Politics

05 May 2006 [22:13]

President received Thomas Hammerberg

President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev received the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe Thomas Hammerberg, 5 May.
05 May 2006 [22:00]

President meets OSCE PA Special Envoy

President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev o 5 May received OSCE PA Special Envoy on Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh conflict Goran Lenmarker.
05 May 2006 [15:33]

Ilham Aliyev: "It is impossible to settle Nagorno Karabakh conflict out of the international law norms"

Azerbaijan is a country suffering from terror. As a result of more than 30 terror acts of Armenians against Azerbaijanis more than two million innocent people died.
05 May 2006 [15:14]

Ahmadinejad: "Nobody could stop development of Iranian nuclear program"

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad states that nobody could stop development of the Iranian nuclear program.
05 May 2006 [14:43]

Baku declaration signed at ECO summit

Baku declaration have been signed at IX summit of Economic Cooperation Organization May 5. The document stresses the determination of the member-states of ECO deepen and enlarge economic cooperation as well as the necessity of the settlement of regional conflicts according to the international law acts as those conflicts prevents the regional cooperation.
05 May 2006 [13:49]

Pakistan keen on studying Azeri oil and gas experience

Regional cooperation, security, economic relations and situation in the region were in focus at a meeting of President Ilham Aliyev with Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Thursday.
05 May 2006 [13:12]

Turkish PM to paricipate ECO summit

Rajab Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey arrived May 4 in Baku to partake in the Economic Cooperation Organization summit of Heads of State and Government.
05 May 2006 [12:48]

103 foreign observers registered to monitor by-elections

103 observers of international organizations are registered in the Central Election Commission to monitor May 13 reelections to parliament, Rovzat Qasimov, Head of international relations department of the commission stated.
05 May 2006 [09:17]

NATO Parliament Assembly Chairman to visit Azerbaijan

NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) Chairman will visit Azerbaijan next week, Foreign Ministry press service stated.
05 May 2006 [09:08]

President received deputy PM of Kyrgyzstan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Almanbet Matubraimov.
05 May 2006 [08:54]

President Ilham Aliyev met President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai

May 4, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan met his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai and accompanying delegation.
05 May 2006 [08:22]

Korean President to meet 4 ministers

President of the Republic of Korea Roh Moo-hyun will visit Baku due to invitation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, May 10-12.
05 May 2006 [08:16]

ECO has no Iran issue in its agenda

"ECO has no Iran issue its agenda," State Minister of Turkey Bashir Atalay claimed.
05 May 2006 [08:06]

Baku declaration to be signed at ECO IX summit includes clause on Nagorno Karabakh

Baku declaration to be signed at IX summit of Economic Cooperation Organization on May 5 includes all questions to be raised. Besides, a clause on the conflict has been included in the declaration at request of Azerbaijani side, Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev stated.
05 May 2006 [07:59]

CE Commissioner for Human Rights will make report on Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict

"During my visit to Azerbaijan, I intend to acquaint myself with firsthand the plight in human rights caused by Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict," CE Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg stated.
04 May 2006 [22:35]

Ilham Aliyev meets President of Iran

Today President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
04 May 2006 [22:25]

President received PM of Tajikistan

May 4, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received at the presidential palace Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Akil Akilov.
04 May 2006 [22:21]

President receives Chairman of legislative chamber of Uzbek Parliament

May 4, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received at the presidential palace Chairman of legislative chamber of the Uzbek Parliament Erkin Khalilov.
04 May 2006 [16:19]

Bulgarian National Unity Party urges parliament to recognize false "Armenian Genocide"

Bulgarian National Unity Party called on parliament to recognize bogus "Armenian Genocide".
04 May 2006 [15:49]

Iran to continue cooperation with IAEA

Iran will continue to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency if its controversial nuclear program is not made into a political issue, the country's Foreign Minister said.
04 May 2006 [15:29]

President received US Secretary of State Assistant on Business

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received assistant of US Secretary of State on Business Affairs Frank Mermoud, 4 May.
04 May 2006 [14:33]

