Politics

12 January 2006 [11:28]

“Azadliq” bloc sent appeal to Council of Europe on irregularities committed in parliamentary elections

“Azadliq” bloc sent an appeal to Council of Europe (CE) on irregularities committed in November 6 parliamentary elections.
12 January 2006 [11:18]

Asim Mollazade: “Russel Johnston’s account reads that UN resolutions needs implementing”

The day before yesterday annual account of chairman of the organization Lord Russell Johnston was adopted at the Sub-Committee of Council of Europe on Nagorno Karabakh in Paris.
12 January 2006 [11:10]

Tahir Taghizadeh: “The status of Nagorno Karabakh is not discussed in the current stage of the talks”

“The status of Nagorno Karabakh is not discussed in the current stage of Azerbaijan-Armenia talks on the regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.”
12 January 2006 [11:03]

OSCE to hold next monitoring in the contact line of troops

Monitoring is expected to be held in Borsunlu village of Goranboy, in the contact line of troops tomorrow in accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office.
12 January 2006 [10:41]

Turan Morali: “Turkey can send peacekeeping forces to Nagorno Karabakh”

“If required, Turkey can send peacekeeping forces to Nagorno Karabakh under the mandate of international peacekeeping troops”.
12 January 2006 [10:36]

Rassel Johnston’s report on Nagorno Karabakh confirmed in the PACE subcommittee

The report on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict drawn up by Rassel Johnston, chief of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe Subcommittee for the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, English parliament member was discussed in the sitting of the subcommittee in Paris.
12 January 2006 [10:16]

Main subject of OSCE acting chairman’s visit to South Caucasus to be Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The major subject of the forthcoming visit to the South Caucasus region of the acting chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
12 January 2006 [09:20]

Azeri, Armenian Foreign Ministers to define expediency of Presidents’ next meeting

The Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanian, will meet in London on 18-19 January.
11 January 2006 [23:05]

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan to visit Azerbaijan

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Danial Ahmetov has been invited to pay an official visit to Azerbaijan.
11 January 2006 [22:47]

Rassel Johnston’s report on Nagorno Karabakh confirmed in the PACE subcommittee

The report on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict drawn up by Rassel Johnston, chief of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe Subcommittee for the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, English parliament member was discussed in the sitting of the subcommittee in Paris.
06 January 2006 [12:15]

British Minister for European affairs responds to the letter of “Azadlig” bloc leaders

The letter addressed to the British Prime Minister Tony Blair by the “Azadlig” bloc leaders after the parliamentary elections was replied by British Minister for European affairs Douglas Alexander.
06 January 2006 [12:09]

Farhad Aliyev’s health is not stable

Health of ex-minister of economic development Farhad Aliyev held in investigation ward of Ministry of National Security (MNS) is not stable.
06 January 2006 [12:04]

Karabakh Liberation Organization demands that talks on the resolution of the conflict should be publicized

Yesterday Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) issued a statement concerning the negotiations in the direction of the settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.
06 January 2006 [11:47]

Igbal Agazade: ”Corridor to Armenia from Nagorno Garabagh might be established only through fields of Kelbajar region”

“It is not a right step to separate a corridor through Lachin region and it is unacceptable. Because, it might result in some nuances contradicting Azerbaijan’s interests.
06 January 2006 [11:41]

Director of “Caucasus project” of International Crisis Group Sabina Freizer to arrive in Baku late in January

International Crisis Group (ICG) is working on new projects in Southern Caucasus. The project named “European Union in Southern Caucasus” is led by director of “Caucasus Project” of ICG Sabina Freizer.
06 January 2006 [11:38]

Ruling party will participate in by-elections

“The ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) will participate in the by-elections.”
06 January 2006 [11:32]

7 candidates nominated for by-elections on two constituencies

7 persons have nominated their candidacies for by-elections so far to be held on 13 May 2006.
06 January 2006 [11:28]

At frontier areas of Azerbaijan and Russia operating events under agreed name ‘Border’ were held

According to the joint action plan approved between the Interior Ministries of Azerbaijan and Russia a number of operating events under the agreed name “Border” has been held at the frontier areas.
06 January 2006 [11:26]

Period of broadcast of Russia ORT TV-channel in Azerbaijan to be prolonged for one more year

For the purpose of prolonging the period of broadcast of the Russia ORT TV-channel in Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies (MCIT) has already presented the draft of that contract to the Russian State TV-Radio Company.
06 January 2006 [11:18]

OSCE’s final report on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan yet unready

Work over the final report on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutes and Human Rights (ODIHR) continues.
06 January 2006 [11:04]

