Politics

07 March 2006 [10:13]

Armenia-Russia cooperation neutralizes military threat coming from Turkey

"The Armenian-Russian military cooperation, especially the presence of the Russian military in Armenia, neutralizes the military threat coming from Turkey," says the report titled "Directions of National Security Strategy of the Republic of Armenia".
07 March 2006 [09:40]

British Ambassador: "We support settlement of conflict through negotiations"

"We favor endeavors for peaceful settlement of Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict."
07 March 2006 [08:55]

Armenia takes steps for activation of military cooperation with Georgia

The Armenian-Georgian relations proceed from the strategic interests of both states, says the report titled "Directions of National Security Strategy of the Republic of Armenia" issued by Secretary at the National Security Council at the RA President, Defense Minister Serge Sargsyan.
06 March 2006 [19:57]

Azerbaijan denies Armenian allegation of breaking ceasefire

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denied Monday that its troops had again violated the ceasefire in the conflict zone with Armenia.
06 March 2006 [19:34]

Serge Sargsyan: "Azerbaijan's bid to extend NK talks threatens Armenia"

Azerbaijan's attempts to extend the settlement in the conflict surrounding the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh beyond the current framework pose a potential threat to Armenia, the Armenian defense minister said Monday.
06 March 2006 [18:52]

Turkish Ambassador: "Turkey can render military aid to Azerbaijan if war breaks out"

"If there is an agreement on creation of military alliance between Azerbaijan and Turkey, it can render military assistance to Azerbaijan in case Karabakh war breaks out," said Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Turan Morali.
06 March 2006 [17:10]

British Ambassador: "All foreigners in Azerbaijan should treat sensitive to Khojaly tragedy"

Ambassador of Great Britain to Azerbaijan Laurie Bristow expressed his attitude to the incident in McDermott Company and said: "I consider all foreigners in Azerbaijan should treat sensitive to Khojaly tragedy."
06 March 2006 [17:03]

Further cooperation between Azerbaijan and Oman discussed

The issues of further cooperation between Azerbaijan and Oman have been discussed during the meeting of the Azerbaijani Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Elman Arasli with the Oman FM Yusef Alyavi and the Minister of Trade and Industry Mugbil bin Ali.
06 March 2006 [15:54]

Novruz Mammadov: "Armenia should not get into illusions with Nagorno Karabakh resolution"

"The last statement by the Armenian president cannot be regarded as something significant," said Novruz Mammadov, the Head of the Foreign Relationships Department of the President Office.
06 March 2006 [14:44]

Chairman of WAC to visit Baku

The Chairman of the World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) Djavad Derehti will arrive in Azerbaijan March 15, the WAC press service head Ali Nidjat informs.
06 March 2006 [14:23]

President's visit to Japan scheduled

Preparations for Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's forthcoming official visit to Japan from 7 to 10 March are complete, as it's known from Azer Huseyn, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Japan.
06 March 2006 [14:00]

Azeri Ambassador to Saudi Arabia received Kingdom's highest award

Elman Arasly, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Saudi Arabia, has been awarded a highest order of the Kingdom for great contribution in the establishment and development of Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia.
06 March 2006 [10:58]

Council of Europe mission to monitor monuments in Armenia and Azerbaijan

"We want Council of Europe fact-finding mission to monitor cultural and historical monuments not only in Azerbaijan, but also in Armenian regions where Azerbaijanis lived once," Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists.
06 March 2006 [10:41]

KLO applied to Budapest City Court

Leader of the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) Akif Naghi addressed a letter to Budapest City Court.
06 March 2006 [10:03]

Samad Seyidov: "New stage of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations appears"

Head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Samad Seyidov told journalists: "New stage appears in Armenia-Azerbaijan relations."
06 March 2006 [10:00]

Political parties in Azerbaijan to be financed by state budget

The political parties in Azerbaijan will be financed by the government as in Europe.
06 March 2006 [09:30]

Mayor of Kharkov: "Azerbaijani Diaspora is the pride of our city"

The Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine Talat Aliyev being on a visit in Kharkov met with the head of the Executive Power of the city Vladimir Shumilkin.
06 March 2006 [09:10]

Musavat Party has two candidates in Sumgait-Apsheron Election Constituency #44

Musavat Party member Tahir Pasha said that he was registered as a candidate for reelections in Sumgait-Apsheron Election Constituency #44 on Saturday.
06 March 2006 [09:00]

UN former inspector, American analyst Scott Ritter: "US will attack Iran via Azerbaijan"

Washington has thought over a number of versions about attack on Iran.
04 March 2006 [18:00]

Elmar Mammdyarov met WIPO's head

?zerbaijan has a large intellectual potential in many fields, including science, education and other spheres, the general director of the World Organization on Intellectual Property (WIPO) Kamil Idris said in a statement at the meeting with the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry head Elmar Mammadyarov.
04 March 2006 [15:17]

Azerbaijan supports "One China Policy"

Azerbaijan has stated its support for the territorial integrity of China, following Taiwan's decision to scrap a council on reunification with the mainland.
04 March 2006 [14:11]

Ilham Aliyev: "No plans to place bases of foreign states in Azerbaijan"

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev denied the rumours of possible deployment of an American military base in Azerbaijan.
04 March 2006 [12:30]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will meet in Washington March 6"

Personal representative of the OSCE-chairman-in-office Andrzej Kasprzyk told Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov that OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs woul meet in Washington March 6.
04 March 2006 [12:24]

Rino Harnish: "Statements of Armenia increase protests"

Armenia's statements of Nagorno Karabakh independence increase protests.
04 March 2006 [12:06]

UN Ex-Secretary General: "During my visit to Azerbaijan local media wrote my wife was Armenian"

"It is not a secret to anybody that my resignation from UN Secretary General post in 1996 was a result of US secret diplomacy. It is an undeniable fact that the US Secretary General in Clinton's administration Warren Christopher exerted pressure on the heads of the countries not to support my candidacy during his visit to African countries. A range of articles written against me is also known to everybody."
04 March 2006 [11:31]

Ombudsman's activity discussed at MM

The issue on making amendments and additions to the law "On Ombudsman's activity" was discussed in the first part of Milli Majlis sitting yesterday.
04 March 2006 [10:23]

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media appeals to President

The OSCE Media Freedom Representative Miklos Haraszti has written a letter to Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev.
04 March 2006 [09:40]

Wolfgang Sporrer: "European Parliament is not Christian club"

Wolfgang Sporrer, coordinator of Europa House in Azerbaijan commented on the European Parliament resolution on the alleged destruction of Armenian monuments in Nakhchivan region of Azerbaijan.
03 March 2006 [18:15]

Arif Mammadov: "EU Trio will pay a visit to S.Caucasus countries"

"EU Trio intends to pay a visit to the South Caucasus countries from 19 to 21 April," said Arif Mammadov, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium.
03 March 2006 [18:00]

President received WIPO delegation

Today Ilham Aliyev received delegation of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
03 March 2006 [14:12]

FM spokesman: Statement of Armenian president is destructive

Tahir Tagizade, the Head of the Information and Press Department of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry stated that last statement of Armenian President Robert Kocharian is of destructive character and does not favor the peace talks.
03 March 2006 [12:19]

Mikhail Gorbachov: "Decision on Karabakh's removal from Azerbaijan was right"

USSR first and last president Mikhail Gorbachov gave an interview to Russian "Moskovski Komsomolets".
03 March 2006 [11:34]

New French Ambassador arrived in Baku

New French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Bernard Amaudric du Chaffaut arrived in Baku.
03 March 2006 [11:28]

Azerbaijani FM issues statement on Khojali genocide

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry (FM) issued a statement on the Khojali genocide.
03 March 2006 [11:20]

President Aliyev gives an interview to Japanese mass-media

On Thursday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, gave an interview to the contributors of the Japanese NHK TV channel and Kiodo Susin agency.
03 March 2006 [11:15]

Kocharian hopes for Karabakh deal, shrugs off Azeri oil factor

"I think that there is still a chance for moving forward," said Armenian President.
03 March 2006 [11:13]

