Politics

15 September 2008 [10:01]

Agitation campaign of Azerbaijan's presidential candidates to start on September 17

Agitation campaign of Azerbaijan's presidential candidates will start on September 17, said chairman of the Central Election Commission of the country Mazahir Panakhov.
15 September 2008 [09:49]

Serzh Sargsyan: "Gul said he is ready to assist to the resolution of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations and I accepted this with pleasure"

Any support to the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in the resolution of the Karabakh conflict should be assessed exclusively as positive, said Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.
15 September 2008 [09:37]

Turkish, Azerbaijani, Armenian leaders to meet in New York

Presidents of Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet in New York on Sept.16 during the UN General Assembly session.
15 September 2008 [09:29]

President of Azerbaijan makes telephone call to his Russian counterpart

On September 14, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a telephone call to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
15 September 2008 [09:25]

Serzh Sargsyan: "By shaking hands with Gul, I was not only fulfilling the presidential duty, but I also wanted to say that each of us has to stand his pain and loss with dignity"

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan was not disappointed with a defeat of national football team in the match with Turkey, yet he was anxious about the team of his country.
13 September 2008 [12:39]

President of Azerbaijan to visit Moscow

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev will pay a working visit to Russia on September 16.
13 September 2008 [12:30]

UN General Assembly releases agenda including two issues on Azerbaijan

The 63rd session of the UN General Assembly will open on 16 September 2008 and the general debate will take place from 23 September to 1st October 2008.
13 September 2008 [12:06]

Azerbaijan's Communist Party: "The election situation in Azerbaijan differs greatly from the presidential elections of 1998 and 2003"

The Communist Party of Azerbaijan plans to hold the next plenum on September 28, said party chairman Rauf Qurbanov.
13 September 2008 [11:43]

Center of cooperation of opposition to mark 90th anniversary of Baku's liberation from Armenian-Russian occupational forces

The Center of Cooperation of the leaders of Azerbaijani opposition plans to hold its first event, said head of the Central office of the Musavat party Arif Hajili.
13 September 2008 [11:09]

Representatives of West Azerbaijan urge Hafiz Hajiyev not to take part in presidential elections

Candidate for presidency from Muasir Musavat party Hafiz Hajiyev might take part in presidential elections in Azerbaijan partially, he said personally to Day.Az.
13 September 2008 [10:32]

Matthew Bryza to arrive in Baku

Deputy Assistant US Secretary of State Matthew Bryza is to arrive in Baku next week, said Terry Davidson, chief of public policy department of the US embassy to Azerbaijan.
13 September 2008 [10:16]

Armenians violate ceasefire in two directions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on September 12 and 13.
13 September 2008 [10:09]

Fazail Aghamaly: "Opposition will be unable to gather even 2,000 people at the central Azadlyg square"

"The announcements of opposition that the sites, allocated by the Baku's mayor's office are not suitable for holding mass actions, are groundless", said chairman of Ana Veten party, MP Fazail Aghamaly.
13 September 2008 [10:00]

Azerbaijanis of Benelux countries support Ilham Aliyev

Benelux Azerbaijanis' Congress released a statement about support to Ilham Aliyev's candidacy at the upcoming presidential elections in October, reported the press service for the State Committee for work with Azerbaijanis, residing abroad.
13 September 2008 [09:40]

Turkish Transport Minister: "Baku-Tbilisi-Kars not meant to exclude Armenia"

A railway project linking Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia is not meant to exclude neighboring Armenia, with which Turkey has no formal ties, Turkish Minister of Transport Binali Yildirim said yesterday.
13 September 2008 [09:33]

Uzbek President Islam Karimov pays two-day official visit to Azerbaijan

President of Uzbekistan paid a two-day official visit to Azerbaijan.
13 September 2008 [09:23]

Anne Derse: "Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be solved considering the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan"

"Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be solved considering the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan", U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse told journalists, APA reports.
13 September 2008 [09:11]

Matthew Bryza visits Yerevan and Khankendi

OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from US Matthew Bryza arrived in Yerevan Friday, reported chief of department for media contacts of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Togran Balayan.
10 September 2008 [10:15]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on September 9 and 10.
10 September 2008 [09:32]

President of Azerbaijan offers Independence Day greetings to Tajik counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev sent a letter of congratulation to Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on Independence Day.
10 September 2008 [09:11]

President of Azerbaijan receives head of OSCE Election Observation Mission

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received head of OSCE election observation mission Boris Frlec.
09 September 2008 [17:51]

President of Azerbaijan receives Greek Development Minister

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by Greek Minister of Development Kristos Folias, reports Day.Az with reference to the official website of the President of Azerbaijan.
09 September 2008 [17:47]

