Politics

27 April 2005 [17:25]

Armenian troops violate the ceasefire regime in Agdam, Fuzuli, Goranboy districts

On Tuesday the armed divisions of Armenia fired with sub-machine guns and machine-guns from 00.00 to 00.15, from 02.00 to 02.20 and from 03.30 to 03.50 from their positions in 0.5km west of Ashagi Abdurrahmanly village of Fuzuli District the Azerbaijani positions, the Defense ministry announced.
27 April 2005 [17:19]

Ilham Aliyev participated in the opening of Shamakhi Olympic Center

Yesterday President Ilham Aliyev paid a visit to Shamakhi.
27 April 2005 [17:07]

PACE Monitoring Committee deeply concerned by political climate in Azerbaijan ahead of November 2005 parliamentary elections

The Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting during the plenary session of the Assembly, today adopted the following declaration:
27 April 2005 [16:54]

State committee officials meet with representatives of diaspora in London

Officials of the state committee on work with the Azerbaijanis living abroad, had a business trip to the UK and held exchange of opinions with representatives of the Azerbaijani Diaspora societies, functioning there, Azerbaijanis, studying and residing in London.
26 April 2005 [14:17]

President of Azerbaijan to visit Shamakhi

The Azerbaijan President of Azerbaijan will make a one-day trip to Shamakhi district on 26 April. The executive office of the Azerbaijani President told to Trend.
26 April 2005 [14:16]

Opposition leader does not believe in revolution in Azerbaijan

"I do not believe revolution to happen in oil country like Azerbaijan, the leader of the Adalet party, Ilyas Ismaylov, told Trend.
26 April 2005 [14:03]

4841 Azerbaijani citizens registered as lost persons in the conflict zone

According to the statistics for January 1 this year, 4841 Azerbaijani citizens have been registered as lost persons in the conflict zone. 54 of them are children, 321 are women, 409 are old ones.
26 April 2005 [13:49]

Armenians violated the ceasefire in two directions

Armenians violated the ceasefire in two directions.
26 April 2005 [13:21]

Ilham Aliyev received co-chairman of Minsk Group of OSCE Steven Mann

Yesterday Head of the state Ilham Aliyev received Senior Advisor for Eurasia at the USA Department of State, co-chairman of Minsk Group of OSCE Steven Mann.
26 April 2005 [13:17]

Norway state secretary will come to Baku on May 25

State Secretary of Norway, deputy Minister of power engineering Oluf Ulset will also attend the opening ceremony of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline on May 25.
26 April 2005 [13:05]

Azeris in Brussels held protest action against the fake "Armenian genocide" campaign

Protest action was held against the fake "Armenian genocide" campaign in Brussels on Saturday.
26 April 2005 [13:04]

Azeri military to attend NATO events

Under the NATO Individual Cooperation Program with Azerbaijan the representatives of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry will participate in a meeting of the High Committee on Extraordinary Civil Planning to be held in Helsinki and a final conference on planning 'Peace Shield-05' in Kiev from 25 to 26 April.
26 April 2005 [13:02]

GUUAM declaration: unsettlement of conflicts damage sovereignty, territorial integrity of member-states

Unsettlement of conflicts in the GUUAM member-states damage the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of these states, complicate the implementation of large-scale democratic reforms and economic development of the region, negatively affects on the European integration processes and throws down a challenge to the international community, according to a declaration on "For Democracy, stability and development" recently signed in a summit of the GUUAM heads of state in Kishinev, Moldova.
26 April 2005 [12:58]

Andreas Gross: "I cannot imagine what can happen to Azerbaijan if the falsifications will take place again during elections"

Day.Az News Agency interviewed the rapporteur of the Council of Europe's monitoring committee on Azerbaijan, Andreas Gross.
26 April 2005 [12:51]

Leaders of NGO coalition might run for parliament representation

Parliamentary elections of 2005 considered to be a vital turning point for Azerbaijan’s democratic future.
23 April 2005 [08:51]

Next meeting on the status of the Caspian Sea to be held in Iran next month

The next meeting of working groups of 5 Caspian Sea countries on the status of the Caspian will be held in Iran in the second half of May. Ambassador of Iran in Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani informed of it.
23 April 2005 [08:34]

Musavat leader completes visits to US

The visit of the Head of the 'Musvat' party, Isa Gambar, to Great Britain and the USA has completed.
23 April 2005 [08:31]

Karabakh Freedom Organization made protest statement within fake "Armenian genocide"

Yesterday Freedom for Karabakh Organization (FKO) made protest statement within fake "Armenian genocide".
23 April 2005 [08:29]

Chair of Russian Federation Council sees no threats of velvet revolution for Russia, Azerbaijan

"I don't know where and why US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice wants to drive. I support the case when only the nation resolves all in the sovereign state and it is the source of power and sovereignty," Sergey Mironov, the chairman of the Russian Council of Federation, told Trend on Friday.
23 April 2005 [08:24]

Ambassador of Iran in Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani held press conference

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ambassador of Iran in Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani held press conference yesterday.
23 April 2005 [08:15]

Milli Majlis adopted law "About Heydar Aliyev order"

Law "About Heydar Aliyev order" was discussed in the 1st and 2nd reading in yesterday's meeting of Milli Majlis (parliament) and adopted.
23 April 2005 [08:13]

Meeting of speakers of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Armenia due in Moscow

Meeting of the speakers of the Parliaments of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Armenia will take place on 24-25 May 2005 in Moscow, the head of International Relations Division of the Milli Mejlis, Namik Aliyev, told Trend.
23 April 2005 [08:06]

Russia to send new ambassador to Azerbaijan by the end of this year

Advocate for charge d'affaires Pyotr Burdkin has been the head of Russian Embassy in Azerbaijan for nearly a year.
23 April 2005 [08:03]

Strengthening of GUUAM does not bother Russia

GUUAM summit which launched its work in Kishinev today does not bother Russia.
23 April 2005 [07:53]

GUUAM countries should exchange positive experience in establishment of autonomies in conflict territory

GUUAM countries should exchange positive experience n the establishment of autonomies in the conflict territory, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated to a summit of GUUAM, a regional organization among Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Moldova, held in Kishinev on Friday.
22 April 2005 [19:08]

Azerbaijani authorities correctly accepts US policy

The Azerbaijani authorities correctly accept the US policy in Azerbaijan and there are no concerns in this respect, Novruz Mammadov, the head of the Foreign Relationships Department of the President's Executive Power, told Trend.
22 April 2005 [18:43]

Azerbaijan-Moldova documents signed

Azerbaijani and Moldova Presidents - Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Voronin - signed a joint declaration in Kishinev on Thursday, Trend reports. The document was inked after the talks on the top under the Azerbaijani President's official visit to Moldova.
22 April 2005 [17:56]

Russian Federation Council Chairman Sergei Mironov came to Baku

Yesterday delegation headed by Chairman of Russian Federation Council Sergei Mironov has come to Baku for two-day visit.
22 April 2005 [17:54]

Andreas Herkel: "We are mostly concerned over lack of the dialogue between authorities and opposition"

We are mostly concerned over the lack of the dialogue between the authorities and the opposition, Andreas Herkel, the co-rapporteur of the Monitoring Committee of the PACE, told a news conference on Wednesday on the results of his visit to Baku, Trend reports.
22 April 2005 [17:53]

Andreas Gross: "Winner of election is not owner of Azerbaijan"

The Azerbaijani authorities should organize the elections in the way to achieve the failed side to acknowledge the results, Andreas Gross, the co-rapporteur of the PACE Monitoring Committee, told at news conference held in Baku on the results of the visit on Wednesday.
22 April 2005 [17:49]

The Economist: "The Nagorno Karabakh problem won't be solved soon"

"It won't be possible to regulate the Nagorno Karabakh conflict soon."
22 April 2005 [17:37]

Report of Goran Lenmarker is not yet ready

In the meeting of Parliamentary Assembly (PA) bureau of OSCE to be held in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark the report of rapporteur of the organization over Upper Garabagh Goran Lenmarker will not be discussed.
21 April 2005 [17:25]

Reno Harnish: "Washington supports democratization process in Azerbaijan"

"As in the other countries Washington supports democratization process in Azerbaijan, too".
21 April 2005 [17:23]

USA ambassador met with founders of "YeS" block

Yesterday ambassador of USA to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish has met with founders of "Yeni Siyaset" (YeS) block in headquarter of National Unity Movement leader Lale Shovket.
21 April 2005 [17:21]

Armed Forces of Armenia fired at Azeri positions again

The divisions of Armed Forces of Armenia from their positions in 2km south-east of the village Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy region fired at the opposite positions of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan in the east of that village, from their positions in 1km south-east of the village Tapargoyunlu fired at the opposite positions of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan in the territory of the village Borsunlu of that region at 20.00 till 20.30 yesterday.
21 April 2005 [17:08]

Anna Maria Ishler Biguin: "Azerbaijan needs peace, stability for successful implementation of new neighborhood policy"

Azerbaijan needs peace and stability in the region for the successful implementation of the European Union's New Neighborhood Policy in the South Caucasus, Azerbaijani Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova said in a meeting on Wednesday with a EU-Azerbaijan interpliamentary cooperation committee headed by the co-chair, member of the European Parliament from France, Anna Maria Ishler Biguin.
21 April 2005 [16:56]

Azeri President left for Moldova

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev left for Kishinev on Thursday with a two-day official visit, the Azerbaijani President's Apparat.
21 April 2005 [16:54]

Azerbaijani ambassador in Russia Ramiz Rizayev: "Baku won't object if the USA intends to be engaged in security matters of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline"

"The positions of Baku and Moscow coincide concerning the existence of cooperation relations between our countries.
21 April 2005 [16:47]

Azerbaijan plans obtaining of new loans from the World Bank in amount $80 mln

Azerbaijan plans obtaining of new loans from the World Bank.
21 April 2005 [16:44]

Crime case opened within the insult of Azerbaijan flag on the ship "GULF BACKER-1"

Crime case opened within the insult of Azerbaijan flag in ship "GULF BACKER-1" of the USA Company "Tide water".
20 April 2005 [17:01]

Ilham Aliyev dismissed the head of Appeal Court

Yesterday President Ilham Aliyev dismissed Gulzar Rzayeva from the duty of the chairman of Appeal Court.
20 April 2005 [16:57]

Karabakh Freedom Organization will not let Armenian delegation come to Baku

Karabakh Freedom Organization spread a declaration of protest for the participation of Armenian delegation headed by G.Grigoryan in the 4th intergovernmental conference of TRACECA to be held in Baku.
20 April 2005 [16:49]

New ambassador of Poland to Azerbaijan known

At the end of June diplomatic activity of the ambassador of Poland to Azerbaijan Marchin Navrot will be over.
20 April 2005 [16:47]

State official - Azerbaijan doesn't need calls by OSCE Minsk group co-chairs to Azeri people

Azerbaijan unilaterally accepts the calls on compromises by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chars to the Azerbaijani and Armenian peoples.
20 April 2005 [16:46]

Samed Seyidov: "Changes will be made to Election Code"

Co-rapporteurs of Monitoring Group of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe on Azerbaijan Andreas Gross and Andres Herkel have held meeting with the delegation of our country to that organization yesterday.
20 April 2005 [16:36]

5 documents to ?e signed under Azeri President's visit to Moldova

Approximately 5 documents will be signed during Azerbaijani President's Iham Aliyev's 2-day official visit to Moldova to start on Wednesday.
20 April 2005 [16:14]

Federation of Canada Azerbaijanis Organizations established in Toronto

Heads of six Azerbaijan Diaspora Organizations in Canada Mesud Aliyev, Akbar Majidov, Ilham Akhundov, Lalezar Namrun, Rza Firuzi and Nazile Iskenderova established Federation of Canada Azerbaijanis Organizations.
20 April 2005 [16:10]

Ambassador of Great Britain: "Works must be held in Azerbaijan for improving the business environment"

"Works must be held in Azerbaijan for improving the business environment".
20 April 2005 [16:09]

Azerbaijan and Egypt signed protocol on cooperation in the field of education

Azerbaijan and Egypt signed a Protocol on Cooperation in the field of education, the Trend was told at the Embassy of Egypt for Azerbaijan.
19 April 2005 [14:16]

Council of Europe co-rapporteurs met representatives of political parties

Co-rapporteurs of Council of Europe on Azerbaijan Andreas Gross and Anrdres Herkel met with secretary general of Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) Serdar Jalaloglu and chairman of Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) Ali Aliyev in the Office of Council of Europe (CE) representation in Azerbaijan.
19 April 2005 [14:04]

Azerbaijan Armed Forces attend the measures of NATO

On April 18-22, in the frames of "Cooperation for Peace" program signed between Azerbaijan and NATO basic planning conference of "Cooperative Key-05" in Plovdiv city of Bulgaria, "Humanitarian aid operations during the disasters" course in Izmir city of Turkey, trainings in the frames of "Evaluating the Conception of Operation Opportunities" program in Gotzendorf city of Austria will be held.
19 April 2005 [14:01]

110 new media units registered in Azerbaijan in 1q of 2005

In January to March 2005, 110 new media units have been registered in Azerbaijan, the Justice Ministry told Trend.
19 April 2005 [13:55]

GUUAM might be renamed

The Secretary of the National Security Supreme Council of Moldova Ion Morey does not exclude changing of the name of the GUUAM Organization.
19 April 2005 [13:44]

Forthcoming GUUAM summit to give 'second breath' to organization

The Azerbaijani government is sure that forthcoming summit of the GUUAM, a regional organization of among Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Moldova, will give impetus to the activities of the organization, Novruz Mammadov, the head of the International Relationships Department of the President's Executive Power, told Trend.
19 April 2005 [13:42]

