Politics

12 December 2008 [16:24]

Russian politician: "Russia doesn’t have sufficient influence on Azerbaijan"

Russia is de facto trying to dissociate itself from the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and doesn’t want to come to loggerheads with anyone, a Russian politician said.
12 December 2008 [15:31]

Azerbaijan Democratic Party calls on powers and opposition to start political discussions

A new political situation which requires launching of political discussions has established in Azerbaijan, said chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Sardar Calaloghlu.
12 December 2008 [14:42]

Elin Suleymanov: "Azerbaijan's contribution to the dialogue of civilizations can be attractive for Obama's administration"

Azerbaijani consul general in Los Angeles Elin Suleymanov made a speech at the Californian institute of Pacifica, said sources from the general consulate of Azerbaijan to Los Angeles.
12 December 2008 [13:19]

Mubariz Gurbanly: "Relations between Turkey and Armenia must develop"

"Turkey is a Minsk Group member, therefore, it is interested in the resolution of the Karabakh conflict", said deputy executive secretary of the Yeni Azerbaijan party Mubariz Gurbanly.
12 December 2008 [11:47]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on December 11.
12 December 2008 [11:05]

George Bush: "Azerbaijanis can be proud of their participation in the successful operation to help Iraq secure its freedom"

US President George Bush has sent a letter of gratitude to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
12 December 2008 [10:02]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates Swiss counterpart on being elected as President

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today sent a message of congratulation to Hans-Rudolf Merz on his election as President of the Swiss Confederation.
11 December 2008 [18:25]

Yeni Azerbaijan party activists commemorate Heydar Aliyev

The Yeni Azerbaijan party activists commemorated national leader Heydar Aliyev, said deputy executive secretary of the ruling party Mubariz Gurbanly.
11 December 2008 [17:45]

Organization for Karabakh Liberation condemns meeting of Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Brussels

The Organization for Karabakh Liberation condemns the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, held by initiative of EU in Brussels, says a statement, released by the said organization.
11 December 2008 [17:32]

Rasul Guliyev's party: "Personal ambitions of the leaders of opposition parties of Azerbaijan hamper creation of a bloc"

The Open Society Party, led by former speaker of Milli Medjlis of Azerbaijan Rasul Guliyev does not see any prospects in the blocs, currently created by separate leaders, said deputy chairman of the party Yagub Abbasov.
11 December 2008 [16:29]

Armenian political scientist: "I do not see the driving force which could make Ilham Aliyev accept independence of Nagorno Karabakh"

"Karabakh conflict will hardly be settled in the near future", considers Armenian political scientist Sergey Shakaryantz.
11 December 2008 [15:22]

Greek Foreign Minister to arrive in Azerbaijan

Dora Bakoyanni, OSCE chairman-in-office and Greek Foreign Minister will arrive in Azerbaijan, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
11 December 2008 [14:46]

Etibar Mamedov: "Global financial crisis is already obvious in Azerbaijan"

"The global financial crisis is already obvious in Azerbaijan and it has affected most economic spheres", said head of the National Independence Party of Azerbaijan Etibar Mamedov.
11 December 2008 [14:20]

Matthew Bryza hopes to remain on his post

Matthew Bryza would like to continue work on settlement of the Karabakh conflict.
11 December 2008 [14:07]

Head of OSCE Baku office: "OSCE is ready to support efforts of all due parties in the sphere of propaganda and human rights protection in Azerbaijan"

A two day conference on court processes, which are strategically important in the application of international standards and human rights kicked off in Baku on December 11.
11 December 2008 [13:25]

Georgy Vanyan: "Official Yerevan did not enter the open door and appreciate Azerbaijan's step once again"

Day.Az interview with Georgy Vanyan, chairman of the Caucasus Center of Peacekeeping Initiatives.
11 December 2008 [13:08]

First Vice Speaker of MM: "Limit on presidency of person more than twice should be eliminated in Azerbaijan"