Azerbaijan keen in cooperation with Jewish communities

Chairman of the State Committee on Work with Azerbaijanis Living Abroad Nazim Ibrahimov has left for the United States of America to take part at the actions dedicated to centenary of the American Jewish Committee.
04 May 2006 [12:42]

Meeting at Foreign Ministry

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov has met the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz.
04 May 2006 [12:37]

16th ECO session commenced in Baku

On 4 May, 16th session of the Ministerial Council of Foreign Affairs of member countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) commenced in Baku.
04 May 2006 [12:23]

Prosecutor General meets ODIHR delegation

Prosecutor General of the Azerbaijan Republic Zakir Garalov met with the delegation led by head of the election observation mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on May 3.
04 May 2006 [08:51]

Parliamentary elections' hot line to be activated

Hot line opened in Central Election Commission (CEC) with regard to parliamentary elections May 13.
04 May 2006 [08:49]

Azerbaijan answers Terry Davis inquiry on secret prisons

Azerbaijan has answered Council of Europe Secretary general Terry Davis inquiry on US CIA secret prisons.
04 May 2006 [08:30]

OSCE MG co-chairs complete discussion in Moscow, Bernard Fassier visits Armenia

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Yuri Merzlyakov, Steven Mann, Bernar Fasie and OSCE chair-in-office's personal representative in Nagorno Karabakh Anjey Kaspiisk have completed discussion in Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow.
04 May 2006 [08:20]

Armenians stage protest action against removal of Russian base from Akhalkalak

Removal of Russian military bases from Akhalkalak dissatisfied Armenians living in this territory.
04 May 2006 [08:16]

CIS Pre-election Mission publicizes its report on situation in Azerbaijan

CIS Observation Mission publicized its first report on pre-election situation in Azerbaijan. The mission has been in Azerbaijan since April 24.
04 May 2006 [07:53]

Jonathan Henick: "Section 907 of the "Freedom Support Act" will be valid until Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolved"

Section 907 of the "Freedom Support Act" will be valid for Azerbaijan until Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolved”, the US Embassy to Azerbaijan Public Affairs Officer Jonathan Henick stated.
03 May 2006 [23:25]

PM visits Vilnus

Delegation of Azerbaijan led by Prime Minister Artur Rasizade has left for Vilnius for participation in summit of Heads of states and governments of Baltic and the Black Sea region.
03 May 2006 [23:17]

PACE observers visiting Azerbaijan

Members of the pre-electoral observation mission of Special Committee of the Council of Europe since May 3 have started arriving in Azerbaijan to observe repeat elections to Milli Majlis on 13 May.
03 May 2006 [23:10]

Workshop on improvement of election practice

A seminar on improvement of election practice in the Azerbaijan Republic was held in the International Press Center (IPC) for official representatives at elections and other responsible persons on May 3.
03 May 2006 [15:32]

US to contribute to free and fair by-elections

The Government of the United States will contribute to free and fair repeat elections to the Milli Majlis, according to Jason Highland, Charge d’affaires of the US Embassy to Azerbaijan.
03 May 2006 [15:10]

Azeri speaker meets with executive director of British Links non-profit organization

Chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis) Oqtay Asadov met May 2 with Dennis Sammut, Executive Director of the London Information Network on Conflict and State Building (Links) non-profit organization.
03 May 2006 [14:25]

Ankara has refused Washington's request to attack Iran from its Air Force base

Turkish Foreign Minster Abdullah Gul stated that his country had refused a request from the USA to attack Iran from its Air Force base in Incirlic.
03 May 2006 [13:18]

Opposition sets up Azerbaijani Youth Platform

The youth wings of opposition parties that are members of Azerbaijan's Azadlyg (Freedom) bloc have established the Azerbaijani Youth Platform organization.
03 May 2006 [13:00]

Afghani President Karzai to attend ECO conference in Azerbaijan

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai will leave for Azerbaijan on Thursday to attend the two-day meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) in Baku.
03 May 2006 [12:50]

RFE/RL: "NATO official discusses Baku's future"

Pierre Lellouche to visit Azerbaijan.
03 May 2006 [11:16]