Asim Mollazade: “Account of Lord Rassel Johnston generally satisfies Azerbaijan”

Next gathering of Sub-committee of Council of Europe on Nagorno Garabagh will be held in Paris on January 9.
28 December 2005 [10:45]

Solidarity Day of Azerbaijanis in the World to be celebrted in various countries

December 31-Solidarity Day of Azerbaijanis in the World will be celebrated in various countries of the world. APA was told by the press service of State Committee on work with Azerbaijanis Living in Foreign Countries that a range of measures have already been initiated to be realized in Russian Federation.
28 December 2005 [10:42]

Armenians worry about the Azerbaijani president’s statements

Members of Armenian Academy of Science accused Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev of making anti-Armenian statements.
28 December 2005 [10:40]

President Ilham Aliyev confirmed State Program on technical development of defense system of state border in 2006-2010

Yesterday President İlham Aliyev signed a decree on confirmation of State Program on technical development of defense system of state borders of Azerbaijan republic in 2006-2010.
28 December 2005 [10:11]

Farhad Aliyev got written testimony ready

Yesterday chief of Azerbaijani committee against tortures Elchin Behbudov conduct monitoring in the investigation ward of Ministry of National Security.
28 December 2005 [10:00]

Yuri Merzlyakov: “Meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents may take place on 10 February”

Meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents may take place on 10 February 2005, the OSCE Minsk Group Russian co-chairman Yuri Merzlykaov said in a statement during his interview with the ATV channel, Trend reports.
28 December 2005 [09:50]

Repatriation of Ramil Safarov to be raised after announcement of sentence

“We will raise repatriation of Ramil Safarov before the Budapest court after the announcement of the sentence.”
28 December 2005 [09:44]

Opposition leaders not officially invited to PACE session

The opposition leaders have not received official invitation to Strasbourg on the eve of the January session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE).
28 December 2005 [09:44]

Prime Minister of Egypt is invited to Azerbaijan

The Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif has been invited to pay an official visit to Azerbaijan, the advisor of the Azerbaijan’s Embassy to Egypt Agaselim Shukyurov told Trend.
28 December 2005 [09:41]

Human Rights Activists organize international conference on human rights in Baku

Human Rights activists from Poland, Switzerland, USA and Norway have been invited to the conference on human rights in Baku, the chairman of the Society on Women’s Rights Defense named after Dilara Aliyeva, Novella Djafaroglu told Trend.
28 December 2005 [09:37]

6 Azerbaijani citizens set free from Armenian captivity, 8 Armenians repatriated to their country

6 Azerbaijani citizens captured by Armenian side were set free during 2005.
28 December 2005 [09:34]

Milli Mejlis chairman Ogtay Asadov is invited to Ukraine

The Milli Mejlis chairman of Azerbaijan Ogtay Asadov received on 27 December 2005 the Charge d’Affaires of Ukraine in Azerbaijan Igor Kizima.
28 December 2005 [09:32]

“Azadliq” bloc to appeal to European Court

Candidates of “Azadliq” bloc will appeal to European Court on fraudulent facts and violation of their rights in November 6 parliamentary elections from January.
28 December 2005 [09:25]

President Ilham Aliyev signed decree on confirmation of composition of Tariff Council

The president Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on confirmation of the composition of the Tariff (Price) Council.
24 December 2005 [09:54]

Six parliamentarians from opposition formed a fraction

6 opposition-minded parliamentarians established a fraction today.
24 December 2005 [09:43]

Karabakh Liberation Organization appealed to the embassy of Russia

Yesterday Karabakh liberation Organization (KLO) appealed to Pyotr Burdikin charge d'affaires of Russian federation in Azerbaijan.
24 December 2005 [09:40]

93% of Armenians do not want withdrawal of the Russian bases from the country

“Caucasus Democracy Institution” conducted a survey so as to determine the political tendency of population of Armenia.
24 December 2005 [09:39]

Maharram Aliyev: “Azeri opposition has already got tired”

“The latest events in Baku cannot be explained as strain of criminogenic situation. All of these events were caused by different factors. These crimes were not committed by a concrete group and are not organized crimes.”
24 December 2005 [09:38]

Azerbaijan International Operating Company started Deepwater Guneshli predrilling programme

The Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) started the Deepwater Guneshli (DG) predrilling programme.
24 December 2005 [09:37]

NGO chief suggests monitoring the territories invaded by Armenians and populated by Azerbaijanis once

“We suggest monitoring our historical monuments in the occupied territories protesting to the opinion that the tombs belonging to Armenians are destroyed by Azerbaijanis” - head of Azerbaijan History and Cultural Monuments Protection Organization NGO Faig Ismayilov told APA.
24 December 2005 [09:35]