"Constitutional limit on presidency of person more than twice should be eliminated in Azerbaijan", Ziyafat Asgarov, First Vice Speaker of MM said, APA reports.
11 December 2008 [12:53]

Czechian embassy to open in Baku

Czhechia is planning to open its embassy in Baku in the second half of 2009.
11 December 2008 [12:31]

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister meets chairmen of Senate and House of deputies of Czechia

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov, visiting Czechia, held a meeting with chairman of the Senate of this country Lzhemisl Sobotka, reports the press service for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
11 December 2008 [12:10]

President of Azerbaijan to visit Kuwait

In quarter 1 of 2009 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev will visit Kuwait, said Azerbaijani ambassador to Kuwait Shain Abdullayev, reports Day.Az with reference to Kuwait Times.
11 December 2008 [11:40]

Etibar Mamedov: "Establishment of relations between Turkey and Armenia does not promote the resolution of the Karabakh conflict"

"Strengthening of relations between Turkey and Armenia will not give positive results", said leader of the National Independence Party of Azerbaijan Etibar Mamedov.
11 December 2008 [10:58]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on December 10 and 11.
11 December 2008 [10:13]

Congressman Adam Smith invited to Azerbaijan

The delegation led by Azay Guliyev, chairman of the Council of State Support for Nongovernmental Organizations under President of Azerbaijan, ended visit to the United States.
10 December 2008 [18:45]

Lala Shevket meets with IRI representatives

On 10 December Leader of Azerbaijan Liberal Party, Prof. Dr. Lala Shevket received representatives of the US International Republican Institute Mr. Jeffrey Lilley and Mr. Jake Jones.
10 December 2008 [18:30]

President of Azerbaijan receives credentials of newly appointed ambassador of Qatar

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received credentials of newly appointed ambassador of Qatar Sheikh Mubarak bin Fahd Casum Al-Sani, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
10 December 2008 [17:25]

Xavier Solana: "The European Union is ready to intensify cooperation with Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan"

"EU is ready to intensify cooperation with Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan", said EU senior commissioner on external policy and security Xavier Solana.
10 December 2008 [16:54]

Azerbaijani FM visiting Czechia

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov left Brussels for Czechia, reported the press service for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
10 December 2008 [16:13]

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister meets with NATO Secretary General

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov met with NATO Secretary General Yaap de Hop Schefferl in the NATO head office, said the press service for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
10 December 2008 [15:54]

Musavat party holds talks to create coalition of Azerbaijani opposition

Musavat party continues discussions due to the creation of a new coalition of opposition, said head of the central office of the Musavat party Arif Hajili.
10 December 2008 [14:12]

New Indian ambassador to arrive in Azerbaijan later this month

Newly appointed Indian ambassador to Azerbaijan Debnat Show will arrive in Azerbaijan later this month, reported sources from the Indian embassy to Baku, according to Interfax-Azerbaijan.
10 December 2008 [13:02]

9th session of EU-Azerbaijan cooperation held in Brussels

The 9th session of the Council of the EU-Azerbaijani cooperation was held in Brussels, reported the press service for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
10 December 2008 [12:13]

Sardar Calaloghlu: "Improvement of relations between Turkey and Armenia creates a threat in the resolution of the Karabakh problem"

"Improvement of relations between Turkey and Armenia does not encourage the resolution of the Karabakh conflict", said chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Sardar Calaloghlu.
10 December 2008 [11:21]

Ireli republican youth movement dismissed in Azerbaijan

The Ireli republican youth movement was dismissed on December 9 of 2008, reports Day.Az with reference to one of the movement leaders.
10 December 2008 [11:00]

Armenians violate ceasefire in two regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on December 9.
10 December 2008 [10:09]

Armenian Foreign Minister considers that statement of Foreign Ministers of OSCE MG co-chairing states on Nagorno Karabakh may promote progress in negotiation process

