Politics

19 April 2006 [16:26]

Kazakh Deputy FM and Energy Minister arrive to Baku

The Kazakh Depury FM, Heyrat Abdulrakhmanov arrives to Azerbaijan.
19 April 2006 [15:57]

Baku appreciates G8's attention to the NK conflict

Azerbaijan highly appreciates the G8's attention to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
19 April 2006 [13:57]

Azerbaijan and Turkey implement joint anti-terrorism concept

Azerbaijan and Turkey decided to implement joint anti-terrorism concept. Interior ministers from the two countries have discussed this matter at the meeting in Baku April 19.
19 April 2006 [13:10]

Azerbaijan receives no official proposal on resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict from Washington

Azerbaijan has not officially received proposals from Washington on the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, Araz Azimov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, informs.
19 April 2006 [12:38]

International Herald Tribune: "Azerbaijan leader's U.S. visit raises eyebrows"

Next week, after years of waiting for an unequivocal nod of Western approval, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan will fly to Washington to be received at the White House, a visit his administration hopes will enhance his stature.
19 April 2006 [12:37]

Armenian FM: "US plans to build nuclear plant in Armenia"

Vardan Oskanyan, Foreign Minister of Armenia, reportedly said: "Today Americans are almost eager to build a new nuclear plant in Armenia."
19 April 2006 [10:24]

Khalaf Khalfov met with Committee Chairman on State borders demarcation and delimitation of Georgia

Deputy FM Khalaf Khalfov is on official visit to Georgia.
19 April 2006 [10:08]

Azadlig bloc to open TV channel

Azadliq bloc has made decision on establishing a new TV channel.
19 April 2006 [09:39]

Etibar Mammadov and Rasul Guliyev negotiates on cooperation

Azerbaijan National Independent Party (ANIP) Chairman Etibar Mammadov intends to cooperate with Rasul Guliyev; the sides have held talks with regard to this issue.
19 April 2006 [09:19]

"Jamaat-al-Muvahidun" members wanted to destroy Azerbaijani authority

Ministry of National Security (MNS) has spread announcement on members of "Jamaat-al-Muvahidun" criminal group who were convicted to long term imprisonment by the verdict of the Court on Grave Criminal Cases.
19 April 2006 [08:29]

Azerbaijani students in Romania appeal to Hungarian court

Azerbaijani students studying in Romania held protest action related to the Budapest court unfair verdict on Azerbaijani army officer Ramil Safarov by jailing him to life in prison.
19 April 2006 [08:05]

No dialogue is due to be between Azerbaijan and Venice Commission before by-elections

The Council of Europe Venice Commission (VC) has not changed its stance regarding the election legislation in Azerbaijan and its final opinion is still in effect.
19 April 2006 [01:04]

Vardan Oskanyan presents EU his compromise proposal

Armenian Foreign Minister, Vardan Oskanyan told April 18 in Yerevan: "Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan have failed to reach the agreement in France, however, we don't think that the meeting itself was failure."
19 April 2006 [00:55]

Samir Sharifov appointed as Finance Minister

President has signed decree appointing Samir Sharifov as Azerbaijani Finances Minister.
18 April 2006 [16:45]

PACE readers of supplementary reports for Azerbaijan to visit Baku after reelections

PACE readers of supplementary reports for Azerbaijan are going to visit Baku following the reelections to Milli Medjlis (parliament) of the country, Estonian speaker Andres Herkel stated.
18 April 2006 [16:08]

Iranian Defense Minister visits Baku

The Islamic Republic of Iran Defense Minister, Mustafa Mokhameddi Hadja will arrive with 3-day visit to Baku April 19.
18 April 2006 [14:32]

Azerbaijan joins Caspian Sea Convention

A framework convention on the protection of the Caspian Sea came into force in Azerbaijan on Tuesday.
18 April 2006 [14:24]

Ramil Safarov's lawyer submits an appeal

An appeal has been submitted against the sentence issued on Ramil Safarov, lawyer Adil Ismaylov stated at the conference in the International press center.
18 April 2006 [13:55]

Ambassador to Kazakhstan met Deputy FM

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan Latif Gandilov met with Deputy Foreign Minister of the country Kayrat Abdurahmanov.
18 April 2006 [12:41]

