Politics

18 March 2006 [21:10]

Armenians instructed Azeri prisoner to blow up President's route

As a result of counter-intelligence measures, it was proved that junior sergeant of a military unit of Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, resident of Shamkir region Bakirov Ruslan Khagani, who has been in Armenian captive from February 15 till May 7, 2005, had a secret cooperation with Armenian intelligence services.
18 March 2006 [21:06]

Minister of Defence Industry appointed

Former head of "Azneft" appointed to a new position.
18 March 2006 [20:52]

Protest action in front of Iranian Embassy

A group of classical wing of Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan tried to hold unsanctioned picket opposite embassy of Iran to Azerbaijan.
18 March 2006 [12:18]

President received Turkish delegation

President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation headed by Akkan Suver, Chairman of Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation, Turkey.
18 March 2006 [10:56]

Azerbaijani Embassy in Russia sent note to Russian Foreign Ministry

Azerbaijani Embassy in Russia sent a note to Russian Foreign Ministry due to the fact that Nagorno Garabagh was shown as territory of Armenia at Inter RAO EES website.
18 March 2006 [10:16]

Iranian Ambassador threatens Azerbaijan

Afshar Suleymani is indignant at the World Azerbaijanis Congress Chairman's words.
18 March 2006 [09:13]

Elmar Mammadyarov meets with Malaysian PM and FM

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov paid and official visit to Malaysia. The Minister had talks with Malaysian officials.
18 March 2006 [08:22]

Azerbaijani MPs to attend meeting of PACE Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population

The next meeting of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population will be held in Brussels March 20-21.
17 March 2006 [23:44]

Note from Iranian government

The Iranian Embassy in Baku sent a note to Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry as a result of "anti-Iranian" statements voiced at the 2nd Congress of World Azerbaijanis.
17 March 2006 [18:10]

President received Latvian Delegation

Today President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev received the delegation headed by Ainars Latkovskis, Minister of Special Assignments of Society Integration Affairs.
17 March 2006 [17:45]

President Aliyev receives delegation headed by EU Special Envoy

March 17 Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received delegation headed by Peter Semnebi, the European Union Special Envoy to South Caucasus.
17 March 2006 [16:12]

British journalist Thomas de Waal: "Armenians and Azeris doomed to be neighbors"

"Permanent political instability in Azerbaijan was an important factor in the Karabakh war," said author of "Black Garden" book dedicated to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict Thomas de Waal.
17 March 2006 [15:48]

Novruz Mammadov: "Vardan Oskanian trying to derail peace talks"

Azeri presidential administration accused Armenian Foreign Minister of attempting to derail efforts to settle the long-standing Nagorno Karabakh conflict, following the latter's outrageous statement.
17 March 2006 [15:05]

Daniel Fried: "Azerbaijan, Armenia seeking to continue talks"

"The talks on settling the long-standing Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict are not stagnant," said the US Department of State Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried as saying.
17 March 2006 [10:22]

Armenian Armed Forces violated cease-fire in Gazakh and Terter

Armenians violated the cease-fire at Gazakh and Terter frontlines.
17 March 2006 [10:19]

KLO members arrested

Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) made several attempts to prevent participation of Armenian representatives in the preparatory conference to the OSCE Economic Forum, but police prevented the attempts.
17 March 2006 [10:05]

NATO PA spring session to discuss Karabakh issue

Azerbaijani delegation led by first Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ziyafet Asgharov will attend NATO Parliamentary Assembly spring session in Paris this May.
17 March 2006 [09:59]

Peter Semneby: "I believe in settlement of Karabakh conflict"

He thinks there is much likelihood that the conflict will be settled in 2006.
17 March 2006 [09:56]

CEC composition to be fully formed after re-elections

The composition of the Central Election Commission (CEC) will be fully formed after the Constitutional Court's decision on the re-run of the parliamentary elections.
17 March 2006 [09:38]

Frank Geerkens: "Restoration of relations might be useful for Azerbaijan and Armenia"

He said that OSCE focuses on the settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.
17 March 2006 [09:34]

Steven Mann: "No political implication in OSCE MG meeting in Istanbul"

"There is no special meaning in the next meeting of co-chairs of the OSCE MG for settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict to be held in Istanbul," OSCE Minsk Group US Ambassador Steven Mann said in Yerevan.
16 March 2006 [19:34]

ANIP leader meets with Director of NDI

On Thursday Etibar Mammadov, the leader of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP), met with Amy Sultz, the Director of the U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI).
16 March 2006 [18:54]

Chair of Polish Parliament to visit Azerbaijan

Bogdan Borusevich, the chair of the Upper Chamber of the Polish Senate will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan from 6 to 7 April.
16 March 2006 [18:40]

Ali Ahmadov rules out state financing of political parties in 2006

"The implementation of state financing of political parties in Azerbaijan is impossible in 2006," said Ali Ahmadov, the Executive Secretary of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP).
16 March 2006 [18:20]

Term of CE action plan on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan prolonged

