47]

President of Azerbaijan met Director of Austrian Secret Service

President Aliyev received on 25 January 2006 director of Austrian Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution and the Fight Against Terrorism (BVT) Gert-Rene Polli.
25 January 2006 [15:16]

Armenian Foreign Minister: "Presence of Turkish peacekeeping forces in Nagorno Karabakh is unacceptable"

Turkish candidature is unacceptable for Armenia.
25 January 2006 [13:57]

Mazahir Panahov: "CEC to form Election Commisions on the previous basis if new composition not approved"

Another 13 persons have taken signature cards from the Central Election Commission.
25 January 2006 [10:31]

Etibar Mammadov: "Colored ties no a sign of a democracy"

Etibar Mammadov, leader of National Independence Party of Azerbaijan (NIPA) said that 216 of 350 congress representatives attended the gathering and the meeting was valid.
25 January 2006 [01:37]

Samed Seyidov: "If the mandate of Azerbaijani delegation is not approved, we will leave the session"

Monitoring Committee of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe will make its decision known in the session on approval or disapproval of the mandate of Azerbaijani delegation on Wednesday.
25 January 2006 [01:25]

Islamic Party to stage protests demanding its registration

Azerbaijan Islamic Party will re-apply to the Justice Ministry for its registration, APA was informed by the party.
25 January 2006 [00:59]

Newly Appointed special representative of European Union and Ambassador of Ukraine to Azerbaijan has submitted the duplicates of credentials to Elmar Mammadyarov

Foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov received the Special Representative of European Union on Azerbaijan Alan Vaddams and newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to our country Stepan Volkoveski.
25 January 2006 [00:58]

Elmar Mammadyarov receives Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigori Karasin

Yesterday Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has received Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigori Karasin.
24 January 2006 [22:25]

"Visit of acting chairman of OSCE is of familiarization character," Araz Azimov

"The acting chairman of OSCE cannot follow the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict from outside," Araz Azimov, the Azerbaijani deputy Foreign Minister, said.
24 January 2006 [21:54]

Visit of Turkish President to Azerbaijan postponed

The visit of Ahmad Nejdet Sezer, the Turkish President, to Azerbaijan was postponed.
24 January 2006 [18:44]

President Aliyev marks progress in relations with Russia

Ilham Aliyev meets Russian Defence Minister Sergey Ivanov.
24 January 2006 [18:25]

Sabine Freizer: "There is some optimism that Azeri, Armenian presidents might agree to a "framework document"

Talks between Foreign Ministers Mammadyarov and Oskanian that occurred on 18-19 January in London concluded with the announcement that the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia will meet in Paris in February.
24 January 2006 [15:14]

EU special envoy on S Caucasus to visit Baku

Heikki Talvitie, a special representative of the European Union (EU) on the South Caucasus, is scheduled to pay a two-day visit to Baku approximately on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry informs.
24 January 2006 [15:09]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to visit region in February

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs intend to a pay a short–term visit to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict region in February, Russian Ambassador Yuriy Merzlyakov, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair.
24 January 2006 [15:00]

Sergey Ivanov: "I don't believe in the OSCE effectiveness"

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov told that he doesn't believe in the OSCE effectiveness during the press-conferense on Tuesday.
24 January 2006 [14:35]

Five Caspian littoral states may establish unified force body by the model of "BlackSeaFor"

The vice Premier, the Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov stated that five Caspian littoral states may establish the unified force unit in the region to counteract the mass destruction weapons proliferation, other threats and challenges.
24 January 2006 [11:16]

Parliament to hold an extraordinary session on January 24

The Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan will hold an extraordinary session on January 24. The Session will confirm the new Election Commission members.
24 January 2006 [05:58]

Ogtay Asadov receives the State Secretary of Hungarian FM Andrash Barshoni

Speaker of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov received Hungarian State Secretary of Foreign Ministry Andrash Barshoni.
24 January 2006 [05:40]

Next meeting of TRACECA National and Permanent Secretaries to be held in Bucharest

Next meeting of the TRACECA National and Permanent Secretaries will be held in the capital of Romania, Bucharest on February 7-8.
24 January 2006 [05:18]

Karabakh Liberation Organization wants pardoning of all imprisoned "Karabakh partisans"

Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) today issued a statement protesting the pardoning not all of the "Karabakh partisans" under the pardon decree.
24 January 2006 [05:11]

OSCE High-Level Planning Group visited territories of Azerbaijan under occupation of Armenia

OSCE High-Level Planning Group (HLPG) started visiting the territories of Azerbaijan under occupation of Armenia.
24 January 2006 [04:58]

SANRM appealed to IAEA aimed at preventing activities of Iran on atomic energy production

Today Southern Azerbaijan National Revival Movement (SANRM) appealed to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the purpose of preventing the activities of Iran on atomic energy production.
24 January 2006 [04:53]

Winter session of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe starts today

Winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) starts today. The session started with the sitting of the committees.
24 January 2006 [04:47]

Rene van der Linden requires facts on secret detentions in Nagorno Karabakh

President of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Rene van der Linden spoke about the situation in Europe, fighting international terrorism, alleged secret detentions in Europe, the cooperation of PACE with the Euro-Parliament, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the US, the victims of the communist regime, Bird flue, the status of Kosovo and other issues in the press conference today.
24 January 2006 [03:48]

President Ilham Aliyev receives the State Secretary of Hungarian Foreign Ministry

President Ilham Aliyev today received the delegation led by Andrash Barshoni, the State Secretary of Hungarian FM.
24 January 2006 [03:32]

State Secretary of Hungarian FM on political issues: "Influence of Armenian lobby on the decision of the court concerning Ramil Safarov is impossible"

Hungarian juridical bodies will assess the fact Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov murdered Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan from criminal but not political viewpoint.
24 January 2006 [03:28]

There is a gap for Azerbaijan in PACE Monitoring Committee

There is a gap for Azerbaijan in Monitoring Committee (MC) of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE).
24 January 2006 [02:59]

Araz Azimov: "Both sides realize that it is high time for the conflict to be settled, but no advancement is observed"

Deputy Foreign Minister, Special Envoy of President for Nagorno Karabakh negotiatoins Araz Azimov today held a press conference on the conclusions of the meeting held between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers in London.
23 January 2006 [23:46]

Russian Defense Minister: "Russia ready to export arms to Armenia and Azerbaijan"

United group of forces to be formed on Caspian.