Politics

06 August 2005 [09:27]

Azerbaijan Society of America Applauds Bob Lawrence's letter to the editor of the Washington Post

The Azerbaijan Society of America™ was pleased to note the inclusion of a letter to the editor of The Washington Post newspaper which gave a clear picture of the progress Azerbaijan has made in its election process and in other important areas.
06 August 2005 [09:04]

Steven Mann: “Agreements reached during the talks are not enough for concluding a peace treaty”

“The main subject of the meetings conducted by the foreign affairs minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov in USA was regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict”.
06 August 2005 [08:30]

Elmar Mamedyarov: “Azerbaijan’s foreign policy based on aspiration for integration into European, Euro-Atlantic organizations”

(ITAR-TASS) – The foreign policy of Azerbaijan is based on aspiration for deep integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic organizations, Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated to a meeting at the Carnegie Fund.
06 August 2005 [08:28]

Michael Baranik: “Negotiations on dislocation of military bases in Azerbaijan should be started”

“Military operations are on in Afghanistan and Iraq, the USA militants cannot be withdrawn from the region in order to succeed. In this respect, Azerbaijan turns out to be a very important country for the USA. The USA officials should think about it”.
06 August 2005 [08:17]

Isa Gambar: “The incident investigated by the special service organs of Georgia”

“I do not want to say something definite as the investigation is not completed. The authority also does not have right to call someone an offender till the investigation ends”.
05 August 2005 [09:47]

CEC held workshop-consultation in Lenkeran

Zone workshop-consultation was held in Lenkeran City Culture palace through Central Election Commission (CEC) yesterday.
05 August 2005 [09:45]

Ruslan Bashirli was trying to establish cooperation with Armenians and prepare diversion against Azerbaijan arrested

The chairman of the “New Opinion” Youth Movement was collared as the suspicious person.
05 August 2005 [09:43]

Artur Leng appointed new Ambassador of Israel to Azerbaijan

A diplomat Artur Leng is appointed a new Ambassador of Israel to Azerbaijan, the Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Eytan Naye accomplishing his diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan told a news conference on 4 August in Baku.
05 August 2005 [09:41]

32 persons being in search arrested along Azeri frontier posts last month

32 persons being in search were arrested in the frontier posts last month.
05 August 2005 [09:38]

?arco Barsotti: “For further development of Azerbaijan’s economy removal of problems is needed”

For the further development of economy of Azerbaijan elimination of a number of problems is needed, this was stated by the UNO Development Program (UNDP) resident-coordinator Marco Barsotti in his speech at the conference, dedicated to the support of the national entrepreneurship.
05 August 2005 [09:36]

Zagatala region organizations of parties included in “Azadlig” bloc to hold rally on August 13

Zagatala region organizations of the parties included in the “Azadlig” bloc are going to hold a rally on August 13.
05 August 2005 [08:53]

Monitoring held in front line

A monitoring was held in the front line of the armies in the territory of Ashaghi Veysalli village of Khojavend region today in accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office.
05 August 2005 [08:43]

Executive power of Baku did not authorise action of National Democratic Party

The executive power of Baku refused to authorize the action of protest of the National Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (NDP) on 10 August.
05 August 2005 [08:41]

Israeli ambassador Eytan Na’eh: “Anti-Semitism existing in the whole world is not observed in Azerbaijan”

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ambassador of Israel in Azerbaijan Eytan Na’eh held a press conference in the International Press Center.
05 August 2005 [08:21]

Sardar Jalaloghlu: “Rasul Guliyev will return to Baku and take part in the election campaign”

“Not only the party of Rasul Guliyev, but also all international organizations, Council of Europe, OSCE and USA State Department are engaged in his returning to Azerbaijan.
05 August 2005 [08:18]

Elmar Mammadyarov held several business meetings in USA

“The Gars-Akhalkalaki-Tbilisi-Baku railway project has strategic significance for the Southern Caucasus and will stimulate the economic development of this region”.
05 August 2005 [08:17]

Azerbaijan’s consulate in Istanbul operates in special security regime

Yesterday’s explosions (August 4) in Istanbul are the next attempt of the PKK terrorist organization to undermine the image of Turkey, especially in the tourism sphere.
05 August 2005 [08:14]

President asserted measures plan on accelerating social-economic development of regions

President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on assertion of the measures plan on speeding up the social-economic development of the regions including Guba, Gusar, Khachmaz, Siyazan and Devechi regions.
04 August 2005 [11:07]

809 citizens took signature cards from constituency election commissions

809 persons intending to participate as candidates in the parliamentary elections took signature cards from the constituency election commission up today.
04 August 2005 [11:03]

“Azadlig” bloc determined candidates on election constituencies in Baku by casting lots

“There were enough pretenders for being candidates from the “Azadlig” bloc on the election constituencies organized in Baku.
04 August 2005 [11:02]

Azerbaijan Communist Party to hold congress in October

Azerbaijan Communist Party (ACP) plans to hold congress in October.
04 August 2005 [10:50]

Criminal case on “genocide” clause started against Armenians related to the tragedy committed in Khojali and Garadaghli

Investigation-operation group has been established by the joint order of Prosecutor-General Office, Interior and National Security Ministers on 18 December, 2003 in order to investigate the crimes against Azerbaijani people committed by Armenian Armed Forces and asserting them juridical.
04 August 2005 [10:43]

Asim Mollazade met with Rino Harnish

The chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party Asim Mollazade met with the USA ambassador in our country Rino Harnish yesterday.
04 August 2005 [10:39]

Authority-opposition dialogue organized by Musavat not to be realized

Though Musavat Party has sent invitations to the meeting participants regarding the next meeting of authority - opposition parties authority forces are not going to attend this meeting.
04 August 2005 [09:51]

United States opens information centers on democracy in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan

The United States opens information centers on democracy in Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzistan, and implements projects on support of independent mass media in Kazakhstan and five independent radio stations in Tajikistan.
04 August 2005 [09:46]

Azerbaijan and Oman to sign agreement on cooperation in tourism

?zerbaijan and Oman will sign an agreement on cooperation in the field of tourism.
04 August 2005 [09:16]

Azerbaijani military men attend “Shield of Peace-2005” trainings in Crimea

Sea phase “Shield of Peace-2005” international trainings started in the military polygon of Crimea peninsula.
04 August 2005 [09:10]

Monitoring to be held in the contact line of troops

In accordance with the mandate of personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-office, monitoring is planned to be held in the village Ashagi Veysalli village of Khojavend region, in the contact line of troops on 4 August.
04 August 2005 [09:00]

Program of cooperation between Party of Democratic Reforms and National Democratic Institute adopted

Sitting of a political council of the Party of Democratic Reforms (PDR) took place on 3 August.
04 August 2005 [08:58]

Russia creates artificial tension on the borderline with Azerbaijan

The tension appeared in Russia -Azerbaijan borderline has not been getting slower for a long time.
04 August 2005 [08:41]

Consensus might be reached on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in August

“It is possible to reach a consensus on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the next meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents in Kazan on 26 August. The negotiations conducted in the past one year make it possible to guess it”.
04 August 2005 [08:39]

Ilham Aliyev received ambassador of Israel Eytan Na’eh in connection with ending of his diplomatic activity

The president Ilham Aliyev received the ambassador of Israel in our country Eytan Na’eh today in connection with ending of his diplomatic activity in Baku.
04 August 2005 [08:36]

Ilham Aliyev returned to Baku

The visit of the president Ilham Aliyev to Saudi Arabia is over.
03 August 2005 [10:46]

Polad Bulbuohlu: “Our measure against the destroy of our monuments by Armenians does not achieve satisfactory results”

Uzeyir Hajibayov’s memorial house is repaired very rapidly. The memorial house will be opened for Uzeyir-lovers on 18 September”.
03 August 2005 [10:44]

CEC started seminar-conferences for commission members

The Central Election Commission (CEC) started seminar-conferences with the commission members.
03 August 2005 [10:43]

Republic Prosecutor's Office preparing documents for extradition of Mehdi Khalilov

The Republic Prosecutor's Office (RPO) is preparing documents for extradition of Mehdi Khalilov to Azerbaijan who is accused of participating in the confrontations happened on 15-16 October, 2003 and beating the associate of the “Lider” TV Sahil Karimli.
03 August 2005 [10:30]

President Ilham Aliyev attended the funeral of Saudi King

Head of state Ilham Aliyev yesterday left for Riyadh to attend the funeral of the passing King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.
03 August 2005 [10:21]

“Azadlig” bloc to hold primary elections in 7 constituencies

The next meeting of the Chairmen Council of the “Azadlig” bloc was held in the headquarters of the Musavat Party yesterday.
03 August 2005 [10:19]

Investments in Azerbaijani economy to grow by 30% in 2006

Total investment in the Azerbaijani economy will comprise $6 billion in 2006.
03 August 2005 [10:14]

Musavat sent out invitation card to parties to participate in next round of authority-opposition dialogue

The Musavat Party sent out invitation cards to the parties to participate in the next round of the authority-opposition dialogue yesterday.
03 August 2005 [10:08]

15 candidates at parliamentary elections registered

699 people took signing list from the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan to participate at the elections as candidate, the press-service of the CEC told Trend.
03 August 2005 [10:03]

Rauf Arifoghlu’s imprisonment liquidated

Deputy leader of Musavat, editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Yeni Musavat” Rauf Arifoghlu’s appeal was looked into in the Appeal Court yesterday.
03 August 2005 [10:01]

Elmar Mammadyarov being on a visit in USA met with Condoleeze Rice

The foreign affairs minister Elmar Mammadyarov who is on a visit in USA met with the state secretary Condoleeze Rice yesterday.
03 August 2005 [09:56]

Diplomatic sources: “The pressures of the USA regarding the elections are related to the intention of Pentagon on dislocating military base in Azerbaijan”

The pressures of the USA increased to Azerbaijan regarding the parliamentary elections are related to the intention of Pentagon on getting a positive reply concerning dislocating military base in Azerbaijan.
03 August 2005 [09:33]

Communication minister holds preparations for parliamentary elections

The Communications and Information Technologies Ministry holds preparations for the parliamentary elections to be held on 6 November.
03 August 2005 [09:29]

Svante Cornel: “I do not think the possibility of revolution in Azerbaijan”

“It is not possible to say whether progress will be observed in the meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia to be held in Kazan”.
03 August 2005 [08:51]

World Union of Azerbaijani Political Migrants appealed to Foreign Affairs Ministry of Greece in connection with arrest of Mehdi Khalilov

The World Union of Azerbaijani Political Migrants (WUAPM) appealed to the Foreign Affairs Ministry (FAM) of Greece in connection with the arrest of Mehdi Khalilov who was searched for participation in the events 15-16 October, 2003.
03 August 2005 [08:39]

Ilham Aliyev left for Saudi Arabia

The president Ilham Aliyev left for Saudi Arabia to participate in the funeral ceremony of the king of Saudi Arabia Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
02 August 2005 [11:28]

Measures on defense of Ramil Safarov to be continued

Measures on defense of the Azerbaijani military officer Ramil Safarov, charged with the murder of the Armenian officer in Hungary, will be continued.
02 August 2005 [11:26]

President appointed Azer Tofig oglu Husseyn ambassador of Azerbaijan to Japan

President Ilham Aliyev signed a Decree on conferring the title of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary on Azer Tofig oglu Husseyn and appointing him the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Japan, recalling the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Turkey Mammad Novruz oglu Aliyev and appointing him Ambassador to Spain.
02 August 2005 [11:13]

US Senate delegation expected

A U.S. delegation led by Richard G. Lugar, Senator from Republicans of Indiana St., will arrive in Baku on 30 August.
02 August 2005 [10:43]

Journalists of Azerbaijan participating in conference on subject “Supporters of the Southern Caucasus” held in Vienna

The Media Diversity Institute of Great Britain is holding a conference on the subject “Supporters of the Southern Caucasus” in the capital of Austria, Vienna.
02 August 2005 [10:22]

Slovakia will open its embassy in Azerbaijan

The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Slovakia will establish its diplomatic representation in the Southern Caucasus countries till the end of 2007.
02 August 2005 [10:13]

Azeri FM off to Washington

On 1 August the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, started his first working visit to Washington at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.
02 August 2005 [10:10]

Participant of 15-16 October events Mehdi Khalilov arrested in Greece

Participant of 15-16 October, 2003 events Mehdi Khalilov who has been searched was arrested in Alexandria, Greece on 28 July.
02 August 2005 [09:40]

Number of Azerbaijanis in Georgia reduced from 308 thousand to 284 thousand during last 16 years

The research mission of the International Federation on Human Rights central headquarter of which is situated in France declared that rights of the national minorities are violated in Georgia.
02 August 2005 [09:30]

Members of investigation group investigating murder of Elmar Huseynov are in Georgia

Members of investigation group investigating the murder of the late editopr-in-chief of the magazine “Monitor” Elmar Huseynov are in Georgia at present.
02 August 2005 [08:22]

Mammed Aliyev calling back from Turkey appointed as ambassador to Spain

President Ilham Aliyev signed order on appointment of new ambassadors of Azerbaijan to several countries.
01 August 2005 [10:43]

