Politics

10 June 2005 [08:32]

PACE monitoring committee’s report on Azerbaijan might be softened

A report by the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the functioning of the democratic institutes in Azerbaijan might be softened at the moment of its consideration at June session of the PACE, Trend reports quoting Matz Lindberg, a special representative of the Council of Europe (CE) General Secretariat in Azerbaijan, a news conference in Thursday.
10 June 2005 [08:22]

Azeri President receives head of Italian Senate

Italy will hence support Azerbaijan’s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Fiorella Provera, the chairman of the permanent parliamentary commission on international relations and emigration of the Italian Senate, told a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Thursday.
10 June 2005 [08:11]

Samad Seyidov: “The matter of political prisoner does not concern the commitments of Azerbaijan any more”

Fulfillment of the commitments of Azerbaijan before the Council of Europe will be discussed on 22 June, the third day of the Summer Session.
10 June 2005 [08:09]

During president Aliyev’s visit to Croatia political declaration will be signed

During the forthcoming official visit on 10-11 June, 2005 of the Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev to Croatia, political declaration will be signed, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan told Trend.
10 June 2005 [08:07]

Fiorello Provera “Italy is for the Nagorno Karabakh conflict to support in the frame of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan”

A meeting between a delegation led by the head of the Foreign Affairs and emigration questions permanent committee of the Italian senate Fiorello Provera and the members of the International Affairs and inter-parliamentarian relations permanent commission of Milli Majlis (MM) was held in the parliament yesterday.
10 June 2005 [08:04]

Samad Seyidov:”I hope for positive results in the talks with Venice Commission”

“Holding high level of elections to meet international standards is more important than changing the structure of the election commissions. Generally, I don’t think that it will present any problems to make any changes”.
09 June 2005 [09:48]

Azerbaijan: deterioration of the situation of human rights on the eve of the forthcoming parliamentary elections

On the occasion of the June Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) presents a situation note on the deterioration of human rights and the state of fundamental freedoms in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
09 June 2005 [09:31]

Seminar on "Strategic significance of Azerbaijan" held in Baku

Azerbaijan becomes the regional leader and changes in the region started with the signing of the “Contract of the Century” in 1994, the head of the President’s administration office foreign relations department, Novruz Mammadov, stated at the seminar held at the International Press Club on ”Geo-strategic significance of Azerbaijan”, Trend reports.
09 June 2005 [09:23]

89 prisoners kept in Gobustan appealed Ilham Aliyev for being pardoned

89 life sentenced prisoners and being kept in the Gobustan closed prison appealed to the president Ilham Aliyev with a request to reduce their punishment period.
09 June 2005 [09:02]

Religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Georgia to continue joint efforts for establishing peace and stability in region

Religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Georgia will continue joint efforts for establishing peace and stability in Caucasus, developing good relations between the religious congregations, peoples and states, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Clerical Board (CMCB), sheyh-ul-islam, hadji, Allahshyukyur Pashazade, stated while receiving Iliya II, the Katalikos–Patriarch of all Georgia, in his residence, Trend reports.
09 June 2005 [09:01]

Vladimir Kazimirov: “Armenia will not give 7 regions back to Azerbaijan in vain”

The former Russian co-chairman of the Minsk Group of OSCE Vladimir Kazimirov participated in the “Geo-strategic significance of Azerbaijan” seminar held in Baku on the invitation of the non-governmental organizations.
09 June 2005 [08:54]

Visit of Iran President’s special envoy, Mehti Safari to Baku delayed

A visit of a special envoy of Iran’s President Khatami, Mehti Safari, on the Caspian Sea status, delayed.
09 June 2005 [08:46]

Armenian troops anew violate ceasefire regime

On Tuesday the armed divisions of Armenia fired with sub-machine guns and machine-guns from 21.35 to 21.50 from their positions in Kuropatkino village of Khojavand District the Azerbaijani positions in opposite, the Defense ministry announced.
09 June 2005 [08:44]

New crossing rules applied in Russia-Azerbaijan border

It is already three days that the Russian citizens cross the Azerbaijan-Russia border on the basis of the new rules according to an agreement achieved between the two countries.
09 June 2005 [08:40]

Turkey will render Azerbaijan military assistance in the volume of $2.1 mln.

