Politics

29 August 2008 [11:20]

Head of OSCE Observation Mission to arrive in Azerbaijan

Head of the Observation Mission of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), former Foreign Minister of Slovenia Boris Frlec will arrive in Baku on September 1.
29 August 2008 [11:09]

Sardar Jalaloghlu: "Opposition has chosen a right way of not holding mass protests in Azerbaijan"

"In conditions when tensions are growing in the South Caucasus, powers and opposition should demonstrate tolerance", said chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Sardar Jalaloghlu.
29 August 2008 [10:17]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four directions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 28 and 29.
29 August 2008 [10:01]

Veronika Kotek: "I hope sincerely that elections in Azerbaijan will be fair and transparent"

Day.Az interview with Veronika Kotek, special representative of the CE Secretary General in Azerbaijan.
29 August 2008 [09:34]

Russian foreign minister advices his British counterpart not to worry much about Dnister region and Nagorno Karabakh

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has advised his British counterpart David Miliband not to worry so much about Dnister region and Nagorno Karabakh.
29 August 2008 [09:10]

Musavat Party stops holding mass protests in Baku

"The current agenda does not include the issue of holding mass actions of protests in the center of Baku", said head of the central office of the Musavat party Arif Hajili.
29 August 2008 [09:04]

Special rapporteur of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to visit South Caucasus countries

Goran Lennmarker, special rapporteur on Georgia and South Ossetia of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, plans to visit the South Caucasus countries-Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
28 August 2008 [17:28]

Representative of Dashnaktsutun party: "Armenia should force Azerbaijan to sign a peace treaty by the help of the OSCE Minsk Group"

Armenia should review some vectors of external policy, considers deputy of Armenian parliament from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnatsutun Artsvik Minasyan.
28 August 2008 [17:00]

Mubariz Ahmedoghlu: "If Armenians are a nation, if they have dignity, they should recognize independence of Nagorno Karabakh"

"If Armenians are a nation, if they have a dignity, their own history and personality, they should recognize independence of Nagorno Karabakh", said Mubariz Ahmedoghlu, head of the center for political innovations and technologies.
28 August 2008 [16:15]

Azerbaijan can sign treaty on non-application of force only with Armenia and only after Armenia withdraws its troops from the occupied Nagorno Karabakh

"Armenia should freeze the negotiation process on the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict unless an agreement on non-application of force between Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh is signed", said Armenian political scientist Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan.
28 August 2008 [14:30]

Muasir Musavat party selects representatives to observe presidential elections in Azerbaijan

The Muasir Musavat party selected representatives to observe presidential elections, said Muasir Musavat party chairman Hafiz Hajiyev.
28 August 2008 [13:44]

National Unity Party of Azerbaijan to support Qudrat Hasanquliyev at presidential elections

"A preliminary agreement on cooperation in period of presidential elections in Azerbaijan has been reached with separate parties", said deputy chairman of the United Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Vagif Abishev.
28 August 2008 [13:29]

President of Uzbekistan to attend opening ceremony of memorial to Alisher Navoi in Baku

President of Uzbekistan Islam Kerimov will pay his first official visit to Azerbaijan on September 11-12.
28 August 2008 [12:56]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 26 and 27.
28 August 2008 [12:07]

Armenian President expects normalization of relations with Turkey

President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan has repeated his invitation to his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul to visit Yerevan to watch the football match between the teams of the two countries in the framework of an elimination game for the 2010 world championship.
28 August 2008 [10:32]

Rasul Quliyev's party: "The new coalition of the Azerbaijani opposition is aimed at creating a united team"

"The new coalition of Azerbaijani opposition is created in connection with the current political situation", said deputy chairman of the Open Society Party Yaqub Abbasov.
28 August 2008 [10:08]

Public associations of Azerbaijan release statement regarding recognition of separatist formations "Abkhazia" and "South Ossetia" by Russia

Public associations of Azerbaijan have released a statement regarding recognition of separatist formations "Abkhazia" and "South Ossetia" by Russia.
28 August 2008 [09:07]

Leader of Armenian Democratic Party: "Azerbaijan will sustain great losses in case it demonstrates aggression against Nagorno Karabakh"

"Azerbaijan will sustain great losses in case of resumption of Nagorno Karabakh conflict", considers leader of Armenian Democratic Party Aram Sargsyan.
27 August 2008 [17:30]

