Politics

28 April 2006 [14:08]

Ali Hasanov: "Elections boycott is not actual for Azerbaijan"

Elections boycott is not on political agenda of Azerbaijan, Ali Hasanov, Head of Public Policy Department of President's Administration stated April 28.
28 April 2006 [13:14]

CEC requests Venice commission for technical support

Central Election Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan sent a request for support in upgrade of complaints examination mechanism to the Venice Commission of Council of Europe, Shahin Aliyev, Chief of Legislation and legal expertise issues department, stated.
28 April 2006 [12:52]

Russian military technique transported from Georgia via Azerbaijan

Russian military technique will not be transported from Georgia by sea, General Vladimir Isakov, Head of rear services of Military Forces of the Russian Federation and Deputy Minister of Defense of the RF, stated.
28 April 2006 [12:29]

Azeri speaker attends 100th anniversary of Russian State Duma

The Speaker of Milli Majlis, Oktai Asadov, address a ceremony held in St-Petersburg in connection with the 100th anniversary of the State Duma.
28 April 2006 [10:50]

Washington Post: "Bush to receive Azerbaijan's leader"

Washington Post published an article by David S. Hilzenrath and Bradley Graham on the Ilham Aliyev's visit to the United States.
28 April 2006 [09:37]

CIS and OSCE observation mission representatives to meet May 2

CIS observation mission headquarter leader Yevgeni Sloboda will meet with OSCE/ODIHR bureau limited election observation mission leader Gert Ahrens.
28 April 2006 [09:33]

Vladimir Gork to lead CIS mission to observe by-elections in Azerbaijan

CIS Observation Mission headquarters will start on April 24.
28 April 2006 [09:20]

Stratfor: "Baku is much readier for the war than before"

Stratfor Agency spread analytic information about probable resumption of hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh.
28 April 2006 [09:12]

The Washington Times: "Progress in Azerbaijan"

The Washington Times published an article "Progress in Azerbaijan" by S. Rob Sobhani, President of Caspian Energy Consulting, on the Ilham Aliyev's visit to the United States.
28 April 2006 [08:49]

Steven Mann: "Efficient grounds exist in solution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

"Efficient grounds exist for compromise in solution process of Nagorno Karabakh conflict," OSCE Minsk Group American co-chair Steven Mann has said.
28 April 2006 [08:42]

Isa Gambar: "We will start mass protests if by-elections are like November 6"

Musavat Party Chair Isa Gambar told that he would take stance on some issues when it is time.
28 April 2006 [08:31]

Abdulla Gul: "US does not plan any military intervention against Iran"

"The US does not plan any military intervention against Iran. I consider that the US will not make any military interference against Iran. Washington increases pressures against this country through UNO line", this statement was made to journalists by Abdulla Gul, Foreign Minister of Turkey.
28 April 2006 [08:28]

"Freedom House" Organization announced next report

"Freedom House" Organization announced next report with regard to elections on polls' base about re-election situation, political situation in Azerbaijan, political prisoner problem, freedom of speech and press, activities of courts, living condition of people.
27 April 2006 [23:16]

CIS heads to discuss 20 matters

20 different issues are expected to be discussed at the next meeting of the CIS countries government heads, which is due to take place in Dushanbe May 25.
27 April 2006 [19:34]

Turkey tells Rice it opposes military option

Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer stressed to visiting U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday that Turkey wants a peaceful diplomatic resolution to the Iranian nuclear crisis, and that it opposes any military options.
27 April 2006 [16:16]

No incidents during monitoring

No incidents noticed during the monitoring at the front lines between Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces April 27, the Head of the Defense Ministry press-service, Ilgar Verdiyev stated.
27 April 2006 [15:08]

Ombudsmen of BSEC gather in Istanbul

Ombudsmen of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) have gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss role of Ombudsman institution in strengthening democracy.
27 April 2006 [14:30]

Head of PACE Mission Leo Platvoet visited Milli Majlis

April 27, 2006 Head of PACE Mission for repeat parliamentary elections Leo Platvoet met with members of Azeri delegation to PACE in Milli Majlis.
27 April 2006 [14:01]

President Aliyev holds meetings in the U.S. Congress

President of Azerbaijan on 26 April at the U.S. Congress building met with Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
27 April 2006 [13:55]

CE to host conference on re-run parliamentary elections

Meeting in the top dedicated to the forthcoming re-run parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan scheduled for 13 May will be held at Park Inn hotel of Baku April 26, 2006.
27 April 2006 [12:44]

GUAM national coordinators meet in Kiev

A regular meeting of the Committee of National Coordinators of the GUAM member states (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) was held in Kiev on April 25-26, the Georgian Foreign Ministry reported.
27 April 2006 [12:35]

MP proposes parliament TV

An MP has proposed to establish a television channel for the Azeri parliament.
27 April 2006 [12:31]

Turkish Prime Minister expected May 4

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to arrive in Azerbaijan May 4.
27 April 2006 [12:25]

Iranian FM to visit Baku

Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchekhr Mottaki is visiting Baku in early May.
27 April 2006 [09:18]

President Aliyev: "Azerbaijan can't help Washington in any hostile action against Iran"

Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, is in Washington this week for meetings with U.S. government officials, including President George W. Bush April 28.
27 April 2006 [09:11]

Turkish embassy comes under Armenian terror threat

A number of media have released reports suggesting the Turkish embassy in Baku came under a threat of a terrorist act on the day of the fake Armenian genocide.
27 April 2006 [08:56]

U.S. State Department: "No connection beetwen Ambassador Harnish, death of his former interpreter and a sex ring"

The State Department yesterday denounced reports that attempted to link the former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan to a sex ring and to the slaying of his former interpreter.
27 April 2006 [08:33]

Armenian Armed Forces violated cease-fire again

Armenians still continue to violate the cease-fire.
27 April 2006 [08:26]

Ali Hasanov: "We hope OSCE MG co-chair states will intensify pressure on official Yerevan"

"We think that the US and Azerbaijani presidents will discuss Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Iran problem and other problems of regional concern and will exchange views on these issues," President's Office socio-political department Chief Ali Hasanov stated.
27 April 2006 [08:09]

Sabina Freizer: "US should think of Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement"

"Energy and security issues are likely to dominate the 28 April meeting of President Bush and President Ilham Aliyev. It will be Aliyev's first visit since becoming Head of the oil-rich state bordering both Russia and Iran; and Teheran's nuclear ambitions are undoubtedly one of the main reasons Aliyev has been invited to the White House."
26 April 2006 [19:00]

Vice-speaker considers unnecessary to mark Occupation Day on May 8

There is no necessity to mark some individual day as the day of lands occupation, Bahar Muradova, Deputy Chairman of Milli Medjlis, stated.
26 April 2006 [18:24]

Political Center for Coordination of Opposition establishes meeting organization committee

Political Center for Coordination of Opposition (PCCO) established a committee for preparation to the meeting scheduled to May 6, Ayaz Rustamov, Chairman of National Independence party of Azerbaijan (NIPA), stated.
26 April 2006 [14:58]

President Aliyev arrives in Washington D.C.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev arrived on April 25 in Washington D.C. at the invitation of the President of the United State of America George W. Bush.
26 April 2006 [14:47]

HRW: "Bush must press for human rights reform in Azerbaijan"

U.S. President George W. Bush must press for concrete progress in Azerbaijan's poor human rights record when he hosts Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev at the White House on Friday, Human Rights Watch said in a letter sent last week to President Bush.
26 April 2006 [14:17]

Hidayat Orujov: "Azerbaijan decisively condemns all types of fascism"

Representatives of all nations, residing in the territory of Azerbaijan equally suffered from the Armenian fascism.
26 April 2006 [14:11]

Ziyafet Askerov meets with Youth association of Turkey's ruling party

Ziyafet Askerov, first deputy chairman of Milli Majlis, received a group of members of Youth Associaiton with Justice and Development Party of Turkey.
26 April 2006 [14:10]

World Jewish Congress to be held in Baku

The World Jewish Congress will be held in Baku late this May, Arthur Lenk, Ambassador of Israel to Azerbaijan, told journalists.
26 April 2006 [14:03]

Sixth congress of National NGOs Forum launched

On April 26, 2006 the sixth congress of National NGOs Forum started in Baku.
26 April 2006 [13:54]

Korean president to visit Azerbaijan May 10-12

Korean President Roh Moo-hyun will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on May 10-12, 2006.
26 April 2006 [13:28]

Israeli Ambassador: "Pages of Azerbaijani history should be studied comprehensively"

The pages of the Azerbaijani history should be studied comprehensively to realize the reasons of tragic events occurred in the beginning of 20th century in these areas, Arthur Lenk, the Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan, stated.
26 April 2006 [09:25]

Robert Kocharian: "Iran problem has no relation to NK conflict"

"No pressure is exerted on the Nagorno Karabakh settlement process, the sides hold normal negotiations," Armenian president Robert Kocharian said in a press conference in Yerevan.
26 April 2006 [09:19]

Venice Commission to hold round talks in Baku

On April 28 Council of Europe (CE) Venice Commission will hold a round table in Baku
26 April 2006 [09:07]

Opposition Political Coordination Center decides four venues for rally

Opposition Political Coordination Center (OPCC) will appeal to Baku Mayor’s Office about the rally fixed for May 6.
26 April 2006 [08:25]

Armenian armed forces violate cease-fire in Gazakh front

Armenia keeps on breaking the cease-fire.
25 April 2006 [22:09]

OSCE observation mission Head met CEC Chairman

Delegation headed by the Ambassador of the Observational mission of OSCE democratic institutions and human rights bureau, Hert Arence met with the Chairman of the Azerbaijani Central Elections Commission (CEC), Mazahir Panahov April 25.
25 April 2006 [21:50]

Armenian President sees no links between intensification of Nagorno Karabakh resolution process and situation around Iran

Armenia President Robert Kocharian stated April 25 that he did not see any relations between the intensification of the process of Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution and the situation around Iran.
25 April 2006 [16:48]

Bernard Fassier: "Exact date of visit of OSCE's Minsk Group co-chairmen still unknown"

The exact date of the visit of cochairmen of OSCE's Minsk Group to the region is still unknown, said Bernard Fassier, French co-chairman of OSCE's Minsk group.
25 April 2006 [15:46]

Seyidov met the CE Secretary General

The Milli Mejlis Permanent's commission of Foreign Affairs Chairman, Head of the Azerbaijani delegation in PACE Samed Seyidov met with the advisor of the CE general secretary on political matters Plamen Nokolov.
25 April 2006 [15:20]

Azerbaijan and Russia exchange notes

Azerbaijan and Russia exchanged official notes on the order of Russian military cargos from Georgia via Azerbaijan.
25 April 2006 [15:04]

President left for Washington

The Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev left with the official visit to Washington April 25.
25 April 2006 [13:59]

Ilham Aliyev sent letter of condolence to Egyptian President

On April 25, 2006 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev presented his condolence to Egyptian President Husni Mubarek due to terrorist attacks in town of Dahab.
25 April 2006 [13:36]

Azeri President received WHO Chief

On April 25, 2006 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the delegation headed by Lee Jong-Wook, WHO General Director.
25 April 2006 [13:20]

CEC's session takes place

Next session of Centract Election Commission (CEC) took place April 25.
25 April 2006 [10:29]

Ali Larinjani: "Iran's attack to BTC is not excepted if US launches military operations"

"The USA has intelligence group working against Iran in Azerbaijan," Supreme National Security Council leader of Iran, Ali Larinjani has told in his interview to "Al-Ahram" newspaper of Egypt.
25 April 2006 [09:14]

Action in support of US Ambassador held in Yerevan

American Armenians in Armenia held an action in support of US Ambassador to this country John Evans, who according to some data was recalled from Yerevan.
25 April 2006 [08:59]

Financial Times: "Geopolitics wins Aliyev first White House visit"

The US will finally give the recognition sought by President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan this week by granting his first formal visit to the White House since he succeeded his father in 2003.
25 April 2006 [08:40]

JINSA: "Iran flexes diplomatic and military muscles"

Tehran's nuclear program buttresses all-out bid for regional Supremacy - The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.
25 April 2006 [08:39]

