Politics

05 December 2006 [10:11]

Mammadyarov meets with Miklos Haraszti, Daniel Fried, Peter Semneby and Mark Perren de Brichambo

Azerbaijan Foreign Minister began bilateral meetings in the 14th meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of OSCE held in Brussels.
04 December 2006 [22:20]

France sees possible deal on Iran resolution

Six major powers are in a position to agree on the text of a United Nations resolution on how to respond to Iran's nuclear programme, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said on Monday.
04 December 2006 [22:19]

Italy's Prodi says EU should leave door open for Turkey

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said on Monday that the European Union should leave a door open for Turkey in its aspirations to join the bloc.
04 December 2006 [22:13]

Kocharian 'will retain key government role after exit'

President Robert Kocharian intends to continue to play a key role in Armenian politics and government affairs after completing his second, presumably final term in office in just over a year from now, his national security adviser said on Monday.
04 December 2006 [21:28]

U.S. Government calls Azeri authorities to review decision on ANS

Closure of ANS was a hard blow to press freedom in Azerbaijan, said Anne E. Derse, U.S. Ambassador of USA to Azerbaijan commenting the situation around ANS.
04 December 2006 [21:19]

Togrul Sofiyev: "Aliyev had to turn Putin down"

Three days before Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov's visit to Baku scheduled for December 4, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev instructed the government to decide within a week or two on cutting down or cutting off oil transportation via the Baku-Novorossiysk oil pipeline.
04 December 2006 [21:11]

U.S. Ambassador: "Cooperation with NATO serves national interests of Azerbaijan"

It will help Azerbaijan to become modern, democratic and market economy-oriented country, which closely cooperates with Euratlantic structures, U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse said in a meeting with members of the Euratlantic Center in Baku.
04 December 2006 [21:05]

President Aliyev congratulates the King and Premier of Thailand

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan congratulated the King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Prime Minister of Thailand Surayud Chulanont on the King's birthday, a nationwide celebration and holiday.
04 December 2006 [20:55]

Oskanian to hold discussions with AGO group

Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian will come to Strasbourg after the OSCE meeting held in Brussels.
04 December 2006 [20:50]

President Aliyev receives Russian Premier

The Year of Russia in Azerbaijan gave an additional impetus to the development and strengthening of bilateral relations, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov declared in Baku on Monday at a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. Now, the Year of Baku in Moscow and the Year of Moscow in Baku will continue the festival, Fradkov said.
04 December 2006 [20:36]

Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders writes open letter to President Aliyev

On December 4, 2006, Robert Menard, Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders wrote an open letter addressing Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan.
04 December 2006 [20:35]

PACE political committee chairman: Turkey will do its best for peace in South Caucasus

"The questions included in the agenda will be discussed in the first day of the meeting of PACE Political Committee to be held in Baku. Debate will be held with the parliamentarians from the republics of Central Asia," said Abdulgadir Atesh, Turkish ex-minister of tourism, PACE Political Committee chairman.
04 December 2006 [17:43]

Arif Yunusov: "Hope for Russian pressure on Armenia for Karabakh return - illusion"

The Russian leadership understands that not only the future of the whole region but also the future role and place of Russia in the region is being determined now, said Arif Yunusov, the Director of the Department of Conflictology at the Institute of Peace and Democracy.
04 December 2006 [16:54]

AGO Group to discuss Azerbaijani issues

Azerbaijan's CE commitment will be discussed in the meeting of CE Ministers' committee AGO Group to be held on December 8.
04 December 2006 [16:48]

Azeri delegation visits Kuwait

Azerbaijani delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the State Committee for refugees and IDPs, Ali Hasanov, is on visit to Kuwait at the invitation of Abdullah Al-Maatuk, the country's Minister of Islamic Affairs.
04 December 2006 [16:36]

Discussion of 'frozen conflicts' at UN postponed for next year

The issue of 'frozen conflicts' in the GUAM space will not be discussed at the session of the UN General Assembly on Monday.
04 December 2006 [16:24]

Defense Industry Minister pays tribute to late Imam Khomeini

Visiting Iran Azeri Minister of Defense Industry Yavar Jamalov paid tribute to the late Imam Khomeini, by laying a wreath on his grave in southern Tehran on Monday.
04 December 2006 [16:11]

Karel de Gucht: "Unwise to expect a solution of 'frozen conflicts' in Brussels"

Foreign ministers from the 56 OSCE participating States began their annual Ministerial Council today, and the focus was on tackling protracted "frozen" conflicts and further improving OSCE efficiency.
04 December 2006 [14:34]

GUAM Press Councils Coordination Centre to be established

Preparation is being carried out for the establishment of GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) Press Councils Coordination Centre, Azerbaijani Press Council chief Aflatun Amashov told.
04 December 2006 [14:31]

Elmar Mammadyarov participates in the 14th meeting of OSCE FM's Council

Today, Brussels hosts the 14th annual meeting of OSCE Foreign Ministers' Council.
04 December 2006 [13:33]

Azerbaijan will not recognize results of Karabakh referendum

Azerbaijan will not recognize the results of the referendum on the Karabakh constitution set to be held in the unrecognized republic of Nagorno Karabakh on December 10, a statement by the Azeri Foreign Ministry says.
04 December 2006 [12:17]

Armenians violate ceasefire again

04 December 2006 [10:58]

Oskanian hopes for no UN resolution on Nagorno Karabakh

Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian said that Armenia doesn't see the "genocide issue" as a precondition to normalize relations with Turkey, but called on his Turkish colleagues to remove all their preconditions too.
03 December 2006 [23:15]

Pope calls trip to Turkey 'unforgettable'

Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that his recent trip to Turkey was an "unforgettable" experience that will hopefully lead to useful dialogue with Muslims. However, some Islamic leaders said the pope had not sufficiently made amends for his September remarks on Islam and violence.
03 December 2006 [22:37]

Reporters Without Borders concern about a fatwa issued by an Iranian ayatollah

Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern on Sunday about a fatwa (religious decree) issued by an Iranian ayatollah calling for two journalists in neighbouring Azerbaijan to be killed for an allegedly blasphemous article.
03 December 2006 [22:33]

Iran, Azerbaijan review expansion of defense cooperation

Azeri Minister of Defense Industry Yavar Jamalov conferred in Tehran on Sunday with Iran's Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar on expansion of defense cooperation between the two countries.
03 December 2006 [13:35]

President Aliyev's statement does not clarify ANS situation

A statement by President Ilham Aliyev about the possibility of resuming ANS' activities did not clarify the situation.
03 December 2006 [12:55]

Azerbaijan rejects US criticism

The foreign minister of Azerbaijan has rejected US concerns for democracy in his country after its main independent TV and radio stations were shut down.
03 December 2006 [12:39]

Meeting to be held between Azerbaijan-Armenian delegations during PACE winter session

The members of Azerbaijani delegation in PACE will meet with the members of Armenian delegation in the frame of winter session of PACE.
03 December 2006 [12:36]

Armenians assembles armed technics in Bash Gervend

It is observed that Armenian Armed Forces is assembling armed technics and military contingent in Bash Gervend village of occupied Aghdam region.
03 December 2006 [12:20]

Armenia and Azerbaijan discussing terms of Nagorno Karabakh referendum

Armenia and Azerbaijan are discussing terms of holding a referendum on the status of the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region, Armenia's foreign minister said Friday.
03 December 2006 [12:11]

Tender on frequency of ANS TV and ANS ChM radio announced

Azerbaijan National Television and Radio Council announced on Saturday tender on the frequency of ANS TV and ANS ChM, APA reports. The announcement includes information about some other frequencies of television and radios of city and regions.
03 December 2006 [12:01]

Pakistan, Azerbaijan reject linking of terrorism with Islam

Terming Islam a religion of peace and tolerance, Pakistan and Azerbaijan on Friday rejected linking terrorism and extremism with Muslims.
02 December 2006 [14:25]

OSCE, CE and EU focus on ANS problem

"OSCE, Council of Europe and European Union are dissatisfied with the closure of ANS TV and ANS CM broadcasting. These organizations focus on the issue," OSCE Baku Office chief Maurisio Pavesi told.
02 December 2006 [14:08]

Post Soviet frozen conflicts to be discussed in UN, December 7

The draft resolution on the Post Soviet frozen conflicts prepared by GUAM will be discussed in the UN, December 7, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan told journalists, quoting to Panarmenian agency.
02 December 2006 [13:59]

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media to visit to Azerbaijan

Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will visit Azerbaijan in the beginning of next year, Maurizio Pavesi the chief of OSCE Baku Office said.
02 December 2006 [13:48]

OSCE leadership, Political and Monitoring Committee representatives to visit Azerbaijan

70 parliamentarians of 46 countries will participate in OSCE Political Committee meeting in Baku Dec 11.
02 December 2006 [13:45]

Sergey Markedonov: "Nagorno Karabakh will not be settled in 20-30 years"

"No improvement was achieved on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict in Azerbaijan and Armenian Presidents' meeting in Minsk," Russian political scientist Sergey Markedonov said.
02 December 2006 [13:41]

Serj Sarkisyan: "Nagorno Karabakh in Azerbaijani territory impossible"

"Armenian-Azerbaijani problem will always exist, even if Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is settled," Defense Minister Serj Sarkisyan said while addressing parliament.
02 December 2006 [13:25]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Constitution referendum in Nagorno Karabakh is aimed at damaging peace process"

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received Lord Russell Johnston, the Chairperson of the sub-committee on Nagorno-Karabakh of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, FM press service told.
02 December 2006 [12:54]

President presides meeting dedicated to winter preparation for winter session

Today in the Presidential palace Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev presided meeting dedicated to preparations for winter season.
01 December 2006 [18:19]

President Aliyev congratulates UAE's President

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan congratulated the president of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan on the national holiday of his country - day of establishment of the UAE state.
01 December 2006 [18:18]

Sadarak head dismissed

01 December 2006 [18:16]

ANS refuses to participate in tender

ANS TV and ANS ChM radio refused to participate in the tender announced by National Television and Radio Broadcasting.
01 December 2006 [18:13]

Ambassador Mehdiyev presents his credentials to UN Secretary General

The newly appointed permanent representative of the Azerbaijan Republic to the United Nations, ambassador Agshin Mehdiyev on November 30 has presented his credentials to the Secretary General of this Organization Kofi Annan.
01 December 2006 [17:05]

President Aliyev receives Governor of Turkey's Igdyr province

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Igdyr Saim Saffet Karahisarly, the Governor of Turkey's Igdyr province.
01 December 2006 [16:57]

Mammadyarov meets British Baroness

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Member of the House of Lords of the UK Parliament, Baroness O'Cathain, press service of the Ministry said.
01 December 2006 [16:46]

Ukraine parliament votes to fire 2 president-appointed ministers

Ukraine's parliament voted Friday to dismiss the country's foreign and interior ministers, both key supporters of the Western-leaning president.
01 December 2006 [16:37]

Press conference in Parliament

Press conference was held on the annual activity of Milli Majlis.
01 December 2006 [16:34]

Vartan Oskanian: "Int'l community may not recognize referendum outcomes in "NKR", but it cannot neglect the will of the people"

The people of self-proclaimed "NKR" will choose their way themselves and this does not conflict with two principles of international law -the principle of territorial integrity and the right of nations to self-determination, Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian told a news conference in Yerevan.
01 December 2006 [16:31]

Armenia's joining GUAM not even discussed

When commenting on the hearsay of Armenia's possible joining the GUAM Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian said that Yerevan has no intention to join the organization.
01 December 2006 [16:29]

Vartan Oskanian: "Karabakh talks going on"

The meeting of the Armenian and Azeri Presidents in Minsk was positive and proceeded in a good atmosphere, RA Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian told a news conference in Yerevan.
01 December 2006 [15:59]

MPs appeal to President on restoring ANS's broadcasting

On Friday, 21 Parliamentarians appealed to President Ilham Aliyev for restoring ANS TV and ANS ChM's broadcasting.
01 December 2006 [15:21]

Turan Morali to continue his mission in Ireland

Turkey Ambassador to Azerbaijan Turan Morali will continue his diplomatic mission in the Republic of Ireland.
01 December 2006 [15:19]

President Aliyev receives Maurizio Pavesi

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the head of the OSCE Office in Baku Maurizio Pavesi on occasion of expiry of his tenure.
01 December 2006 [15:16]

