Politics

10 February 2006 [18:24]

President Ilham Aliyev met with French President Jacques Chirac

The official reception ceremony of the Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev in Paris took place today at the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French President.
10 February 2006 [18:02]

Defense Minister receives Chinese Amb

The Defense Minister of Azerbaijan, Safar Abiyev, received the Chinese Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Zhang Haizhou, on Friday.
10 February 2006 [17:41]

Jewish community of US starts its visit to Baku

A Jewish community of the United States - Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations - started a visit to Azerbaijan on Friday.
10 February 2006 [12:05]

Chair of CE Congress of local and regional authorities to visit Azerbaijan

The chairman of the Council of Europe Congress of local and regional authorities will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on February 13.
10 February 2006 [10:51]

Armen Rustamyan: "Presidents' meeting in Paris might be short-term"

"Azerbaijan's not making compromise on principal issues impedes progress in negotiation process on regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict."
10 February 2006 [10:39]

Romania to hold a summit on frozen conflicts in Black Sea region, including Nagorno Karabakh

Romania is going to hold a summit dedicated to frozen conflicts in the Black Sea region this summer.
10 February 2006 [10:35]

Musavat will select its candidates for re-election next week

"Musavat Party will choose its candidates for the reelection next week," said party deputy Chief Arif Hajili.
10 February 2006 [10:30]

Interior Troops are not subordinate to Ministry of Emergencies

"The opinions that, the Interior Troops have been subordinated to the Ministry of Emergencies are not true."
10 February 2006 [10:25]

Azerbaijani delegation led by Valeh Alasgarov to attend meeting of the CIS parliament speakers

The meeting of the CIS parliament speakers will be held in Ukraine on 10 February.
10 February 2006 [10:20]

Akif Muradverdiyev's appeal to be reviewed today

The appeal filed against the decision of Nasimi district court on elongation of arrest term of ex-director of administrative department of President's Office Akif Muradverdiyev for 4 more months will be reviewed today.
10 February 2006 [10:15]

GUAM becomes international organization

GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) can become an international organization soon.
10 February 2006 [10:00]

Ali Nagiyev: "I'll not change my political convictions"

"I heard about the presidential order from the TV channels. I bid my sincere farewell to the staff and went home. I respect the decision of the head of state."
10 February 2006 [09:55]

Ana Vatan Party protests against proposals by opposition on formation of CEC on parity basis

"The formation of new Central Election Committee (CEC) and the full completion of the process after the by-elections to parliament is logical," said MP Fazail Aghamaly, the chairman of Ana Vatan Party.
10 February 2006 [09:50]

Tbilisi conference of S.Caucasus MPs completes without adoption of final resolution

"On Thursday the Tbilisi conference of the South Caucasus MPs completed adoption of final resolution," said Elkhan Polukhov, the spokesman of the Azerbaijani embassy in Georgia.
10 February 2006 [09:45]

Staff heads of Azeri, Kazakh & Russian border services meet

The meeting of the staff heads of the Azerbaijani, Kazakh and Russian border services was held at the central administration of the Azerbaijani State Border Service (SBS) on Thursday with participation of the head of SBS Elchin Guliyev.
10 February 2006 [09:40]

Elchin Guliyev: "After liberation of Azerbaijan lands from occupants the issue of border guard will raise"

"After liberation of the Azerbaijan lands from invaders the issue of organizing the border guard there will raise," the head of the State Border Service (SBS) of Azerbaijan, Elchin Guliyev said in a statement to journalists.
10 February 2006 [09:35]

President of Turkey received Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament

The Turkish President Ahmed Nedjet Sezer received today in his residence Chankaya a delegation headed by the Milli Mejlis (the Parliament) chairman of Azerbaijan Ogtay Asadov.
10 February 2006 [09:30]

15 members from NAP to participate in by-elections independently

15 members of New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) will individually ballot in the by-election to parliament, scheduled for 13 May 2006.
10 February 2006 [09:25]

Bulent Arinj: "?urkey hopes implementation of Baku-Ahalkalaki-Kars project will encourage other countries of region to expected moves"

Ensuring regional security and stability are the important goal of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey in this context as wel.
10 February 2006 [09:15]

Eldaniz Guliyev: "If I don't face financial difficulties, I'll participate in by-elections."