Israeli Ambassador Arthur Lenk: "Iran poses danger for international community"

"Iran's statements are dangerous for not only Israel but also entire international community," Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Arthur Lenk stated.
03 March 2006 [10:57]

Appeals of our Georgian compatriots were not met

Appeals of the residents of Marneuli region Damya Gorarkhi village, who were detained for the protest action, were considered.
03 March 2006 [10:45]

President sent congratulations to his Bulgarian colleague

President's Press Service informs that Ilham Aliyev congratulated Bulgarian President Georgi Purvanov with national holiday of Bulgaria.
03 March 2006 [10:00]

Armenian Foreign Ministry concerned over Azerbaijan's latest statements

Armenian FM Vartan Oskanian addressed the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, expressing concern over Azerbaijan's latest statements.
02 March 2006 [16:26]

Final version of Action Plan over European Neighbourhood Policy with Azerbaijan will be approved in Brussels

"The final version of the Action Plan between Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) will be discussed in Brussels on March 7," said the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belgium Arif Mammadov.
02 March 2006 [15:34]

New Deputy Minister of Economic Development appointed

"Niyazi Safarov has been appointed the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan by the decree of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev," Heydar Babayev, the Minister of Economic Development, announced on Thursday.
02 March 2006 [13:21]

Husseinagha Sadygov: "UN failed to justify hopes of Azeri people"

According to Azerbaijani diplomat it failed to take efficient measure to prevent Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan.
02 March 2006 [13:08]

Araz Azimov: "The only issue Azerbaijan to compromise is the main road which crosses Lachin"

The next meeting of OSCE Minsk group Co-Chairs will be held on March 6 in Washington, D.C.
02 March 2006 [10:42]

WAC appeals to UN Secretary General

World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) appealed to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for divided nation status to Azerbaijan.
02 March 2006 [10:37]

Novruz Mammadov: "Europe demonstrates biased approach to some issues"

Mr.Mammadov regretted that parliamentarians of Luxembourg did not demonstrate fair position in the European Parliament.
02 March 2006 [09:29]

President visited Aghdere front line

President Ilham Aliyev started his Barda visit with the opening of Heydar Aliyev monument.
02 March 2006 [09:22]

Armenians violate cease-fire again

Armenians violated the cease-fire again last night.
02 March 2006 [09:16]

US rendres aid to Maritime Forces

"US focus on protection of Azerbaijani maritime boundaries. We render aid to Azerbaijani Maritime Forces," the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish told journalists.
01 March 2006 [22:59]

Asma Jahangir satisfied with existing religious tolerance in Azerbaijan

On Wednesday Asma Jahangir, the rapporteur on freedom of religion and conscience of the UN commission on human rights, who is on visit to Azerbaijan, met with Fikrat Mammadov, the Azerbaijani Justice Minister.
01 March 2006 [19:58]

Polish Foreign Minister to pay official visit to Azerbaijan

The Polish Foreign Minister Stefan Meller will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan in June, the advisor of the Polish Embassy to Azerbaijan Voyczeh Gureszki announced.
01 March 2006 [16:53]

President visits Tartar region

Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, visited the territories of Tartar region, close to the frontline.
01 March 2006 [16:19]

Azerbaijan might reconsider its policy due to Armenia's non-constructive policy

President Aliyev made this statement during his visit to the country's regions.
01 March 2006 [15:54]

Azerbaijani militaries to take part in NATO events

Press-service of the ministry of Defense announced that in accordance to the individual partnership program signed between NATO and Azerbaijan, representatives of Azerbaijani Armed Forces will take part in several events.
01 March 2006 [15:20]

Reno Harnish: "In case no result is achieved in the conflict settlement, there is a possibility of war"

"Steven Mann's ideas are clear, namely, there will be no elections in Azerbaijan and Armenia in 2006. The situation opens opportunities for the sides to resolve difficult issues", the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish told journalists.
01 March 2006 [14:39]

Latvian government rents quarters for Embassy in Baku

The Latvian government allowed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to rent quarters in the central part of Baku for its Embassy in Azerbaijan.
01 March 2006 [13:00]

