03 April 2006 [16:00]

Black Sea states agree to set up common Euroregion

Moldova regards the initiative to establish the Black Sea Euroregion presented at the International Conference on Interregional Cooperation in the Black Sea Basin as instrument for consolidating the good neighborhood relations.
03 April 2006 [15:48]

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State arrives in Baku

Matthew J.Bryza, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, arrived in Baku.
03 April 2006 [15:16]

IV Assembly of the World Democratic Movement to be held in Istanbul

The IV Assembly of the World Democratic Movement has started its work in Istanbul from April 2.
03 April 2006 [15:03]

The Iranian military have tested "the world's fastest torpedo"

The Iranian military have tested "the world's fastest torpedo" in the course of the manoeuvres of the Iranian army and navy in the Gulf area, the Iranian State Television reports with reference to military sources.
03 April 2006 [14:51]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to visit Nagorno Karabakh

"The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are probable to visit Nagorno Karabakh region in May," Yuriy Merzlyakov, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from Russia, told.
03 April 2006 [14:35]

Rafik Aliyev: "Deep tolerance to Jews in Azerbaijan both from government and population"

There is deep tolerance to Jews in Azerbaijan both from government and population. The State Committee's on work with the religious structures head, Rafik Aliyev told at the meeting with the head of the Israeli PM office, Ariel Romot.
03 April 2006 [12:37]

Russia hails cooperation with Armenia, defends gas price rise

Russia's ambassador to Armenia said Monday that the two countries were promoting stability in the Caucasus region, and that Gazprom's decision to raise natural gas prices for the former Soviet republic was in line with current policy to move towards free-market pricing schemes.
03 April 2006 [11:42]

One more Azerbaijani soldier killed

One more Azerbaijani soldier has been killed as a result of the armistice violation of the Armenian armed forces.
03 April 2006 [11:34]

Azerbaijanis in Fatih condemn genocide

On 31 March a crowd of people gathered in the Sarachane Park to argue against allegations of the Armenian Genocide with the intention of remembering the mass killing of Azerbaijanis in Karabakh.
03 April 2006 [11:07]

Nizami Bahmanov: "Armenian FM's claims that Azerbaijan's violating ceasefire are absurd"

Armenian Foreign Minister, Vardan Oskanyan's claims that Azerbaijan is violating armistice rules, are absurd, the Head of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno Karabakh, Nizami Bahmanov told.
01 April 2006 [14:52]

Group of specialists expected to visit Baku as a result of Azeri-US dialogue on security

A dialogue on security, which was set up in 1996 between the United States and Azerbaijan should be strengthened.
01 April 2006 [10:24]

Mazahir Panahov meets OSCE representatives

Head of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Department for Elections Gerald Mitchell and general councilor of the organization Jonathan Stonestreet are on a visit in Azerbaijan at the invitation of Azerbaijan's Election Commission (CEC).
01 April 2006 [10:15]

President of Korea to visit Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov received Korean charge d'affaires to Azerbaijan Liu Guang Chul.
01 April 2006 [09:56]

Ambassador Polad Bulbuloglu meets with Russian Deputy FM

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigori Karasin received Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu on his request.
01 April 2006 [09:44]

Trial of Ruslan Bashirli, Ramin Tagiyev and Said Nuri started

Preparatory trial of Yeni Fikir Youth Movement Chief Ruslan Bashirli, Chief assistant Ramin Tagiyev and Coordinator Said Nuri was held in the Grave Crimes Court.
01 April 2006 [09:24]

Minister of Economic Development met with UN representatives

The Minister of Economic Development Heydar Babayev met with Marco Borsotti, the UN resident coordinator in Azerbaijan, Michael Hopkins, group manager of the "Using potential oil incomes in turning "back gold" into "human gold"" Project implemented in Azerbaijan, and Alan Webster, international advisor on macroeconomics and modeling.
01 April 2006 [09:16]

President Ilham Aliyev signs decree to make amendments and additions to the law "On mobilization preparation"

President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to apply the law on making amendments and additions to some legislation acts on application of the law "On Mobilization preparation".
01 April 2006 [08:45]

Novruz Mammadov: "Viewing of Azerbaijani lands as Armenian territory in international organizations' websites might be subversion"

"Showing of Azerbaijan's Karabakh and Nakhchivan regions as Armenian territories in international organizations websites might be subversion and we are fighting against this fact," President's Office Foreign Affairs Officer Novruz Mammadov told journalists.
01 April 2006 [08:35]

Natig Aliyev met with UN representatives

The Minister of Industry and Energy Natig Aliyev received Joanne DiSano, the Director Division for Sustainable Development Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations and Javad Amin Mansur, Vice-Chair of the 14th session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development.
01 April 2006 [01:20]

Safar Abiyev: "The Supreme Commander-in-Chief will decide how to react to regular cease-fire violations"

"The cease-fire violation in the frontline has become regular. It is broken more often in comparison with previous years," Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel-General Safar Abiyev told journalists.
31 March 2006 [18:01]

President received Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi

President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev received the delegation led by Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Emirate of the United Arab Emirates.
31 March 2006 [17:26]

Lithuanian President expected in Azerbaijan

Valdas Adamkus, the Lithuanian President, plans to pay his first official visit to Azerbaijan in April, Vitautas Naujus, the Lithuanian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, who handed over his credentials to the Azerbaijan President day before, stated.
31 March 2006 [17:09]

US State Secretary advisor and State Department's representative to visit Azerbaijan

US State Secretary advisor, Matthew Brise and the State Department's representative, Stephen Hisener will visit Azerbaijan in early April, PR-officer of the US Embassy, Jonathan Henick informs.
31 March 2006 [13:41]

The Azerbaijani Energy Minister met UN representatives

The Azerbaijani Minister of Industry and Energy, Natik Aliyev met the UN Economy and Social Issues' Department of the Continuous Development director, Joanna DeSano and the Chairman of the 14th session of the UN Continuous Development commission, Amin Mansur.
31 March 2006 [12:42]

Azeri embassies abroad carry out measures on Genocide Day

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has instructed the Azerbaijani embassies in foreign countries to prepare and organize several events in connection with Azerbaijani Genocide Day, the Azerbaijani FM, Elmar Mammadyarov, told journalists.
31 March 2006 [10:29]

Armenians prepare program on complex renovation of Shusha

The authorities of the separatist regime functioning in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan have prepared a program on complex renovation of the ancient Turk city of Shusha.
31 March 2006 [10:17]

Egyptian political analyst: "In case of American strike Iran to hit BTC"

The risks are great if Washington's neo-cons choose military options to prevent Iran from blocking US imperial designs for the Middle East, writes Mustafa El-Labbad.
31 March 2006 [10:13]

Azerbaijani FM to visit Brazil, Argentina and US

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will pay a visit to Brazil, Argentina and the United States on April 1.
31 March 2006 [09:44]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to meet in April

"OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs might hold their next meeting in April. I do not rule out the meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers, but the exact date of this meeting has not yet been fixed," American co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Steven Mann told.
31 March 2006 [09:30]

Vladimir Kazimirov: "Date and venue of Presidents' meetings shouldn't be publicized to achieve any result"

"I am not in state of neither pessimism nor euphoria after Rambouillet talks yielding no result. Having these feelings impedes settlement process. It is not surprising that Rambouillet talks ended fruitlessly," OSCE Minsk Group ex-co-chair Vladimir Kazimirov stated.
31 March 2006 [08:46]

Azerbaijani Embassy appeals to Hungarian law enforcement bodies

Azerbaijani Embassy in Hungary has appealed to the law enforcement bodies of this country to ensure Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov's security.
31 March 2006 [00:02]

President receives Italian Justice Minister

On Thursday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, received the delegation led by Senator Roberto Castelli, the Italian Justice Minister.
30 March 2006 [23:27]

President accepts credentials from new Lithuanian Ambassador

Ilham Aliyev accepted credentials from Vyatautas Naudazis, the new Lithuanian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
30 March 2006 [23:20]

Samad Seyidov: "We can change report by Latvian MP Boris Silevich"

"If the report by Latvian MP Broris Silevich includes the items unsatisfying Azerbaijan, we will be able to change it," Samad Seyidov, the Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, stated.
30 March 2006 [22:39]

First Israeli MP of Azerbaijani origin to visit Baku soon

First Israeli MP of Azerbaijani origin will arrive in Baku soon, Arthur Lenk, the Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan, informs.
30 March 2006 [21:45]

Siyavush Novruzov: YAP delegation to visit China

Delegation of the Yeni Azerbaijan party (YAP) will pay a visit to China on April 4-11 due to invitation of the Communist Party of China, Yeni Azerbaijan (YAP) Vice Executive Secretary, Siyavush Novruzov stated.
30 March 2006 [17:44]

Armenian cease-fire violation kills one more Azerbaijani soldier

As a result of Armenians violating the cease-fire, one more soldier of Azerbaijan's Army was killed.
30 March 2006 [17:13]

Samed Seyidov: Work group meets to clarify the political prisoners' problem

Meeting of the work group will be held in Milli Mejlis April 5, the head of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Samed Seyidov informs.
30 March 2006 [16:44]

Sabina Frazer: "Level of destruction of occupied Azarbaijani territories considerably above than at the Balkans"

Project director of the International Crisis Group on the Caucasian region Sabina Fraser and the analyst of the "Amnesty International" organization Lawrence Brewers had discussed the "Peace opportunities in Nagorno Karabakh" at the Washington office of the radio "Liberty".
30 March 2006 [14:49]

Asim Mollazade invited to conference on future status of Kosovo

Asim Mollazade, the Chair of the Democratic Reforms Party, has been invited to the conference "Future Status of Kosovo", organized by "Alliance of Liberals and Democrats-Reformers Group" of the Council of Europe, similar group of European Parliament, Party of Liberals and Democrats of Europe and "Liberal International".
30 March 2006 [14:13]

Plenary session of Supreme court held

On Thursday the next plenary session of the Azerbaijani Supreme Court was held, the press service of the Supreme Court announced.
30 March 2006 [13:55]

Azerbaijani and Italian Justice Ministers sign a protocol

An executive protocol on cooperation was signed between the Ministers of Justice of Azerbaijan and Italy at the meeting of the Ministers in the Ministry's Central Apparatus March 30.
30 March 2006 [12:51]

Daniel Fried: "No pressure on Azerbaijan, Armenia over Karabakh"

The United States is not pressuring either Azerbaijan or Armenia on the issue of settling the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the Department of State Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried has said.
30 March 2006 [11:29]

Development of US-Azerbaijan co-op discussed in Washington

During the visit to Washington Araz Azimov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, held talks on the development of the US-Azerbaijani dialogue on security, Tahir Karimov, the adviser on political issues of the Azerbaijani Embassy in the United States, informs.
30 March 2006 [11:01]

Andzhei Kaspshik confirmed that Armenians disrupted OSCE monitoring

OSCE monitoring disrupted by ceasefire breach.
30 March 2006 [10:04]

International organizations to submit their reports to the parliament

Milli Majlis socio-political standing commission discussed UNICEF's report on the right of the child at today's meeting.
29 March 2006 [19:21]

CIS Parliamentary Assembly's commission meeting is over

CIS Parliamentary Assembly's commission meeting on human rights and social policies has finished on March 29.
29 March 2006 [19:20]

Senior Chinese officials expected to pay visits to Azerbaijan

2006 will be a significant year in connection with the visits of senior state and government officials of the People's Republic of China.
29 March 2006 [19:18]

Draft project on the SRP to be presented to Parliament

A meeting of the parliamentary commission on human rights, legal policy and state building took place on March 29.
29 March 2006 [19:15]

Justice Ministry registers ANIP led by Etibar Mammadov

A staff meeting of the Justice Ministry considered on 29 March an appeal by the Azerbaijan National Independence Party on the registration of the party.
29 March 2006 [18:31]

GUAM permanent representatives meet in Strasbourg

A meeting of the permanent representatives of the member-countries of GUAM, a regional organization among Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, was held at the Council of Europe office based in Strasbourg.
29 March 2006 [18:29]

New Ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, Georgia appointed

In accordance with presidential decree newly appointed Ambassadors were granted a rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
29 March 2006 [18:22]

DRP leader meets deputy Ambassdor of Romania

On Wednesday MP Asim Mollazade, the chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), met with the deputy Ambassador of Romania to Azerbaijan, Victor Oprea.
29 March 2006 [18:17]

Japanese Ambassador: "Azeri-Japanese relationships continue developing"

Todahiro Abe attended a 'Blossoming of Sakura' concert on 29 March.
29 March 2006 [18:12]

Meeting of CIS Council of FMs due in St.Petersburg

A meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers will be held in St.Petersburg, Russia, on 21 April 2006.
29 March 2006 [18:10]

PABEC fall meeting to be held in Azerbaijan

28th General Assembly's of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black sea Economic Cooperation Organization (PABEC) fall meeting will be held in Azerbaijan.
29 March 2006 [15:30]