"My non-participation in the by-elections to parliament on May 13, 2006 may be related to financial difficulties," said Eldaniz Guliyev, the leader of Intelligentsia Movement.
10 February 2006 [09:10]

US State Secretary phoned to Azerbaijan President Aliyev

The US State Secretary Condoleeza Rice phoned yesterday to the Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev, the press service of the Azerbaijan president reports.
10 February 2006 [09:00]

French Foreign Ministry publicized program of negotiations between presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia

French Foreign Ministry publicized the program of the forthcoming talks between presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharyan, to be held in the French castle Rambouier.
09 February 2006 [17:42]

Other secratery of CEC to be determined by parties in minority in Milli Majlis

"The secretary of the Azerbaijani Central Election Committee from opposition will be elected by political parties in minority in the Milli Majlis," said Natig Mammadov, the secretary of CEC.
09 February 2006 [17:40]

President of Azerbaijan left for Paris on a visit

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev left today for Paris on a visit.
09 February 2006 [17:29]

Ramiz Mehtiyev: "No grounds for returning to proportional electoral system"

"The issue of re-establishment of the proportional electoral system in Azerbaijan cannot take place in the coming years," the head of the Azerbaijan President executive office Ramiz Mehtiyev said.
09 February 2006 [17:18]

Etibar Mammadov: "NIPA to take final decision on by-elections"

Grouping of the National Independence Party of Azerbaijan (NIPA), headed by Etibar Mammadov took a decision to take part in by-elections.
09 February 2006 [11:34]

US keen on taking Caucasus under control

Influential US analytical center Stratfor has released a report suggesting that military and technical cooperation between the United States and Azerbaijan is expected to expand in the foreseeable future.
09 February 2006 [11:18]

Armenian Prime Minister: "It is incorrect to speak of deployment of peacekeepers in Karabakh conflict zone out of context"

"I think it incorrect to speak about deployment of peacekeepers in the Karabakh conflict zone out of context, because a whole package appears, and the issue of peacekeepers is only one of the components," Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan said.
09 February 2006 [11:14]

British Embassy sends protest note to Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry

The British Embassy has sent a protest note to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry concerning attack on a British diplomat.
09 February 2006 [11:06]

Azerbaijani Speaker met with Turkish counterpart

Visiting Turkey Oqtay Asadov, chairman of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan met with Bulent Arindj, speaker of Great National Assembly of the country.
09 February 2006 [10:20]

Tahir Kerimli: "We’ll negotiate with the government"

Parties pretended to be real opposition negotiated with the authority one by one and betrayed the people. As response to it, Vahdat Party will negotiate with the authority bravely," said chairman of Vahdat Party Tahir Kerimli.
09 February 2006 [10:00]

Medical examination on Akif Muradverdiyev will be solicited for

A claim will be raised on medical examination of ex-chief of President Administration Akif Muradverdiyev who is held in an investigation ward of Ministry of National Security.
09 February 2006 [09:55]

ADP Supreme Council will be closed for journalists

Meeting of Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) to be held on February 12 will be closed for journalists.
09 February 2006 [09:50]

Presentation of the book dedicated to the history of Karabagh conflict by British journalist

Presentation of Russian version of "Black Garden" book dedicated to the history of Nagorno Karabagh written by a British journalist Thomas de Waal was held yesterday.
09 February 2006 [09:45]

Most of the candidates chose constituencies in Baku and Sumgayit

Great majority of the persons willing to nominate their candidacies for the rerun of the parliamentary elections chose the constituencies in Baku and Sumgayit.
09 February 2006 [09:25]

Panah Huseyn has also received his MP card

Former candidate from Azadlig bloc to join the Parliament.
09 February 2006 [09:15]

Polish Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Polish Foreign Minister Stephan Meller will pay an official visit to Baku in June.
09 February 2006 [09:10]