Delegation of Russian Federal Tax Service to visit Baku

The delegation of the Russian Federal Tax Service is planned to pay a visit to Baku in late March to get familiar with the tax system of the country and the activities of the Azerbaijani Tax Ministry.
01 March 2006 [12:58]

State Customs Committee head met with Turkish Ambassador

On Wednesday the head of the Azerbaijan State Customs Committee (SCC) Aydin Aliyev received the Ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan Turan Morali.
01 March 2006 [12:37]

?aurizio Pavesi: "OSCE Baku office does not see any need in dialogue between authorities and opposition"

We have not reached success at meetings which we organized between the authorities and the opposition following the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, the OSCE Baku office head Mauricio Pavesi said in a statement.
01 March 2006 [11:51]

President signed decree on Emergency Situation Ministry

Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to organize the activity of Emergency Situation Ministry (ESM).
01 March 2006 [11:35]

KLO chief Akif Nagi appealed to Iran and Georgia

Karabakh Liberation Organization chief Akif Nagi appealed to Iranian Ambassador and later issued statement against pressure of Georgian state structures.
28 February 2006 [17:38]

?sim Mollazade met with European Liberals

The chairman of the Party for Democratic Reforms (PDR), a MP Asim Mollazade met with the Group Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Graham Watson.
28 February 2006 [17:32]

Venice Commission to organize training for re-run parliamentary elections

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe has not received any appeal from the Azerbaijani government on injection of changes into the elections legislation, said Tatyana Mychelova, a spokesman for the VC Secretariat.
28 February 2006 [15:54]

President received OIC Secretary General

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received today the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.
28 February 2006 [15:19]

President to visit Japan in March

President Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to Japan on 7-10 March.
28 February 2006 [12:01]

Steven Mann: "Azerbaijan and Armenia have chance to settle the conflict without any failure"

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs discussed the Rambouillet meeting and informed the OSCE Chairman about it.
28 February 2006 [11:23]

Ali Karimli met with European parliamentarians

Yesterday PFPA leader Ali Karimli met with European Parliamentary group led by Graham Watson, head of Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE).
28 February 2006 [11:16]

More than 70 Azerbaijanis detained in South Azerbaijan

Demonstrations on the anniversary of the Khojali genocide were held in several cities of South Azerbaijan. Over 70 protesters were detained by the law enforcement bodies.
28 February 2006 [10:46]

Andres Herkel: "PACE approaches by-elections very seriously"

"PACE approaches by-elections to Milli Majlis very seriously, and will send enough observers for these elections," Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Monitoring Committee co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel told.
28 February 2006 [10:33]

Spring session of Milli Majlis starts on March 1

Milli Majlis press service informs that spring session of Milli Majlis will begin on March 1.
28 February 2006 [10:28]

Armenian citizens Arthur Apresyan and Roman Teryan left Azerbaijan

Armenian citizens Arthur Apresyan and Roman Teryan, who took refuge in Azerbaijan several years ago and detained in the Ministry of National Security (MNS), have left Azerbaijan.
28 February 2006 [09:47]

Azerbaijani political migrant detained in the Netherlands

Activist of national freedom movement Elman Mustafazadeh, who has been living in European countries for many years, was detained by Dutch police.
28 February 2006 [09:10]

Turk States Parliamentary Assembly to be set up

"Azerbaijan's suggestion of establishing Parliamentary Assembly of Turk States has been approved by all. The format of the Assembly is to be discussed," Turkey-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Friendship Group co-chair Nizami Jafarov stated.
28 February 2006 [01:52]

Proposals of Azeri-Georgian Ministries are generalized

Azerbaijanis, living in Georgia, are not satisfied with additional issue of 0.5-hectare lands. In reality it does not solve their problems, as the lands are very small and this process is carried out in slow temp.
28 February 2006 [01:12]

Head of SCC receives Iranian Ambassador

On Monday Aydin Aliyev, the Chairman of the State Customs Committee (SCC), received Afshar Suleymani, the Iranian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan.