Politics

11 March 2006 [09:00]

Azerbaijan and Ukraine agree to hold a meeting of intergovernmental commission

Abbas Abbasov, the Azerbaijani First Vice-Premier, continues the bilateral meetings with Ukrainian officials in Kiev.
10 March 2006 [19:00]

President Aliyev's official visit is over

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev finished his 3-days official visit to Japan.
10 March 2006 [18:45]

Araz Azimov: "Co-chairs have to refrain from statements"

The results of the negotiations of Azerbaijan and Armenia in France, forced the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to reconsider the positions of the conflicting sides. It is clear that the situation is in very difficult stage and the co-chairs must refrain from any statements, Araz Azimov, the Azerbaijani Deputy FM, stated.
10 March 2006 [17:03]

Reno Harnish: "Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be settled through talks"

"The US takes an active part in resolution process of Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the recent two years," the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish told the journalists.
10 March 2006 [17:00]

Isa Gambar: "We have source in President's Office and they can't find him"

Musavat Party chief Isa Gambar answered the allegations of PFPA, ADP and National Unity Movement at the press conference on Friday.
10 March 2006 [16:51]

OSCE MG to meet in Istanbul March 20

The recurrent meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement will be held in Istanbul March 20.
10 March 2006 [15:38]

Pakistani Ambassador holds meetings

On Friday Muhammad Hafiz, the Pakistani Ambassador to Azerbaijan, held a meeting with the Head of the interparliamentary friendship group Azerbaijan-Pakistan, Eldar Ibrahimov.
10 March 2006 [15:26]

OSCE monitoring held without causalities

No breach has been fixed during the OSCE monitoring held in Azeri-Armenian frontline on Friday in accordance with a mandate of the OSCE chairman-in-office, the Defense Ministry announced.
10 March 2006 [14:55]

First Vice-Premier on visit to Kiev

Abbas Abbasov, the Azerbaijani First Vice-Premier, continues bilateral meetings with Ukrainian officials in Kiev.
10 March 2006 [13:36]

Azerbaijan, Germany signed a military cooperation agreement

A military cooperation agreement was signed between the ministries of defense of Germany and Azerbaijan in Baku.
10 March 2006 [11:32]

Leo Platvoet to head CE mission to Azerbaijan again

Next session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Monitoring Committee has taken place in Paris.
10 March 2006 [11:17]

Daniel Fried: "Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders should not miss the chance to settle conflict"

"Washington urges Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders not to miss the chance for settlement of the conflict," Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried said in the House of Representatives.
10 March 2006 [10:42]

KLO: "Budapest Court intends to punish Ramil Safarov at behest of Armenian government"

Yesterday Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) issued a statement concerning to Azerbaijani Army officer Ramil Safarov's trial in Budapest.
10 March 2006 [09:52]

EU-Azerbaijan talks fruitless

The European Union and Azerbaijani officials have failed to agree upon approval of a joint Action Plan developed as part of the EU New Neighborhood Policy.
10 March 2006 [09:24]

Nazim Ibrahimov: "Land distribution to our Georgian compatriots predicts good tendency"

"Land distribution to Azerbaijanis living in Georgia has already begun. Of course, it is impossible to solve over 10-year problems of our compatriots in such a short time. Georgian government's starting to distribute lands among our compatriots is the signs of a good tendency," Chairman of the State Committee for Azerbaijanis Living Abroad, Nazim Ibrahimov told.
10 March 2006 [09:09]

Minsk Group co-chairs ended Washington meeting

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Steven Mann (US), Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Bernar Fasie (France) and Andrzej Kasprzyk, personal representative of OSCE-chairman-in-office, ended their meeting in Washington.
10 March 2006 [01:06]

US does not consider Kosovo possible independence precedent for Karabakh

The US thinks that the conflicts in Nagorno Karabakh and South Ossetia have unique characteristics.
10 March 2006 [00:43]

US State Department announces its report on human rights in Azerbaijan

The US Department of State today made public its 2005 report on human rights practices in Azerbaijan.
10 March 2006 [00:32]

Andres Herkel: "PACE co-rapporteurs to arrive in Baku till June 1"

The PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan, Andres Herkel and Andreas Gross will arrive in Baku as observers.
10 March 2006 [00:30]

Aram Sarkisian: "Armenia has lost the information war with Azerbaijan"

He said that despite of compromises offered by Armenia, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev refused to recognize the independence of Nagorno Karabakh.
10 March 2006 [00:28]

Azeri First Vice-Primer leaves off Ukraine

Abbas Abbasov visited Kiev.
09 March 2006 [15:40]

Yerevan, Baku exchange accusations of ceasefire violation

Azerbaijan and Armenia Thursday continued to fling allegations at each other of numerous ceasefire violations on the border near the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone.
09 March 2006 [15:29]

Emir of Qatar expected

Emir of Qatar Khamad bin Khalifa al Sani will visit Azerbaijan this year.
09 March 2006 [14:40]

EU Special Envoy to visit Baku

Peter Semneby, the newly-appointed EU special representative for South Caucasus, will pay a visit to Baku from 15 to 17 March, Arif Mammadov, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium, informed.
09 March 2006 [14:02]

CE experts to visit Azerbaijan

Experts of the Council of Europe will start visiting Azerbaijan from March 15 to get familiar with the level of preparations for the re-run elections due on May 13, 2006.
09 March 2006 [13:08]

OSCE monitoring in Azeri-Armenian frontline

The OSCE monitoring will be held in the frontline of the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in the west of Borsunlu village of Terter district on Thursday, the Defense Ministry announced.
09 March 2006 [12:36]

Cease-fire breach in frontline

On 8 and 9 March the cease-fire regime in the Azerbaijani-Armenian frontline was violated, the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry informs.
09 March 2006 [12:29]

US Deputy Secretary of State to tour Azerbaijan and Armenia

US Deputy Secretary of State on Europe and Eurasia, Daniel Fried, will visit Azerbaijan next week.
09 March 2006 [11:46]

Azerbaijan, Turkey sign a protocol on emergencies

The Ministries of Emergencies of Azerbaijan and Turkey will sign a protocol on cooperation.
08 March 2006 [20:56]

Samad Seyidov: "Meeting was positive for Azerbaijan"

Monitoring committee of Parliament Assembly meeting was held on Wednesday.
08 March 2006 [17:50]

Armenian Defence Minister: "NATO may not rely upon Armenia acting against Iran"

"Armenia does not even theoretically consider possible offering of its territory for NATO military contingent's deployment, if tension, concerning Iran nuclear program, heightens," stated Secretary of Presidential National Security Council, Defence Minister of Armenia Serge Sarkisyan.
08 March 2006 [17:17]

Russia, U.S. discussed Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held a news conference in Washington.
08 March 2006 [16:13]

"NKR" representative to attend Millennium Challenge Compact ceremony

On March 27, Armenia's Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian will address Armenian-American activists gathering in the nation's capital for a major three-day advocacy conference designed to promote key community issues to Washington's most influential decision makers, reported the Armenian Assembly of America.
08 March 2006 [16:07]

Azerbaijani Ambassador to the UK meets British MP

As is informed from the press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to London Rafael Ibrahimov has met the member of the House of Commons Robert Walter.
08 March 2006 [11:20]

Second round of Azerbaijan-European Union talks in Brussels

Thesecond round of the talks between Azerbaijan and the European Union is being held on Individual Cooperation Plan within European Neighborhood Policy.
08 March 2006 [10:35]

Russian expert: "Russia should not allow using the Caucasus territories for operations against Iran"

He thinks that Russia should not allow using the Caucasus region, Azerbaijan's and Georgia's territories for operations against Iran.
08 March 2006 [10:27]

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State: "Yerevan, Baku should set Karabakh settlement time"

The leaders of parties to the conflict should set the Karabakh settlement time, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza for European and Eurasian Affairs said in Yerevan on Tuesday.
08 March 2006 [10:10]

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: "OSCE MG Washington meeting may be mere measure on duty"

A two-day meeting of co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group for settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict finished in Washington on Tuesday.
08 March 2006 [10:05]

Abdullah Gul: "Security and stability in South Caucasus Turkish foreign policy priority"

