Politics

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.
12 May 2005 [18:34]

Armenians violated the ceasefire in three directions

Divisions of Armed forces of Armenia keep on breaking the ceasefire.
12 May 2005 [18:30]

President Ilham Aliyev met with Heike Talvitie

Ilham Aliyev yesterday received European Union (EU) special representative for the Southern Caucasus Heike Talvitie.
12 May 2005 [18:29]

Azeri authorities back independence of media

The Azerbaijan authorities are keen on releasing the media from politicization.
12 May 2005 [18:27]

OSCE insist on realizing 26 recommendations by Azerbaijan

The visit to Azerbaijan of the representative on Southern Caucasus of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, the representative of Belgium in OSCE Bertran Crombrugge is finishing today.
11 May 2005 [18:53]

Court process of Ramil Safarov deferred until September 27

Yesterday in the capital of Hungary, Budapest the court process of Ramil Safarov was held, who is changed of murdering the Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan.
11 May 2005 [18:51]

Ilham Aliyev met with representative staff of UNO

The president Ilham Aliyev received the representative staff consisting of the members of the Executive Council of the Children Fund (UNICEF), Development Program (UNDP), Population Fund (UNFPA) and Worldwide Food Program (WFP) of UNO yesterday.
11 May 2005 [18:48]

Armenians violated ceasefire in Aghdam direction

Armenians violated the ceasefire in two directions on May 9.
11 May 2005 [18:43]

Next meeting of working groups of Caspian Sea States on the status of the Caspian Sea in Teheran on May 16-17

The Next 17th meeting of working groups of five Caspian Sea States on the status of the Caspian Sea will be held in Teheran, capital of Iran on May 16-17.
11 May 2005 [18:31]

Elmar Mammedyarov: "No peace agreement will be signed during Warsaw meeting of Presidents"

The information spread on signing of a peace agreement during Warsaw meeting of Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia is groundless.
11 May 2005 [18:24]

Campaign on enlightment of female candidates and watchers related to elections to be held

The Dilyara Aliyeva Society for protection of rights of women holds actions in 9 districts of the country for raising activeness and awareness of women at the Parliamentary elections, head of the Society, Novella Djafarogli told Trend.
11 May 2005 [18:18]

Project on support to legal and court reforms in Azerbaijan to end late 2005

The European Union (EU) plans to complete the implementation of the project on Support to legal and court reforms in Azerbaijan by the end of the year, the CE Baku Office told Trend.
11 May 2005 [18:10]

Opening ceremony of late president Heydar Aliyev's monument held in Baku

The opening ceremony of the monument of the late president Heydar Aliyev was held in the park situated in front of the Republican Palace.
09 May 2005 [18:18]

Three Azeri soldiers released from Armenian captivity

Azeri soldiers in Armenian captivity Hikmet Tagiyev, Khayal Abdullayev and Ruslan Bashirov were returned to Azerbaijani side in the direction of Aghdam on 7th of May.
09 May 2005 [18:16]

Ilham Aliyev congratulated Azerbaijan people on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the victory over fascism

President Ilham Aliyev addressed to Azerbaijan people on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the victory over fascism.
09 May 2005 [18:14]

Azerbaijan ombudsman calls on int'l organizations to apply sanctions against Armenia -aggressor

Violation of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan by Armenia and Armenian nationalists, occupation of lands, destruction and appropriation of historical and cultural values, violation of cultural rights of people contradicts fully to universally accepted international legal norms.
07 May 2005 [18:01]

Official website of Council of Europe Information Office in Baku opened

Council of Europe Information Office held the presentation ceremony of its official website (www.coe.az).
07 May 2005 [17:58]

Azeri NGO will not be checked by Ministry of Justice

There are no grounds for some media to spread information about possible checking ups of the Azerbaijani NGOs by the Justice Ministry (JM) and the Prosecutor's General Office, head of the department for state registration of legal entities of Justice Ministry, Fazil Mammadov told Trend.
07 May 2005 [17:48]

Joint UN Mission to Visit Azerbaijan

A joint mission of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will visit Azerbaijan on 9-14 May 2005.
07 May 2005 [17:45]

Azerbaijan is not included "Challenge of the millennium" program not meeting the requirements

Azerbaijan is not included into the "Challenge of the millennium" program because Azerbaijan can't meet some required standards.
07 May 2005 [17:42]

OSCE representatives sent warning to Armenians for violating ceasefire during the monitoring

Monitoring was held in the territory of village Gapanli of Terter region, on the borderline of troops, in accordance with the mandate of personnel representative of OSCE Chairman-in-office at 10.30a.m on 6th of May.
07 May 2005 [17:40]

US aid to Azerbaijan may increase

USA conducts the work on program of aid to Azerbaijan.
06 May 2005 [16:13]

President of Azerbaijan instructed to hold fair and democratic elections

"I have no doubts, that the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan will be held in democratic and transparent environment", President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, stated at the meeting, related to the issues of the socio-economic development in the country, Trend reports.
06 May 2005 [16:11]

Interpol secretary general to visit Azerbaijan

A visit of the Secretary General of the International Police Organization (Interpol), Ronald Noble has been scheduled for May 17,2005, head of the National Interpol Bureau, colonel Madat Guliyev, told Trend in his interview.
06 May 2005 [16:08]

OSCE office in Baku announced the report on registration problem of NGOs in Azerbaijan

OSCE office in Baku announced the report on registration problem of NGOs in Azerbaijan.
06 May 2005 [15:51]