President of Azerbaijan receives head of Romanian External Reconnaissance Service

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation, led by Mikhay Rezvan Ungureanu, head of the External Reconnaissance Service, reports Day.Az with reference to the official website of the President of Azerbaijan.
27 August 2008 [17:23]

Musavat Party: "Azerbaijan should take decisive steps in the direction of NATO"

The Musavat party has released a statement regarding recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Russia.
27 August 2008 [17:15]

Liberal-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan selects observers to monitor presidential elections

The Liberal-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan has selected observers to monitor presidential elections, said party chairman Fuad Aliyev.
27 August 2008 [17:02]

Expert of Mitk analytical center: "Armenia should recognize all the unrecognized states, including Kosovo and Northern Cyprus"

Armenia should recognize independence of the unrecognized states, considering the principle of non-application of double standards in the issue of the people's right for self determination", said expert of Mitk analytical center Edward Abramyan.
27 August 2008 [16:42]

Potential presidential candidate Qudrat Hasanquliyev finishes signature collection process

Potential presidential candidate from the United Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Qudrat Hasanquliyev has finished the campaign of signature collection successfully, said plenipotentiary representative of the presidential candidate and deputy chairman Elchin Mirzabeyli.
27 August 2008 [16:25]

Lala Shovket: "Independence and sovereignty of Azerbaijan means nothing to the Kremlin leaders, who are ready to come with arms in their hands to our houses, like they did in Georgia"

Day.Az interview with Lala Shovket, leader of the Liberal Party of Azerbaijan and National Unity movement.
27 August 2008 [15:47]

Does Armenian Foreign Ministry support Russia in the issue of South Ossetia and Abkhazia?

Armenia is for the resolution of conflicts on the basis of people's free will, said spokesman for Armenian Foreign Ministry Tigran Balayan in his interview to Day.Az correspondent.
27 August 2008 [15:28]

Recognition of Nagorno Karabakh's independence by Armenia will turn it into a rogue state

Famous political reviewer Vuqar Seidov commented on the appeal of some political parties and public organizations of Armenia to the country's government about recognition of Nagorno Karabakh's independence in his interview to Day.Az.
27 August 2008 [13:57]

Court dismisses claim of Azerbaijan's National Independence Party against Baku mayor's office

The Sabail district court dismissed the claim of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party against the Baku mayor's office, said spokesman for the Azerbaijan National Independence Party on press and agitation Ali Orujev.
27 August 2008 [13:00]

OSCE monitoring on contact front line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces records no incident

Under the mandate of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the line of contact near Berde-Aghdam highway has been monitored today.
27 August 2008 [12:55]

Isa Qambar: "Recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia is Russia's open challenge to the world society"

Recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia is an open and cynical violation of all international norms and principle of inviolability of borders and Russia's open challenge to the world society, said Musavat party leader Isa Qambar.
27 August 2008 [12:39]

UN Secretary General: "Russia's decision may undermine stability in the Caucasus"

UN Secretary General Pan Gui Mun, commenting on recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, voiced his concern and also noted that it may undermine stability in the Caucasus.
27 August 2008 [12:24]

Armenian Public Television Company and Turkish TRT agree on cooperation

Alexan Arutyunan, chairman of the Armenian board of the Public television company, and Ibrahim Shahin, director general of the Turkish TRT television company, signed a memo of cooperation in Ankara.
27 August 2008 [12:08]

Muasir Musavat party finishes signature collection

The Muasir Musavat party, functioning in Azerbaijan, has collected the necessary number of signatures for passing registration in the Central Election Commission, said Hafiz Hajiyev, party chairman, who nominated his candidacy for presidential elections.
27 August 2008 [12:00]

Head of CIS mission to observe presidential elections in Azerbaijan appointed

Sergei Lebedev, chairman of the executive committee and executive secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is appointed head of the mission to observe the presidential elections in Azerbaijan, representing CIS.
27 August 2008 [11:38]

Fazil Qazanfaroghlu: "I have no rivals at presidential elections in Azerbaijan"

"I do not see any rivals among presidential candidates", said Fazil Qazanfaroghlu, chairman of the Great Creation party and Milli Medjlis deputy, who nominated his candidacy for presidential elections.
27 August 2008 [11:27]