ANIP chaired by Ali Aliyev to hold its next congress in September

The next congress of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) chaired by Ali Aliyev will be held in September.
09 February 2006 [09:00]

ADP passes decision to remove Musavat from Azadlig bloc

Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) made a decision that Azadlig bloc will continue its activity without Musavat.
08 February 2006 [22:33]

Chinese Ambassador visits YAP office

Vice-chairman of the Yeni Azerbaijan Party, Executive Secretary of YAP Ali Ahmadov met with the Ambassador of China to Azerbaijan Zhang Haizhou.
08 February 2006 [21:11]

US is trying to gain monopoly over Iran

A round-table discussion "Caucasus, Middle East and Central Asia – aims of a limited nuclear war ideology" initiated by the Azerbaijani Way political movement has been held in Baku International Press Center.
08 February 2006 [20:44]

Novruz Mammadov: "Presidents not expected to sign any document on settlement Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

"Probability of signing any document at the meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian to be held in France on February 10 is minimal," said Novruz Mammadov, the head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Office of President.
08 February 2006 [20:36]

Khalaf Khalafov: "Azerbaijan recognizes the right of Iran to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes"

?zerbaijan as an integral part of the world community recognizes the right of Iran to use the nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
08 February 2006 [20:28]

Consultative Council regards new composition of CEC as fair

"The Consultative Council, unifying pro-governmental organizations, regards the newly-formed composition of the Central Election Committee (CEC) as fair," said Mammad Alizade, the chairman of the organization.
08 February 2006 [20:23]

DRP holds a roundtable on International aspects of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict

A roundtable on "International aspects of the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh and Karabakh in post-resolution period" was held at the Grand Hotel Europe of Baku on Wednesday with organization support from the Democratic Reforms Party.
08 February 2006 [20:15]

Delegation of Azerbaijan at PA OSCE renewed

New members of the Azerbaijan delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (PA OSCE) are approved.
08 February 2006 [20:13]

Dissatisfaction of ADP members with activities of Sardar Jalaloglu not to be discussed at party's supreme board

"Dissatisfaction of the 18 members of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) with the activities of Sardar Jalaloglu, the 1st deputy chairman of the party, will not be discussed at the meeting of the supreme board on 12 February," said Akif Shahbazov, the chairman of the supreme board of ADP.
08 February 2006 [20:09]

Samed Seyidov: "Position of Azerbaijan on Nagorno Karabakh strengthens"

"Position of Azerbaijan on Nagorny Karabakh is strengthening gradually and it may result positively in the peaceful settlement process," the head of the Azerbaijan delegation to PACE, MP Samed Seyidov told the conference organized by the Party of Democratic Reforms of Azerbaijan in Baku today.
08 February 2006 [20:02]

GUAM experts to gather in Tbilisi

Meeting of GUAM states (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) experts in Tbilisi is expected in the second half of February, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry informs.
08 February 2006 [20:00]

Azerbaijan's Way Political Movement to cooperate with Ukrainian Party of Regions

Ilgar Gasymov, the leader of the Azerbaijan's Way Political Movement, met with the representatives of the Ukrainian Party of Regions led by Victor Yanukovich, the former Ukranian Prime Minister.
08 February 2006 [15:47]

Armenian Parliament Vice Speaker: "The seven regions forming the security belt of Karabakh cannot be given for no particular reason"

Armenian parliament vice speaker Vahan Hovhannisian does not expect much of the upcoming meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents in Rambouillet.
08 February 2006 [15:37]

Andres Herkel: "Amendments should be made to the Election Code alongside re-forming the CEC"

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Monitoring Group co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel considers that, re-forming of the Central Election Commission (CEC) doesn't mean fundamental amendment.
08 February 2006 [15:12]

Goran Lennmarker due to visit Azerbaijan this spring

Special Representative on the Nagorno Karabakh Conflict of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Goran Lennmarker is expected to pay a visit to Azerbaijan this spring.
08 February 2006 [14:55]

Security of diplomatic corps in Azerbaijan intensified

"Over the past few days the security of the diplomatic corps in Azerbaijan has been intensified," said Yashar Aliyev, the deputy head of the Central Police Department of Baku.
08 February 2006 [14:45]

Burjanadze is satisfied with deepening of Georgian-Azerbaijani relations

As Today.Az informed earlier, delegation headed by the First Deputy Speaker of Azerbaijan's Milli Majlis Ziyafet Askerov took part in the international conference "Reforms and cooperation's strategies", organized in Tbilisi by George Marshall Center and Georgian parliament. MPs from South Caucasus and Baltic countries participated in the conference.
08 February 2006 [14:36]

OSCE MG departed for Paris ahead of schedule

The OSCE Minsk Group for the Nagorno Karabakh settlement departed for Paris, where the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents are to meet February 10-11.
08 February 2006 [14:26]

Ogtay Asadov: "Religious provocation should be blocked"

Speaker of Milli Majlis comments on a campaign held in some European countries against Islam and publication of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.
08 February 2006 [11:45]

Eldar Namazov: "Baku expects no break of Aliyev-Kocharian meeting"

Co-founder of New Politics Azeri bloc, political scientist Eldar Namazov said there are no grounds for promising statements in settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
08 February 2006 [10:50]

Mazahir Panahov reelected CEC chairman

Yesterday the first meeting of Central Election Commission in the new composition was held.
08 February 2006 [10:45]

Armenia intends to take Azerbaijan to International Court

Armenian intelligentsias have sent a letter to Armenian President Robert Kocharyan who is flying to France to negotiate with Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev on resolution of Nagorno Garabagh conflict.
08 February 2006 [10:35]

William Hajiyev appointed head of executive power of Samukh

Presidents made a new appointment.
08 February 2006 [10:30]

Azerbaijani delegation raised Karabakh problem in the conference in Tbilisi

The conference "Reforms and cooperation's strategies" jointly organized by George Marshall Center and Georgian Parliament for parliamentarians of the South Caucasus and Baltic States started yesterday.
08 February 2006 [10:20]

Monitoring near Mazamli village of Gazakh, in contact line of troops passed without an incident

Monitoring was held near Mazamli village of Gazakh, in contact line of troops, in accordance with the mandate of personal representative of OSCE-chairman-in-office.
08 February 2006 [10:15]

Samed Seyidov: "The rest two vacancies in the delegation will be composed of the opposition members after the re-elections"

He was talking about the issue on forming the rest two vacancies in the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE.
08 February 2006 [10:10]

Ayaz Mutallibov: "Azadliq bloc members know better what reasons led to the standoff"

Former Azerbaijani President gave exclusive interview.
08 February 2006 [10:00]

Umid Party didn't send a delegate to CEC

Igbal Agazadeh held a press-conference.
08 February 2006 [09:15]

"Foursome" new opposition structure is set up

PFPA, ADP, NIPA chaired by Ali Aliyev and National Unity Movement are expected to meet at the weekend.
08 February 2006 [09:10]

KLO to stage a demonstration on the anniversary of the Khojali genocide

Karabakh Liberation Organization will stage a demonstration on the anniversary of the Khojali genocide.
07 February 2006 [21:44]

New Azerbaijani Ambassador offered Russia to use the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline

New Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bul-Bul Oglu praised highly the prospects of bilateral energy cooperation.
07 February 2006 [21:25]

Minister of Labor and Social Protection dismissed

Ali Nagiyev was dismissed today.
07 February 2006 [21:20]

Polad Bul-Bul oglu presented the copies of Credentials

Newly appointed Ambassador met with the Deputy FM of Russian Federation Grigory Karasin.
07 February 2006 [21:04]

Samed Seyidov: "By-elections to strengthen international image of Azerbaijan"

"By-elections to the Parlaiment in May will affect positively position and international image of Azerbaijan," said head of the Azerbaijan delegation to the Parlaimentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Samed Seyidov.
07 February 2006 [18:01]

President received a call from Viktor Yushchenko

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev today received a phone call from Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko.