Politics

16 July 2005 [08:56]

No Azerbaijani official invited to the inauguration ceremony of Iranian President

The inauguration ceremony of newly elected president of Iran Mahmud Ahmadinejad will be held on 25 July. No Azerbaijani official has been invited to the inauguration ceremony.
16 July 2005 [08:53]

Afshar Suleymani: “Mutual understanding is improving in the negotiations on the status of the Caspian Sea”

“I cannot make statement about the content of the negotiations on the status of the Caspian Sea, because the details of the talks are never announced but I can say that the mutual understanding is improving every time”.
16 July 2005 [08:43]

Minister of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan received former head of white house administration

The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamadayarov received on 15 July the former head of the White House administration, ex-governor of the New-Hampshire state John Sununu.
16 July 2005 [08:41]

Elmar Mammadyarov: “We are discussing releasing 7 regions in the primary stage in the talks”

“I can not explain which question was agreed with Armenia because the talk’s process is still continued. In order to achieve progress in the talks, we must preserve the secrecy principle. I can only say that the main principle in the talks is protecting the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the talks are conducted based on the paragraphs of the Constitution of Azerbaijan”.
15 July 2005 [09:22]

Mazahir Panahov met with IFES representatives and representative of Venice Commission Sergey Kuznetsov

The chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Mazahir Panahov met with the head of the Baku office of IFES Daniel Blassington and the director of the strategic activity bureau of the Washington head office of this structure Jerone Mendes.
15 July 2005 [09:13]

Struggle against Corruption Fund prepared changes and additions to bill “About struggle against corruption”

A press-conference was held by the Struggle against Corruption Fund in the International Press Center today for giving information about the “Project of changes and additions to the bill of the Azerbaijan Republic “About struggle against corruption”.
15 July 2005 [08:57]

Vafa Guluzade: “Referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh should not be held”

The official Baku must not agree to hold a referendum in Nagorno Karabakh, as this move will lead to the loss of the native territories of Azerbaijan, the former state advisor on political issues of the president of Azerbaijan, a political analyst Vafa Guluzade made such a statement in his exclusive interview to Trend.
15 July 2005 [08:46]

Expert of European Union is on visit in Azerbaijan

The expert of the European Union mister Peter Ranger is on a visit in Azerbaijan on July 11-16 in the frame of the Control on Narcotics in Border Territories project of the “Southern Caucasus Anti-Drug Programme” (SCAD) Regional Aid Programme financed by the European Union and executed by the UNO Development Program.
15 July 2005 [08:44]

Azeri deputy transport minister: “Armenia is not in transport blockade”

“Armenia is not in transport blockade,” Musa Panahov, the Deputy Azerbaijani Transport Minister, told Trend on Thursday.
15 July 2005 [08:40]

International conference on safety in Caspian Sea starts

(ITAR-TASS) – Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, who was in working visit in Astrakhan province, arrived at the flagship of the Caspian fleet ‘Tatarstan’, to attend an international conference on safety in the Caspian Sea.
15 July 2005 [08:38]

Co-chairs met with head of separatist regime Arkadi Gukasyan

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Steven Mann (USA), Bernar Fasie (France) and Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia) who left for Khankendi from Baku through the territory of Armenia conducted meeting with head of separatist regime Arkadi Gukasyan.
15 July 2005 [08:30]

NDI representative: “No one can give a recipe of democracy to Azerbaijan out”

“No one can give a recipe of democracy to Azerbaijan abroad. The people of Azerbaijan should use its sovereign right for election,” Patrick Merloe, the head of the Elections Program of the National Democracy Institute (NDI), told a news conference in Baku on Thursday.
15 July 2005 [08:27]

Madeline Albright held press-conference devoted to results of her visit to Azerbaijan

The former USA state secretary, chairman of the National Democracy Institute (NDI) Madlen Albright arrived in Baku on July 10 held a press-conference before she left Baku yesterday.
15 July 2005 [08:25]

Gultekin Hadjiyeva: Document of international crisis group tells on deliberaye order against Azerbaijan

The conference dedicated to the prospects for solution of the Karabakh conflict has taken place in Tbilisi, and has been organized by the International Crisis group.
15 July 2005 [08:23]

Agreed element in talks on solving Nagrno Karabakh conflict is associated with returning 5 regions

The question of returning 5 regions of the occupied territories to Azerbaijan has already been solved; this question is not the subject of the talks held by means of the co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group (MG).
15 July 2005 [08:18]

Asim Mollazade to leave for USA on a business visit

At the invitation of the Carnegy Fund and the Enterprise Institute the visit of the Democratic Reforms Party (PDR) chairman, a member of the Parliament Asim Mollazade commences on 15 July, the party told Trend.
14 July 2005 [09:28]

President met with Madlen Albright

The president Ilham Aliyev met with the chairman of the USA National Democracy Institute Administration Personnel, former state secretary Madlen Albright yesterday.
14 July 2005 [09:24]

Three-day seminar on “Dialogue between the governmental representatives of Azerbaijan and media” subject ended with signing agreement memorandum

A three-day seminar on the “Dialogue between the governmental representatives of Azerbaijan and media” subject organized by the Media Department of the Council of Europe (CE) and President’s Office (PO) ended with signing agreement memorandum in the International Press Center yesterday.
14 July 2005 [09:16]

Communications Ministry invests around $10m in nat’l communication sector

In January to June the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies has invested 44,959 manats (approx. $9.6m) in the national communications sector.
14 July 2005 [09:06]

“YeS” bloc not to start rallies earlier than September

“YeS” bloc is not going to start rallies earlier than September. Refuting the information that the bloc will hold rally soon, head of ”YeS” Rally Committee Ali Aliyev told APA that, the bloc is preparing to the rally planned to the second half of September.
14 July 2005 [09:01]

Madlen Albright: “Political activity is great in Azerbaijan and there is a wish to express more political activity”

“I held many interesting meeting in Baku. I think that political activity is great in Azerbaijan and there is desire to express more political activity”.
14 July 2005 [08:56]

Andres Herkel: “People are afraid even to participate in “exit-poll” in Azerbaijan”

“The pre-elections situation is more difficult in the regions than in Baku.
14 July 2005 [08:47]

Ilham Aliyev received Mehdi Safari

President Ilham Aliyev yesterday received special representative of President of Islamic Republic of Iran on Caspian matter, Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Safari.
14 July 2005 [08:44]

Turkish defense minister to have rich visit program in Azerbaijan

Turkish Defense Minister Vejdi Gunel will pay a 3-day visit to Azerbaijan on 19 July, the Turkish embassy in Baku told Trend.
14 July 2005 [08:39]

Special envoys of Presidents of Azerbaijan and Iran discussed moves on rapprochment of positions on Caspian status

The next round of Azerbaijani-Iranian talks on the Caspian Sea status took place on 13 July in Baku.
14 July 2005 [08:37]

Madlen Albright met leadership of New Azerbaijan Party

The USA former state Secretary, chairman of Directors’ Council of National Democracy Institute Madlen Albright has met with the leadership of New Azerbaijan Party today.
14 July 2005 [08:35]

Karabakh Liberation organization finds unacceptable stationing of peacekeeping forces in Karabakh

The danger of the loss of Karabakh forever has been realizing. International organizations, using the complicated pre-election situation in the country, increase pressure on the public and authorities of Azerbaijan aimed at the forcing to make serious surrenders.
14 July 2005 [08:30]

President of Azerbaijan sent congratulations to his French counterpart

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent congratulations to his French counterpart Jacque Shirac on the occasion of the France National Holiday - the Bastille Day.
14 July 2005 [08:28]

Madlen Albright met founders of “Yeni Siyaset” bloc Etibar Mammedov, Eldar Namazov and Ali Masimov

The USA former State Secretary, chairman of Directors’ Council of National Democracy Institute Madlen Albright met founders of “Yeni Siyaset” bloc Etibar Mammedov, Eldar Namazov and Ali Masimov.
13 July 2005 [09:51]

About 3,000 observers to monitor parliamentary elections

According to the information available for the moment, about 3,000 observers, 1500 of which international, will monitor the November parliamentary elections, head of the socio-political department of the President’s executive office, Ali Hassanov told on 12 July during his talk with journalists, Trend reports.
13 July 2005 [09:48]

It is not realistic to expect readiness of document on settlement before meeting of Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Kazan

Before the meeting of Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Kazan in late August it is unrealistic to expect readiness of the document on the final settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the co-chair of the OSCE Minsk group from Russia, Yuri Merzlyakov stated on 12 July in Baku during the news conference on the results of the Baku visit, Trend reports.
13 July 2005 [09:40]

Ilham Aliyev and Mikhail Saakashvili had telephone talk

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvil and head of state Ilham Aliyev had telephone talk.
13 July 2005 [09:34]

Madlen Albright met with NGO representatives

Former USA State Secretary Madlen Albright who is on a visit in Baku met the representatives of NGOs in Azerbaijan today. Head of Independent Consulting and Assistance Center for Civil Society Eldar Ismaylov informed APA about the meeting.
13 July 2005 [09:10]

Azeri authorities do not intend to accept all recommendations of Venice Commission

The authorities of Azerbaijan have been holding consultations on improvement of the electoral practice jointly with the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (CE) and will go on doing it.
13 July 2005 [09:05]

Madlen Albright met with women engaged in public-political activity

The former USA state secretary Madlen Albright met with the women famous in the public-political arena of Azerbaijan in the “Baku room” hall of the “Hyatt Regency” hotel.
13 July 2005 [09:01]

Some organizations will hold exit-polls at polling stations on election day

Some organizations scheduled to hold exit polls in front of the polling stations, head of the socio-political department of the President’s executive office, Ali Hassanov stated on 12 July during his talk with journalists, Trend reports.
13 July 2005 [08:59]

George Bush to meet Etibar Mammedov

The USA President George Bush will meet member of “YeS” coordination council, former chairman of ANIP Etibar Mammedov who is to visit Washington on 18-19 July.
13 July 2005 [08:39]

Human rights defenders hope for amendment to the legislation regarding ensuring the NGOs for observing the elections

“I think amendment will be made to the legislation regarding ensuring the NGOs for observing the elections till the elections”.
13 July 2005 [08:34]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs held second unscheduled round of consultations with Azeri FM

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs held the second irregular round of consultations with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, in Baku on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry told Trend.
13 July 2005 [08:10]

Court over Karabakh partisans postponed

The legal hearings on Karabakh partisans’ case, originally scheduled for Tuesday, were postponed. The legal hearings to be held under chairmanship of judge Vidadi Hashimov was postponed to July 19, Trend reports.
13 July 2005 [08:02]

Ali Hasanov: “We asked the foreign observers to watch the elections till the end”

“Political polarization reached such level that none of the sides confesses its defeat.
13 July 2005 [08:00]

Next monitoring on Armenian-Azerbaijani frontline to take place next week

The next monitoring on the Armenian-Azerbaijani frontline will take place the next week, the OSCE acting chairman’s personal envoy, Andzey Kasprshik told Trend.
12 July 2005 [08:40]

Workshop on ways for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict solution to take place in Tbilisi

On the initiative of the International Crisis Group and the Reconciliation Opportunities Organization the international workshop on the topic “Nagorno Karabakh: opportunities for the conflict solution and prospects” will be held on 12-15 July in Tbilisi, the Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry told Trend.
12 July 2005 [08:36]

Azerbaijani militants to participate in NATO measures

The first stage of the “Peace Shield-05” team headquarter training will be held in the frame of the “Collaboration for Piece” Program of NATO in Kiev city of Ukraine on July 11-24.
12 July 2005 [08:34]

Sergey Kuznetsov: “Venice commission to take final decision on situation in Azerbaijan in October”

