Politics

02 September 2005 [13:38]

First meeting of autumn parliamentary session held

The first meeting of the autumn session of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) was held on Thursday.
02 September 2005 [13:23]

Mats Lindberg held press conference dedicated to fulfillment of CE Action Plan on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

Special Representative of Council of Europe Secretary General to our country Mats Lindberg held press conference dedicated to the fulfillment of the Action Plan about the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan confirmed by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers.
02 September 2005 [13:18]

Sergey Kuznetsov: “The Venice Commission remains in its previous position in the matter of changing the composition of election commission”

“The Venice Commission remains in its previous position in the matter of changing the composition of election commission. We still consider that the ways of solution of this problem should be searched for and we have no additional recommendations at present”.
02 September 2005 [13:10]

OSCE calls on use of ink in elections

Dimitriy Rupel, the OSCE chairman–in-office, the Foreign Minister of Slovenia will visit Baku on 5 September and then leave for Yerevan to get information on the results of a recent meeting between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharian, in Kazan.
02 September 2005 [13:02]

Reporters Without Borders condemns Azerbaijan

On Thursday Reporters Without Borders voiced shock after masked men seized the brother of an opposition daily journalist from a city centre and took him to a suburb where they beat him and threw him into a canal.
02 September 2005 [12:56]

Robert Kocharyan will visit Nagorno Karabakh

President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan will pay a visit to Nagorno Karabkah which remains under the occupation of the separatists.
02 September 2005 [12:54]

OSCE to hold inter-party dialogue

The OSCE Baku Office will arrange a seminar-dialogue for the authorities and opposition on 12 September.
02 September 2005 [12:51]

Yuri Merzlyakov: “There are grounds to be pleased with the Kazan meeting”

The co-chairmen of the Minsk Group informed the OSCE chairman-in-office Dmitrij Rupel about the details of the meeting on regulation of the nagorno Karabakh conflict conducted between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharyan in Kazan on August 27.
02 September 2005 [12:50]

Azeri President will visit U.S.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev plans to visit the United States in mid-September 2005, the Baku Office of UN told Trend.
02 September 2005 [12:48]

The Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis visits Baku on 4-6 September

The Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis will arrive in Baku in the evening on September 4.
02 September 2005 [12:40]

Musavat chairman sends a letter of protest to Germany embassy

Isa Gambar, the chairman of the Musavat Party, sent a letter of protest to the Germany embassy in Azerbaijan on Thursday, Sulhaddin Akbar, the deputy chairman of the party, told Trend.
02 September 2005 [12:37]

The OSCE chairman to arrive in Azerbaijan on 4 September

The OSCE chairman-in-office, minister of foreign affairs of Slovenia Dimitrij Rupel will arrive in Azerbaijan on September 4.
02 September 2005 [12:30]

Kim Trovik: “Local administrative bodies should not interfere in elections campaign”

The Azerbaijani local administrative bodies should not interfere in the elections campaign, Kim Trovik, the State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said to a news conference on Thursday.
25 August 2005 [11:04]

2107 citizens took signature cards, 733 candidates registered

2107 citizens have taken signature cards from the district election committees to participate as candidate in the parliamentary elections so far.
25 August 2005 [10:57]

Annual conference of International Social Security Association to take place in Baku

Annual conference of International Social Security Association will take place in Baku on 6-9 September.
25 August 2005 [10:46]

OSCE experts met with oppositionists

The first deputy of the ADP chairman Sardar Jalaloghlu met with the experts of the short-term observation mission in Azerbaijan of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Berit Lindeman and Rumen Malayev yesterday.
25 August 2005 [10:40]

“Azadlig” bloc leaders met International Crisis Group representative for the South Caucasus Sabina Freizer

Leader of “Musavat” party Isa Gambar, chairman of PFPA (r) Ali Karimli and secretary-general of ADP Serdar Jalaloglu who are represented in “Azadlig” bloc met with International Crisis Group representative for the South Caucasus Sabina Freizer yesterday.
25 August 2005 [10:36]

Armenian released Azeri soldier

Ensign of the Army of Azerbaijan Ramil Khudaverdiyev who was in captive in Armenia was sent back to home country yesterday.
25 August 2005 [10:33]

Bahar Muradova: “Authority –opposition parties’ meetings to be held after the parliamentary elections”