Turkey will give Azerbaijan disinterested military aid in the volume of $2.1 mln. in 2005.
09 June 2005 [08:27]

Strasburg expects to be invited for participation at monitoring of Azerbaijan parliament elections

The special representative of secretary general of the Council of Europe to Azerbaijan Mats Lindberg hopes, Azerbaijan government is to invite members Parliament assembly of CE for supervision of forthcoming parliament elections in the state.
08 June 2005 [10:07]

Great Britain supports development of democratic institutes in Azerbaijan - ambassador

We support development of democratic institutes in Azerbaijan and supremacy of the law in Azerbaijan.
08 June 2005 [09:44]

Venice Commission announced some consents achieved in the talks with Azerbaijan authority

The project will be submitted to Milli Majlis (parliament) after government of Azerbaijan makes amendments to the Election Code in accordance with the advice of council of Europe Venice Commission (VC) given in 2004.
08 June 2005 [09:44]

Elmar Mammedyarov: “We conduct discussions on what kinds of troops to be placed in the territories to be liberated from occupation”

“Discussions on what kinds of troops to be placed in the territories to be liberated from occupation are held”.
08 June 2005 [09:30]

Member of “YeS” bloc met with OSCE representatives

A meeting between the estimating mission of OSCE and the members of “YeS” bloc took place in the Baku office of OSCE yesterday.
08 June 2005 [09:16]

Scientist from Austria writes book on history of Azerbaijan

Professor of the Vienna University, Erich Feigel, in the framework of his visit to Azerbaijan, met with the Azerbaijan’s President, Ilham Aliyev, chairman of the State Committee on work with Azerbaijanis, residing abroad, Nazim Ibragimov, on 6 June, and on 7 June he will meet with the media representatives.
08 June 2005 [08:55]

Ilham Aliyev received chairman of England-Azerbaijan Society, Lord Frazer

The president Ilham Aliyev received the chairman of the England-Azerbaijan Society, the member of the Lords chamber of the parliament of Great Britain, the former energy minister Lord Frazer yesterday.
08 June 2005 [08:45]

Azeri President to visit US

The Azerbaijani - US talks on preparations for the official visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to the United States are underway, Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Minister for Foreign Affairs, told journalists on Tuesday.
08 June 2005 [08:34]

USA State Department welcomed 4 June rally to be permission

The USA State Department welcomed Azerbaijani government’s permitting the 4 June meeting.
07 June 2005 [09:14]

AGO group to visit Baku

An "Ago" Monitoring group of the Committee of Ministers of the CE led by the Head of the representation of Germany in Strasbourg Wegener will visit Azerbaijan on June 30 – 1 July 1, the Office of the special representative of the CE General Secretary in Azerbaijan, told Trend.
07 June 2005 [09:03]

Ilham Aliyev’s visits to Greece and Slovenia delayed

The Azerbaijan President Aliyev’s official visit to Greece, scheduled for early June, is delayed. The data of the visit is not yet known, the Greek Embassy to Azerbaijan told Trend.
07 June 2005 [08:58]

OSCE Office in Baku welcomes peaceful conduct of opposition rally, praises Mayor's office

The OSCE Office in Baku yesterday welcomed the peaceful and orderly conduct of a 4 June opposition rally and praised the Mayor's office for finding an appropriate location.
07 June 2005 [08:54]

Ilham Aliyev met with chairman of Lithuanian Seym

President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation led by the chairman of the Lithuanuan Seym Arturas Paulauskas.
07 June 2005 [07:59]