Memo of understanding to be signed during Korean President's visit

In the course of the Korean President's visit to Azerbaijan, the Governments of Azerbaijan and Republic of Korea will sign a memorandum of understanding on communication and information technology cooperation.
03 May 2006 [09:06]

Ali Hasanov: "No need for Golden Amnesty"

Azerbaijani government considers the problem of alleged political prisoners closed.
03 May 2006 [09:04]

OSCE MG co-chairs meet in Moscow

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Steven Mann (USA) and Bernard Fassier (France) and OSCE chair-in-office Andzhei Kaspshik are discussing the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict in Russian Foreign Ministry.
03 May 2006 [08:46]

US Embassy official visited Zagatala

Yesterday economic and political issues advisor of the US Embassy to Azerbaijan Lora Shaby has visited Zagatala.
03 May 2006 [08:42]

ECO countries experts identified issues to be discussed

Yesterday in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Azerbaijan ECO member countries Foreign Affairs Ministries experts have discussed issues to be included into the agenda of Foreign Affairs Ministers Council to be held in Baku May 4.
03 May 2006 [08:36]

Seminar on Improvement of Election Procedure was held

Seminar on Improvement of Election Procedure was held for election organizing officers and authority members conducted by Council of Europe and IREX in International Press Center (IPC).
03 May 2006 [08:24]

Azerbaijan-Belarus inter-governmental Economic Committee to hold meeting in Minsk

Azerbaijan-Belarus inter-governmental Economic Committee to hold meeting in Minsk May 15, charge d’affaires of Belarus in Azerbaijan, Vladmir Korolchuck said.
03 May 2006 [08:03]

Artur Rasi-zade will participate in Democratic Selection Union meeting

Democratic Selection Unity conference will be held in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.
02 May 2006 [22:36]

International action participants met with Nino Burjanadze

Azerbaijani Women National Confederation and Yeni Azerbaijan Party organization participants of international action on the subject "Heydar Aliyev Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline is guarantee of peace, security, stability and development" in the region, have hold several meetings in Georgia.
02 May 2006 [21:41]

New Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan arrives in mid-summer

New Ambassador of Russian federation to Azerbaijan will arrive to Baku in the mid June 2006, the interim representative of Russian federation in Azerbaijan.
02 May 2006 [21:22]

President accepted Ambassador from Oman sultanate

The Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev accepted specially assigned Ambassador of Oman sultanate, personal advisor of sultan, Oman's representative in UN and UNESCO free will Ambassador, Sheikh Hasan Shakir May 2.
02 May 2006 [17:39]

NATO week to be held in Baku

Next NATO week will be held in Baku, NATO mission in Azerbaijan press-attach?, Leila Abdullayeva informs.
02 May 2006 [17:19]

Musavat: "6 applications submitted for nomination to the Party's Medjlis"

6 applications were submitted to Congress Organization Committee for nomination to Musavat's Medjlis, Chairman of the Committee, Deputy Head of Musavat Vurgun Eyyub stated.
02 May 2006 [17:13]

International human rights conference due

On initiative of the Ombudsman of the Azerbaijan Republic Elmira Suleymanova, Baku is to host May 5-7 at international conference on human rights "Status of cooperation and prospects to improve protection of human rights".
02 May 2006 [16:34]

Kazakh PM to meet Iranian leader during his visit to Azerbaijan

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Daniyal Akhmetov will visit Azerbaijan May 4-6, the official spokesperson of Kazakhstan MFA Yerzhan Ashikbayev has announced today at briefing.
02 May 2006 [15:09]

Asim Mollazadeh to participate in international conference

On May 2 Asim Mollazadeh, chairman of Democratic Reforms Party, took of for Vilnius to partake in conference entitled "Europe new democracies and Euro-Atlantic diary" by invitation of Lithuanian foreign Minister Antanas Valjonis.
02 May 2006 [15:05]

Azerbaijani government is interested in democratic and transparent elections

All elections in Azerbaijan should reflect the position of voters i.e. the whole electoral process should be open and transparent.
02 May 2006 [13:36]