On December 5 Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan met with Foreign Minister of Finland, OSCE chairman-in-office Alexander Stubb.
06 December 2008 [11:35]

Armenian minister of transport and communication: "Armenia is interested in participation in the TRASECA international corridor"

Armenia would like the southeastern section of the TRASECA international corridor to pass via its territory, said Armenian Minister of Transport and Communication Gurgen Sargsyan at a press conference in Yerevan.
06 December 2008 [11:09]

Sabir Rustamkhanly: "Improvement of relations between Tirkey and Armenia is not a positive fact"

"The principles of cooperation between Turkey and Armenia have not been defined yet", said chairman of the Civil Solidarity Party Sabir Rustamkhanly.
06 December 2008 [10:47]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on December 5 and 6.
06 December 2008 [09:53]

Political declaration not adopted at ministerial session of OSCE member-states

The Ministerial session of the OSCE member-states ended in Helsinki.
05 December 2008 [18:16]

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister: "Some changes have been introduced to the Madrid proposals"

"Foreign ministers of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries have proposed some changes into the Madrid proposals to the parties to the Karabakh conflict for entering a new stage, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov.
05 December 2008 [17:39]

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: "The final communique of the session of the foreign ministers of NATO states fully supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan"

The final communique, adopted at the session of the North Atlantic Council, held on the level of the Foreign Ministers of NATO states, supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Moldova.
05 December 2008 [16:22]

Dennis Sammut: "Those in Armenia and Azerbaijan who want a better future for themselves and their families need to stand up and support Moscow declaration"

Interview Day.Az with Executive Director of the British organisation LINKS Dennis Sammut.
05 December 2008 [15:42]

Armenian Foreign minister: "Azerbaijan misinterprets all the provisions of the Declaration going as far as stating, in particular, that the peaceful settlement does not exclude use of force"

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian informed the OSCE Ministerial Council on the latest developments of the Nagorno Karabakh peace process for which OSCE has an important mediation role through the dedicated effort of the three Minsk Group Co-Chairs.
05 December 2008 [14:30]

Azerbaijani delegation in OSCE: "Armenia must fully withdraw its troops from all the occupied lands of Azerbaijan"

Azerbaijani delegation has released the document "Principles, applied to the peaceful resolution of the conflict around the Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan", at the ministerial meeting of OSCE in Helsinki.
05 December 2008 [14:17]

Gulamhuseyn Alibeyli's party defines place of holding a session

On December 14 there will be held a founding session of the Aydinlar party, chaired by former presidential candidate Gulamhuseyn Alibeyli, said representative of the steering committee of the party Gorkhmaz Ibrahimli.
05 December 2008 [13:58]

Nushirevan Meherremli: "The comments of the so-called "experts" on the issue of foreign radio stations may have a negative impact on this process"

On December 25 the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council will hold a session to settle the issue of transmission of foreign radio stations in Azerbaijan, said chairman of the national council Nushirevan Meherremli.
05 December 2008 [13:15]

President of Azerbaijan extends National Day greetings to King of Thailand

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej on National Day – the King`s Birthday.
05 December 2008 [12:47]

President of Azerbaijan: "We highly praise the European Union`s initiative and support for implementing the TRACECA program"

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev cordially welcomed the participants of the gathering marking the tenth anniversary of the International Conference for Reconstruction of the Historical Silk Road, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
05 December 2008 [12:22]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on December 3 and 4.
05 December 2008 [12:00]

Russian Foreign Minister: "It is necessary to start preparations for a comprehensive peace deal on Nagorno Karabakh"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed the necessity to coordinate base principles on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
04 December 2008 [18:15]

Artur Rasizade: "Armenia can not participate in the Nabucco project until it occupies the Azerbaijani lands"

"Armenia can not join the Nabucco project until it occupies the Azerbaijani lands", Azerbaijani Prime Minister Artur Rasizade told a press conference in Tbilisi.