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To organize a music festival in nature`s lap is a good idea

07.08.2012 | Readed: 1913

"Charming nature and classic music make harmony in Gabala. We experience pleasure in being here. It is not difficult to discover how wonderful your country is. Organization of a festival in nature`s lap is very good idea. To perform and listen classic music in nature make human feels fine,"......

"The Gabala festival acquaints foreign guests with the Azerbaijani culture," Dmitry Yablonsky

26.07.2012 | Readed: 1851

The IV Gabala international musical festival has been organized at high level. At the festival to last 13 days, the music lovers will enjoy the interesting concert program, many glorified musical bands of the world. It was stated by Dmitry Yablonsky, one of art directors of the IV Gabala......

"Separatist "elections" in Nagorno Karabakh are illegal", Alexander Nesterov

19.07.2012 | Readed: 1868

"I consider that it is quite objectively that such "elections" can't be considered as elections within any independent state because none of the separatist regimes was internationally recognized. And participation of the international observers on these elections is inappropriate", the......

SOCAR estimates projected hydrocarbon reserves at 10 billion tons

14.07.2012 | Readed: 1900

Azerbaijan`s proven hydrocarbon reserves are estimated at 4.5 billion tons of equivalent fuel, head of the state oil company Socar, Rovnag Abdullayev, said. Abdullayev added the country`s projected hydrocarbon reserves are estimated at 10 billion tons of equivalent fuel. Abdullayev......

Ali Hasanov: Relations between Azerbaijan and Russia serve interest of our peoples

29.06.2012 | Readed: 1940

The main goal of the Russian-Azerbaijani inter-regional forum is to discuss the regional dimensions of the strategic partnership formed between the two countries, an assessment of the situation in this area and definition of development priorities. The statement was made by Ali Hasanov,......

Professor Nargiz Pashayeva: "012 Baku Public Art Festival is a wonderful project"

23.06.2012 | Readed: 1945

"012 Baku Public Art Festival is a wonderful project. The artists present their works in various genres," said rector of Baku branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University, professor Nargiz Pashayeva after the presentation of a regular project of the art festival.{nl}She said along with......

Azerbaijani ambassador Elman Arasli: "Iraq is the closest Arabic country to us"

20.06.2012 | Readed: 2184

Azerbaijan`s ambassador to Jordan and Iraq Elman Arasli gave an interview to Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency (AzerTAc).{nl}- Mr. Ambassador, the mass media outlets spread information on your visit to Iraq. Could you tell us about goal of your visit to this......

"Atmosphere of exemplary tolerance exists in Azerbaijan", Cardinal Fernando Filoni

12.06.2012 | Readed: 1898

"Atmosphere of exemplary tolerance exists in Azerbaijan. This is very well. Living together is very important," Cardinal Fernando Filoni from Vatican, who attends ceremony by Catholic Church of Baku on occasion of the 10th jubilee of Pope John Paul II`s visit to Azerbaijan, told in his......

"World`s most friendly, warm and hospitable people live in Azerbaijan"

05.06.2012 | Readed: 1917

"We are very pleased to participate in "Eurovision-2012" song contest. Because we got acquainted with a bright country like Azerbaijan", the representatives of Romania in "Eurovision-2012" song contest "Mandinga" band said.{nl}The members of the band expressed their satisfaction......

Azerbaijan-Turkey brotherhood mosque to be built in Baku

03.06.2012 | Readed: 1877

A grand mosque symbolizing the brotherhood between Azerbaijan and Turkey will be constructed in Baku, according to Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Associations Elshad Isgandarov.{nl}"Initiated directly by President Ilham Aliyev, this project is a symbol of the......

Presidential Administration`s official: European Parliament`s resolution has frivolous and slanderous character

26.05.2012 | Readed: 1942

Head of the Department for Work with Law-Enforcement Bodies of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Fuad Alasgarov gave an interview to the AzerTAc Agency. The Presidential Administration's official in particular said: "The European Parliament's resolution on Azerbaijan......

Emin Agalarov: Eurovision 2012 will be the most grandiose event in the song contest`s history

22.05.2012 | Readed: 1811

"Eurovision 2012 will be the most grandiose event in the song contest`s history and Azerbaijan seriously prepares for it," said popular singer Emin Agalov at the soiree "Russian Party for Everybody". Agalarov said the "Baku Crystal Hall" is a beautiful place for conducting of the......

Every Way That We Can

11.05.2012 | Readed: 1838

The Business Year magazine`s special edition dedicated to Azerbaijan features an interview with the country`s first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, MP Mehriban Aliyeva. AzerTAc presents the full text of the interview:{nl}"You are considered one of the......

Jon Ola Sand: Preparation for Eurovision 2012 goes well

08.05.2012 | Readed: 1854

The first rehearsal of Eurovision-2012 has been held on Monday, in Baku Crystal Hall. Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Jon Ola Sand gave an interview to Eurovision.az following examination of the Baku Crystal Hall. Preparation for the Eurovision-2012 goes according......

"Azerbaijan`s taking presidency of the UN Security Council is the result of the fact that our country has a say in the world"

06.05.2012 | Readed: 1839

"Azerbaijan`s taking presidency of the UN SEcurity Council is the result of the fact that our country has a say in the world," head of the socio-political department at the Presidential Administration Ali Hasanov told journalists. He underlined the election to and presidency of the UN......

"Ilham Aliyev is the most popular political figure"

06.05.2012 | Readed: 1837

The Estonian politician Max Kaur supported the US former ambassador to Azerbaijan, former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk group on resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict Matthew Bryza, who considers President Ilham Aliyev as the most popular political figure in Azerbaijan. Currently, Matthew......

Jon Ola Sand spokes about the preparation processes in "Baku Crystal Hall"

04.05.2012 | Readed: 1782

Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Jon Ola Sand commented regarding the works related to the Arena and Press Centre, while getting familiarized with the preparations at "Baku Crystal Hall." "The preparation for "Eurovision-2012" Song Contest is going well over there.......

My favorites are Sabina Babayeva and Engelbert Humperdinck, Emin Agalarov

02.05.2012 | Readed: 1848

"Representatives of Azerbaijan and UK Sabina Babayeva and Engelbert Humperdinck are my favorites in Eurovision 2012, which will be held in Baku. I think that they have great chances to win," Emin Agalarov told in his interview to eurovision.az. "I also support Buranovskie Babushki,......

Azerbaijan`s foreign policy priorities remain unchanged during its presidency in Security Council, Permanent representative to UN

02.05.2012 | Readed: 1827

The priorities of Azerbaijan's foreign policy will remain unchanged, by maintaining its relevance and during its presidency in the UN Security Council, Azerbaijan's Permanent Representative to the UN Agshin Mehdiyev told press. Azerbaijan headed the UN Security Council on May 1......

"Expansion of cooperation with Azerbaijan is very important to us"

28.04.2012 | Readed: 1781

"Expansion of cooperation with Azerbaijan is very important to us and it helps in the implementation of future plans," said vice-president of the Georgian representation of the European Law Students` Association, Zurab Bezhashvili, who attends International Baku Forum of Young Lawyers.......

Monitoring Committee of PACE discusses issue on Azerbaijan

27.04.2012 | Readed: 1910

AzerTAc interviews the chief of department on work with law-enforcement bodies of Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Fuad Alasgarov {nl}- As we know, a document on Azerbaijan was discussed at the meeting of Monitoring Committee within the framework of......

Those who try to spoil Azerbaijani-Iranian relations will not reach their goals, top official

27.04.2012 | Readed: 1690

"Those who attempt to spoil the Azerbaijani-Iranian relations will not reach their goals. So, both Azerbaijani and Iranian officials perceive the intention of the mass media spreading such messages", the statement comes from the information reflected in the official website of IRNA on the......

"Azerbaijan has fruitful cooperation with European structures"

20.04.2012 | Readed: 1841

New Azerbaijan Party`s Deputy Chairman and Executive Secretary, MP Ali Ahmadov has hailed Azerbaijan`s relations with European structures. "Azerbaijan has fruitful cooperation with European structures. This cooperation has been strengthening as part of Eastern Partnership program."......

President Ilham Aliyev bravely leads Azerbaijani people to happy future, Secretary General of Asia-Pacific Parliamentarians` Union Tetsuya Hirose

11.04.2012 | Readed: 1782

Azerbaijan will mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Japan in September this year. On this occasion, special correspondent of Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency (AzerTAc) interviewed the first Ambassador of Japan to Azerbaijan, current Secretary General of Asia-Pacific......

Elnur Aslanov: Each young Azerbaijani specialist and student should think of what he or she must do for liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions, and should contribute to this as much as possible

10.04.2012 | Readed: 1826

Each young Azerbaijani specialist and student should think of what he or she must do for liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions, and should contribute to this as much as possible, said chief of the political analysis and information provision department at the Azerbaijani......

"Tolerance in Azerbaijan is an example to other countries"

10.04.2012 | Readed: 1682

Tolerance in Azerbaijan is an example to other countries, said the head of the Catholic Church in Baku, Vladimir Fekete "Representatives of all religious communities are treated with respect in Azerbaijan." Fekete said a monument to Pope John Paul II would be erected in Baku to......

"Young Azerbaijanis are the major recourses our country`s development will need tomorrow", Elnur Aslanov

03.04.2012 | Readed: 1733

As earlier reported, the Azerbaijani Students and Alumni International Forum (ASAIF) is to hold an international conference on April 6-7, in Budapest. In this connection, AzerTAc correspondent has interviewed the head of the department of political analysis and information of the Presidential......

Erection of Azerbaijanis genocide memorial complex or museum is being discussed, top official

30.03.2012 | Readed: 1659

Chief of the Social and Political Affairs Department at the Presidential Administration, Ali Hasanov, has said the government of Azerbaijan is considering the erection of a memorial complex or a museum in commemoration of the genocide of Azerbaijanis. "This issue is now being studied by......