19 oppositionists arrested during action in front of Lider TV, organizers say

19 activists of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan Party (PFAP, reformers) were arrested for attempts of staging a rally in front of the private television Lider in Baku on Saturday.
01 August 2005 [10:37]

National Unity Movement held rally

The National Unity Movement held a rally in the square in front of the “Galaba” cinema last Staurday.
01 August 2005 [10:31]

Opposition-authority dialogue is problem again

Two parties are engaged in organizing the meeting between opposition and authority parties at the moment. Musavat Party is going to send the invitation next week and Party of Civil Solidarity is intending to arrange such meeting after two weeks.
01 August 2005 [10:16]

Celebrations held on the occasion of 3rd anniversary of forming of State Border Service

A celebration was held on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of forming of the State Border Service (SBS) on the subject “Heydar Aliyev – is the founder of the State Border Service” on Saturday.
01 August 2005 [10:03]

General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia: “Turning over Tahir Khubanov and Teymuraz Aliyev to Azerbaijani side can not be the matter of discussion”

“The General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia asked the Azerbaijani side for the criminal case raised against Tahir Khubanov and Teymuraz Aliyev. But the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan has not responded to us yet”.
01 August 2005 [09:57]

Georgian Prosecutor-General’s Office: “Tahir Khubanov and Teymuraz Aliyev will be judged in accordance with Criminal Code of Georgia”

“Georgian Prosecutor-General’s Office wanted the criminal case raised about Tahir Khubanov and Teymuraz Aliyev from Azerbaijani side. We have not received any reply from Prosecutor-General’s Office of Azerbaijan Republic”.
30 July 2005 [11:29]

Arif Hajili’s imprisonment abolished

Deputies leader of Musavat Rauf Arifoglu’s and Arif Hajili’s complaints have been looked into in the Appeal Court.
30 July 2005 [11:27]

OSCE Baku office to hold workshops in connection with authority-opposition dialogue

The OSCE Baku office will hold workshops, during which issues of setting up the dialogue between the pro-governmental and oppositional parties of Azerbaijan will be discussed, leader of the OSCE Baku office Mauricio Pavesi told Trend.
30 July 2005 [11:19]

Democratic Azerbaijan Bloc announced list of unique candidates

Democratic Azerbaijan Bloc announced the list of unique candidates to participate in the elections.
30 July 2005 [11:06]

“Yox”, “Megam”, and “Dalgha” youth movements decided to get united

Yesterday in the International Press Center (IPC) members of “Yox”, “Megam”, and “Dalgha” movement holding press conference informed that they will function after that under the name “Ari”.
30 July 2005 [09:37]

Mauricio Pavesi attended the meeting of authority-opposition parties

Meeting was held between the authority and opposition parties in the headquarters of Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) yesterday.
30 July 2005 [08:58]

President of Cyprus Greek community sent letter to president of Azerbaijan

President of the Cyprus Republic Tasos Papadopulos sent a letter to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in regard to the launching of the direct air communication between Baku and the capital of the Turkish Republic of the Northern Cyprus, Lefkosha.
30 July 2005 [08:48]

OSCE concerned on insufficient participation of women in caucasus parliaments

OSCE voiced its concerns in connection with insufficient participation of women in the work of parliaments and national delegation of the OSCE member-countries, including the South Caucasus countries, according to a report ‘Gender Balance 2005’prepared by a special representative of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE on gender issue, Tone Tingsgård, publicized by PA OSCE.
30 July 2005 [08:31]

876 monuments in Nagorno Karabakh included in the list of preserved monuments of Azerbaijan

The Public Union of Preserve of Monuments of Azerbaijan Organization held a measure on realizing the international conference on the subject “Holding monitoring on the historical and cultural monuments in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan with participation of international organizations” in the International Press Center yesterday.
30 July 2005 [08:26]

Janmirze Mirzayev: “I will return to Azerbaijan recently”

“I was forced to appeal to the European Court on Human Rights as my process was not fairly reviewed by the courts of Azerbaijan”.
29 July 2005 [09:52]

587 citizens took signature forms from 121 constituencies

587 citizens willing to participate in the parliamentary elections have taken signature forms from 121 constituencies so far.
29 July 2005 [09:44]

Greece Cyprus will make complains to ICAO on Azerbaijan, while Baku calls not politicize problem

The Greek Cyprus government will appeal to Azerbaijan and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an official of the Cyprus Republic, Kipros Khrisostomides, told the Turkish television NTV.