President of NATO Parliamentary Assembly to visit Azerbaijan

Pierre Lellouche, president of NATO's Parliamentary Assembly, is going to visit Azerbaijan in 2006, Leyla Abdullayeva, press attach? with Azeri Mission to NATO, informs.
02 May 2006 [12:53]

Putin, Bush discuss Iran issue by phone

The Russian and U.S. presidents, Vladimir Putin and George W. Bush, in a telephone call on Monday, discussed interaction between their countries on international issues including the Iranian nuclear program.
02 May 2006 [12:46]

No trip to Nagorno Karabakh planned after Moscow meeting of OSCE Minsk Group

The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, US Ambassador Steven Mann, Russian Ambassador Yuriy Merzlyakov, and French Ambassador Bernard Fassier set up two-day consultations in Moscow May 2, Terry Davidson, spokesman of the Department for Europe and Eurasia of the US Department of States.
02 May 2006 [08:24]

Document on communication field will be signed between South Korea and Azerbaijan

Cooperation issues between two countries will be discussed during the Korean President's visit to Azerbaijan May 10-12.
02 May 2006 [08:18]

Armenian Armed Forces violated ceasefire 65 times in April

Within April month, Armenian Armed Forces have violated ceasefire in several directions 65 times.
02 May 2006 [08:12]

One month baby and 109 aged resident are among the captives

Azerbaijan State Commission (SC) on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons have registered 6583 lost residents as a result of Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict (1988-2006).
01 May 2006 [21:55]

Eurasia Daily Monitor: "Azerbaijan on the West's new frontier of energy security"

An arcticle by Vladimir Socor published by the Jamestown Foundation.
01 May 2006 [17:07]

CE ministers committee approves 2 actions plans on elections in Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers approved a similar two-year action plan (2006-2007) 8 to assist the authorities in fulfilling the country's outstanding commitments, report of the incumbent CE chairman for January-April, 2006.
01 May 2006 [16:29]

Turkish PM will warn Iranian President over nuclear program

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to attend the annual meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan this Friday.
01 May 2006 [16:24]

Azerbaijan's Way leads action in Canada

On occasion of 14t anniversary of Shusha siege, political movement Azerbaijan's Way led an action in Feierbach, Canada.
01 May 2006 [14:27]

DRP leader meet with OSCE representatives

Asim Mollazade, Chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP) met with the vice-head of the OSCE pre-elections mission in Azerbaijan, Herald Yapson and specialist on elections Rikkardo Kelleri.
01 May 2006 [14:12]

Azerbaijan is example of intercultural and inter-religion dialog for the entire region

Azerbaijan is an example of intercultural and inter-religion dialog for the entire region, Azeri Ambassador to Spain Mamed Aliyev, who was speaking at international conference "Europe for intercultural dialog" held in Granada, stated.
01 May 2006 [13:59]

Korean President to visit Azerbaijan

During the official visit to Azerbaijan, President Roh Moo-hyun is expected to bolster energy and natural resources diplomacy.
01 May 2006 [12:16]

Armistice breach fixed on frontline

April 30 the units of the Armenian armed forces dislocated in Gizil Hajili village of Gazakh District of Azerbaijan fired from 23:00pm to 23:45pm the positions of the Azerbaijan National Army placed in Mazamli village of the same district.
01 May 2006 [09:01]

U.S. News: "A Big Ally in a Tiny Country"

President's Aliyev interview to U.S. News & World Report edition.
01 May 2006 [08:47]

PM receives Kazakhstan delegation

Azerbaijani Prime Minister Arthur Rasizade received co-chairs of Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation, Deputy Premier Abbas Abbasov and Kazakh Energy Minister Baktikoja Izmukhamedov.
01 May 2006 [08:40]

Roundtable on "Role of governmental bodies in elections' organization" held

Roundtable on "Role of governmental bodies in elections' organization" has been held in Baku organized by Parliamentary Assemble of Council of Europe (PACE).
01 May 2006 [08:30]

Speaker of Azeri Parliament awarded "Commonweath" order

Speaker of Milly Majlis Ogtay Asadov's visit to Saint–Petersburg for taking part in 100 jubilee of Russia State Duma completed.