The Venice Commission (VC) of the Council of Europe (CE) will take a final decision on the situation in Azerbaijan in the current October, the VC official of the elections and referendums department, Sergey Kuznetsov made such a statement in his exclusive interview to Trend.
12 July 2005 [08:32]

President received co-chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group

The president Ilham Aliyev received the co-chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group yesterday.
12 July 2005 [08:28]

Natinonal coordinating center of opposition to be set up

The National Coordinating Center (NCC) of the opposition will be established next week, Sabir Rustamkhanly, the chairman of the Civil Solidarity Party, said.
12 July 2005 [08:22]

Madlen Albright comes to Baku

President Ilham Aliyev will receive director of the USA National Democracy Institute, former State Secretary of this country Madlen Albright who started her visit to our country.
12 July 2005 [08:09]

“Azadlig” bloc member parties held march-rally

“Azadlig” bloc member parties held march-rally starting in front of the 20 January metro station ending in square in front of Gabala cinema.
11 July 2005 [08:31]

SOCAR fails to fulfill exploration drilling target by over 60%

In January to June the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan failed to full the target on exploration well drilling, the SOCAR told Trend.
11 July 2005 [08:24]

U.S. International Republicans Institute, Azeri Democratic Reforms Party discuses ways of co-op

Asim Mollazade, the chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), held a meeting with Endrew Colbrone, the head of the Baku Office of the U.S. International Republicans Institute, on Friday.
11 July 2005 [08:15]

Youth org network on elections meet with rep of U.S. embassy

Members of the Azerbaijani Youth Organizations Network on Elections met with the Natasha Rastegari, a representative of the U.S. embassy in Baku, last Friday.
09 July 2005 [08:19]

Ilham Aliyev gave condolence to British Embassy

President Ilham Aliyev visited the British embassy to Azerbaijan and gave condolence related to the terrible terror acts committed in London.
09 July 2005 [08:16]

Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "Lenmarker's report has been balanced enough"

"Foreign ministry of Azerbaijan has familiarized with the report drawn up by rapporteur on Nagorno Karabakh Goran Lenmarker in the 14th session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Washington".
09 July 2005 [08:14]

New Israeli Ambassador will arrive in Azerbaijan in August

The newly appointed Ambassador of Israel to Azerbaijan, which is still to be defined, will arrive in Baku in August, the Israeli embassy in Baku told Trend.
09 July 2005 [08:11]

British Ambassador in Azerbaijan: "Democratic elations in Azerbaijan depend on position of public"

The organization of democratic elections in Azerbaijan depends on the position of entire society, but on individuals, even President Ilham Aliyev, Laurie Bristow, the British Ambassador to Azerbaijan told journalists.
09 July 2005 [08:05]

Democratic progress in Azerbaijan assessed by the AGO group

AGO group concerns satisfaction with the progress in the implementation of CE obligations by Azerbaijan, a delegation of the Ago Group of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which visited Baku from 29 June to 2 July 2005, made a statement during the hearings on the 6th visit of the Group to Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Ministerial Committee.
09 July 2005 [08:03]

"YeS" to present the documents to CEC for registration next week

"Yeni Siyaset" bloc will apply for Central Election Commission (CEC) for registration next week.
09 July 2005 [08:02]

Merzlyakov: "Work on elaboration of basics for regulation of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be completed in Kazan - exclusive"

During the forthcoming visit of the OSCE Minsk group co-chairman to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict region, the work on elaboration of the basics for the conflict regulation will be continued, the Russian OSCE Minsk group co-chairman, Yuri Merzlyakov told Trend, commenting on the mediators' scheduled visit to the region on 10-16 July 2005.
09 July 2005 [08:01]

"Azadliq" bloc got positive reply to the application related to holding march-rally on July 10

"Azadliq" bloc has got positive reply to the application to Baku city Executive Authority related to holding march-rally on July 10.
09 July 2005 [07:59]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Positive solution of issues related to prisoners-of-war and missed persons significant for establishing confidence atmosphere"

Positive solution of issues related to prisoners-of-war and missed persons is very important for Azerbaijan and allows to establish the atmosphere of mutual confidence in the region, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov made such a statement on 8 July during the meeting with the Baku representative office's head of the International Red Cross Committee's (IRCC), Mary Vernts, Trend reports.
08 July 2005 [09:19]

"Elmar Husseynov foundation" undergone state registration

The "Elmar Husseynov foundation" has undergone the state registration at the Justice Ministry (JM) of Azerbaijan, one of the co-founders Shakhbaz Khuduogli told Trend.
08 July 2005 [09:17]

Conference on the subject "Reforms in educational system of Azerbaijan" held in UNESCO

Conference on the subject "Reforms in educational system of Azerbaijan" held in UNESCO. According to the information given to
08 July 2005 [09:06]

Anar Mamedkhanov: "Current Milli Mejlis composition must be renewed at upcoming parliamentary elections"

The present Milli Mejlis must be renewed at the upcoming parliamentary elections, as the Parliament's resources have been exhausted, the MP Anar Mamedkhanov told Trend.
08 July 2005 [09:03]

Council of Civil Watch on Political Prisoners made statement related PACE Resolution on political prisoner matter in Azerbaijan

Council of Civil Watch on Political Prisoners made statement related to the Resolution of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) on political prisoner matter in Azerbaijan.
08 July 2005 [09:00]

ARTICLE 19 expressed its concern in regard with delay of adoption of law on "On Obtaining Information"

Executive Director of ARTICLE 19 Dr Agnes Callamard, chairman of Yeni Nesil Union of Journalists Arif Aliyev, president of the National Center of Environmental Forecasting sent letter to Mr Ramiz Mekhtiyev - Chief of the Presidential Administration, Mrs Elmira Suleymanova- Commissioner on Human Rights, Mr Rizvan Jabiyev-MP, Head of the Parliamentary Working Group, and Members of the Milli Mejlis.
08 July 2005 [08:56]

Mahmud Mammedguliyev: "Azerbaijan can't remain outside of World Trade Organization"

Deputy Foreign minister Mahmud Mammedguliyev today held press conference regarding the negotiations on Azerbaijan's joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on 27 June till 1 July.
08 July 2005 [08:54]

Karabakh Liberation Organization appeals international organizations to declare Armenia as agressor

The Intensification of the international organizations in the solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict evolves serious danger for Azerbaijan, the address of the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO), adopted on Thursday, says.
08 July 2005 [08:52]

Ramil Usubov received Interior Minister of Pakistan

Interior Minister, colonel-general Ramil Usubov today received Interior Minister of Pakistan Mr.Aftab Ahmad khan Sherpao who is on a visit to our country.
08 July 2005 [08:50]

Musavat , ADP and APFP(r) signed a treaty

Meeting of heads of "Azadlig" bloc was held in the headquarters of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP)(r) yesterday.
08 July 2005 [08:44]

Ilham Aliyev: "Fair elections shold be held in Azerbaijan"

2005 assumes special importance for Azerbaijan.
08 July 2005 [08:41]

Azay Guliyev: "Opposition and authority were unanimous regarding the mater of NGOs remaining outside the election"

"Public Union" (PU) Union held roundtable on "Coordination of activity NGOs' blocs and coalitions in the elections" in the International Press Center.
07 July 2005 [19:23]

London was attacked by terrorists today

Near 9:00 am there was a series of bomb attacks in the Subway and in the city buses. 30 dead and near 200 injured.
07 July 2005 [09:26]

Major opposition bloc hints at regional meeting campaign

The Azadlyg (freedom) election bloc expects a mass rally of 50,000 protesters at its upcoming march-meeting on July 10.
07 July 2005 [09:17]

Isa Gambar met National Democracy Institute representative in Azerbaijan

Musavat Party leader Isa Gambar met National Democracy Institute representative in Azerbaijan Christi Kverk in the headquarters of the party yesterday.