Politics

01 March 2006 [16:53]

President visits Tartar region

Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, visited the territories of Tartar region, close to the frontline.
01 March 2006 [16:19]

Azerbaijan might reconsider its policy due to Armenia's non-constructive policy

President Aliyev made this statement during his visit to the country's regions.
01 March 2006 [15:54]

Azerbaijani militaries to take part in NATO events

Press-service of the ministry of Defense announced that in accordance to the individual partnership program signed between NATO and Azerbaijan, representatives of Azerbaijani Armed Forces will take part in several events.
01 March 2006 [15:20]

Reno Harnish: "In case no result is achieved in the conflict settlement, there is a possibility of war"

"Steven Mann's ideas are clear, namely, there will be no elections in Azerbaijan and Armenia in 2006. The situation opens opportunities for the sides to resolve difficult issues", the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish told journalists.
01 March 2006 [14:39]

Latvian government rents quarters for Embassy in Baku

The Latvian government allowed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to rent quarters in the central part of Baku for its Embassy in Azerbaijan.
01 March 2006 [13:00]

Delegation of Russian Federal Tax Service to visit Baku

The delegation of the Russian Federal Tax Service is planned to pay a visit to Baku in late March to get familiar with the tax system of the country and the activities of the Azerbaijani Tax Ministry.
01 March 2006 [12:58]

State Customs Committee head met with Turkish Ambassador

On Wednesday the head of the Azerbaijan State Customs Committee (SCC) Aydin Aliyev received the Ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan Turan Morali.
01 March 2006 [12:37]

?aurizio Pavesi: "OSCE Baku office does not see any need in dialogue between authorities and opposition"

We have not reached success at meetings which we organized between the authorities and the opposition following the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, the OSCE Baku office head Mauricio Pavesi said in a statement.
01 March 2006 [11:51]

President signed decree on Emergency Situation Ministry

Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to organize the activity of Emergency Situation Ministry (ESM).
01 March 2006 [11:35]

KLO chief Akif Nagi appealed to Iran and Georgia

Karabakh Liberation Organization chief Akif Nagi appealed to Iranian Ambassador and later issued statement against pressure of Georgian state structures.
28 February 2006 [17:38]

?sim Mollazade met with European Liberals

The chairman of the Party for Democratic Reforms (PDR), a MP Asim Mollazade met with the Group Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Graham Watson.
28 February 2006 [17:32]

Venice Commission to organize training for re-run parliamentary elections

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe has not received any appeal from the Azerbaijani government on injection of changes into the elections legislation, said Tatyana Mychelova, a spokesman for the VC Secretariat.
28 February 2006 [15:54]

President received OIC Secretary General

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received today the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.
28 February 2006 [15:19]

President to visit Japan in March

President Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to Japan on 7-10 March.
28 February 2006 [12:01]

Steven Mann: "Azerbaijan and Armenia have chance to settle the conflict without any failure"

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs discussed the Rambouillet meeting and informed the OSCE Chairman about it.
28 February 2006 [11:23]

Ali Karimli met with European parliamentarians

Yesterday PFPA leader Ali Karimli met with European Parliamentary group led by Graham Watson, head of Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE).
28 February 2006 [11:16]

More than 70 Azerbaijanis detained in South Azerbaijan

Demonstrations on the anniversary of the Khojali genocide were held in several cities of South Azerbaijan. Over 70 protesters were detained by the law enforcement bodies.
28 February 2006 [10:46]

Andres Herkel: "PACE approaches by-elections very seriously"

"PACE approaches by-elections to Milli Majlis very seriously, and will send enough observers for these elections," Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Monitoring Committee co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel told.
28 February 2006 [10:33]

Spring session of Milli Majlis starts on March 1

Milli Majlis press service informs that spring session of Milli Majlis will begin on March 1.
28 February 2006 [10:28]

Armenian citizens Arthur Apresyan and Roman Teryan left Azerbaijan

Armenian citizens Arthur Apresyan and Roman Teryan, who took refuge in Azerbaijan several years ago and detained in the Ministry of National Security (MNS), have left Azerbaijan.
28 February 2006 [09:47]

Azerbaijani political migrant detained in the Netherlands

Activist of national freedom movement Elman Mustafazadeh, who has been living in European countries for many years, was detained by Dutch police.
28 February 2006 [09:10]

Turk States Parliamentary Assembly to be set up

"Azerbaijan's suggestion of establishing Parliamentary Assembly of Turk States has been approved by all. The format of the Assembly is to be discussed," Turkey-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Friendship Group co-chair Nizami Jafarov stated.
28 February 2006 [01:52]

Proposals of Azeri-Georgian Ministries are generalized

Azerbaijanis, living in Georgia, are not satisfied with additional issue of 0.5-hectare lands. In reality it does not solve their problems, as the lands are very small and this process is carried out in slow temp.
28 February 2006 [01:12]

Head of SCC receives Iranian Ambassador

On Monday Aydin Aliyev, the Chairman of the State Customs Committee (SCC), received Afshar Suleymani, the Iranian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
28 February 2006 [00:41]

President will visit Evlakh, Barda and Agdam

President Ilham Aliyev is going to make a tour to Evlakh, Barda and Agdam districts. President intends to take part in opening of number of objects, hold meetings with the public and the regional authorities.
28 February 2006 [00:24]

Speaker of Parliament received Head of ALDE

The Speaker of the Azerbaijan Parliament Ogtay Asadov received today the Head of the political group of the European Liberals and Democrats Alliance (ALDE) Graham Watson.
28 February 2006 [00:04]

Foreign Minister received UN special rapporteur

The Azerbaijan Foreign Minister (FM) Elmar Mammadyarov has received the UN Commission special rapporteur on Human Rights and Freedom of religion or belief Mrs. Asma Jahangir.
27 February 2006 [16:34]

Azeri officials visit Saudi Arabia

Officials of Azerbaijani Ministries of Taxes and Finances are on visit to Arabia, Ali Hasan Jafar, the Saudi Ambassador to Azerbaijan told.
27 February 2006 [15:19]

Russia and Iran agree on uranium enrichment

Iran and Russia have agreed in principle to create a joint uranium enrichment venture in Russia, Gholamreza Aghazadeh, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization and the country Vice-president, told.
27 February 2006 [14:45]

Saudi Ambassador: "Saudi Arabia recognizes Armenia as aggressor"

"Khojaly Tragedy should be discussed in international organizations," Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Azerbaijan Ali Hasan Jaafar stated.
27 February 2006 [11:47]

Azerbaijani-Americans protest at Armenian Embassy in Washington DC

Large group of Azerbaijani-Americans and friends of Azerbaijan gathered in front of The Armenian Embassy in Washington, DC on Friday, February 24, 2006 to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Khojaly massacre perpetrated by the Armenian army against the innocent residents of Khojaly, Azerbaijan.
26 February 2006 [19:01]

Khojaly genocide - 14 years later

At night from February 25 to 26 1992 the Armenian armed forces occupied the town of Khojaly. The occupation was carried out with active support of several units of the Russian Army's 366th regiment.
25 February 2006 [19:56]

Samed Seyidov refuted statement of Armenian MP

"The statement on plans of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to send mission to Nakhchivan for clarifying the circumstances of the allegedly destroyed Armenian historical monuments is wrong," said the head of the Azerbaijan parliamentary delegation to PACE Samed Seyidov.
25 February 2006 [19:48]

Elchin Guliyev: "SBS plans to hold training"

The State Border Service (SBS) of Azerbaijan plans to hold exercises on the country's inner territorial waters, the SBS head Elchin Guliyev has told journalists today.
25 February 2006 [19:38]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Exact date of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs' next consultations is not known yet"

"The exact day of the next consultations in Washington over the Nagorny Karabakh settlement of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs is not identified yet," the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists today.
25 February 2006 [19:33]

President of Azerbaijan laid wreath to monument of Khojaly genocide victims

The Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev has laid a wreath today to the monument of the Khojaly genocide victims.
25 February 2006 [19:20]

European Parliament hosted conference on Khojali genocide

The European Parliament based in Brussels hosted on Friday a large-scientific and practical conference dedicated to 14th anniversary of Khojaly genocide at the initiative of the Council of World Azerbaijani (CWA).
25 February 2006 [19:10]

Pakistan ready to assist Azerbaijan in resolution of NK conflict

On behalf of his government the diplomat congratulated Asadov with his election to the post of Speaker and wished him all successes in his activities.
25 February 2006 [11:08]

Protest actions in Moscow and Kuwait

Yesterday the Azerbaijan's Way Political Movement staged a protest outside the UN headquarters in Moscow and Armenian Embassy in Kuwait according to Khojali genocide's eve.
25 February 2006 [10:43]

Elmar Mammadyarov and Heydar Babayev invited to France

A conference called "Innovative sources of funding development" will be held on February 28 in Paris.
25 February 2006 [10:37]

Khojaly Genocide commemorated in Tbilisi

14th anniversary of the Khojaly Genocide was commemorated in "Youth Palace" in Tbilisi.
25 February 2006 [10:14]

"Azadlig" bloc Assembly to be formed

Hasret Rustamov, Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Deputy Chief told that "Azadlig" bloc member parties have to select their candidates for formation of Party Assembly by March 1. The Assembly is intended to be formed at the meeting of the Chairmen's Council.
25 February 2006 [10:11]

YAP identified candidates to four constituencies

The Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) identified its candidates to four of ten constituencies where parliamentary by-elections to be held.
25 February 2006 [09:28]

Ilham Aliyev: "Armenia cannot be economic and military rival to Azerbaijan"

"I hope we shall soon celebrate opening of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline in Ceyhan. Turkey has already received oil, and final completion work is underway," Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev told the Turkish NTV channel.
25 February 2006 [09:18]

Southern Azerbaijan in US-Iran relations

Chairman of Defense Committee of the Southern Azerbaijan National Awareness Movement, Jahandar Bayoglu held a press conference on "Southern Azerbaijan in US-Iran relations".
24 February 2006 [14:44]

Journalist of "Obozrevatel", DRP member, visited Karabakh

Roman Temnikov, journalist of "Obozrevatel" newspaper, the Chairman of the Association of Russian Youth, member of the Central Control Revision of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), visited Nagorno Karabakh. This fact has found different interpretations in Azerbaijani and Armenian media.
24 February 2006 [11:40]

President signs decree to increase salaries of servicemen

Ilham Aliyev has signed decree to raise monthly salaries of servicemen according to their military ranks.
24 February 2006 [11:05]

Aland model similar to package settlement of Karabakh issue

"The project of settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict based on the Aland model is not a new one – it was submitted with some modifications in 1996-1997, when the package and stepwise options were considered," said political scientist Stepan Grigoryan.
24 February 2006 [10:41]

Vladimir Putin and Robert Kocharyan talks on Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution is fruitful initiative

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists: "Russian president Vladimir Putin's decision to invite Robert Kocharyan for talks on Nagorno Karabakh conflict is of fruitful initiative."
24 February 2006 [10:13]

President Ilham Aliyev received Micheline Calmy-Rey

President Ilham Aliyev received delegation led by Mrs. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.
24 February 2006 [10:06]

President Ilham Aliyev received Governor Sergey Morozov

President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation led by Sergey Morozov, governor of Ulyanovsk province of Russia, yesterday.
24 February 2006 [09:23]

Council of Europe replies Terry Davis on alleged secret detentions

The deadline for the inquiry on secret detentions of the CIA and detained persons' transportation in or through Council of Europe states (including Azerbaijan) expired.
24 February 2006 [08:58]

Armenians broke ceasefire in Terter

Armenians violated the ceasefire in Terter direction yesterday.
23 February 2006 [22:15]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates Estonian President

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of felicitations to the President of Estonia Arnold Ruutel due to the Independence Day.
23 February 2006 [21:42]

Azeri President sends letter of condolence to Vladimir Putin

On Thursday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, sent a letter of condolence to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in relation to the roof collapse at the Basmanni market in Moscow.
23 February 2006 [15:39]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "GUAM to become an international organization"