Mammadyarov meets Maurizio Pavesi

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Maurizio Pavesi as the latter recently completed his tenure as Head of the OSCE Office in Baku, press service of the Ministry said.
01 December 2006 [14:24]

Sadval members defend ex-prosecutor general

Sadval, laying claims to Azerbaijani and Russian territories, is dissatisfied with national policy of Dagestan's president Mukhu Aliyev.
01 December 2006 [14:21]

Vahit Erdem: "Special attention will be paid to Georgia and Azerbaijan at NATO summits"

"Decisions were taken in NATO Prague and Istanbul summits to strengthen the struggle against new dangers.
01 December 2006 [13:03]

Russia pulls out equipment via Azerbaijan

Russian news agencies have reported that a train carrying equipment from the Tbilisi-based Russian garrison has left Vaziani; it will take the way via Azerbaijan.
01 December 2006 [12:59]

Mammadyarov meets Lord Russell Johnston

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Lord Russell Johnston, the Chairperson of the sub-committee on Nagorno Karabakh of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
01 December 2006 [12:09]

GUAM FMs to hold talks on 'frozen conflicts'

The meeting of GUAM Foreign Ministers will hold talks in the frame of the meeting of OSCE Foreign Ministers' Council to be held on December 4 in Brussels, Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told the journalists.
01 December 2006 [12:07]

Mammadyarov: "Only one issue concerning Nagorno Karabakh left"

"There is only one uncoordinated principle concerning Nagorno Karabakh. The majority of 8-9 principles have already been agreed," Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists.
01 December 2006 [12:05]

Azeri, Armenian Foreign Ministers to meet Dec. 4

The next meeting of Azerbaijan and Armenian Foreign Ministers will be held on December 4 in Brussels, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told the journalists.
01 December 2006 [10:55]

Iran leader threatens Azerbaijan

According to a report by Iran's state-run daily Jomhouri Islami, on November 27, Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader has threatened Baku, reminding this neighboring country, situated to the north of times that it used to be a part of Iran.
01 December 2006 [10:44]

Nizami Bahmanov: "If Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents meet, there are improvements in the talks"

"If Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents meet, there are improvements in the talks," Nizami Bahmanov, the head of the Azerbaijani community in Nagorno Karabakh, stated.
01 December 2006 [10:40]

Elchibey's family appeals to government

Ex-president Abulfaz Elchibey's family appealed to the Cabinet of Ministers and governmental bodies for reconstruction of Elchibey’s grave.
01 December 2006 [10:39]

CEC composition may be reconsidered

"If Parliament makes decision on formulating the new composition of Central Election Commission, we will consider this issue. But I do not think that it is urgent problem," said the chief of Central Election Commission Mazahir Panahov.
01 December 2006 [10:28]

YAP delegation visits Russia

The delegation headed by Deputy Chief of YAP Ali Ahmadov went to Yekaterinburg to participate in Congress VII of Yedinaya Rossiya (United Russia) Party.
01 December 2006 [10:22]

Argentina recognizes so-called "Armenian genocide"

Argentine's parliament recognized the so-called "Armenian genocide."
01 December 2006 [10:18]

Protocol signed about twin cities - Shamakhi and Igdir

A protocol was signed about Shamakhi and Igdir that they became twin cities.
01 December 2006 [10:17]

CIS next summit to be held in Dushanbe

The next summit of CIS heads of states will be held in Dushanbe.
01 December 2006 [10:16]

Azadliq bloc dissatisfied with position of int'l organizations and diplomatic offices

The next meeting of Council of Chairmen of Azadliq bloc was held on Thursday.
01 December 2006 [10:14]

Press Council chairman meets with U.S. ambassador

Azerbaijan Press Council chairman Aflatun Amashov met with the U.S. ambassador Anne Derse.
01 December 2006 [10:13]

Ex-ministers need treatment

Chief of the Committee Fighting against Torture, Elchin Behbudov met with ex-ministers Farhad Aliyev and Ali Insanov in the National Security Ministry ward.
01 December 2006 [00:52]

Joint statement by OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs

The Russian and the French Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group for the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, Ambassadors Yuri Merzlyakov and B Bernard Fassier, acting also on behalf of the U.S. Co-Chair Matthew Bryza, visited Yerevan and Baku on 20 and 21 November.