Armenian parties and public organizations demand recognition of independence of the self-declared "Nagorno Karabakh Republic"

Tens of Armenian public organizations and parties appealed to the Armenian powers regarding the conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia.
27 August 2008 [10:51]

Rasim Musabeyov: "Armenia and Azerbaijan have already sketched for themselves the script of a reaction, appropriate for Moscow"

Day.Az interview with famous political scientist Rasim Musabeyov.
27 August 2008 [10:15]

Adalyat party not invited to join new coalition of Azerbaijani opposition

Adalyat party received no appeal regarding joining a coalition, currently created by a number of oppositional leaders of Azerbaijan, said deputy chairman of the party Mutallim Rahimli.
27 August 2008 [10:02]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 26 and 27.
27 August 2008 [09:36]

Vasili Istratov: "Russia respects the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan"

Head of diplomatic mission of Russia in Azerbaijan Vasili Istratov announced that Moscow recognizes the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
27 August 2008 [09:15]

US Temporary Plenipotentiary in Armenia Josef Pennington: "The United States rule out armed way of the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

Russia and the United States will continue working in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group on the issue of the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
27 August 2008 [09:03]

President of Azerbaijan offers Independence Day greetings to Moldavian counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of congratulation to Moldova`s leader Vladimir Voronin on the Independence Day.
26 August 2008 [17:45]

Russia recognizes independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia - UPDATED

President of Russia Dmitri Medvedev signed a decree to recognize independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
26 August 2008 [17:13]

President of Azerbaijan receives honorary chairman of Parliamentary Assembly of Western European Union

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation, led by honorary chairman of the parliamentary assembly of the Western European Union Stephan Goris, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
26 August 2008 [16:29]

Ilgar Mamedov: "The decision of the Russian president to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia threatens the security system in the world"

Today's decision of the Russian president to recognize independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia affects the security system in the world, said famous political scientist Ilqar Mamedov in his interview to Day.Az.
26 August 2008 [16:14]

Fazil Qazanfarov: "We do not face special problems while collecting signatures"

Fazil Qazanfaroghlu, potential presidential candidate and head of the Great creation party and Milli Medjlis deputy, is holding a successful campaign of collecting signatures, said he personally.
26 August 2008 [16:03]

Josef Pennington: "The United States support the idea of opening of the Armenian-Turkish border"

"The United States support the idea of the opening of the Armenian-Turkish border", said US temporary plenipotentiary to Armenia Josef Pennington.
26 August 2008 [15:51]

Anne Derse: "Sovereign nations like Georgia and Azerbaijan chart their own course"

"US statements and actions in the wake of Russia’s invasion of a sovereign nation Georgia are not intended to threaten Russia", said US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse, APA reports.
26 August 2008 [15:13]

Musavat Party: "Events in Georgia threaten the economic security of Azerbaijan"

Musavat party has released a statement on the influence of events in Georgia on Azerbaijani economy.
26 August 2008 [14:44]

Organization for Karabakh Liberation: "If Armenia tries to recognize "independence" of Nagorno Karabakh, Azerbaijan will have to initiate military actions against Armenians"

The Organization for Karabakh Liberation condemns the continued pressure on Georgia by Russia and Russia's attempt to recognize "independence" of the formations on its territory, says a statement, released by the Organization for Karabakh Liberation.
26 August 2008 [14:22]

Fuad Mustafayev: "Consultations between separate parties of Azerbaijan must be successful"

"Consultations with separate leaders of the parties, which rejected participation in the presidential elections, are underway", said chairman of the Popular Front Party Fuad Mustafayev.
26 August 2008 [13:19]

Iqbal Aghazade: "Serious struggle will be initiated between me and Ilham Aliyev in 2008"

The Umid party has already collected 44,000 signatures, which it presented to the Central Election Commission, said party chairman Iqbal Aghazade, who nominated his candidacy for presidential elections.
26 August 2008 [12:45]

Azerbaijan to support Georgia at discussions of situation around South Ossetia in PACE

Azerbaijan will support Georgia's position during the upcoming hearings about the recent events in South Ossetia in the framework of PACE.
26 August 2008 [12:25]

Samed Seidov: "The elections and pre-election campaign should be conducted in the most democratic conditions"