Arif Mammedov: "Mistake at the EU Comission website fixed"

Mistake at the EU Comission website, where Nagorno Karabakh was shown as an Armenian territory, is fixed, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Benelux and EU countries, Arif Mammedov told.
29 March 2006 [10:55]

Communications Minister met with US Ambassador

The Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Ali Abbasov will visit USA in July.
29 March 2006 [10:48]

Italian Justice Minister visits Azerbaijan

Italian Justice Minister Roberto Kastelli will pay a two-day visit to Azerbaijan starting on Wednesday at the invitation of Azerbaijan's Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov.
29 March 2006 [10:46]

Next round of EU-Azerbaijan talks to take place in Baku

The next-third round of Azerbaijan-European Union talks on Action Plan within the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) will be held in Baku soon.
29 March 2006 [10:42]

EU map shows Azerbaijan's NK and Nakhchivan provinces as Armenian territory

Some parts of Azerbaijan's territories have been shown as a territory of Armenia on the website of the European Union European Commission directorship for energy.
29 March 2006 [09:56]

NATO positively appreciates activities done in Azerbaijan Interior Troops within IPAP

The NATO positively appreciated the activities done in Azerbaijani Interior Troops within Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP).
29 March 2006 [09:53]

Madat Guliyev: "My appointment chair of Interior Ministry Main Guard Department is a test for me"

"My appointment to chair of Interior Ministry Main Guard Department is a result of homage and confidence in me," said newly appointed chair of Interior Ministry Main Guard Department, Madat Guliyev.
29 March 2006 [09:13]

President received French Ambassador's credentials

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received newly assigned Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan, Bernard Amodrique du Shafo's credentials.
29 March 2006 [08:48]

Cooperation agreement to be signed between Account Chambers of Azerbaijan and Ukraine

Delegation led by the chair of the Accounts Chamber of Ukraine Valentin Simonenko will visit Baku at the first decade of May.
29 March 2006 [07:52]

Armenians violate cease-fire again

Armenians violated the cease-fire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Gazakh region.
28 March 2006 [23:09]

Chair of CEC to visit Budapest

Mazahir Panahov, the Chair of the Azerbaijani Central Elections Committee (CEC) will pay a visit to Hungary from 7 to 10 April 2006 at the invitation by Zoltan Totun, the Secretary General of the Association of Central and Eastern European Election Officials (ACEEEO).
28 March 2006 [22:50]

PA OSCE rapporteur Goran Lenmarker to arrive in Azerbaijan

Goran Lenmarker, the PA OSCE repporteur on Nagorno-Karabakh, will arrive in Azerbaijan in April, Eldar Ibrahimov, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to PA OSCE, informs.
28 March 2006 [17:02]

Azeri & Georgian frontier guards to meet in Gardabani region

The working meeting of Azerbaijani and Georgian frontier guards will be held in the Gardabani region at the Azerbaijani-Georgian border near the Red bridge.
28 March 2006 [16:59]

Working group prepares for Turkish President's visit to Baku

A Turkish expert group will arrive to Baku at the beginning of April to prepare for the official visit of the Turkish president Ahmed Nedjdet Sezer to Azerbaijan.
28 March 2006 [16:52]

Fuad Aleskerov: "Azerbaijani MNS becomes influential body protecting national interests and security"

Azerbaijani Ministry of National Security (MNS) turns into the influential structure, protecting national interests and security.
28 March 2006 [15:27]

Lithuania to open embassy in Azerbaijan

Galina Kobeskaite, the aide to the president of Lithuania, who took part at the 2nd Congress of World Azerbaijanis in Baku said her country is keen in development of links with Azerbaijan.
28 March 2006 [15:20]

Asefi regrets "anti-Iran remarks" in Baku seminar

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi on Tuesday expressed regret over "anti-Iran remarks" by participants in a seminar in Baku stressing such biased statements, made in presence of Azeri officials, are aimed at damaging the two countries' relations.
28 March 2006 [14:50]

Prime Minister of Turkey Rajab Tayyip Erdogan to visit Azerbaijan

The Prime Minister of Turkey Rajab Tayyip Erdogan will visit Azerbaijan in May this year.
28 March 2006 [14:04]

Maurizio Pavesi: "There is no problem in preparations for by-elections to Milli Majlis"

There is no problem in preparations for by-elections to Milli Majlis, Maurizio Pavesi, the Head of the OSCE Baku Office, told.