OSCE Minsk Group potential not exhausted, Russian official

28.03.2012 | Readed: 1657

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich has said the format of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group on settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has not exhausted. He noted that the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group are working......

"The OIC think tanks forum is an attempt to mobilize efforts towards defining our future development strategy"

04.03.2012 | Readed: 1683

"The OIC think tanks forum is an attempt to mobilize efforts towards defining our future development strategy," said chairwoman of the Azerbaijani parliament`s human rights committee Rabiyyat Aslanova.  She spoke with an AzerTAc reporter as Baku hosted the third forum of the OIC think......

Current status-quo in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is unacceptable, Azeri MP

04.03.2012 | Readed: 1652

Azerbaijani parliamentarian Samad Seyidov has said the current status-quo in Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is unacceptable.  Seyidov emphasized that the continuing occupation by Armenians of Azerbaijan`s lands "roughly violates international law". "Azerbaijan calls......

French Constitutional Council abolishes the law adopted by Senate

01.03.2012 | Readed: 1765

French Constitutional Council abolished the law on criminalization of denial of so-called "Armenian genocide" adopted by the Senate, thus, supporting democratic tradition of freedom of thought and expression, Ali Ahmadov, deputy chairman and executive secretary of Yeni Azerbaijan Party, MP,......

Azeri Top official: "Renewed investigation into Sumgayit events will reveal real culprits"

29.02.2012 | Readed: 1785

Head of the Department for Coordination of Law Enforcement Agencies at the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Fuad Alasgarov was interviewed by AzerTAc.{nl}Q: The 24th anniversary of the Sumgayit events has come. Last year Adam Sсhiff, a US Congressman, tried to raise......

Next stage of Azerbaijan-EU visa talks slated for March

24.02.2012 | Readed: 1699

Negotiations to ease the visa regime between Azerbaijan and the European Union will be held on March 1-2, head of the EU delegation to the country, Roland Kobia said. He added that facilitation of the visa regime would let Azerbaijani citizens to easily get visas to European......

Azerbaijan and United States are strong partners, Adam Sterling

21.02.2012 | Readed: 1748

Relations between United States and Azerbaijan are very strong. Azerbaijan achieved much progress over the 20 years of independence. Today Azerbaijan and the United States are very close partners. The two countries share common interests in the field of security, energy and domestic......

"Kocharian and Sargsyan led the separatist movement in Nagorno-Karabakh"

18.02.2012 | Readed: 1652

Azerbaijani deputy prime minister, chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Ali Hasanov ha said it is Robert Kocharian and Serzh Sargsyan who led the separatist movement in Nagorno-Karabakh. "The major part of the world community knows that Khojaly tragedy was committed with......

"French Constitutional Council will not approve the bill criminalizing the denial of so-called Armenian genocide"

10.02.2012 | Readed: 1707

Visiting deputy chairperson of the France-Caucasus friendship group, head of the France-Azerbaijan working group, senator Mrs. Nathalie Goulet and her accompanying delegation gave an interview to Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency, AzerTAc.Q: How do you assess your visit to......

EU suggests new proposals for confidence building between the sides, Roland Cobia

09.02.2012 | Readed: 1674

European Union (EU) made new proposals to build confidence confidence between the sides for speeding up settlement of Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, head of the EU office in Azerbaijan, Ambassador Roland Cobia told journalists.  The diplomat recalled EU High Representative......

Heydar Aliyev Foundation serves very useful purpose shedding light on today`s Azerbaijan, Mikhail Shvydkoi

07.02.2012 | Readed: 1691

"Heydar Aliyev Foundation made a valuable contribution to the formation of humanitarian space and intercultural dialogue. And it was natural that the First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva headed the Foundation. I think that the Foundation, shedding light on today's Azerbaijan, serves very useful......

NATO to hold series of events as part of cooperation with Azerbaijan, Romanian Ambassador

31.01.2012 | Readed: 1627

NATO plans to hold nearly 30 events within cooperation with Azerbaijan this year, said Romanian Ambassador Daniel Christian Ciobanu in the opening of NISA winter session. The Ambassador stated that Azerbaijan is one of the best partners of NATO and underlined existence of strategic......

Azerbaijan managed to grab world's attention in Davos, says Egemen Bagis

31.01.2012 | Readed: 1689

Azerbaijan has shown itself at its best in Davos this year. The statement came from by Egemen Bagis, Turkish politician, member of Turkish parliament, current minister for EU Affairs and chief negotiator of Turkey in accession talks with the European Union, AzerTAc quotes Turkish media as......

French Senate`s "genocide" bill goes against freedom of speech and expression, says Ali Hasanov

26.01.2012 | Readed: 1622

Discussion of the alleged Ottoman-era genocide of Armenians in Turkey in the French Senate will do nothing to improve intergovernmental relations, said Ali Hasanov, chief of the Social and Political Affairs Department at the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan. "Including this issue......


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