Politics

05 September 2008 [09:15]

Potential presidential candidate Fuad Aliyev submits required number of signatures to Central Election Commission

The potential presidential candidate of Azerbaijan Fuad Aliyev submitted necessary number of voters' signatures to the Central Election Commission for support of his candidacy, said the press service for the Liberal-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, headed by F.Aliyev.
04 September 2008 [15:49]

Chairman of Hungarian parliament to arrive in Baku

Chairman of Hungarian parliament Cathaline Silie will arrive in Azerbaijan on September 5, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
04 September 2008 [15:14]

Sergei Lavrov: "There are no parallels between the situation around South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov considers that there is nothing in common between the situations in Abkhazia and South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
04 September 2008 [14:36]

Mubariz Ahmedoghlu: "Now there are two occupant countries in the Caucasus. These are Armenia and Russia"

For the first time after the USSR collapse Turkey has just demonstrated extreme activeness of its policy in the South Caucasus, said head of the center for political innovations and technologies Mubariz Ahmedoghlu at a press conference on the political results of August.
04 September 2008 [13:59]

OSCE to hold monitoring at contact front line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces

OSCE will hold a monitoring on the contact front line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed troops in Gapanly village of Terter on September 5, reported the press service for the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan.
04 September 2008 [13:32]

President of Azerbaijan receives deputy Foreign Minister of Iran

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by Iranian deputy Foreign minister Mehdi Safari, reports Day.Az with reference to the official website of the President of Azerbaijan.
04 September 2008 [13:11]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Azerbaijan is positive on creation of a platform of cooperation in the Caucasus"

"Azerbaijan is positive on creation of a platform of cooperation in the Caucasus", T, Elmar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister said, APA reports.
04 September 2008 [13:00]

Mubariz Ahmedoghlu: "Stability in the South Caucasus is impossible unless the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is settled"

Currently, the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is the most easily settled in the region, said head of the center of political innovations and technologies Mubariz Ahmedoghlu at a press conference on the political results of August.
04 September 2008 [12:27]

US vice president ends his visit to Azerbaijan

US vice president Richard Cheney ended his visit to Azerbaijan, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
04 September 2008 [11:52]

Greek Minister of Development to visit Azerbaijan next week

Christos Folias, the Minister of Development of the Hellenic Republic is to lead a delegation to Baku on September 9, 2008 to participate in the "International Conference on Oil and Gas Potential of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan".
04 September 2008 [11:34]

Serzh Sargsyan: "Our top goal is to persuade Azerbaijan that recognition of the right of "Nagorno Karabakh" for self-determination is inevitable"

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan explained the country's position on the recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
04 September 2008 [10:49]

Armenians violate ceasefire in six regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on September 3 and 4.
04 September 2008 [10:31]

President of Azerbaijan: "Relations between the United States and Azerbaijan play a very important role in implementing of projects"

"Energy projects, which we implemented in our region, are initiated by Azerbaijan with a strong support of the United States", said President of Azerbaijan at the meeting with US vice president Dick Cheney.
04 September 2008 [09:59]

President of Azerbaijan has a telephone talk with Russian counterpart

On September 3, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made a telephone call to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
04 September 2008 [09:40]

U.S. Vice-President visiting Azerbaijan - UPDATED

U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney has arrived in Azerbaijan as part of his tour to Europe, APA reports.
04 September 2008 [09:11]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates captain regent of San-Marino on country's day

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today sent a letter of congratulation to Captains Regent of San-Marino Federico Pedini Amati and Rosa Zafferani on the country`s public holiday, San Marino`s Day and Foundation of the Republic.
03 September 2008 [16:54]

Russian Security Council Secretary: "Richard Cheney pursues the goal of influencing Georgia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine"

Secretary of Russian Security Council Nikolay Patrushev consides that the visits of US vice president Richart Cheney to Georgia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine aim at influencing these countries.
03 September 2008 [16:27]

Paata Davitaya: "Armenia has largely intensified its actions for recognition of independence of Nagorno Karabakh"

Azerbaijan should realize that great shocks are expected in the whole South Caucasus region, said chairman of the Mi sami political movement Paata Davitaya.
03 September 2008 [14:22]

US Department of State: "US sold $2.5mln. ammunitions to Azerbaijan in 2007" - UPDATED

US Department of Defense issued a report on technical and military aid to foreign countries in 2007.
03 September 2008 [13:06]

About the visit of Abdullah Gul to Yerevan

03 September 2008 [12:20]

78.3% respondents intending to vote for Ilham Aliyev during elections in Azerbaijan

Most voters, 78.3%, intend to vote for the working president of the country Ilham Aliyev at the upcoming presidential elections on October 15, says a report of the Independent center of researches ELS, holding a poll of voters, according to RIA Novosti.
03 September 2008 [11:01]

President of Azerbaijan: "Azerbaijan has been the world`s fastest growing economy over the past few years"

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has received participants of the 30th Executive Board Meeting of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies underway in Baku on the topic "News for Everybody in Globalizing World".
03 September 2008 [10:34]

Hikmet Hajizade: "The United States have no opportunities to defend Azerbaijan in case of Russia's aggression"

