Politics

01 April 2005 [14:24]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "Participation of Nagorno Karabakh in the process of talks might be needed"

"OSCE Minsk Group has already determined some components of the regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict. In the last talks this is being looked into and the sides generally do not object the suggested plan. But enough difference is seen in the positions of the sides of conflict within various details".
01 April 2005 [14:22]

Meeting of heads of MFA of Azerbaijan and Armenia to be in London

Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mammedyarov and Vardan Oskanayan will meet in London, capital of Great Britain.
01 April 2005 [14:21]

Alexander Kvasnevski: "Projects between Azerbaijan and Poland in the field of transportation of natural gas and oil to Europe is being prepared"

In the frames of the visit of President Ilham Aliyev to Poland state leaders of both states made declarations in front of the media.
31 March 2005 [16:09]

Ilham Aliyev: "Armenia shouldn't lose reality sense"

The Azerbaijan leadership strives for fair settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on base of norms of international law.
31 March 2005 [16:07]

OSCE chairman-in-office to visit Azerbaijan

In the frame of his visit to the South Caucasus on April 2, OSCE Chairman-in-office, foreign minister of Slovenia Dimitrij Rupel will visit Azerbaijan.
31 March 2005 [16:04]

Azerbaijan foreign ministry registered about 100 thousand visas in 2004

The Consulate department of the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry registered about 100 thousand visas in 2004. Agency Trend reports, the chief of consulate department of Azerbaijan MFA Nadir Huseynov informed 30 March.
31 March 2005 [16:00]

Steynar Gil welcomed the release of prisoners imprisoned during the October 15-16 riots

The policy of Azerbaijan government directed to the solution of socio-economical problems should be large-scaled.
31 March 2005 [15:56]

D.Rupel: "Conflict settlement is possible only if both parties are sure in benefit of peaceful agreement"

"The Ministers of foreign affairs of Armenia and Azerbaijan are involved into constructive dialogue, which may provide significant progress at negotiations".
31 March 2005 [15:55]

Polish President: Nagorno-Karabakh is inseparable part of Azerbaijan

Poland supports territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
31 March 2005 [15:45]

3 Azerbaijan-Polish intergovernmental agreements signed in Warsaw

3 Azerbaijan-Polish bilateral intergovernmental agreements has been signed in Warsaw, 30 March in Warsaw during the first day of the Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev's official visit.
31 March 2005 [15:41]

Armenians violated ceasefire again

Divisions of Armed Forces of Armenia in the positions located in north-west of the occupied village Sarijali of Aghdam region fired at the positions of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan in the direction of Evoghlu village of that region at 8.30-8.45p.m on 29 March.
30 March 2005 [14:25]

Supreme court of Azerbaijan declined appeals of 7 opposition leaders

The Supreme Court of Azerbaijan declined appeals of pardoned 7 opposition leaders about their acquittal and reverse of decision of Appellation court.
30 March 2005 [14:07]

Elmar Huseynov Foundation established

Constituent Assembly of the editor in chief of "Monitor" magazine, late journalist Elmar Huseynov Foundation was held in International Press Club.
30 March 2005 [14:03]

Armenians violated ceasefire in three directions

On March 28, at 15.00-15.20 the divisions of Armenian Armed Forces from their positions located 1.5 km in north-east from Kheyrimli village of Gazakh region fired at Mezemli village of that region.
30 March 2005 [14:02]

Vardan Oskanyan: "In present situation interference of Russia to regulation process of the conflict is undesirable"

"Nagorno Karabakh is not able to solve the problem in military way. War happened once and Armenia won, but the matter has not been solved yet.
30 March 2005 [14:00]

Commander of Turkish Military Navy Forces, Admiral Ozden Ornek: "Turkey will not open its borders with Armenia"

The meeting of the commander of Turkish Military Navy Forces, Admiral Ozden Ornek paying an official visit to Azerbaijan had a meeting with the Minister of Defense, general-colonel Safar Abiyev on March 28.
30 March 2005 [13:48]

President Ilham Aliyev is paying an official visit to Poland tomorrow

President Ilham Aliyev is paying for two days official visit to Poland by the invitation of President of Poland Alexander Kvasnevski.
29 March 2005 [15:50]

American Jewish Distribution Committee delegation met with Azeri president

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the delegation of the American Jewish Distribution Committee led by its Chair Mrs. Ellen Heller, March 28.
29 March 2005 [15:46]

Ilham Aliyev will participate at GUUAM Summit

"The official Baku has always paid significant attention to organization GUUAM, which unites Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Moldova.
29 March 2005 [15:38]

The Washington Times - "Armeina - warehouse of evil"

The recent arrest of 18 people planning to smuggle Soviet-made grenade launchers, shoulder-fired missiles and other Russian military weapons into the United States is a disturbing national-security problem connecting unresolved conflicts in the former Soviet Union to our homeland security.
29 March 2005 [15:28]

Azeri opposition patries meeting will take place on April 10

Three right-wing opposition parties, Musavat, the Azerbaijan National Front Party and the Democratic Party have announced that they will meet in Baku April 10.
29 March 2005 [15:12]

There are 6 candidates to the post of director general of Public Television

Yesterday the next meeting of transmission Commission of Public TV (PTV) was held.
29 March 2005 [15:01]

About 50 Azeri citizens held action in front of the Ombudsman’s Office

About 50 citizens complaining of law enforcement bodies started holding action in front of the Ombudsman’s Office beginning from yesterday.
26 March 2005 [16:48]

Special forces of Iran and Azerbaijan will struggle against criminality together

President Ilham Aliyev signed an order within approving the documents signed between the Ministry of National Security (MNS) and Ministry of Security of Iran Islam Republic (MSIIR).
26 March 2005 [16:36]

Malcolm Bruce's report on Azerbaijan to be made out by April session

PACE rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan Malcolm Bruce will have made out his report on his visit to Azerbaijan on March 14-16 by April session of that organization.
26 March 2005 [16:35]

Azerbaijan President will pay an official visit to Pakistan in April

The official visit of the Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev to Pakistan is scheduled for mid of April. Reliable sources informed agency Trend.
26 March 2005 [16:23]

The Kazakhstan President to pay visit to Azerbaijan

The Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev is to pay official visit to Azerbaijan in the nearest weeks.
26 March 2005 [16:14]

President issued a decree on abolishing Azerbaijan State Television and Radio Company

President Ilham Aliyev has issued a decree on organizing "Azerbaijan Television and Radio Programmes " Closed Stock Company (CSC).
26 March 2005 [16:13]

Monitoring held in the contact line of forces

According to mandate of personal representative of current chairman of OSCE, yesterday monitoring was held in contact line of forces in the territory of Borsunlu village of Goranboy region.
25 March 2005 [17:10]

OSCE monitoring to be held in the contact line of forces

According to mandate of personal representative of current chairman of OSCE, today monitoring is planned to be held in contact line of forces in the territory of Borsunlu village of Goranboy region.
25 March 2005 [17:05]

Meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan is expected in nearest future

The Meeting of the Armenian president Robert Kocharian with the Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev is expected in the nearest future.
25 March 2005 [16:50]

Turkish naval forces commander to visit Azerbaijan

The delegation, with the commander of naval forces of Turkey, or-admiral Ozdan Ornak at the head, is to pay visit 28 March, to Baku. The Turkish Embassy to Azerbaijan informed Trend agency about this.
25 March 2005 [16:47]

Chairman-in-Office of OSCE to pay visit to Azerbaijan 1-2 april

Within frames of visit to states of the Southern Caucasus the chairman-in- office of OSCE and the minister of foreign affairs of Slovenia Dimitri Rupel is to pay visit to Azerbaijan 1-2 April.
24 March 2005 [15:05]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "As the occupation continues, the regulation of settlement problem will not be possible"

"Nagorno Karakbakh authority let the fact investigating group of OSCE know that they support the settlement in Lachin".
24 March 2005 [14:56]

Armenians intends to hold a chess tournament in Karabakh

Administration of Azerbaijan Chess Federation (ACF) sent a letter to the President of International Chess Federation (ICF) Kirsan Ilyumjinov , inviting to prevent Armeninas' attempt of holding a chess tournament again in Upper Garabagh occupied by them.
24 March 2005 [14:32]

Cochairmen ascertaining the date and place of Mammadyarov-Oskanyan meeting

"The visit of the chairs of OSCE Minsk group to the region in the nearest time is not expected".
24 March 2005 [14:27]

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan made a statement on the report made out by fact-finding mission of OSCE

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan made statement on the report made out by Fact-finding Mission of Minsk Group of OSCE, about settling facts in the occupied territories.
24 March 2005 [14:26]

Asim Mollazade: "President decree about pardon removed issue about inclusion of Azerbaijan into agenda at pace spring session"

"Signing of the decree about pardon by the president Ilham Aliyev 20 March, prevented inclusion of issue connected with Azerbaijan into agenda of the spring session of parliament Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)".
24 March 2005 [14:22]

Armenia and Azerbaijan plan not to exchange prisoners hence, but to release them

The state commission of Azerbaijan and Armenia on issues of military prisoners and lost persons plans running regular direct contacts.
23 March 2005 [05:22]

Azeri-Armenian war can start any day

An Azeri-Armenian war may start any day, President Ilkham Aliev of Azerbaijan said to newsmen.
23 March 2005 [01:06]

U.S. Department welcomes pardoning 114 people

The United States welcomes the decision by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on pardoning 114 people, among that a prisoners sentenced after the accomponied by violence protests following a 2003 presidential vote.
22 March 2005 [03:46]

OSCE Baku welcomes decision of Azeri President

The OSCE Office in Baku welcomed the decision of the Azerbaijani authorities to pardon people imprisoned for criminal offences in connection with public disturbances in the aftermath of 2003 Presidential Election.
21 March 2005 [03:44]

Ilham Aliyev frees political prisoners

Azerbaijan freed dozens of people considered political prisoners by European human rights bodies.
19 March 2005 [16:07]

13 Azerbaijan-Chinese documents signed in Beijing - UPDATED

Agency Trend re?orts, within official visit of the ?resident of AR Ilham Aliyev to China 13 Azerbaijan-Chinese documents were signed in Beijing 17 March.
19 March 2005 [14:43]

Coalition of PPFA-Musavat-DPA is to be serious competitor of government at parliament elections

"The main fight at forthcoming ?arliament elections in November will ?roceed between three leading o??osition ?arties and government".
19 March 2005 [14:41]

Armenians killed one more Azeri soldier

One more military man of ours died as a result of sniper shoot made by Armed Forces of Armenia.
19 March 2005 [14:39]

Araz Azimov: "The figures shown in the report of Fact Finding Mission are much closer to the ones, presented by Azerbaijan"

Yesterday deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Araz Azimov, has held a press conference dedicated to the deliver of report drown out by Fact Finding Mission on illegal settling in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan to Permanent Commission of OSCE in Vienna yesterday.
19 March 2005 [14:36]

Azerbaijani Defense Minister: Azerbaijan to make peace with Armenia only after liberation of its occupied territories

"Until Azerbaijan lands are under Armenian occu?ation, Azerbaijan will not make any ?eace with this state".
19 March 2005 [14:34]

Ilham Aliyev: "If peaceful negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh fail, Baku to undertake steps, proceeding from new situation"

If during meetings of ministers of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan and Armenia ?rogress is achieved, then in this case it is necessary to run next round of consultations of the state heads.
19 March 2005 [03:44]

Monitoring of OSCE ended up without any incident

Yesterday according to the mandate of personal representative of current chief of OSCE in the territory of Gapanli village of Terter, in the line of contact of troops monitoring was held.
19 March 2005 [03:26]

"Al-Gaeda" supporters attempting to commit terror acts in the territory of the Azerbaijan arrested

At the result of operational-searching measures conducted by Ministry of National Security (MNS), specially trained criminal group attempting to cause propaganda activity and commit several terror acts in the republic.
19 March 2005 [03:22]

Ombudsmen to submit to Parliament annual report "About regulation of provision and protection of rights and freedoms of citizen in Azerbaijan" 25 March

Ombudsmen of Azerbaijan Elmira Suleymanova will submit to Milli Mejlis the annual re?ort "About regulation of ?rovision and ?rotection of human rights in Azerbaijan" 25 March. Ombudsmen office told agency Trend.
19 March 2005 [03:00]

China unambiguously supports territorial integrity of Azerbaijan

The agency Trend re?orts, the chairman of Peo?le's Re?ublic of China (PRC) Khu Zsintao declared about this 17 March in Beijing during the meeting with the Azerbaijan ?resident Ilham Aliyev.
18 March 2005 [02:24]

President Ilham Aliyev to pay an official visit to Pakistan in April

President Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to Pakistan in April.
18 March 2005 [02:10]

OSCE representatives to run monitoring at contact line of troops

In accordance with mandate of ?ersonal re?resentative of acting chairman of OSCE the monitoring is to be held 17 March, at the section of the village Ga?anly of the Terter region of Azerbaijan, at contact line of troo?s.
18 March 2005 [02:06]

Iranian vice president to pay visit to Azerbaijan

The vice ?resident of Islamic Re?ublic of Iran (IRI), chief of de?artment of tourism and ?rotection of historical monuments Seyid Huseyn Marashi is to ?ay visit to Azerbaijan, 6 A?ril.
18 March 2005 [01:59]

Next ceasefire regime violation by Armenian army

Groups of armed forces of Armenia ?eriodically subjected to fire the ?ositions of armed forces of Azerbaijan from their ?positions, located at distance of 1 kilometer to the North and 2.5km to the South-East from occu?ied village Saridjaly of Agdam region 15 March night to 16 March, 20.30-01.45.
18 March 2005 [01:56]

Malcolm Bruce held a press conference dedicated to the results of his visit to Baku

In the information office of Parliamentary Assembly of European Council in Baku Malcolm Bruce-speaker of this organization within political prisoners in Azerbaijan held a press conference dedicated to the results of his visit to Baku.
18 March 2005 [01:49]

US ambassador thinks, continuous ceasefire violation at Armenian-Azerbaijan front increases attention to conflict settlement process

Washington is concerned with continuous ceasefire violation at the contact line of armed forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia. Such state causes great concern.
18 March 2005 [01:45]

Ramiz Malikov: "Breaking of ceasefire intensively makes the break out of the war possible"

"Breaking of the ceasefire intensively in the front and loss of life by Azerbaijan side at the result of it makes the break out of the war possible. All must be concerned about it."
18 March 2005 [01:37]

Indian embassy denied information about labor activity of Indian company at the territory of Kalbajar region

The Indian Embassy in Baku spoke with declaration, that none company registered in India, deals with any labor activity at the territory of occupied Kalbajar region of Azerbaijan.
18 March 2005 [01:36]

Council of Europe not to allow Azerbaijan delaying solution of issue of political prisoners

"The Council of Europe (CE) will not allow Azerbaijan delaying with solution of issue of political prisoners. Trends informs, rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan of the Committee of legal issues and human rights PACE Malcolm Bruce stated about this.
18 March 2005 [01:25]

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan emigration troops to fortify cooperation

The protocol about cooperation in the area of defense of borders between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan was signed 15 March, in Baku, informs agency "Trend".
16 March 2005 [22:56]

Armenian army again violated ceasefire

Armenian military units located 1 km north and 2,5 km southeast of the occupied Sanjaly village in Agdam region subjected from 8.30 p.m. to 1.45 a.m. (March 15-16) positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces on the opposite side to sub-machine-gun and machine-gun fire, according to the press service of the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan.
16 March 2005 [22:41]

Armenian terrorist could blow up New York subway

Eighteen men of various nationalities were charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to smuggle into the country arms that ranged from shoulder-fired missiles and rocket-propelled grenades, U.S. Attorney David Kelly said at a news conference in New York.
16 March 2005 [22:40]

Two Azeri soldiers were killed by Armenian snipers

Two soldiers of Azerbaijan wounded as a result of shooting by Armenians died in the hospital today.
16 March 2005 [22:26]

Armenians broke ceasefire in the direction of Gazakh region

Divisions of Armed Forces of Armenia fired the positions of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan located in the territory of Gizil Hajili village of Gazakh region from their positions located in1.5 km to the east of Berkaber village of Ichevan region and 2 km to the north-east of occupied Kheyrimli village of Gazakh region and Mazamli village with submachine and machine guns at 23.50-00.15 on March 14.
16 March 2005 [22:24]

Malcolm Bruce met with families of persons considered political prisons by Council of Europe

Malcolm Bruce speaker on case with political prisoners in Azerbaijan of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PA CE) met the families of persons who are considered political prisons by the organization in Information Department of Baku representation of CE yesterday.
16 March 2005 [22:19]

Nagorno-Karabakh issue to be discussed in Brussels

Discussions of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict are to be held 17-18 March in Brussels. The member of the parliament delegation of Azerbaijan to PACE Elmar Ibrahimov informed agency Trend.
16 March 2005 [14:17]

14 documents on bilateral cooperation prepared between Azerbaijan and Poland

14 new documents on bilateral cooperation were prepared between Azerbaijan and Poland. The Polish embassy to Azerbaijan informed agency Trend.
16 March 2005 [14:03]

Milii Mejlis confirmed the composition of Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Council

Law project "about mortgage" was discussed in the second reading and adopted in the second part of today's meeting of Milli Mejlis (parliament).
16 March 2005 [13:49]

Department of foreign affairs of Canada to introduce adjustments into erroneous information on internet-site, connected with Azerbaijan

The erroneous information, connected with Azerbaijan, located on internet- site of the Department of foreign affairs of Canada is to be updated. MFA of Azerbaijan informed agency Trend about this.
16 March 2005 [13:46]

Training in the area of the fight against illegal migration of human traffic runs in Baku

The mobile group, established by commandment of the training center of Armed Forces of the Turkey on cooperation, runs training in Azerbaijan.
16 March 2005 [01:12]

Extremely negative attitude to activity of some Canadian companies expressed in Azerbaijan

The parliament and the Azerbaijan society express their extremely negative attitude to activity of some Canadian companies, contradicting to norms of the international law.
15 March 2005 [23:28]

Transport ministers from TRACECA member-states to meet in Baku

Transport Ministers of 12 TRACECA member-states will be held in Baku on 21 April 2005, Asgar Alakbarov, the Executive Director of the Coordinating Bureau of European Union's Technical Assistance Program (TACIS) in Azerbaijan, told Trend.