The efficiency term of the Council of Europe's Action Plan on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan has been prolonged.
16 March 2006 [17:20]

Asim Mollazade meets with Director of NDI on Azerbaijan

Asim Mollazade, the chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), met with Emi Shultz, the Director of the U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Azerbaijan.
16 March 2006 [17:00]

Program of Azeri FM's visit to Malaysia defined

"Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, will start his official visit to Malaysia on Thursday evening," said the head of the Media and Information Policy Department of the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Tahir Tagizade.
16 March 2006 [16:03]

Communique adopted at meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers

"By the adoption of the final Communique a meeting of the OIC member-states, which took place in Jeddah on 15 March, ended," said Tahir Tagizade, the head of the Media and Information Department of the Foreign Ministry.
16 March 2006 [15:32]

Israeli Embassy holds vote in relation of parliamentary elections

On Thursday the Israeli embassy in Azerbaijan holds the vote in relation to the elections to Knesset.
16 March 2006 [15:15]

President Aliyev: "Armenia will never be able to rival with Azerbaijan"

Armenia will never be able rival with Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated on March 16 to an opening ceremony of the 2nd Congress of the World Azerbaijanis.
16 March 2006 [13:44]

Armenian officials met with US Assistant Secretary of State

Armenian President Robert Kocharian on Thursday met with Ambassador Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
16 March 2006 [10:55]

Russia opposes Caspian pipeline

Russia has come out against the construction of a trunk pipeline along the Caspian seabed, saying the project poses considerable risks to the region.
16 March 2006 [10:50]

Vardan Oskanian burns the bridges

Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian has made an outrageous statement, alleging that Nagorno Karabakh has never been part of Azerbaijan, which could jeopardize the ongoing talks to settle over a decade-long dispute.
16 March 2006 [10:25]

Opposition MP declines to meet US envoy

An MP elected to the Milli Majlis at the 2005 election has declined to meet with the US ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish.
16 March 2006 [09:05]

Armenians violate cease-fire in Gazakh

Armenians violated the cease-fire in Gazakh frontline again.
16 March 2006 [08:57]

EU Special Envoy for the South Caucasus visits Baku

The new European Union Special Envoy for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby will visit Baku on Thursday.
16 March 2006 [01:55]

Armenian Ambassador to Germany denies rape attempt by Armenian officer

"The information discrediting the Armenian officers, who are taking a course organized by the European Center for Security Issues in Garmisch-Partenkirchner is false from beginning to end," said Armenian Ambassador to Germany Karine Ghazinian.
16 March 2006 [01:24]

President Aliyev receives foreign guests

On Thursday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, received Galina Koveskaite, the adviser to Lithuanian President.
16 March 2006 [01:19]

Abbas Abbasov: "5 documents to be signed during Ukrainian President's visit"

"5 documents are planned to be signed during the official visit of Victor Ushenko," the Ukrainian President, to Azerbaijan, Abbas Abbasov, the Azerbaijani First Vice-Primer, told journalists on Wednesday.
16 March 2006 [01:15]

Azeri President receives Kyrgyz State Secretary

On Thursday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, received Dastan Sarigulov, the Kyrgyz State Secretary.
15 March 2006 [20:17]

YAP representatives to visit China

The representatives of ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) will pay a visit to China in April.
15 March 2006 [16:53]

Iran ready to host Caspian states summit

Special working group on defining the legal status of the Caspian sea met in Moscow.
15 March 2006 [15:51]

Pro-Armenian U.S. Congressmen call for preservation of Section 907 of the Freedom Support Act

Pro-Armenian Congressmen appeal to the US Congress.
15 March 2006 [15:13]

Jan Brezina: "I hope European Parliament not to adopt resolutions unreflecting Azeri realties any more"

"I hope European Parliament will not adopt baseless resolutions unreflecting realties any more," Jan Brezina, a member of the group of the European Popular Party and the European Democrats of the European Parliament, said to journalists on Wednesday.
15 March 2006 [12:36]

Musavat's leader meets with OSCE MG Co-Chair Steven Mann

On Tuesday Isa Gambar, the chairman of Musavat Party, met with Steven Mann, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, and Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
15 March 2006 [12:29]

MP sees US report as Azeri diplomatic success

"The US State Department's annual report fully confirms that Nagorno Karabakh and surrounding Azerbaijani districts are occupied by Armenia," said the deputy chairman of the Milli Majlis commission on national security and defense, Aydin Mirzazada.
15 March 2006 [12:18]

Armenia tries to break Turkey-Azerbaijan tandem

"Armenia should maximally keep the distance from the history. Only in this case normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations is possible," expert, political scientist Stepan Grigoryan stated.
14 March 2006 [22:35]

Ministry of Defense: "Participation of Azerbaijani Armed Forces in any training at the territory of Armenia is impossible"

Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense regards visit of Azerbaijan Armed forces representatives to Armenia as impossible.
14 March 2006 [22:24]

Daniel Fried: "Possible war in the South Caucasus will become disaster for the region"