Ilham Aliyev positively evaluates situation in the state

Situation in the state is positive, development is observed everywhere, the president of the state Ilham Aliyev stated during the meeting, devoted to issues of social-economic development in the state, conducted under his chairmanship of the president, 4 May.
06 May 2005 [15:12]

As soon as Ayaz Mutallibov and Rasul Guliyev arrive in Azerbaijan they will be arrested

"As soon as the co-chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (SDPA), former President, Ayaz Mutallibov and chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Rasul Guliyev, who is in the "red" search of the Interpol, set foot on Azerbaijan, they will be arrested", head of the National Central Interpol Bureau, colonel, Madat Guliyev told Trend in his interview.
06 May 2005 [15:00]

Heike Talvitie: "European Union considers it very important to solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict soon"

"European Union considers it very important to solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict soon. The problems around this conflict present obstacle for the development of the Southern Caucasus."
06 May 2005 [14:47]

Azeri ombudsman appealed the international organizations for the purpose of discharging our 3 soldiers being held in captivity

The Commissioner of Human Rights Elmira Suleymanova addressed a letter to the president of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Yakob Kellenberg, representations in Azerbaijan and Armenia of this organization, and to the Commissioner for Human Rights of Council of Europe Alvaro-Hil Robles for discharging the soldiers of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces Hikmet Taghiyev, Khayal Abdullayev and Ruslan Bashirov captivated by Armenians on February 15.
05 May 2005 [19:52]

Celebrations on 60-th anniversary of victory at Great Patriotic War will be held in Azerbaijan

A number of festive celebrations will take place in Azerbaijan on the occasion of the 60-th anniversary of the victory at the Great Patriotic War.
05 May 2005 [19:50]

Azerbaijani militaries to participate in international trainings in Lithuania

Representatives of the Military Forces of Azerbaijan plan to participate in Gintarine viltis 2005 (Amber Hope) trainings, scheduled for 6-18 June 2005 in Lithuania, the Lithuania Defense Ministry, and organizer of the trainings reported.
05 May 2005 [19:38]

Full list of Azeri political prisoners included in Rights Protection Organizations Monitoring Group list

42 persons names included in the list of the political prisoners of the Right Protection Organizations Monitoring Group (RPOMG).
05 May 2005 [19:36]

Ruling party representative met with ambassador of Great Britain

The vice-chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), executive secretary of the party Ali Ahmadov met with the ambassador of Great Britain in our country Lawrence Bristow.
05 May 2005 [19:22]

Azeri Defence Minister met with representatives of Pentagon

Yesterday Defense Minister General Colonel Safar Abiyev has received delegation headed by consultant of USA Defense Ministry on joint decrease of Military Dangers of political Office Andrew Veber.
05 May 2005 [19:14]

Ilham Aliyev addressed the Jewish community of Azerbaijan

President Ilham Aliyev today addressed Jewish community of Azerbaijan.
05 May 2005 [19:01]

Azeri and Turkish parliaments to fight with Armenian propaganda

The Azerbaijani parliament and the Great National Assembly of Turkey held a joint struggle to unmask the "Armenian genocide" worldwide`, Arif Rahimzade, the Azerbaijani Vice Speaker, stated in a meeting with the Turkish parliamentarians, Emin Shahin and Husseyn Mumtaz, Trend repots.
05 May 2005 [19:00]

Latvian President is expected in Azerbaijan

Latvian President Vayre Vikie Freberga is scheduled to visit Azerbaijan in the second half of 2005, Samad Seyidov, the deputy chairman of the permanent parliamentary commission on international relationships and interparliamentary bonds, told Trend.
04 May 2005 [16:43]

Azeri, Armenian Presidents will not meet in Moscow

The Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents will not hold talks on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh during the celebrations of 60th anniversary of a victory of fascism to be arranged in Moscow on 9 May, Trend reports quoting Novruz Mammadov, the head of the Foreign Relationships Department of the President's Administration.
04 May 2005 [16:41]

Presentation of website of Commission on Struggle against Corruption held

Presentation of the site of Commission on Struggle against Corruption at Administration Azerbaijan Republic State Service Management Council has been held in International Press Service.
04 May 2005 [16:39]

Musavat leader meets with British Ambassador

On Tuesday the chairman of Musavat Party, Isa Gambar, met with the British Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Laurence Bristow, Musavat told Trend.
04 May 2005 [16:37]

Murder of Elmar Huseynov is identified

Ministries of National Security and Internal Affairs and Procurator's Office of Republic made special statement jointly.
04 May 2005 [16:26]

Murtuz Aleskerov: no need for pardoning

There is no need in pardoning, dated for the Heydar Aliyev Birthday.
04 May 2005 [16:24]

Yuri Merzlyakov says of Azerbaijani captives to be released soon

"Three Azerbaijani soldiers captivated by Armenia will be released soon".
04 May 2005 [16:07]

Ramiz Mehdiyev: "Proposals on changes to Election Code will be presented to Milli Majlis soon"

"We are ready for the dialogue with the opposition and we make no term for this"-said head of Executive Office of President Ramiz Mehdiyev in his talk to the journalists.
04 May 2005 [16:00]

Serious personnel reforms in Court system of Azerbaijan will be made

"Serious personnel reforms in Court system, cleaning operations will be carried out. Strong measures will be taken about the judges in relation with corruption".
04 May 2005 [15:48]

Georgian Prime-Minister to visit Azerbaijan

The Prime-Minister of Georgia, Zurab Nogaideli will visit Azerbaijan in the first decade of June, the press-secretary of the Georgian Embassy to Azerbaija, Gila Dumbadze told Trend.