Italian senator to arrive in Baku

Chairman of Italian Senate Commission on Foreign Relations Fiorello Provera will come to Baku on 8 June.
06 June 2005 [09:00]

Next meeting of opposition will be held on 18 June

Next meeting of UCLER (Three) is to be held 18 June.
06 June 2005 [08:52]

Azeri opposition held march-meeting in Baku

The “Tripartite” bloc held a march-meeting in Baku city yesterday.
06 June 2005 [08:45]

Azerbaijani delegation to PACE to sent letter of protest to Malcolm Bruce

“We shall send a letter of protest to Malcolm Bruce. The list of 107 prisoners which was sent to the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) has been prepared by right protectors Eldar Zeynalov and Leyla Yunus.
04 June 2005 [10:26]

Yuri Merzlyakov: “Moving of Russian military bases to Armenia can’t lay obstacles for the process of negotiations”

“I do no think that, the exploitation of Azerbaijan section of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan main export pipeline can have direct effect on the regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh problem. Anyway, this factor will not cause cardinal changes in the positions of the sides on the resolution process”.
04 June 2005 [10:05]

Next meeting between Elmar Mammedyarov and Vardan Osknayan to take place on 18 June in Paris

The place and the date of the next meeting between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammedyarov and Vardan Osknayan has been announced.
04 June 2005 [09:37]

Ambassador of France visited southern region

The extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of France in Azerbaijan Rolan Blatman and the counselor on collaboration and culture of the embassy Iv Bertran visited the southern region.
04 June 2005 [09:32]

Senator Charles Heigl: “Dislocation of additional military equipment in the conflict zone makes the problem tenser”

“Withdrawal of Russian military bases from Georgia sounds good. Armenia is a sovereign state and it should define the future fate of the Russian military bases independently. This problem should be solved together with Russia” - told by American senator Charles Heigl in his briefing for the journalists in Yerevan.
04 June 2005 [08:35]

Structure of election commissions to be changed after the parliamentary elections

The working group representing the government of Azerbaijan and Council of Europe Venice Commission came to an agreement as the result of the negotiations dedicated to making amendments to the Election Code on making changes to the structure of election commissions after November elections in Strasbourg on 31 May.
03 June 2005 [11:32]

1500 Azerbaijani citizens appealed Sweden government for political asylum and refugee status

About 1500 Azerbaijani citizens appealed to the Immigration Office of Sweden for getting political asylum and refugee status last year.
03 June 2005 [10:17]

Gultekin Hajiyeva: “Public television should function before parliamentary elections”

“We have lost important time concerning the establishing the public television. We have to work intensively to overcome it. This television must function by the parliamentary election”.
03 June 2005 [09:34]

P.Burdykin: “Possible re-dislocation of Russian ammunition from Georgia to Armenia not to be applied against any third state”

«The decision about possible re-dislocation of Russian military equipment from Georgia to Armenia is not yet adopted by the Russian party and information of mass media about supplies of some special trains are not connected with re-dislocation of bases from one party to another party at all».
03 June 2005 [09:30]

Murtuz Aleskerov: «Composition of electoral commissions not to be changed»

The composition of Electoral commissions in connection with forthcoming elections is not to be changed».
03 June 2005 [08:41]

New ambassador of Russia to Azerbaijan to be appointed in August

Russia will appoint a new ambassador to Azerbaijan recently. According to the information given by Pyotr Burdikin, Temporary Affairs Commissioner of Russia, the candidacy of the person is looked into in the commissions of State Duma and Federal Council nominated by the Russian president.
03 June 2005 [08:12]

President signed order on establishing State Commission on Azerbaijan’s Integration to Europe

The president Ilham Aliyev signed an order on forming the State Commission on Azerbaijan’s Integration to Europe.
02 June 2005 [14:53]

Senator Charles Heigle: “It will cause serious anxiety if military supplies of Russia are placed in Armenia”