Member-countries of GUAM continue work over transformation of the alliance into an international organization, Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, told journalists.
23 February 2006 [15:30]

Switzerland ready to organize a meeting of Azeri, Armenian presidents

Switzerland is ready to organize a meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents, the Swiss Foreign Minister, Micheline Calmy-Rey, stated on Thursday after a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku.
23 February 2006 [11:26]

Meeting of Social Political Commission held

Yesterday meeting of Social Political Commission of the parliament was held.
23 February 2006 [11:04]

Azerbaijan attends GUAM meeting in Tbilisi

GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova) Interior Ministries Working Group for fighting terrorism and organized crimes met in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
23 February 2006 [10:48]

Azerbaijani delegation left for Vienna

Winter session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) will take place in the Austrian capital, Vienna on February 23-24.
23 February 2006 [10:41]

Vladimir Putin: "Georgian people in hard situation"

"Georgian people, being historically close to us, are in hard situation now. Georgia has social-economic difficulties, the living condition of this country is very low."
23 February 2006 [10:21]

Azerbaijani diplomatic missions commemorate Khojali Genocide

Azerbaijani embassies, consulates-general and representations in foreign countries are commemorating the Khojali genocide.
23 February 2006 [09:56]

Protest action to be held in front of Armenian Embassy in Tehran

Southern Azerbaijan National Awareness Movement (SANAM) Baku bureau spokesman, Agri Garadagli told that protest action would be held outside Armenian Embassy in Tehran on anniversary of Khojali tragedy on February 26.
23 February 2006 [09:46]

Afshar Suleymani: "Russia isn't strategic ally but partner to Iran"

"Russia is not strategic ally to Iran, and can not be," Afshar Suleymani, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran, said these words at his meeting with students of Khazar University yesterday.
23 February 2006 [09:38]

FM: "We know that the conflict should be resolved shortly"

"We cannot foretell the conflict to be resolved in any concrete time. But we know that the problem should be resolved shortly," Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told.
23 February 2006 [08:36]

Russian President aide: Nagorno Karabakh conflict is off military phase

"Russia is ready to act as a mediator to reconcile Azerbaijan and Armenia, and regulate the Nagorno Karabakh Conflict," said Sergey Prikhodko, aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin on international issues.
22 February 2006 [21:30]

President Putin completed his visit to Azerbaijan

On Wednesday President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has finished his working visit to Azerbaijan.
22 February 2006 [15:39]

Vladimir Putin to invite Armenian president to Moscow to discuss Karabakh

Russian President Vladimir Putin to invite Robert Kocherian for consultations on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.
22 February 2006 [12:31]

Russian MP: "All attempts of dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan end up with a failure"

"Dialogue between Azerbaijan and Armenia is necessary for settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict."
22 February 2006 [12:11]

Zahid Orujov: "Azerbaijan won't house base to be used against Iran"

The deployment of foreign military bases in Azerbaijan that could possibly be used to attack Iran does not meet Azerbaijan's interests, said parliamentarian Zahid Orujov.
22 February 2006 [11:29]

Regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict to be more severe in 2-3 years

Russian Federation Council official for affaires with CIS and compatriots Vadim Gustov considers that the regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict will become more severe in 2 or 3 years.
22 February 2006 [11:21]

Steven Mann: "If the conflict is not solved in 2006, that will be a tragedy"

"I was in Rambouillet and I did not see that Kocharyan left the talks before it was over"
22 February 2006 [09:44]

Justice Ministry to discuss ANIP issue

The documents submitted to the Justice Ministry by both sides of ANIP party are being reviewed, and the issue will be discussed in the staff meeting soon.
22 February 2006 [09:28]

Abbas Abbasov: "Rental fee for the Gabala Radar Station not to be increased"

Despite natural gas imported to our country from Russia increased in price, Azerbaijan will not raise rental fee for the Gabala Radar Station.
22 February 2006 [09:18]

Azerbaijan and Switzerland will sign 4 documents

Foreign Ministry spokesman Tahir Taghizadeh informed that Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Ray will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan tomorrow.