Samed Seidov, head of the Azerbaijani delegation in PACE and Milli Medjlis deputy, stressed the importance of holding democratic elections.
26 August 2008 [12:09]

Turkey's ambassador to Azerbaijan visits Ganja

Turkey's ambassador to Azerbaijan Khulusi Kilij and his spouse visited Ganja Sunday.
26 August 2008 [11:31]

Azerbaijani servicemen to attend NATO trainings

Representatives of the Azerbaijani armed forces will attend the Rapid Trident-2008 trainings, to be held in Lvov (Ukraine), on August 30-September 13, reports Novosti-Azerbaijan with reference to the press service for the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan.
26 August 2008 [11:22]

Mubariz Ahmedoghlu: "In the light of events in Georgia, Azerbaijan realized that it will never be able to rely on the West and it should hope only for its own powers"

In the light of events in Georgia, Azerbaijan realized that he will never be able to rely on the West and it should hope only for its own powers, said political scientist Mubariz Ahmedoghl commenting on the recent events in the region.
26 August 2008 [10:49]

OSCE to monitor contact frontline of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces

Under the mandate of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the line of contact near Berde-Aghdam highway will be monitored on August 27.
26 August 2008 [10:37]

Elchin Shikhlinski: "The upcoming elections in Azerbaijan adhere to the principle "participation is more important than victory"

Day.Az interview with Elchin Shikhlinski, chairman of Journalists' Union of Azerbaijan and editor-in-chief of Zerkalo newspaper.
26 August 2008 [10:13]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 25 and 26.
26 August 2008 [09:42]

Dick Cheney to visit Azerbaijan

US Vice-President Dick Cheney will start his visit to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Italy on September 2, reports Day.Az with reference to the US embassy to Azerbaijan.
26 August 2008 [09:28]

Qudrat Hasanquliyev's party urges to set watching cameras in Baku

The United Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan held a session, Day.Az reports with reference to the press service for the party.
26 August 2008 [09:11]

Azerbaijan State Railway Company: "The crude burning in cisterns in Gori belonged to Kazakhstan"

Explosion at the railway cross in Skra village in the Gori region damaged 14 carriages, with 2 of them saved.
26 August 2008 [09:05]

Musavat party condemns decision of the Russian parliament to recognize separatist regimes in Georgia

The Musavat party divan held a regular session yesterday.
25 August 2008 [17:46]

Elmar Mamedyarov: "Azerbaijan is interested in ensuring security of energy corridors"

Official Baku attaches special importance to ensuring security of energy corridors and resolution of protracted conflicts in the region.
25 August 2008 [17:20]

US temporary plenipotentiary to Armenia Josef Pennington: "Washington does not consider it necessary to change the composition of the OSCE Minsk Group"

US position on the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict has not changed, said US temporary plenipotentiary in Armenia Josef Pennington.
25 August 2008 [17:01]

Potential presidential candidate Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli: "I have no problems in collecting signatures"

"The campaign of collecting signatures, needed for registration in the Central Election Commission, is successful", said Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli, former chairman of the Supreme Medjlis of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan, who nominated his candidacy for presidential elections.
25 August 2008 [16:43]

Richard Lugar: "The United States are ready to assist Azerbaijan for its security"

"The United States highly appreciate Azerbaijan's humanitarian assistance to Georgia in period, when the latter was in hard conditions", said member of the committee for external ties of the US Senate, senator Richard Lugar.
25 August 2008 [15:29]

President of Azerbaijan offers condolences to Kyrgyz counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of condolence to Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev over the loss of live in a plane crash near the country`s capital, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
25 August 2008 [15:10]

Eldar Azizov: "Has oil ensured prosperity of the people of Iraq or Nigeria? The answer is, apparently, no"

Day.Az interview with Eldar Azizov, head of executive powers of Ganja.
25 August 2008 [15:03]

National Independence Party of Azerbaijan to watch presidential elections

"As the National Independence Party of Azerbaijan has no candidate, the political structure will monitor the presidential elections", said spokesman for organizational issues of the party Nazim Aleskerov.
25 August 2008 [14:48]

World Azerbaijanis Congress preparing statement against Mikhail Saakashvili

The Congress of World Azerbaijanis will attract international organizations to execution of Georgia's commitments on observation of the rights of national minority by President Mikhail Saakashvili, said representative of the Congress Ajdar Taghizade.