Powers of Azerbaiajn’s Economic Court and Supreme Court judges suspended

Powers of the judge of the Economic Court Djafar Veliyev and the jugde of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan Republic Sudaba Hasanova are suspended, the decision on it has been taken at the sitting of the Parliament of Azerbaijan, held on 23 December 2005.
24 December 2005 [09:33]

Winter session of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe to be held on 23-27 January

Winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe will be held on January 23-27, 2006.
24 December 2005 [09:28]

Parliament approved 19 bills

At the Milli Mejlis next meeting on 23 December 2005, 19 draft laws have been put on discussion and passed. The widest discussions among the documents caused introducing of supplements and amendments to the laws of Azerbaijan “On Statistics” and “On State Secret”.
24 December 2005 [09:25]

Permanent commission on international relations and inter-parliamentary ties debated two bills

The next sitting of the Milli Mejlis permanent commission on international relations and inter-parliamentary ties took place on 23 December 2005. Two draft laws have been debated at the sitting,
24 December 2005 [09:23]

Iran proposes strategic partnership to Azerbaijan

Development of strategic cooperation based on geographically important location corresponds both to the bilateral interests and the regional ones, the Ambassador of Iran to Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani said in a statement on 22 December 2005.
24 December 2005 [09:19]

Agshin Mekhdiyev: “Azerbaijan’s relationships with the CE to develop hence, Azeri rep at CE assures”

Interview with Agshin Mekhdiyev, permanent representative of Azerbaijan at the CE.
24 December 2005 [09:18]

Speaker of Iranian Parliament is due to visit Baku in early months next year

Speaker of Iranian Islamic Council of Assembly Gulamali Haddad Adel is expected to visit Baku in early months next year.
24 December 2005 [09:17]

First group of pilgrims to go on Hadj on 25 December

The first group of pilgrims from Azerbaijan will go on Hadj on 25 December 2005.
20 December 2005 [10:59]

Congress of Musavat Party to be held after re-elections

Although the arrangement of date of the regular congress of Musavat party was intended at the gathering of the party held last week, such a decision was not made at the gathering.
20 December 2005 [10:56]

?raz Azimov: “Opportunities for settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 2006 exist and sides are to make use of them”

The official Baku considers seriously the issue of holding the meeting of presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in late January-early February 2006 in the previously selected place, the deputy Foreign Minister (FM) head of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov said in a statement on 19 December 2005 at the briefing in Baku.
20 December 2005 [10:53]

“Azadliq” bloc to take Baku Mayor’s Office to court

Opposition parties will arrange the date of the next rally-meeting in near days.
20 December 2005 [10:28]

Ilham Aliyev: “We will establish potential of strong Azerbaijani Army”

We are to establish the potential of the strong army to be able to liberate the areas under the Armenian occupation at any moment, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in a statement on 19 December 2005 addressing the cadets of the Heydar Aliyev Military Lyceum of the Nakhchevan Autonomous Republic (NAR).
20 December 2005 [10:12]

New Chinese Ambassador arrives in Azerbaijan

“Chjan Khaychjou, the newly-appointed Ambassador of the Chinese People’s Republic to Azerbaijan, will arrive in Baku on Tuesday.”
20 December 2005 [10:06]

KLO demands to stop OSCE Minsk group activities

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen do not wish to undertake moves towards removal of the consequences of the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan, the statement made by the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) spread on19 December 2005.
20 December 2005 [09:55]

Araz Azimov: “Azerbaijani side advocates meeting not for the sake of meeting but for achieving a result”

Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov held a press conference on the conclusions of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs’ visit to the region.
19 December 2005 [18:21]

Azimov agrees with Merzlyakov: Karabakh conflict settlement process is moving forward

The OSCE leadership is interested that the organizational issues related to the Armenian –Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh were not behind the negotiation process. In this regard, the OSCE high planning group comprising 9 members has been sent to Azerbaijan, said deputy Foreign Minister (FM) of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov on December 19, 2005.
19 December 2005 [17:27]

Government officials and NGO representatives held a round table in Baku

Prosecutor General Office and nongovernmental organizations of Azerbaijan held today a roundtable at the International Press Center where they discussed corruption situation in the country and punishment measures for those responsible for it.
19 December 2005 [17:14]

Herkel proposes to invite 5 opposition leaders to a sitting of PACE'S temporary monitoring committee

Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan Andreas Gross, Andres Herkel and the head of European Council Observation Mission for the parliamentary elections Leo Platvoet have not completed the report on their visit to Baku on December 1-3.
19 December 2005 [10:57]