"Possible war in the South Caucasus will become disaster for the all region," said Ambassador Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, at a news conference on Tuesday.
14 March 2006 [22:07]

President Aliyev receives Romanian Defense Minister

On Tuesday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, received the delegation led by Teodor Atanasiu, the Romanian National Defense Minister.
14 March 2006 [22:04]

Austrian Supreme Court chairman visits Baku

A delegation from the Austrian Supreme Court led by chairman Johann Reshutun will pay an official visit to Baku on April 10 at the invitation of Azerbaijan Supreme Court judge Ramiz Rzayev.
14 March 2006 [21:52]

Azerbaijani and Romanian Defense Ministers sign bilateral agreements

Bilateral agreements on military cooperation were signed during the meeting of Safar Abiyev, the Azerbaijani Defense Minister, with his Rumanian counterpart Teodor Atanasiu on Tuesday.
14 March 2006 [18:00]

Parliament discusses last year activities of Cabinet of Ministers

Tuesday sitting of the Milli Majlis heard a report by the Cabinet of Ministers on its activities in 2005.
14 March 2006 [17:41]

"Azadlig" block Council of Chairs holds a meeting

On Tuesday the "Azadlig" (Freedom) block Council of Chairs held a meeting.
14 March 2006 [17:14]

Russia urges ban on outside militaries in Caspian

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today called for a ban on any outside military presence in the Caspian Sea, which Russia shares with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran.
14 March 2006 [15:46]

Ogtay Asadov meets with Teodor Atanasiu

Chairman of Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic (Azerbaijan Parliament) Ogtay Asadov on March 14 met with the Minister of National Defense of Romania Teodor Atanasiu.
14 March 2006 [15:18]

Ukrainian President signs Law on ratification of agreement with Azerbaijan

Victor Yushenko, the Ukrainian President, signed the Law on ratification of agreement between the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers and the Azerbaijani government on labor activities and social security of the Ukrainian citizens temporarily working in Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani citizens temporarily working in Ukraine.
14 March 2006 [10:06]

NATO Secial Envoy Robert Simmons visits Azerbaijan

Robert Simmons, NATO Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Caucasus and Central Asia will visit the Southern Caucasus region in April this year.
14 March 2006 [09:33]

Elmar Mammadyarov to attend meeting in Jeddah

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will visit Jeddah today.
14 March 2006 [09:16]

Hague tribunal officially announces Milosevich dead of myocardial infarct

An autopsy of Slobodan Milosevich's body was conducted March 12.
14 March 2006 [09:07]

Vardan Oskanian: "Armenia already made its part of compromises"

"Armenia has made its part of concessions in the settlement of the conflict. We are anticipating Azerbaijan to make concessions now," Armenian FM Vardan Oskanian stated.
14 March 2006 [08:28]

Khanlar Valiyev: "Investigation on Khojali Genocide is underway in some directions"

Investigation on Khojali Genocide initiated by the Republic Military Prosecutor's Office in 1992 is underway.
13 March 2006 [23:30]

Armenia ready to receive Azerbaijani and Turkish envoys within NATO exercise

"NATO Rescuer 2006 exercises will be held in late June in Yerevan," Armenian Deputy MOD Head, lieutenant general Artur Aghabekyan said.
13 March 2006 [23:24]

Foreign Minister met with the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried

On March 13 Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Ambassador Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
13 March 2006 [19:37]

Registration of candidates for re-run parliamentary elections over

Registration of candidates for the re-run parliamentary elections is over on March 13.
13 March 2006 [18:41]

New agreements between Azerbaijan and Romania under development

New documents for legal agreements between Azerbaijan and Romania are being prepared.
13 March 2006 [18:37]

NATO involving in the NK conflict settlement will bring no good

"Priorities in Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement belong to the OSCE and Minsk Group," stated during a seminar in Yerevan NATO officer on relation with South Caucasian Countries Romualdas Rajuks.
13 March 2006 [18:26]

Ogtay Asadov meets with German Ambassador

On March 13 Ogtay Asadov, the chair of the Millli Majlis, met with Detlef Lengemann, the German Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
13 March 2006 [18:20]

Foreign Minister met with Steven Mann

The Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov, met with US Ambassador Steven Mann, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, on March 13 in Baku
13 March 2006 [18:10]

President Aliyev received Steven Mann

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Steven Mann, on March 13.
13 March 2006 [18:06]

Etibar Mammadov's ANIP elects delegates

The Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) led by Etibar Mammadov set to selection of delegates of the session.
13 March 2006 [17:54]

National Security Minister: "Cooperation with Russian special services is at highest level"

"Cooperation between Azerbaijani and Russian special services is at the highest level," said Azerbaijan National Security minister Eldar Mahmudov after his visit to Moscow on March 9-10.
13 March 2006 [17:45]

Steven Mann: "Spring of 2006 is important milestone in resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

"Spring of 2006 is an important milestone in the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict," Steven Mann, the US Department of State Senior Advisor for Eurasia Steven Mann, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair.