Politics

24 November 2005 [11:10]

New minister implements wide structural changes in the Ministry of Economic Development

The steamroller of structural reforms rolled over few departments in the Ministry of Economic Development and continues its triumphal way.
24 November 2005 [10:57]

ANIP passes through controversy over post of its secretary general

Tensions are rising high inside of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) after a statment of its chief Ali Aliyev saying that the post of general secretary of the party is vacant.
24 November 2005 [10:47]

KLO sent denouncing letter to US and French embassies in Azerbaijan

Today Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) forwarded a letter to the US and France embassies condemning the steps taken in both countries on recognition of the separatist "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic".
23 November 2005 [22:23]

Opposition declares that it was betrayed by the West

The "Azadliq", "Yeni Siyaset" ["YeS"] blocs, National Unity Movement and several NGO representatives held today a press-conference where they accused international organizations and the special representative of the European Union on Southern Caucasus Heike Talvitie of conforming with election falsifications.
23 November 2005 [22:16]

Mammayarov discussed with Beshuashvili mutual ties of Azerbaijan and Georgia

The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammayarov, taking part in celebrations of the anniversary of the "rose revolution" in Georgia met on November 23 with his Georgian counterpart Gela Beshuashvili.
23 November 2005 [21:26]

CEC submitted summary election protocols to Constitutional Court

Three CEC members Vidadi Mahmudlu, Enver Aliyev and Mansum Bayramov spoke against submitting the summary protocols to the Constitutional Court (CC) arguing that there were violations of the law during the parliamentary elections.
23 November 2005 [20:42]

Sabina Freiser: I call on the opposition to use all legal ways to remove falsifications

The latest report of the International Crisis Group (ICG) on the situation in Azerbaijan is based on the results of 2003 (presidential), 2004 (municipal) and 2005 (parliamentary) elections, the ICG project director for Caucasus Sabina Freiser stated during a news conference today.
23 November 2005 [19:33]

PACE discussed situation in Azerbaijan

The first part of the sitting of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee has finished today.
23 November 2005 [19:27]

Herkel and Gross will visit Azerbaijan again in December

PACE Monitoring Committee co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan Andreas Gross and Andres Herkel will visit Azerbaijan in early December to familiarize with the after-election situation in the country.
23 November 2005 [19:09]

Minister of Industry and Energy left for Istanbul to join international conference

II meeting of Ministers of Industry of International Economic Cooperation Organization started its work in Istanbul on November 21.
23 November 2005 [18:53]

CEC is finalizing election protocols in order to submit them to Constitutional Court

Central Election Committee (CEC) of Azerbaijan has met today to discuss the issues of drawing final protocols on the general results of the elections and their submission to the Constitutional Court.
23 November 2005 [12:04]

Azerbaijan authorities are familiar with report of ICG and not going to comment on it

"Azerbaijani authorities do not express opinion officially to the reports of the public organizations," said the head of socio-political department of President’s Office Ali Hasanov regarding the latest report on the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan by International Crisis Group.
23 November 2005 [11:17]

Heike Talvitie comments on after election period in Azerbaijan

The special representative of the European Union on Southern Caucasus Heike Talvitie held a press-conference devoted to the results of his short-term visit to Baku (APA).
23 November 2005 [10:41]

Full version of "Azerbaijan's Elections 2005" report by ICG

International Crisis Group released a full report on November 6 Elections.
22 November 2005 [21:18]

American congresswoman positively asserted steps taken by Azeri government in pre and after election period

Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a member of the U.S. Congress, gave positive appreciation to the steps taken by the Azerbaijan President, Ilham Aliyev, after the November 6 parliamentary elections.
22 November 2005 [21:08]

CEC cancels results of polling stations in some constituencies not altering however overall results

Today the Central Election Committee reviewed and cancelled results of several polling stations.
22 November 2005 [17:12]

Election results in Nakhchivan are confirmed by the Supreme Court of NAR

Presidium of the Supreme Court of Nakhchivan AR held today a meeting where it verified and confirmed results of the elections to the Supreme Majlis of the Autonomous Republic and the Parliament of Azerbaijan.
22 November 2005 [11:11]

Ilham Aliyev held meetings with former head of White House administration and OSCE senator

President Ilham Aliyev today received former head of the White House administration, Governor John Sununu.
22 November 2005 [10:58]

Lawyers of imprisoned ex-officials comment on their progress

Akif Maharramov, the former chief of the Pharmacology and Medical Equipment Department of the Ministry of Health currently being kept in the jail of the Ministry of National Security (MNS) cannot take meal because of health problems.
22 November 2005 [10:49]

Heikki Talvitie arrives in Baku to start consultations between EU and Azerbaijan

The special envoy of the European Union (EU) for the South Caucasus states Heikki Talvitie hopes, that the consultations between EU and Azerbaijan will start very soon, Heikki Talvitie, who arrives in Baku on a visit on November 22 said in his exclusive interview with Trend.
22 November 2005 [10:32]

Belgium is willing to do its best to assist solution of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia

"The time has come to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," said the special representative of Belgium to OSCE Pierre Chevalier in a statement at the meeting with the Speaker of the Azerbaijan’s Parliament (Milli Mejlis) Murtuz Aleskerov on November 21.
22 November 2005 [10:23]

Mammadyarov will attend "rose revolution" anniversary in Georgia

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will pay a one-day visit to Georgia on 23 November.
21 November 2005 [19:27]

Azerbaijan is going to render additional $1 million for Pakistan

Azerbaijan will render to Pakistan an additional $1 million to assist those in need of care after the October 8 earthquake, Elchin Efendiyev, the Azerbaijani Deputy Premier told Trend.
21 November 2005 [19:17]

Azeri authorities are ready for a dialogue with opposition

The Azerbaijani authorities are ready for the dialogue with the country’s political parties, the head of the socio-political department of the Azerbaijan’s President executive office Ali Hasanov told journalists on 21 November, Trend reports.
21 November 2005 [18:59]

YAP along with some other loyal parties held a forum of successful candidates

A forum of candidates involved in the November 6, 2005 parliamentary elections was held on November 21 at the Ashug Alesker palace of culture on the initiative of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party.
21 November 2005 [18:46]

Gas transit volume through Azerbaijan increased by 4,8 percent

"Blue fuel" transportation via main gas pipelines of Azerbaijan has increased by 4,8 percent for the passed ten months to reach 7,8 billion cubic meters.
21 November 2005 [18:33]

CEC will meet on a daily basis till November 26

The Central Election Commission (CEC) will hold daily sittings till November 26 aimed at operative consideration of compalints coming in CEC and taking decisions on violations at the constituencies.
21 November 2005 [18:20]

CEC annuled results of several polling stations in 12 constituencies

The Cental Elections Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan annuled the results of poll in several polling stations of 12 constituencies in its meeting on Monday, Trend reports.
21 November 2005 [18:16]

EU special envoy Heikki Talvitie arrives in Baku tomorrow

The special envoy of the European Union for the South Caucasus Heikki Talvitie arrives in Baku on November 22 morning, the Embassy of the United Kingdom to Azerbaijan told Trend.
21 November 2005 [18:11]

Pier Shevalie: Belgium hopes in a speedy solution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

"Belgium hopes in a speedy solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Pier Shevalie, the head of the OSCE Belgian representative office, said during his Monday meeting with Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister.
21 November 2005 [12:44]

Robert Simmons comments on partnership of NATO with Azerbaijan

"Security of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline will be implemented through special projects of NATO," said the special representative of the NATO Secretary General on Southern Caucasus and Central Asia Robert Simmons.
21 November 2005 [12:29]

New Georgian minister will pay his first official visit to Azerbaijan

The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Gela Bejuashvili is planning to pay his first official visit to Azerbaijan.
21 November 2005 [11:53]

Meeting of Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia may take place in January, 2006

"The Minsk group co-chairmen sent offers to the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia to meet in January. If there will be no obstacles, this meeting will take place," said the deputy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Araz Azimov.
20 November 2005 [15:10]

Ross Wilson: USA did not promise to render financial aid to this project [Baku-Tbilisi-Ahalkalak-Gars railway]

The US extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Turkey, Ross Wilson in his reply on inquiry of the senator Paul Sarbanes regarding the Baku-Tbilisi-Ahalkalak-Gars railway line construction stated stated that opinion of official Washington is: the new railway line must be constructed taking economic factors into consideration.
20 November 2005 [14:33]

CE monitoring group publishes results of monitorings revealing violations of Media during election campaign

Council of Europe monitoring group checking compliance of Azerbaijani mass media with the Code of Conduct during the election campaign announced its final report.
19 November 2005 [19:06]

In December Azerbaijan and NATO will sign agreement on neutralization of rocket fuel storages in Alat and Mingechavir

"The government of Azerbaijan an NATO will approve in December a project on neutralization of the rocket fuel which remained in Azerbaijan after the breakdown of the USSR," said the Vice Premier of Azerbaijan Abid Sharifov.
19 November 2005 [18:55]

Insanov's lawyer will request General Prosecutor to release his client on bail

"In few days we will appeal to the General Prosecutor Zakir Garalov regarding possibility of Ali Insanov being released on a bail," said the lawyer of the former Minister of Health Toghrul Babayev.
19 November 2005 [18:51]

Mollazadeh leaves for Georgia to participate at "Rose revolution" anniversary

Chairman of the Party for Democratic Reforms Asim Mollazadeh leaves for Tbilisi and will stay there from 21 to 23 November for participation at the international forum dedicated to the anniversary of the "revolution of roses".
19 November 2005 [18:39]

CEC is reviewing compalints in a fast manner forwarding them to the Prosecutor General's Office

Enver Aliyev, a member of the CEC informs that some appeals received by the CEC described criminal actions and that is why the CEC sent those appeals separately to the Prosecutor General’s Office.
19 November 2005 [18:27]

Opposition holds rally at Galaba square on November 19

The opposition movements of Azerbaijan held today a rally at Galaba square in Baku. The demonstration started with a march of youth organizations "Chagri" and "Yeni Fikir" from "20 Yanvar" subway station.
19 November 2005 [18:12]

Opposition plans next demonstration on November 23

"Azadliq", "Yeni Siyaset" and "National Unity" movement made a decision on conducting next protest action on November 23.
19 November 2005 [18:03]

Simmons states that Azerbaijan is on an open road on its way to NATO

"NATO stands for the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh," said the NATO Secretary General’s special representative for Central Asia and South Caucasus Robert Simmons during a meeting with the students of the Baku State University on November 19.
19 November 2005 [13:24]

Mammadyarov has met with top officials of European Council in Strasburg

The issues of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement and development of bilateral ties were discussed during the meetings of the Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister (FM) Elmar Mammadyarov with the top officials of the Council of Europe (CE) in Strasburg, the FM press centre told Trend news agency.
19 November 2005 [13:16]

National Independence Party of Azerbaijan demands reforms inside of "New Politics" political block

The NIPA, member party of the "New Politics" block wants reforms inside of the block and warns that in case if is not heard it will leave the block.
19 November 2005 [13:06]

Ramil Usubov: Azerbaijan does not need destructive opposition

The Ministry of Internal Affairs flexes muscles in front of the opposition warning that it will suppress it if necessary.
19 November 2005 [12:48]

ICG Director: We are very much hopeful for the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 2006

Interview with Ms. Sabina Freizer, Caucasus Project Director of the International Crisis Group.
19 November 2005 [12:31]

Ilham Aliyev and Robert Simmons comment on mutual projects of Azerbaijan and NATO

The president Ilham Aliyev received the special representative of the NATO Secretary General on Southern Caucasus and Central Asia Robert Simmons yesterday.
17 November 2005 [16:18]

Elmar Mammadyarov visited Strasbourg

Ending his visit to Brussels, Minister for Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov arrived in Strasbourg.
17 November 2005 [16:12]

2400 of 2800 pilgrims to implement their pilgrimage to Hajj through CMB, other 400 persons through different companies this year

Document admission to Hajj pilgrimage realized this year completed. According to the information given to APA from the Caucasian Muslims Board (CMB), the quota appointed for Azerbaijan has already been filled.
17 November 2005 [16:10]

Armenians violated the ceasefire in Khanlar and Aghdam front

The Armed Forces of Armenia violated the ceasefire again.
17 November 2005 [16:09]

China appointed a new ambassador to Azerbaijan

A new ambassador of China Peoples Republic was appointed to Azerbaijan.
17 November 2005 [16:01]

Court did not relieve Janmirza Mirzayev of imprisonment

A complaint on relieving the former chief of the Baku Supreme Military Naval School Janmirza Mirzayev of imprisonment was reviewed in the Khatai region Court today.
17 November 2005 [16:00]

Baku City Executive Power authorized "Azadliq" bloc to hold rally-meeting on November 19

Baku City Executive Power authorized "Azadliq" bloc to hold rally-meeting on November 19.
17 November 2005 [15:50]

PFPA of Nakhchivan AR plans to hold protest action on November 20

PFPA of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (AR) plans to hold protest action on November 20.
17 November 2005 [15:42]

Some of oppositionists elected as parliament members signed a statement on refusing their mandates in Milli Majlis

The candidates of "Azadlig" bloc and Movement of National Union who have been elected as parliament members came to an agreement on missing the work of the parliament and refusing the mandates today.
17 November 2005 [15:29]

Opposition may discuss the possibility of sit-down strike

"The turning of the next actions of opposition into sit-down strike is real. The action to be held on November19 will be more massive than before, in the former actions the participants also demanded holding of sit-down strike actions. The leadership of the bloc conducts discussions on sit-down strike and it is likely to be held in the certain stage of the action".
17 November 2005 [14:54]

A group of candidates to deputy claiming their rights to be violated in the parliamentary elections held republic-wide meeting

A group of candidates to deputy claiming their rights were violated in the parliamentary elections held republic-wide meeting in Republic Cultural Palace named after Shah Ismayil Khatayi today.
17 November 2005 [14:50]

Gubad Ibadoglu to take PA Consulting Group to court

United candidate of "Azadlig" bloc on Fizuli ConEC #84 Gubad Ibadoglu is going to take PA Consulting Group that conducted exit-poll in this constituency.
17 November 2005 [14:47]

Eldar Salayev was released

The ex-president of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, academician Eldar Salayev was released at evening hours today.
16 November 2005 [19:49]

Next CEC will have more members than this year

"Period of authority of the existing Central Election Commission will expire at the first meeting of new Milli Majlis," said the CEC member Fuad Javadov.
16 November 2005 [19:43]

Rauf Arifoglu is given a warning by General Prosecutor Office

The deputy of the head of the Musavat Party, editor-in-chief of the "Yeni Musavat" newspaper Rauf Arifoghlu was called to the General Prosecutor Office yesterday.
16 November 2005 [19:38]

Azerbaijan-France intergovernmental economic commission will meet in December

The embassy of France in Baku informs that the 5th meeting of the Azerbaijan-France intergovernmental economic commission will be held in Paris in early December.
16 November 2005 [19:24]

CEC nullified election results in Nizami (Ganja) II Election Constituency # 38

Yesterday the Central Election Commissiongathered for its regular meeting and discussed law violations in the Nizami (Ganja) II Election Constituency # 38.
16 November 2005 [19:13]

Viktor Yushchenko will visit Azerbaijan in December

Press attache of the embassy of Ukraine in Azerbaijan Atash Girkhiyev informed APA news agency that the official visit of the Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is scheduled for the end of the year.
16 November 2005 [19:03]

Oppositional CEC members may leave it soon to show their protest

The opposition members representing their parties in the Central Election Commission get ready to resign collectively. They are expected to take this step at any time.
16 November 2005 [19:00]

Milli Majlis delegation will not attend CIS Parliamentary Assembly

The sitting of the CIS Parliamentary Assembly will be held in St.Petersburg on November 16-18 .
16 November 2005 [18:45]

Robert Simmons is going to take part in opening ceremony of ANAMA's project in Aghstafa

Special representative of NATO Secretary General for the South Caucasus and Central Asia Robert Simmons will be on a visit in Baku on November 18-19.
16 November 2005 [14:04]

The National Defense Committee of Rasul Guliev suspended its activity

Head of the press service the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Nureddin Ismaylov told Trend that the National Defense Committee established to protect Rasul Guliyev when he comes back to the homeland has temporarily suspended its activities.
16 November 2005 [13:59]

Court of Appeals sends protocols of Garadag Constituency 11 for investigation to Justice Ministry

On Tuesday the Azerbaijani Court of Appeals considered appeal of the Yagub Abbasov, the single candidate from "Azadlig" election bloc, who balloted from Garadagh constituency 11, the bloc told Trend.
16 November 2005 [13:48]

TRNC hopes that Azerbaijan will continue its politics of lifting blockade of Turkish Cyprus

"We believe that Azerbaijan will find power to withstand the pressure of international organizations, which call on the country to refuse cooperation with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)," stated Mustafa Evran, the representative of the TRNC in Azerbaijan at the event dedicated to the 22nd anniversary of the TRNC.
15 November 2005 [20:32]

Ombudsman of Azerbaijan visits ex-ministers and academic in MNS prison

Commissioner on Human Rights (Ombudsman) Elmira Suleymanova visited the investigation ward of the Ministry of National Security to get acquainted with the holding conditions of the ex-president of the National Academy of Science, academician Eldar Salayev.
15 November 2005 [19:13]

Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and Armenia will attend conference of OSCE Ministers of Foreign Affairs

The report presented by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Bernard Fasier (France) and Steven Mann (USA) was positively valued by the OSCE Permanent Council.
15 November 2005 [16:16]

Elin Suleymanov is appointed Consul General to Los Angeles,US

Yesterday, the President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order appointing status of extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Azerbaijan to Elin Suleymanov.
15 November 2005 [16:07]

Health condition of Eldar Salayev rapidly deteriorates

"The health condition of academician Eldar Salayev, ex-president of National Academy of Science, who was presently being held in the isolated cell of the Ministry of National Security sharply deteriorated," informed Fikrat Mirzayev, advocate of the academician.
15 November 2005 [16:00]

Opposition rally on November 18 not permitted for the request for it being submitted late

The Baku city Executive Power did not allow "Azadliq" bloc to hold a march-rally on November 18.