To be a deputy or not to be? That is the question troubling Azeri opposition deputies nowadays

The question of whether the elected oppositionists should participate in the work of the Parliament has broken Azerbaijani opposition in half. Representatives of the Azadliq oppositional bloc accuse of vendibility other oppositional deputies that voiced readiness to participate in the work of the parliament.
19 December 2005 [10:28]

Maharram Aliyev: Baku police always tries to solve everything peacefully and calmly

Yesterday evening, the head of the Baku City Main Police Department Maharram Aliyev made a statement commenting the December 18 Azadlig bloc’s unauthorized rally.
18 December 2005 [17:39]

Opposition holds an unsanctioned rally

Oppositional bloc "Azadliq", "National Unity Movement" and "National Independence Party of Azerbaijan" held today an unsanctioned protest rally.
17 December 2005 [17:16]

Azerbaijan is going to send customs attaches to its embassies in some countries

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev issued a decree on the appointment of representatives of the State Customs Committee of the country (customs attaches)in foreign countries and ensuring their activities.
17 December 2005 [17:06]

PACE plans to intensify settlement process of Karabakh conflict

A meeting of the PACE Ad Hoc Committee will meet in Paris on January 9, 2006, CE Secretariat told Trend. The gathering with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will focus on the application of the 5th paragraph of CE Resolution 1416 on Nagorno-Karabakh.
17 December 2005 [16:51]

Steven Mann: "Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be settled during one year or during one hundred years"

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs held today a press conference commenting the process of Karabakh conflict settlement.
17 December 2005 [16:23]

"Azadliq" opposition bloc and Baku police prepare for a rally tomorrow

Yesterday Baku Mayor's Office answered the request of "Azadliq" bloc denying the opposition to hold on December 18 a protest rally at Gelebe square. Opposition answered, that in that case the rally will be placed at one of three squares: "Fuzuli", "28 May" or the square in front of Nariman Narimanov cinema.
17 December 2005 [15:52]

Chief of Baku police warns "Azadliq" bloc leaders

"On Saturday Maharram Aliyev, the chief of the Baku Central Police Department, met with the organizers of the unsanctioned rally scheduled for Sunday," announced today Yashar Aliyev, the deputy head of the department.
17 December 2005 [15:07]

ATIS project of Ministry of Taxes is going to unite all Baku tax institutions in corporate network

The Ministry of Taxes and territorial tax organs situated in Baku will be connected with each-other in a corporate network.
17 December 2005 [11:57]

Azerbaijani officials and 14 EU experts work on the first stage of negotiations on the European New Neighborhood Policy

Tahir Tagizade, head of Press and Information Policy Department of the Foreign Ministry told journalists that negotiations between Azerbaijan and European Union have been initiated in the Foreign Ministry yesterday.
17 December 2005 [11:47]

Azerbaijan with NATO assistance works on its military doctrine

Parliament of Azerbaijan is expected to start discussion on the state military doctrine during its spring session in 2006, said Ziyafat Asgarov, the chairman of standing commission on defense and security issues of the Milli Majlis [Parliament].
17 December 2005 [11:05]

CEC is waiting for someone to take a responsibility of conducting exit-poll during May 13 re-elections

The CEC is waiting for someone to conduct an exit-poll during May 13 re-elections to the Parliament.
17 December 2005 [10:57]

Some KLO members are arrested but the organization does not give up on its crusade against OSCE Minsk Group

A group of Karabakh Liberation Organization members held yesterday a picket outside of the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan protesting against the visit of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to Azerbaijan.
17 December 2005 [10:39]

KLO member manages to enter to press-conference of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs but is taken out by security service

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Steven Mann (USA), Bernar Fasie (France) and Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia) made a joint statement after meetings held with the president Ilham Aliyev, minister of foreign affairs Elmar Mammadyarov and head of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorni Garabagh Nizami Bahmanov in the framework of their visit to Baku yesterday.
17 December 2005 [10:37]

Chairman of Court of Economy is dismissed from his position

Yesterday the president Ilham Aliyev signed a decree dismissing the chairman of the Court of Economy Jafar Valiyev from his post at his own request.
16 December 2005 [21:57]

President establishes Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan Republic

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed today a decree on establishing of a new ministry. Newly formed Ministry of Defense Industry of the Azerbaijan Republic will be formed on the basis of the State Committee on special machine-building and conversion.
16 December 2005 [19:40]

Ilham Aliyev is going to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is going to meet on December 22 with the President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at an official ceremony of commencement of the Iranian gas delivery to Nakhchivan.