President of Azerbaijan receives Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

President of Azerbaijan received a delegation led by Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Hilmi Guler, reports Day.Az with reference to the official website of the Azerbaijani President.
09 September 2008 [17:06]

Mikhail Alexandrov: "Armenia has to choose between economic blockade and Genocide recognition"

Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s visit to Armenia will promote reconciliation between the two countries, a Russian expert said.
09 September 2008 [16:06]

Adalyat party may support Fazil Qazanfaroghlu's candidacy at presidential elections in Azerbaijan

"The Adalyat party will approve forms of participation in the presidential elections of Azerbaijan at the next session of the political council", said deputy chairman of the party Mutallim Rahimov.
09 September 2008 [14:55]

Azerbaijan's Parliamentary Commission ratifies agreements on cooperation with five countries

Agreements on cooperation with five countries were ratified at the session of Milli Medjlis commission on international ties and interparliamentary relations, held on September 9.
09 September 2008 [14:38]

Azerbaijan's parliamentary commission puts off ratification of memorandum on strategic partnership with Russia

The session of parliamentary commission on international ties and interparliamentary relations was held on September 9.
09 September 2008 [14:04]

Hasan Kerimov: "New coalition of Azerbaijani opposition can expand"

"Any opposition party can maintain cooperation in the framework of a new coalition of Azerbaijani opposition", said deputy chairman of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Hasan Kerimov.
09 September 2008 [12:12]

Umid party chooses observers to watch presidential elections in Azerbaijan

Umid party has already chosen observers who will watch the presidential elections in Azerbaijan, said deputy chairman of the Umid party Anver Aghazade.
09 September 2008 [11:56]

Azerbaijanis in Israel nominate their candidacies for seats in municipalities

Two Azerbaijani natives nominated their candidacies at the municipal elections in Israel to be held on November 11, reports the press service for the State Committee for work with Azerbaijanis, living abroad.
09 September 2008 [10:58]

Armenians violate ceasefire in seven regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on September 8 and 9.
09 September 2008 [10:34]

VTB Bank (Armenia): "Shutdown of our affiliate in Khankendi is not politically motivated"

VTB Bank (Armenia) will close its affiliate in Khankendi by the end of 2008, yet it will continue the investment projects in "Nagorno Karabakh Republic", said director general and chairman of the board of VTB Bank (Armenia) Valeri Ovsyannikov.
09 September 2008 [09:53]

Azerbaijani population negatively assessing Turkish President's visit to Yerevan

Most citizens of Azerbaijan negatively assess the visit of Turkish President A.Gul to Yerevan on September 6 and consider that it will have a negative impact on the Karabakh conflict resolution.
09 September 2008 [09:11]

Azerbaijan's Democratic Party says cooperation of oppositional leaders in coalition framework has no prospects

The Democratic Party of Azerbaijan held its regular session, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
09 September 2008 [09:02]

President of Azerbaijan offers Independence Day greetings to Macedonian leader

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a letter of congratulation to Macedonia`s leader Branko Crvenkovski on his country`s Independence Day.
08 September 2008 [17:53]

Delegation of Chinese Communist Party to visit Azerbaijan

A delegation of the Communist Party of China will visit Azerbaijan soon.
08 September 2008 [17:41]

Date of Turkish President's visit to Azerbaijan made public

President of Turkey Abdullah Gul will visit Azerbaijan on September 10.
08 September 2008 [16:49]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates Pakistani counterpart with being elected President of Pakistan

President of Pakistan Ilham Aliyev congratulated head of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari on being elected president of Pakistan, reports Day.Az with reference to the official website of the Azerbaijani President.
08 September 2008 [15:36]

Lithuanian president to visit Azerbaijan

Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus will visit Azerbaijan in November, said Lithuanian ambassador to Azerbaijan Kestutis Kuzmanas, according to Novosti-Azerbaijan.
08 September 2008 [15:15]

Turkish President: "My visit broke psychological barriers in Caucasus"

President Abdullah Gul’s brief yet still landmark visit to Armenia raised hopes for dialogue that could eventually restore relations between the two estranged neighbors and help bury an almost a century old hostility over history, Today’s Zaman reports.
08 September 2008 [15:10]

Etibar Mamedov visiting the United States

Leader of the National Independence Party of Azerbaijan is visiting the United States in the framework of participation at the session of the republican candidate for US presidency John McCain, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
08 September 2008 [14:48]

Border with Armenia can be opened for humanitarian aid

The closed Armenian-Turkish border could be opened for humanitarian aid purpose depending on the gestures from Armenian side and the direction of the relations, Hurriyet daily reports citing diplomatic sources.
08 September 2008 [13:10]

Azerbaijan’s Consulate General opens in Aktau

Azerbaijan’s Consulate General has been opened in Kazakhstan’s Aktau City, APA reports quoting Kazakh media.
08 September 2008 [12:45]

Coalition of Azerbaijani opposition plans to adopt program of joint actions before presidential elections

"Opposition plans to launch mass actions only after a joint program is adopted", said head of the central office of the Musavat party Arif Hajili, regarding the further actions of the new coalition. He said the project is to be adopted this week.
08 September 2008 [12:29]

Turkish President: "At the meeting with Serzh Sargsyan we discussed Turkish-Armenian relations and Nagorno Karabakh problem"

President of Turkey Abdullah Gul held a press conference in Ankara by results of the visit to Yerevan.
08 September 2008 [11:34]

Qudrat Hasanquliyev: "No serious actions should be expected from the new coalition of Azerbaijani opposition"

"The new coalition, created by several leaders of Azerbaijani opposition, does not pursue any goals", said leader of the United Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Qudrat Hasanquliyev.
08 September 2008 [11:13]

Sergey Lavrov: "Russia recognizes the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan"

Russian and Azerbaijani Foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Elmar Mamedyarov met in Moscow yesterday.
08 September 2008 [10:59]

President of Azerbaijan visits Salyan and Jalilabad regions

Day.Az reports with reference to AzerTac that on September 7 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev visited Salyan and Jalilabad regions.
08 September 2008 [10:39]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on September 7 and 8.
08 September 2008 [10:03]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates Brazil counterpart on Independence Day

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated Brazil counterpart Luis Ignasio Lul de Silva on national holiday of this country-Day of Independence, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
08 September 2008 [09:36]

Pakistan's Minister of Food, Agriculture and Cattle-breeding to pay visit to Azerbaijan

Pakistan's Minister of Food, Agriculture and Cattle-breeding Nazar Muhammed Gondal received Azerbaijan's ambassador to this country Eynulla Madatli.
08 September 2008 [09:10]

Potential presidential candidate Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli submits required number of voters' signatures to CEC

Potential presidential candidate Gulamhuseyn Alibeyli submitted necessary number of voters' signatures in support of his candidacy in presidential elections to the Central Election Commission, said Gulamhuseyn Alibeyli.
06 September 2008 [12:05]

Embassy of Hungary to open in Baku, Azerbaijan - UPDATED

Speaker of Hungarian Parliament is visiting Baku, Azerbaijan.
06 September 2008 [10:12]

Armenians violate ceasefire in six regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on September 3 and 4.
06 September 2008 [09:28]

Embassy of Austria to open in Azerbaijan

06 September 2008 [09:08]

Signature collection campaign for presidential elections in Azerbaijan ends

Time allotted for signature collection campaign of the presidential candidates expired yesterday.
06 September 2008 [09:02]

PACE Bureau welcomes President Ilham Aliyev’s latest pardon decree

Bureau of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) held a meeting.
05 September 2008 [15:45]

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister to visit Moscow

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov is to visit Moscow on September 7, reports the press service for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
05 September 2008 [15:41]

President of Azerbaijan receives Vatican nuncio in Azerbaijan

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received nuncio of Vatican in our country Claudio Gugerotti, reports Day.Az with reference to the official website of the Azerbaijani president.
05 September 2008 [14:51]

New center for cooperation of opposition to be created in Azerbaijan

Five opposition parties – Azerbaijan Liberal Party (ALP), Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (AXCP), Citizen’s Development Party (VIP), Musavat Party and Public Forum for Azerbaijan signed a document and made joint statement to establish new cooperation center.
05 September 2008 [13:03]

Turkish President to watch Armenia-Turkey match through bullet-proof glass

Details of Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s visit to Armenia have been made public.
05 September 2008 [12:57]

Turkish President to visit Azerbaijan

Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s visit to Yerevan was not welcomed unambiguously in Azerbaijan and it is one of the issues on the agenda, APA reports with reference to Turkish media.
05 September 2008 [12:38]

OSCE holds monitoring on contact front line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces in Terter

OSCE held a monitoring on the contact front line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces in Qapanly village of Terter, reports spokesman for Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry Eldar Sabiroghlu.
05 September 2008 [11:35]

Four candidacies withdrawn from presidential elections of Azerbaijan - UPDATED

Four persons have withdrawn their candidacies for presidential elections in Azerbaijan to be held on October 15 of 2008.
05 September 2008 [10:37]

Matthew Bryza says US make all efforts to settle Nagorno Karabakh conflict

"I am hopeful that OSCE Minsk Group will be ready to restart its work soon", OSCE Minsk Group US Co-Chair Matthew Bryza told APA.
05 September 2008 [09:58]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on September 4.