"If Russia is not stopped, its further goals will be Ukraine and Azerbaijan", said famous political scientist Hikmet Hajizade regarding possible Russia's aggression against Azerbaijan.
03 September 2008 [10:17]

Vladimir Putin: "Russia's actions have caused no damage to BTC pipeline"

Russia's actions did not cause any damage to the energy facilities in Georgia, including BTC pipeline, said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at a press conference in Tashkent.
03 September 2008 [10:07]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four directions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on September 2 and 3.
03 September 2008 [09:39]

Head of OSCE Observation Mission meets with CEC chairman

Head of OSCE Observation Mission Boris Frlec, who is on a visit to Baku, met with Chairman of Central Election Commission Mazahir Panahov.
03 September 2008 [09:18]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates Vietnam counterpart on Independence Day

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated his Vietnam counterpart Nguen Min Chieta on the national holiday - Day of Independence, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
03 September 2008 [09:11]

Former Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan: "If Abdullah Gul visits Yerevan, he will surely discuss Nagorno Karabakh problem"

"It is not exact that Turkish President Abdullah Gul will visit Yerevan on September 6", Huseyin Avni Karslioglu, head of Turkish President’s Protocol Department told APA exclusively.
03 September 2008 [09:09]

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister receives new ambassador of Egypt

Foreign minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov received yesterday the new ambassador of Egypt to our country, reports the press service for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
03 September 2008 [08:55]

Elmar Mammadyarov receives copy of credentials of new Cuba’s ambassador to Azerbaijan

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has received newly-appointed ambassador of Cuba to Azerbaijan Marcello Caballero Torres, the ministry told APA.
02 September 2008 [16:16]

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister receives head of OSCE mission to observe presidential elections

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov received head of the OSCE ODIHR observation Mission and Slovenian representative Boris Frlec, reports the press service for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
02 September 2008 [15:59]

Nushiravan Maharramli: "Issue of holding political debates on TV channels in connection with the elections remains open"

"Issue of holding political debates on Azerbaijani TV channels in connection with the elections remains open," Chairman of the National Television and Radio Council Nushiravan Maharramli told journalists, APA reports.
02 September 2008 [14:51]

Ambassador Hulusi Kilic says Turkish President’s visit to Armenia will be useful for Azerbaijan

"Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s visit to Armenia will be useful for Azerbaijan", said Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Hulusi Kilic in his exclusive interview to APA.
02 September 2008 [12:38]

Armenian deputy Stepan Safaryan: "The only tool of pressure on Georgia for Russia may be Javakheti, as well as the regions, settled by Azerbaijanis"

"Destabilization of the situation in Georgia is extremely undesirable for Armenia", said secretary of the parliamentary faction of the Heritage opposition party Stepan Safaryan, according to ArmInfo.
02 September 2008 [12:01]

Status of so-called Nagorno Karabakh Republic citizen given to Armenians living in Iran

Status of citizen of the so-called Nagorno Karabakh Republic and passports confirming it are given to the Armenians living in Iran.
02 September 2008 [11:10]

Leader of Armenian Democratic Party: "If the talks on the status of "Nagorno Karabakh Republic" continue, it would mean that Nagorno Karabakh does not have it"

The status of "Nagorno Karabakh" can not be a subject of talks on the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, said leader of Armenian Democratic Party Aram Sargsyan.
02 September 2008 [10:50]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on September 1.
02 September 2008 [10:36]

Co-rapporteur of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Goran Lennmarker visiting Baku - UPDATED

Goran Lennmarker, special rapporteur on Nagorno Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, is paying a one-day visit to Baku, reports Novosti-Azerbaijan with reference to the country's presidential administration.
02 September 2008 [09:50]

"Stop Russia" action in front of Georgian Embassy in Azerbaijan

Georgian citizens held an action "Stop Russia" in front of Georgian Embassy in Baku.
01 September 2008 [15:59]

Daniel Fried says Georgia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine are the most endangered countries

Speaking to the Financial Times, Daniel Fried, US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, put support for Georgia as the top of the list of US objectives, followed by an effort "to blunt Russia’s efforts to draw a new line in Europe and Eurasia and enforce a sphere of influence," APA reports.
01 September 2008 [15:33]

Armenian parliamentarian: "Armenia and Turkey should take the opportunity to resolve the deadlock in bilateral relations"

Presidents and people of both Armenia and Turkey should take the opportunity provided by the FIFA draws to overcome the deadlock in bilateral relations, Armenian MP Armen Ashotyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.
01 September 2008 [14:27]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates Slovakian counterpart on Day of Constitution

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has congratulated his Slovakian counterpart Ivan Gashparovich on national holiday-Day of Constitution, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
01 September 2008 [14:09]

US vice president to discuss energy issues and war on terror in Baku

One of the main issues to be discussed during the meetings of US vice president Dick Cheney in Baku will become energy issues.
01 September 2008 [12:39]

Azerbaijanis residing in Georgia to join rally "Georgia is ours"

Congress of Georgian Azerbaijanis called on our compatriots living in Georgia to join the rally under the slogan "Georgia is ours".
01 September 2008 [12:04]

Potential presidential candidate Hafiz Hajiyev submits collected signatures to Central Election Commission

Chairman of the Muasir Musavat party Hafiz Hajiyev has submitted signatures, collected in support of his candidacy for presidency, to the Central Election Commission, reports Day.Az with reference to the election campaign team of the party.
01 September 2008 [11:58]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates Uzbek president on national holiday

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated Uzbek President Islam Karimov on national holiday - Independence Day, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
01 September 2008 [11:43]

Azerbaijani servicemen to attend several NATO-initiated events

In line with an individual program between NATO and Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani servicemen will take part in several events in the framework of the program "Partnership for Peace", reports the press service for the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan.
01 September 2008 [11:34]

Head of OSCE Observation Mission to follow presidential elections arrives in Azerbaijan

Head of the Observation Mission of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), former Foreign Minister of Slovenia Boris Frlec has arrived in Baku.
01 September 2008 [11:10]

Comments of Azerbaijani political scientists regarding the visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gul to Yerevan

Day.Az held a blitz-poll among famous Azerbaijani political scientists regarding the upcoming visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gul to Armenia.
01 September 2008 [10:41]

Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan registers Igbal Agazadeh’s candidacy for presidency

The Central Election Commission has registered Umid Party’s Chairman Igbal Agazadeh as a candidate for the presidency of Azerbaijan on Saturday.
01 September 2008 [10:24]

Armenians violate ceasefire in two regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 31.
01 September 2008 [09:34]

President of Azerbaijan sends independence day greetings to his Kyrgyz counterpart

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a letter of congratulation to President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev on the public holiday of this country, Independence Day.
01 September 2008 [09:16]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates king of Malaysia on Independence Day

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of felicitation to King and Head of Malaysia Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, on the country`s public holiday, Independence Day.
01 September 2008 [08:43]

Armenian former foreign minister: "If the negotiating process fails Armenia will no choice but to recognize the "Nagorno Karabakh Republic"

Armenian former foreign minister Vardan Oskanyan said in an interview with Azg daily he is sure that Yerevan cannot occupy the correct position on Russia's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia without impartial assessment of the present situation.
30 August 2008 [13:44]

Armenian Defense Minister: "The geopolitical situation obliges us to accelerate development of the Armenian army"

Armenian Foreign Minister Seyran Ohanyan announced that the established geopolitical situation obliges to accelerate developing the Azerbaijani army.
30 August 2008 [11:17]

Turkish Foreign minister: "Cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey continues as a strategic partnership"

Foreign Minister of Turkey Ali Babajan received his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mamedyarov, visiting Ankara.
30 August 2008 [09:47]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four directions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 29 and 30.
30 August 2008 [09:19]

Mirmahmood Miralioghlu: "Opposition parties have not reached definite results in creating a new coalition"

"The results of talks between separate parties of Azerbaijan regarding creation of a single coalition can be made public only next week", said chairman of the Classical Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Mirmahmood Miralioghlu.
29 August 2008 [17:14]

Expert Mamuka Areshidze: "The Russian-Georgian conflict is partially connected with BTC pipeline"

"West should take all efforts to use the alternative energy corridors to eliminate Europe's energy dependence on Russia", said expert on Caucasus issues Mamuk Areshidze.
29 August 2008 [16:55]

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov arrives in Turkey - UPDATED

Foreign minister of Azerbaijan is visiting Turkey.
29 August 2008 [16:25]

Vice speaker of Armenian parliament: "Russia's exclusion from the OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno Karabakh conflict is not profitable for Armenia"

"Russia's exclusion from the OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno Karabakh conflict is not profitable for Armenia", considers vice speaker of the Armenian National Assembly Grair Karapetyan.
29 August 2008 [15:54]

Protest in front of Russian embassy to Azerbaijan held in Baku

Participants of a protest in front of the Russian embassy to Azerbaijan demanded withdrawal of Russian troops from Georgia and the whole South Caucasus, reports Interfax-Azerbaijan with reference to the Organization for Karabakh Liberation, which arranged this protest.
29 August 2008 [14:11]

Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli: "The candidate from the ruling party will be the main rival for me during the presidential elections"

"Each candidate for presidency is a certain rival for me. But the candidate from powers will be my main rival", said Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli, former chairman of the Supreme Medjlis of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party, nominating his candidacy for presidency.
29 August 2008 [12:52]

Rovzat Gasymov: "Central Election Commission is not concerned with anyone's non-participation in the elections. The most important for us is to hold elections in line with international standards"

Day.Az interview with Rovzat Gasymov, chief of department of international ties of the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan.
29 August 2008 [12:40]

Vahdat party creates election campaign team to support Ilham Aliyev's candidacy

Vahdat Party has created an election campaign team in support of working president Ilham Aliyev at the presidential elections, said party chairman Tahir Kerimli.
29 August 2008 [12:08]

Armenian President: "I hope the solution to Nagorno Karabakh problem will be found soon"

"The events in Georgia and South Ossetia were a tragedy, which caused death to people", said Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan in his interview to Turkish Radical newspaper.