The USA Congress Senator Charles Heigle who visited Baku yesterday held press conference yesterday.
02 June 2005 [14:45]

Azerbaijan government agreed introducing amendments to electoral code, but this does not refer to composition of electoral commissions

Azerbaijan government agreed introducing additional amendments to electoral code, not envisaged in the draft of changes proposed by them.
02 June 2005 [14:42]

Ilham Aliyev received the USA delegation

The president Ilham Aliyev received the delegation lead by the senator Charles Haigle yesterday.
02 June 2005 [14:38]

Meeting between government and opposition was held

“I indicate regretfully, the second meeting didn’t bring results, which could please and elevate Azerbaijan community”, the deputy chairman of reformer wing of the Popular Front Azerbaijan Party Fuad Mustafayev informed the journalists about this, the agency Trend reports.
02 June 2005 [14:33]

Monitoring held in contact line of troops

Monitoring was held in the territory of the village Garakhanbayli of Fuzuli region, in the contact line of troops in accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-office yesterday.
02 June 2005 [14:27]

Lithuanian Seym chairman to come for official visit to Azerbaijan

Lithuanian Seym chairman Arturas Paulauls will come for official visit to Azerbaijan.
02 June 2005 [13:44]

Sergey Kuznetsov: “Not so serious result was achieved in the last discussions between the Venice Commission and the Azerbaijani government”

“Not so serious result was achieved in the last discussions between the Venice Commission and the Azerbaijani government related to the changes to the Election Code.”
02 June 2005 [13:43]

FBI expert met with investigation-operative group of MNS

The expert of Federal Bureau of Investigations Mark Kirbi, investigating the circumstances of assassination of editor-in-chief of Monitor Elmar Huseynov, met with members of investigation-operative group of the Ministry of National Security (MNS), which were dealing with this crime 30 May.
02 June 2005 [10:03]

Samad Seyidov: “Azerbaijan government is interested in holding of elections to European standards”

Head of Azerbaijani delegation to Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE), chairman of Milli Majlis (parliament) permanent commission of international relations and inter-parliamentary relations Samad Seyidov held press conference at the headquarters of YAP yesterday.
01 June 2005 [12:58]

FBI associates holding investigation related to murder of Elmar Huseynov’s arrived in Baku again

The associates of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) of USA arrived in Azerbaijan again in order to help the investigation group investigating the execution of the editor-in-chief of the “Monitor” journal Elmar Huseynov.
01 June 2005 [12:54]

Azerbaijanis intending to get refuge from Swedish government by fake ways deported from this country

Great number of Azerbaijanis who left for Sweden to get refugee status faced with the danger of deportation from these country.
01 June 2005 [12:43]

Azeri political expert speak on unreality of Armenia’s joining to GUAM

Eldar Namazov, the Director of the Public Forum «In the name of Azerbaijan», ex-head of the President’s Secretariat, thinks it too immature a statement by the Armenian Foreign Minister, Vardan Oskanian, on possible consideration of membership at the GUAM by Armenia.
01 June 2005 [12:36]

One more soldier of Azerbaijan army died at front line

Armenian party 31 May violated ceasefire regime and as a result of shooting in direction to village Hasanbeyli of Terter region the soldier of Azerbaijan army Zafar Khalilov died.
01 June 2005 [12:25]

Azerbaijan citizens living in Russia will be able to get national passports in Azerbaijan Embassy to Moscow

Azerbaijan citizens living in Russia hence will be able getting national passports without returning to their motherland. The agency Trend reports, the minister of internal affairs of Azerbaijan Ramil Usubov said to journalists 31 May.
01 June 2005 [12:20]

American Senator starts visit to Azerbaijan

A visit of the American Senator, Charles Hagel starts to Azerbaijan, the report of the US Embassy’s press-service says.
01 June 2005 [12:13]

Yerevan might recognize the independence of the separatist regime occupied the territories of Azerbaijan