Armenians murdered 523.955 Turks in 1910-1922

Armenian terror groupings murdered 523.955 Turks in Anatolia 1910-1922 Director of State Archives of Republic of Turkey Yusif Sarinay said of this figure to have been proved with official documents collected from the most different sources: "All speak about 1915, however the problem doesn't start from this date, 1915 is the result."
19 April 2005 [13:37]

Amnesty Act expected to be signed on May 9-10

President Ilham Aliyev is expected to sign Amnesty Act on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the victory over fascism, the late President Heydar Aliyev's birthday on May 9-10.
19 April 2005 [13:31]

A.Herkel: "Azerbaijan is the most complicated country among the member states of Council of Europe regards democratic development"

"Azerbaijan is the most complicated country among the member states of Council of Europe regards democratic development".
19 April 2005 [13:29]

Gross and Herkel met ambassadors of CE member countries in Baku

Co-rapporteurs of Monitoring Group of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) on Azerbaijan Andreas Gross and Andreas Herkel held meetings with ambassadors of CE member countries accredited in Baku.
19 April 2005 [13:27]

Hearings over Azeri officer in Hungary due

A next third hearing on the case of Ramil Safarov, an Azerbaijani officer, accused of murder of his Armenian counter?art and fellow Gurgen Margarian on 19 February 2004 will be held in ?ungary on 10 May 2005, Adil Ismayilov, a law-defender of Safarov, told Trend.
16 April 2005 [12:29]

US Ambassador: "Azeri President will visit US as soon as favorable situation reaches"

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will not visit the United States in the nearest prospect.
16 April 2005 [12:27]

Musavat leader meets President of Marshal Fund

Opposition leaders - Isa Gambar of Musavat Party and Rasul Guliev, the Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) continue meetings in the United States, Musavat party told Trend.
16 April 2005 [12:26]

Representative of OSCE on the freedom of Mass Media Miklos Harashti held press conference

Representative of OSCE on the freedom of Mass Media Miklos Harashti as a result of the meetings held with the state officials and Mass Media representatives in Baku classified the problems existing in Azerbaijan in the field of Mass Media in 5 groups.
16 April 2005 [12:23]

US ambassador regard detention of Azeri soldiers by Armenian side as mistake

"The detention of captives by Armenian side, as well as the absence of talks, is a big mistake, Trend reports quoting Reno Harnish, the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
16 April 2005 [12:18]

Armenian army violated the ceasefire in several directions

The enemy violated the ceasefire for several times during last two days.
16 April 2005 [12:15]

US ambassador lacks information on tour of US secretary

Reno Harnish, the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, do not have information on the forthcoming visit of the US Secretary of State Condoleza Rice to the South Caucasus.
16 April 2005 [12:11]

Seminar dedicated to press, broadcasting issues complete

A 3-day workshop dedicated to public television, press and broadcasting concluded its work on Friday.
16 April 2005 [12:04]

Public TV should not depend on government, OSCE envoy

Accession of 50-51% of stock of the Public Television by the state contradicts the requirements of the OSCE and the Council of Europe, which support the independent television, Miklosh Harazsti, the OSCE representative on freedom of media, told a news conference held on Friday on the results of his visit.
15 April 2005 [16:42]

Condoleezza Rice to come to Azerbaijan

State secretary of USA Condoleezza Rise will pay a visit to Azerbaijan early in May.
15 April 2005 [16:41]

Norwegian parliamentary Trun Yiske will come to Baku

On 26 April member of Norwegian parliament Trun Yiske will be on a visit to Baku.
15 April 2005 [16:29]

Elmar Mammadyarov left for London

Yesterday Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov left for London. MFA leader will have talks with his partner Vardan Oskanyan in the frames of Prague process.
15 April 2005 [16:20]

Public TV to be on air in June

A seminar dedicated to public and private television in Azerbaijan was held in Baku on Thursday.
15 April 2005 [16:19]

Seminar on "Place and role of Public TV in Azerbaijan information sphere" started

Yesterday in International Press center seminar on "Place and role of Public TV in Azerbaijan information sphere" by the organization of Council of Europe and President's office started.
15 April 2005 [16:00]

Our soldiers in Armenian captivity is expected to be returned back this week

3 Azerbaijan soldiers being in Armenian captivity currently are expected to be returned back this week.
15 April 2005 [15:58]

Azerbaijan and Armenia too far from resolution of Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan and Armenia are so far from achieving an agreement that Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian considered immature to speaker about by-stage or packet resolution of the conflict, Tofik Zulfugarov, the ex-Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, an independent politician, told Trend.
15 April 2005 [15:56]

Ali Hasanov:"We will try to achieve PTV transmission on July"

"The Public TV will be formed on the basis of 1st channel of state Radio and AzTV-2. Preparation is held in these buildings for organizing PTV."