Former Baku resident is elected as a Member of Israeli Knesset

The 17th Knesset was sworn in yesterday in its maiden session. At precisely 4:00 P.M., President Moshe Katsav called the legislature to order with three blows of a gavel. He then invited MK Shimon Peres (Kadima) to conduct the session.
18 April 2006 [12:19]

Edward N. Luttwak: "Three reasons not to bomb Iran - yet"

Edward N. Luttwak, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., published his comments on Iran crisis in "Commentary" magazine.
18 April 2006 [11:51]

Turkish parliamentary delegation visited Nakhichevan

The ruling Justice & Development Party (AKP) deputy Mahmut Kocak and 14 deputies returned to Turkey on Sunday concluding their 2-day visit to Nakhichevan.
18 April 2006 [10:09]

Andreas Gross: "I will not observe by-elections in Azerbaijan"

"I have been to Azerbaijan for 25 times in the past five years. As coming to the reason why I refuse to observe the re-run of parliamentary elections is that I was dissatisfied with the results of the latest elections," Andreas Gross, co-rapporteur of Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), stated.
18 April 2006 [09:25]

Destruction of Azerbaijani historical monuments to be discussed in Strasbourg

Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev will pay a visit to Strasbourg, France, April 24.
18 April 2006 [09:22]

Steven Mann to visit Azerbaijan on April 20

OSCE Minsk Group American co-chair Steven Mann will arrive in Baku on April 20.
18 April 2006 [09:14]

Defense Minister receives US Ambassador Reno Harnish

Defense Minister, Colonel-General Safar Abiyev received US Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish.
18 April 2006 [08:18]

MPs to participate in "OSCE: Management of security and risk in Europe"

Deputy Chairman of Milly Majlis Bahar Muradova and MP Azay Guliyev have left for Brussels to participate in the conference "OSCE: Management of security and risk in Europe."
17 April 2006 [22:38]

FM meets Vatican representative in Baku

Issues of cooperation between Vatican and Azerbaijan were discussed April 17 meeting of Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammedyarov and the Vatican ambassador to Azerbaijan, Claudio Gugerotti.
17 April 2006 [17:38]

Political coordination center leads round table on Nagorno Karabakh

Political coordination center of opposition (PCCO) has led a round table "Influence of new regional situation on Azerbaijan, expected changes in Karabakh problem" April 17.
17 April 2006 [17:32]

American and Russian OSCE co-chairmen to meet in Moscow

Consultations with the American OSCE Minsk group co-chairman, Steven Mann will be held in the Russian Foreign Ministry on April 19, OSCE co-chairman from Russia, Yuri Merzlyakov stated.
17 April 2006 [17:21]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Baku

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is going to participate in the summit of Organization for Economic Cooperation (OEC) to be held in Baku in early May, IRI Embassy informs.
17 April 2006 [17:02]

Visit of Turkish Interior Minister detailed

Turkish Minister of Interior Abdulkadir Aksu is arriving April 19 in Baku with a three-day official visit. the visit starts April 19 from Honorary Burial alley and Martyrs' Alley, Trend reports with reference to press service of Turkish Embassy to Azerbaijan.
17 April 2006 [16:21]

3 candidates for NGO National forum President's position

Presidential elections, elections to the Council and the Control-Revision commission will take place at the National NGO forum meeting April 26, the forum Council chairman, Aydin Kerimov stated during his press-conference on the preparation to the NGO National forum.
17 April 2006 [15:35]

MPs to attend conference in Brussels

Members of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan Bahar Muradova and Azay Guliyev are leaving today for Brussels, Belgium, to attend the international conference on the theme OSCE: European Security and Risk Management.
17 April 2006 [15:29]

Ombudsmen to meet in Istanbul

Commissioners for human rights from 12 member-states of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) - Azerbaijan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Armenia - will gather April 26-27 in Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the international conference The Role of Ombudsperson in Strengthening Democracy organized by the BSEC's Parliamentary Assembly.
17 April 2006 [15:11]

Next US Ambassador to Azerbaijan will be a woman

According to statement released by US Embassy to Azerbaijan, US President George Bush will nominate Anne Derse from Maryland to be the next US Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
17 April 2006 [14:13]

Jonathan Henik meets NAR Supreme Mejlis Chairman

Educational and cultural issues discussed by the Head of Public Affairs department of the US Embassy, Jonathan Henik April 17-18 in the Nachcivan Autonomous Republic (NAR).
17 April 2006 [13:59]

CIS border troop's heads discuss the joint concept of border policy

The 55th meeting of the CIS border troop's commanders Council will be held on April 19, 2006 in Minsk, the CIS executive committee told.
17 April 2006 [08:41]

Separatist regime prepares for war

Separatist regime occupied Azerbaijani lands is holding military training for troops.
17 April 2006 [08:17]

KLO suggests to reconsider political, diplomatic and economic relations with Hungary

Karabakh Liberation Organization chief Akif Naghi held press conference dedicated to life sentence to Azerbaijani Army senior lieutenant Ramil Safarov accused of murder of Armenian officer and mass actions protesting this fact in the country.
17 April 2006 [07:56]

Azadliq makes statement on life sentence of Azerbaijani Army officer

The opposition Azadliq alliance issued a statement related to the imprisonment of Ramil Safarov for murdering Armenian army officer.
16 April 2006 [21:38]

Lenkeran Aliyev: "Our Armed Forces are the strongest in the South Caucasus"

"Our officers-leading force of the Azerbaijani Army is ready to fight war. However, we are training more professional officers for the Azerbaijani Armed Forces," Chief of Defense Ministry Training and Education Center (TEC), Major-General Lenkeran Aliyev stated.
15 April 2006 [16:35]

FM to address US state structures

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan is to address authorized institutions of the United States of America to limit activity of "Washington representation of Nagorno Karabakh" organization registered at US Departmnet of Justice, informed Tahir Taghizadeh, Head of Foreign Ministry press servise.
15 April 2006 [13:31]

Akif Nagi: We should not leave Ramil Safarov's fate to mercy of Hungarian court

After all that happened we should not leave Ramil Safarov's fate to the mercy of Hungarian courts, Akif Nagi, Head of Committee for protection of R.Safarov's rights, stated at the conference held April 15.
15 April 2006 [12:13]

Armistice breach on frontline

The Armenian armed forces again breached the armistice April 15, Defense Ministry press-service informed.
15 April 2006 [10:40]

NATO PA to discuss Karabakh issue at spring session

Spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) will be held in May.
15 April 2006 [10:37]

Documents to be signed during President's visit to US prepared

The documents that will be signed during Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's official visit to the United States are prepared.
15 April 2006 [09:22]

Justice Ministry: Ramil Safarov can be handed over to Azerbaijan

"Azerbaijani army officer Rami Safarov, who was jailed to life in prison for murdering Armenian army officer Gurgen Markarian in Hungary, can be handed over to Azerbaijan," the Deputy Chief of international legal cooperation department of the Justice Ministry Faig Gurbanov stated.
15 April 2006 [08:34]

Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents might meet in June

Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia may meet in May. French co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group Bernard Fassier told journalists while visiting Armenia.
14 April 2006 [22:06]

Novruz Mammadov: OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs' stances do not coincide

"It is early to express an opinion on the new proposals made by OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs regarding the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict," said Novruz Mammadov, Head of Presidential Administration Department for International Relations.
14 April 2006 [21:46]

Ali Aliyev's party to be renamed

Political Council meeting of the party, headed by Ali Aliyev and split from the Azerbaijan National Independence party (NIP) took place April 14.
14 April 2006 [17:11]

Azadliq agenda defined

Azadliq political bloc has adopted document on major activities of the party. The decision was made at the meeting of the bloc's Mejlis.
14 April 2006 [17:00]

Foreign Ministry to control situation with Ramil Safarov

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry will continue keeping in focus the situation with Ramil Safarov, an Azerbaijani officer who was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Budapest Court, Tahir Tagizade, the Head of the FM Press Servise, stated.
14 April 2006 [16:24]

Justice Ministry to submit petition to Hungarian Ministry

The Azerbaijani Justice Ministry will submit petition to the Hungarian Justice Ministry on extradition of Ramil Safarov, an Azerbaijani officer, sentenced to life-imprisonment by the Budapest Court, Zaver Gafarov, the Head of the International Legal Cooperation Department of the Justice Ministry, informs.
14 April 2006 [15:14]

Diplomatic mission to open in Kyrgyzstan

One more item is to appear on the list of diplomatic missions in Kyrgyzstan – Embassy of Azerbaijan.
14 April 2006 [09:37]

President Bush to nominate new Ambassador to Azerbaijan

President George W. Bush announced on Thursday his intention to nominate new Ambassador to Azerbaijan
14 April 2006 [09:35]

PACE spring session ended

On the last day of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe report on "Situation of refugees and displaced people in Georgia, Azerbaijan Armenia" was read.
14 April 2006 [09:17]

Jonathan Henick to visit Nakhchivan

Public Affairs officer of the US Embassy in Azerbaijan Jonathan Henick will visit Azerbaijan’s province of Nakhchivan on Friday.
14 April 2006 [09:16]

Ogtay Asadov met Head of OCE Baku

Yesterday Milli Majlis (MM) Chairman Ogtay Asadov met with OSCE Baku Office Head Maurizio Pavesi.
14 April 2006 [09:14]

Coordinating Consultative Council "For Free and Fair elections" to observe re-elections

Coordinating Consultative Council "For Free and Fair elections" has applied to Central Election Committee to observe re-elections.
14 April 2006 [09:00]

Pakistan's Premier and Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz will arrive in Baku to attend the 9th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) on 5-6 May.
14 April 2006 [08:45]

PACE to draw up new report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan

Herkel and Gross to visit Azerbaijan again.
14 April 2006 [08:25]

Center for Political Coordination of Opposition to hold rally

The Center for Political Coordination of Opposition (CPCO) plans to organize a rally on the Nagorno Karabakh problem on May 6.
13 April 2006 [21:13]

President Putin: "Moscow and Baku can help to sustain stability in Caucasus and in the Caspian Sea region"

Cooperation between Moscow and Baku can help to sustain stability in the Caucasus and in the Caspian Sea region, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin told. "We highly appreciate our close and truly friendly ties with Azerbaijan," he said.
13 April 2006 [21:06]

CIS law enforcers to adopt the intergovernmental program on human trafficking

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) interior ministers will approve the International program on illegal human trafficking for 2006-2008.
13 April 2006 [21:03]

OSCE MG co-chairman arrives to the region with new proposals

The OSCE Minsk group American co-chairman, Steven Mann will arrive to the region with the new proposals, the US Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AR), told during his press-conference in Baku on April 13.
13 April 2006 [20:51]

Terry Davis: "Absence of peace agreement damages both sides"

Absence of a peace agreement on Nagorno Karabakh conflict damages both Armenian and Azerbaijani sides.
13 April 2006 [20:40]

PACE reporter: "International support to refuges and displaced persons in the South Caucasus should continue"

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia are CE members and their rights have to be considered, the Latvian reporter, Boris Chilevia told during his speech at the PACE spring session.
13 April 2006 [20:33]

Congressman Kolbe: "Repeal of Section 907 might be discussed during Azeri President's visit to Washington"

The repeal of Section 907 of the Freedom Support Act can be discussed in the course of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's official visit to the United States, Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AR), the chairman of the sub-committee on foreign assignments, stated to a news conference in Baku on 13 April.
13 April 2006 [16:47]

Ramil Safarov sentenced to life in prison

Process of Azerbaijani Army Officer Ramil Safarov's trial, who was accused in killing Armenian officer Gurgen Margarian, is finished by unfair sentence.
13 April 2006 [16:26]

U.S. plans to help Armenia overcome poverty in agrarian sector

U.S. delegation arrived in Yerevan on Wednesday to present a grant provided by the U.S. administration to Armenia under the Millennium Challenges programme.
13 April 2006 [16:13]

Azeri Ambassdor to Russia presented his credentials to President Putin

The ceremony is held in the St. Alexander's Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace.
13 April 2006 [15:20]

Ramil Safarov addresses trial with final statement in Budapest

Today final court session is held in Budapest on the case of senior lieutenant of Azerbaijan's Army Ramil Safarov, who is indicted for murder of Armenian officer Gurgen Margarian in Hungary.
13 April 2006 [15:04]

Merzlyakov does not intend to visit Nagorno Karabakh

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair on Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement Yuri Merzlyakov does not intend to visit the region on his own following the example of his colleagues from the US (Steven Mann) and France (Bernard Fassier).
13 April 2006 [12:49]

Romanian FM: "I hope Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be resolved in 2006"

"I hope following few meetings between ministers of exterior of Azerbaijan and Armenia within the framework of Prague process and negotiations held in Warsaw and Kazan in 2005, as well as in Rambouait, Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be resolved," Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu, Romanian FM and Chairman of Ministers Committee of EC stated on April 12 at Parliamentary Assembly of EC.