“Conducting meetings and round tables between the authority and opposition parties most probably will take place after the parliamentary elections.
25 August 2005 [10:18]

Shirvanoil Operating Company will be set up till the year-end

Shirvanoil Operating Company will be set up till the year-end, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) told Trend.
25 August 2005 [10:15]

982 complaints entered the European Court from Azerbaijan, 2 of them were accepted

982 complaints were made to the European Court on Human Rights from Azerbaijan till now.
25 August 2005 [09:59]

“Ukraine will always support Azerbaijan’s position in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict”

Interview with Igor Kezim, the charge-d’affaires of Ukraine in Azerbaijan
25 August 2005 [09:52]

Baku, Y?revan and Moscow count on success of Armenian-Azerbaijani summit

(ITAR-TASS) Moscow, Baku and Yerevan count on the success of the Armenian-Azerbaijani summit.
25 August 2005 [09:40]

Party of Democratic Reforms approved list of candidates

The Party of Democratic Reforms (PDR) approved the list of its candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections, the party told Trend.
25 August 2005 [09:26]

“Azadlig” block will start mass actions on 4 September

All parties, comprising the “Azadlig” election block will start mass actions from 4 September in the regions of Azerbaijan, head of PFPA press service, Isak Avyazogli told Trend.
25 August 2005 [09:12]

CEC appealed to OSCE to get the list of Armenian voters

The Central election commission appealed to OSCE to get the list of citizens of Azerbaijan of Armenian origin living in the territory of Khankendi constituency election commission #122.
25 August 2005 [08:58]

Elmar Mammedyarov: “Armenia might be involved in great economical projects in the region if it withdraws from the occupied territories”

“We had a non-official meeting with Vardan Oskanyan yesterday. We shall have an official meeting yesterday.
25 August 2005 [08:56]

Police breaks picket in front of Justice Ministry

The National Democratic Party (NDA) held a picket in front of the Justice Ministry on Wednesday.
25 August 2005 [08:52]

Armed attack made to passenger bus going to Georgia from Azerbaijan, some die and injured

5 unidentified persons made an armed attack against the passenger bus belonging to the resident of Yukhari Gushakilse village of Bolnisi which was coming from Azerbaijan near Hallavar village last night.
24 August 2005 [09:36]

Candidacies of 604 persons were registered

2070 citizens took signature cards from the constituency election commissions up today for participating in the parliamentary elections as candidates.
24 August 2005 [09:34]

Ali Karimli gave testimony in Prosecutor’s Office of Republic Office of Investigation on Grave Crimes

Chairman of PFPA(r) Ali Karimli yesterday was called to the Prosecutor’s Office of Republic Office of Investigation on Grave Crimes.
24 August 2005 [09:24]

Rene van Der Linden held press conference dedicated to the results of his visit to Baku

Yesterday president of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe Rene van Der Linden has held press conference dedicated to the results of his visit to Baku.
24 August 2005 [09:09]

No document to be signed in the meetings of the presidents and MFA heads of Azerbaijan and Armenia

The next meeting between the ministers of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanyan will be held in the special palace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia tomorrow in the frame of the Prague process.
24 August 2005 [08:29]

PACE chairman: “Azerbaijan holds reforms, but still insufficient”

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) appreciates the reforms held in Azerbaijan, but it is insufficient yet, Rene van der Linden, the chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), said in a meeting with Murtuz Alasgarov, the speaker of the Milli Majlis, on Tuesday.
24 August 2005 [08:24]

Public TV to be on air on 29 Aug

The exact date of commissioning of the Public Television and Radio (PTR).
24 August 2005 [08:15]

13 issues discussed in the meeting of CIS Foreign Ministers’ Council in Moscow

The next meeting of CIS Foreign Ministers’ Council started in Moscow yesterday.
23 August 2005 [10:16]

2023 citizens took signature cards from the constituency election commissions

2023 citizens took signature cards from the constituency election commissions up today for participation in the parliamentary elections to be held in November.
23 August 2005 [10:05]

Rene van Der Linden met with members of “Yeni Siyaset” and “Azadlig” bloc

President of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Rene van Der Linden met with members of “Yeni Siyaset” Election Bloc Coordination Council Etibar Mammedov, Eldar Namazov and chairmen of parties represented in “Azadlig” bloc Isa Gambar, Ali Karimli and Serdar Jalaloglu yesterday.
23 August 2005 [10:03]