Ensuring security and stability in the South Caucasus has always been a priority to Turkey's foreign policy, Turkish FM Abdullah Gul said.
08 March 2006 [09:50]

Armenian vice-speaker says war unlikely to restart soon

"The Armenian people have to understand that if the negotiations to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict are deadlocked, this will not be the end for Armenia. If Baku understands this, why shouldn't Yerevan," said the vice-speaker of the Armenian parliament, Vahan Ovanesian.
07 March 2006 [20:59]

Azeri government acquires quarters for Consulate General in Kars

The Azerbaijani government achieved preliminary agreement with Turkey on allocation of quarters for the Consulate General in Kars.
07 March 2006 [20:44]

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs meet in Washington

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs involved in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will set up consultations in Washington on Tuesday.
07 March 2006 [20:40]

US ambassador to Armenia recalled earlier for using expression "Armenian genocide"

Pro-Armeninan "The California Courier" newspaper writes that the cause is that American ambassador mentioned that genocide policy was pursued against Armenians in the period of the Ottoman Empire.
07 March 2006 [20:33]

Siyavush Novruzov: "Parliament to take a report on government’s activities in 2005 next week"

"The parliament will take next week a report the activities of the Cabinet of Ministers in 2005," said MP Siyavush Novruzov, the deputy executive secretary of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party.
07 March 2006 [20:27]

Meeting of Azeri-Pakistani intergovernmental commission postponed

The next meeting of the Azerbaijani-Pakistani intergovernmental commission, planned for February-March 2006, was postponed till autumn.
07 March 2006 [18:05]

Staff negotiations to be held in Baku

Servicemen of Azerbaijan will attend the actions.
07 March 2006 [17:21]

Supreme board of AIP to garther March 15

The next meeting of the Azerbaijan Islamic Party (AIP) will be held March 15.
07 March 2006 [16:26]

Azerbaijan reports casualties in Armenian shooting

An Azerbaijani soldier was killed and another was seriously wounded as a result of shooting from the Armenian side in the long-disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh, the country's defense ministry said Tuesday.
07 March 2006 [16:08]

Egyptian PM invited to Azerbaijan

Artur Rasizade, the Azerbaijani Primer, invited his Egyptian counterpart Ahmad Nazif to pay an official visit to Azerbaijan.
07 March 2006 [14:57]

Talks on Azerbaijan-EU co-op starts in Brussels

Next round of consultations between Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) started in Brussels March 7.
07 March 2006 [13:47]

Cease-fire breached again

On 6 March the cease-fire regime on the Azerbaijani-Armenian frontline was violated, the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry informs.
07 March 2006 [10:50]

Armenian Foreign Ministry criticized U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan

"I would like not to believe that was what he said," said Hamlet Gasparian, Armenian Foreign Ministry Spokesman.
07 March 2006 [10:20]

SCC chair received delegation from Iran

The chair of the State Customs Committee (SCC) Aydin Aliyev received the delegation led by the Ambassador of Iran Afshar Suleymani.
07 March 2006 [10:13]

Armenia-Russia cooperation neutralizes military threat coming from Turkey

"The Armenian-Russian military cooperation, especially the presence of the Russian military in Armenia, neutralizes the military threat coming from Turkey," says the report titled "Directions of National Security Strategy of the Republic of Armenia".
07 March 2006 [09:40]

British Ambassador: "We support settlement of conflict through negotiations"

"We favor endeavors for peaceful settlement of Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict."
07 March 2006 [08:55]

Armenia takes steps for activation of military cooperation with Georgia

The Armenian-Georgian relations proceed from the strategic interests of both states, says the report titled "Directions of National Security Strategy of the Republic of Armenia" issued by Secretary at the National Security Council at the RA President, Defense Minister Serge Sargsyan.
06 March 2006 [19:57]

Azerbaijan denies Armenian allegation of breaking ceasefire

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denied Monday that its troops had again violated the ceasefire in the conflict zone with Armenia.
06 March 2006 [19:34]

Serge Sargsyan: "Azerbaijan's bid to extend NK talks threatens Armenia"

Azerbaijan's attempts to extend the settlement in the conflict surrounding the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh beyond the current framework pose a potential threat to Armenia, the Armenian defense minister said Monday.
06 March 2006 [18:52]

Turkish Ambassador: "Turkey can render military aid to Azerbaijan if war breaks out"

"If there is an agreement on creation of military alliance between Azerbaijan and Turkey, it can render military assistance to Azerbaijan in case Karabakh war breaks out," said Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Turan Morali.
06 March 2006 [17:10]

British Ambassador: "All foreigners in Azerbaijan should treat sensitive to Khojaly tragedy"

Ambassador of Great Britain to Azerbaijan Laurie Bristow expressed his attitude to the incident in McDermott Company and said: "I consider all foreigners in Azerbaijan should treat sensitive to Khojaly tragedy."
06 March 2006 [17:03]

Further cooperation between Azerbaijan and Oman discussed

The issues of further cooperation between Azerbaijan and Oman have been discussed during the meeting of the Azerbaijani Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Elman Arasli with the Oman FM Yusef Alyavi and the Minister of Trade and Industry Mugbil bin Ali.
06 March 2006 [15:54]

Novruz Mammadov: "Armenia should not get into illusions with Nagorno Karabakh resolution"

"The last statement by the Armenian president cannot be regarded as something significant," said Novruz Mammadov, the Head of the Foreign Relationships Department of the President Office.
06 March 2006 [14:44]

Chairman of WAC to visit Baku

The Chairman of the World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) Djavad Derehti will arrive in Azerbaijan March 15, the WAC press service head Ali Nidjat informs.
06 March 2006 [14:23]

President's visit to Japan scheduled

Preparations for Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's forthcoming official visit to Japan from 7 to 10 March are complete, as it's known from Azer Huseyn, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Japan.
06 March 2006 [14:00]

Azeri Ambassador to Saudi Arabia received Kingdom's highest award

Elman Arasly, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Saudi Arabia, has been awarded a highest order of the Kingdom for great contribution in the establishment and development of Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia.
06 March 2006 [10:58]

Council of Europe mission to monitor monuments in Armenia and Azerbaijan

"We want Council of Europe fact-finding mission to monitor cultural and historical monuments not only in Azerbaijan, but also in Armenian regions where Azerbaijanis lived once," Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists.
06 March 2006 [10:41]

KLO applied to Budapest City Court

Leader of the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) Akif Naghi addressed a letter to Budapest City Court.
06 March 2006 [10:03]

Samad Seyidov: "New stage of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations appears"

Head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Samad Seyidov told journalists: "New stage appears in Armenia-Azerbaijan relations."
06 March 2006 [10:00]

Political parties in Azerbaijan to be financed by state budget

The political parties in Azerbaijan will be financed by the government as in Europe.
06 March 2006 [09:30]

Mayor of Kharkov: "Azerbaijani Diaspora is the pride of our city"

The Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine Talat Aliyev being on a visit in Kharkov met with the head of the Executive Power of the city Vladimir Shumilkin.
06 March 2006 [09:10]

Musavat Party has two candidates in Sumgait-Apsheron Election Constituency #44

Musavat Party member Tahir Pasha said that he was registered as a candidate for reelections in Sumgait-Apsheron Election Constituency #44 on Saturday.
06 March 2006 [09:00]

UN former inspector, American analyst Scott Ritter: "US will attack Iran via Azerbaijan"

Washington has thought over a number of versions about attack on Iran.
04 March 2006 [18:00]

Elmar Mammdyarov met WIPO's head

?zerbaijan has a large intellectual potential in many fields, including science, education and other spheres, the general director of the World Organization on Intellectual Property (WIPO) Kamil Idris said in a statement at the meeting with the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry head Elmar Mammadyarov.
04 March 2006 [15:17]

Azerbaijan supports "One China Policy"

Azerbaijan has stated its support for the territorial integrity of China, following Taiwan's decision to scrap a council on reunification with the mainland.
04 March 2006 [14:11]

Ilham Aliyev: "No plans to place bases of foreign states in Azerbaijan"

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev denied the rumours of possible deployment of an American military base in Azerbaijan.