Norwegian State Secretary to visit Azerbaijan

Norway State Secretary, Deputy Foreign Minister Kjetil Skogrand will arrive in Azerbaijan May 7 within his tour to the South Caucasus countries.
25 April 2006 [08:33]

Armenian armed forces violated cease-fire again

Armenian side keeps on breaking the cease-fire.
25 April 2006 [08:21]

US Ambassador Reno Harnish leaves Azerbaijan

The fifth Ambassador of the United States to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish left Azerbaijan yesterday.
25 April 2006 [08:09]

OSCE Election Observation Mission visits Azerbaijan

OSCE Election Observation Mission has arrived in Azerbaijan to observe the re-run of parliamentary elections scheduled for 13 May.
25 April 2006 [08:05]

President Ilham Aliyev visits the USA

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits the USA today.
24 April 2006 [23:21]

Hafiz Pashayev: "President's visit to US will raise new level of relationship"

The official visit of President Ilham Aliyev to US will raise the relations up to the new level, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to US, Hafiz Pashayev stated.
24 April 2006 [23:03]

President invited to Alma-Ata

The Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev accepted the Vice-Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Nurlan Onjanov April 24.
24 April 2006 [22:58]

CIS Interior chiefs to meet in Kazakhstan this fall

CIS Interior ministers will meet in Kazakhstan this fall, the Head of Russian Ministry, Rashid Nurgaliyev told to the Russian President in his report on the last meeting of interior chiefs.
24 April 2006 [22:50]

Russian and Azeri historians consider so-called Armenian genocide as "myth"

Armenians claim in address of Turkey on recognition of so-called Armenian genocide in Osman Empire are unreasonable.
24 April 2006 [17:08]

Session of Supreme Medjlis of United People's Front Party takes place

On April 24, session of Supreme Medjlis of United People's Front Party of Azerbaijan (UPFPA) took place, Elchin Mirzabeyli, Deputy Chairman for foreign affairs, informs.
24 April 2006 [16:48]

Akif Jafarov appeals to Arkadi Ghukasian

Head of the Successors of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic Founders Organization, Akif Jafarov appealed to Arkadi Ghukasian, "President” of the alleged "Nagorno Karabakh Republic", which is illegally functioning in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
24 April 2006 [16:08]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "It is high time for Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers to meet"

April 21 within the framework of CIS countries foreign affairs ministers meeting in Moscow, OSCE Minsk Group Russian co-chair Yuri Merzlyakov had private meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenian foreign minister Vardan Oskanian separately.
24 April 2006 [13:44]

KLO: "Armenians' statements on so-called genocide harm Armenia itself"

"Interpretation of events occurred in Osman Empire in 1915, by Armenians, as 'Armenian genocide' is full ungrounded as worldwide recognition of genocide requires facts on destruction of one nation alone. However, facts on genocide against namely Armenians in Turkey do not exist," - reportedly said historian Akif Nagi, chirman of Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO).
24 April 2006 [13:26]

Germans of Jewish descent protest faked Armenian genocide

April 23 political movement Azerbaijan's Way together with Turkish community arranged a action of protest against fake Armenian genocide; the action took place in Ujun, Germany, Asli Khalilgyzy, foreign affairs coordinator with aforesaid movement, informs.
24 April 2006 [12:51]

Armenian military forces break cease-fire again

April 23 Armenian military forces broke cease-fire again.
24 April 2006 [12:41]

Milli Medjlis speaker meets with EC delegation

Milli Medjlis speaker Oktay Asadov met with delegation headed by State Secretary of Austrian Foreign Ministry Hans Winklerin.
24 April 2006 [12:32]

All tent camps in Azerbaijan to be eliminated by mid-2007

All tent camps in Azerbaijan will have been demolished by mid-2007, Ali Gasanov, Vice-Premier of Azeri Government and Head of Committee for refugees and Forced Migrants told April 24, 2006 at the session of Cabinet of Ministers.
24 April 2006 [12:24]

US Ambassador Reno Harnish left Azerbaijan

The fifth US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish has left Azerbaijan today as his tour of duty expired.