Head of Azerbaijan’s foreign minitry in Moscow

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov left for Moscow on a visit on 22 August.
23 August 2005 [09:59]

Ilham Aliyev received Rene Van Der Linden

The president Ilham Aliyev received the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Rene Van Der Linden today who is on a visit in our country.
23 August 2005 [09:53]

Ilham Aliyev: “Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan cannot turn to an ‘orange’ revolution”

Future parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan cannot turn to an ‘orange’ revolution, Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani leader said in an interview for Russian Newsweek magazine titled ‘Ilham Aliyev: «The most important – to take a balance».
23 August 2005 [09:42]

International trainings on the European Court started in Baku

The last session of the trainings on the European Court (EC) for lawyers working in the human rights field in Azerbaijan started in Baku today with the support of the Helsinki Committee, “Interrights” Organization and Law Enlightenment Society (LES).
23 August 2005 [09:30]

Rauf Denktash to arrive in Baku on August 28

The minister of foreign affairs of the Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic (NCTR) Sardar Denktash will arrive in Baku on August 28.
23 August 2005 [09:18]

OSCE experts in Baku observe the work of CEC

OSCE two independent experts-Rumen Malayev (Bulgaria) and Berit Lindeman (Norway) are in Baku for two days now.
23 August 2005 [08:58]

Italian Ambassador left Azerbaijan

The Ambassador of Italy Margarita Costa left the country upon accomplishment her diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan on 20 August.
23 August 2005 [08:52]

PACE president being on a visit in Azerbaijan met with law defenders and editors

The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Rene Van Der Linden being on a visit in our country met with law defenders.
23 August 2005 [08:48]

?mbudsman of Azerbaijan to visit Sweden

The ombudsman of Azerbaijan Elmira Suleymanova will go on a visit to Lund, Sweden, from 22 August till 31 August 2005.
23 August 2005 [08:47]

Ilham Aliyev to pay an official visit to Bulgaria in September

The president Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to Bulgaria in September.
23 August 2005 [08:44]

CEC to use assistance on international organisations while compiling list of electors from Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh

While compiling the list of electors from the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh the Central Elections Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan will use both the ‘pre-conflict’ lists of residents of the region and assistance by the international organizations, Natik Mammadov, the Secretary of the CEC, stated in his televised speech in a local television channel ATV.
20 August 2005 [09:50]

Asim Mollazade: “Visit by PACE chair to Baku serves to establishment of European values in Azerbaijan”

Official visit of the chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to the South Caucasus region will promote the establishment of European values in Azerbaijan and give impetus to the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the CE, the chairman of the Democratic Party (DRP), Azerbaijani parliamentary representative to the PACE.
20 August 2005 [09:48]

Next stage of authority-opposition dialogue can be held till late August

“Discussions on determination of the date and subject of the next meeting to be held among the authority and opposition parties will be started since the next week”.
20 August 2005 [09:45]

Reno Harnish: “Late issuing of identity cards may cause serious problems on the day of parliamentary elections”

The USA Embassy in Azerbaijan is thoroughly keeping track on the situation with the issuing the identity cards to the population, as the issue may cause serious problems on the day of the country’s elections to the Parliament.
20 August 2005 [09:18]

Ilham Aliyev: “Unlike Armenia, the position of Azerbaijan in the talks process was always unchanged”

“The talks held till now were ineffectual. We know this, at the same time, we still hope. As long as there is hope, the talks will be continued”.
20 August 2005 [09:17]

EUPA rep’s visit program to Baku publicized

The Chairman of the European Union Parliamentary Assembly (EUPA) Rene van der Linden will visit Azerbaijan on 21 August 2005 as part of his tour of the South Caucasus.
20 August 2005 [09:14]

Azeri POWs kept in jail in Yerevan

Ramil Ilyas oglu Hudaverdiyev, an Azerbaijani military, detained in the beginning of August, is kept in a Yerevan temporary jail.
20 August 2005 [09:07]

Ilham Aliyev: “Placing of the USA military bases in Azerbaijan territory is not the matter of discussion”

“Placing of the USA military bases in Azerbaijan is not the matter of discussion”. President Ilham Aliyev said these words in the interview to journalists.
20 August 2005 [08:57]

Ambassador of Azerbaijan in USA Hafiz Pashayev sent letter to members of the USA Congress

The extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Azerbaijan in USA Hafiz Pashayev sent a letter to the members of the USA Congress.
20 August 2005 [08:51]

Heads of countries to discuss eight questions in Kazan summit

The heads of the countries will hold discussions on eight questions and sign several documents in the CIS summit to be held in Kazan on August 26.
20 August 2005 [08:49]

Agreement on cooperation in network security sphere will be signed between Italy and Azerbaijan

An agreement on “Cooperation in the network security sphere” will be signed between Italy and Azerbaijan.
20 August 2005 [08:47]

New ambassador of Poland presented his credentials to Elmar Mammadyarov

Yesterday the new ambassador of Poland Kshishtof Krajewski presented the copy of his credentials to Elmar Mammadyarov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
20 August 2005 [08:46]

Investigation and operational group on Elmar Huseynov murder held investigative actions in Georgia

The investigation and operational group of the Ministry of the National Security (MNS) of Azerbaijan, investigating the assasination of the Monitor magazine editor-in-chief Elmar Huseynov held a number of investigative actions in Georgia.
20 August 2005 [08:44]

USA ambassador in our country visited Gusar

The USA ambassador in our country Reno Harnish being on a visit in the north region of Azerbaijan visited Gusar region yesterday.
20 August 2005 [08:43]

Sabir Rustamhanli: “It is late to cooperate with Azadlig block”

It is late to cooperate with the Azadlig block.
20 August 2005 [08:41]

Reno Harnish: “The USA supports realization of the political processes in Azerbaijan only by means of evolution”

The USA ambassador Reno Harnish held a press-conference today in connection with his visit to the Guba-Khachmaz region.
19 August 2005 [10:34]

1802 persons took signature cards, candidacy of 362 persons registered

1802 citizens took signature cards from the Constituency Election Commission up today for participating in the parliamentary elections.
19 August 2005 [10:32]

Refugees and internally displaced people to vote in 11 constituencies

Refugees and internally displaced people will vote in 11 constituencies in the parliamentary elections.
19 August 2005 [10:13]

Gyultekin Hadjiyeva: “I do not believe global changes to be introduced in report of international crisis group”

«The report of the International Crisis Group (ICG) was actually far from the reality, therefore I am not sure, the document will be entirely unbiased”.
19 August 2005 [10:11]

Visit of PACE president to Southern Caucasus countries started yesterday

The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Rene Van Der Linden will be on a visit in the Southern Caucasus countries on August 18-23.
19 August 2005 [09:57]

Vidadi Mahmudlu: “Assistance of the international organizations will be used for obtaining elector’s lists from Khankendi”

“The process of forming the Khankendi election constituency # 122 was already completed. Probably, this question will be solved for the last time in the next meeting of CEC”.
19 August 2005 [09:43]

Embassies of countries of European Union in Baku call on all parties to conduct calm election campaign

The embassies of the countries being the members of the European Union (EU) in Baku, declared their positions in connection with the upcoming parliamentary election.
19 August 2005 [08:38]

USA ambassador received heads of organizations of opposition parties in regions in Guba Olympic Complex

The USA ambassador Reno Harnish received the heads of the organizations of the opposition parties in the regions in the Guba Olympic Complex yesterday.
19 August 2005 [08:36]

Ilham Aliyev: “Parliamentary elections will be democratic, transparent”

The parliamentary elections scheduled for 6 November 2005 will be held in democratic and transparent conditions, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in a meeting with public of Gabala district on Thursday in the central part named after Heydar Aliyev.
19 August 2005 [08:29]

Agreement on military partnership signed between Azerbaijan and Latvia

The visit of the minister of defense of Azerbaijan, general-colonel Safar Abiyev to Latvia finished. The visit was realized on invitation of the minister of defense of Latvia Eynars Repsher.
19 August 2005 [08:14]

Special observation mission of European Union not to participate in the elections

“As the countries included in the European Union are also members of OSCE and the Council of Europe, they will be represented in observation missions of these international organizations.
19 August 2005 [08:10]

First candidate from Khankendi election constituency # 122 was member of Musavat Party Isi Baghirov

After the Khankendi election constituency # 122 started its activity, the first candidate from this constituency was the representative of the “Azadlig” bloc, member of the Musavat Party Isi Baghirov.