“The challenge of Baku concerning the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict might cause the negotiations process face dilemma. If Azerbaijani side remain in its previous principles it is not excluded the official Yerevan might recognize the independence of the Nagorno Karabakh”.
01 June 2005 [12:11]

Delegation of Latvian Seym members to visit Azerbaijan

The delegation, consisting of the Latvian Seym members will visit Azerbaijan on 5-7 June 2005, the Milli Mejlis press-service told Trend.
01 June 2005 [11:45]

Araz Azimov: “Transporting bases to Armenia is contrary to the region countries’ interests”

“Azerbaijan supports the agreement obtained between the sides on withdrawing the Russian military bases from the Georgian territory”.
01 June 2005 [11:41]

Azerbaijan government started negotiating with experts of Venetian commission of CE

The head of Administration of Milli Mejlis Safa Mirzoyev and the chief of department of legislation and legal expertise of Executive administration of the president Shain Aliyev started negotiating with experts of Venetian commission of the Council of Europe on point of introduction of amendments to Electoral code of Azerbaijan, 31 May.
01 June 2005 [11:39]

Samad Seyidov will attend PACE Permanent Committee meeting

Meeting of Permanent Committee Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) will take place in Lisbon, capital of Portugal.
01 June 2005 [11:37]

President Ilham Aliyev speaks for continuation of dialogue between government and opposition

The President Ilham Aliyev gets informed about the process of dialog between government and opposition.
31 May 2005 [13:48]

Vardan Oskanyan: “It is early to talk about placing of peaceful forces in the conflict zone”

“Positive achievements were gained in the Warsaw meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents concerning the resolution of the conflict. This gives impulse to continuation of the negotiations”.
31 May 2005 [13:46]

Positive tendencies in Armenia’s stance on Nagorno-Karabakh can be noticed

At least there appeared positive tendencies in Armenia’s stance in the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, Araz Azimov, told a briefing on Monday.
31 May 2005 [13:32]

Russian ambassador of OSCE Minsk group satisfied with talks in Baku

Russian Ambassador Yuriy Merzlyakov, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, is satisfied with the results of OSCE Mink Group co-chairs to the region and talks held under the peaceable resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
31 May 2005 [13:29]

Treaty signed between Azerbaijan and Japan

Treaty on recognition of and succession by the Government of Azerbaijan of treaties and other international agreements which had been concluded between Japan and the former USSR was signed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.
31 May 2005 [13:27]

Armament of Armenia to make negative impact on peace process in a Caucasus

«Azerbaijan’s position calls on the regional countries to avoid any military actions promoting the tension in the region and appearance of military spirits, Khalaf Khalafov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, to journalists on Monday.
31 May 2005 [13:25]

Ilham Aliyev will leave for Japan

Visiting Japan is also among the visits planned by President Ilham Aliyev for the next year.
28 May 2005 [16:31]

French co-chairman of the Minsk Group of OSCE Bernard Fassier held a press-conference

The French co-chairman of the Minsk Group of OSCE held a press-conference in the embassy of France in Azerbaijan.
28 May 2005 [16:28]

Azerbaijan in talks with Georgia to prevent replacement to Russian arms to Armenia

The Azerbaijani government authorities are in talks with Georgia to prevent the replacement of part of the Russia property and armed technique from Georgia to Armenia, Ramiz Hassanov, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
28 May 2005 [16:26]

Time and place of the government-opposition dialogue determined

The next stage of the negotiations on government-opposition dialogue will be held in the headquarters of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (reformers) on 1 June.
28 May 2005 [16:22]

Asim Mollazade presented his party and the elections bloc of the same name

The parliamentarian, lecturer of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe on Belarus retired from the ranks of PFPA (r) Asim Mollazade presented the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP) founded by him and the elections bloc of the same name in 'Hyatt Park" yesterday.
28 May 2005 [16:11]

Armenians violated the ceasefire again

Armenains keep on violating the ceasefire.