Interview

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

29.02.2012 | Readed: 1843

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: 1753

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: 1801

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: 1705

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: 1756

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: 1722

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: 1744

"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: 1678

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: 1748

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: 1690

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......

Turkish Ambassador: French Senate`s decision against freedom of speech

26.01.2012 | Readed: 1743

Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan has condemned the French Senate`s passing a bill criminalizing the denial of the so-called Armenian genocide. "The French Senate`s unjust decision contradicts the freedom of speech, thought and expression," he told reporters. "This is the game of a......

We resolutely condemn decision of French Senate, Elnur Aslanov

26.01.2012 | Readed: 1698

"Azerbaijan resolutely condemns decision of the French Senate", commenting the bill adopted by the Senate of France penalizing negation of the Armenian genocide, at the presentation of the edition "The Azerbaijani-Turkish relations in the latest 20 years: successes and opportunities", Elnur......

Azeri MP: French Senate discussions on pro-Armenian bill contradict CoE and PACE values and principles

25.01.2012 | Readed: 1803

Member of Azerbaijan`s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), MP Ganira Pashayeva has said the French Senate`s discussing a bill criminalizing the denial of the so-called Armenian genocide contradicts all values and principles of the Council of Europe and its......

"Iraq supports Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity"

18.01.2012 | Readed: 1655

Iraq supports Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity and official Bagdad will always stand beside this country, Chief of Iraqi Council of Representatives` Committee on Foreign Relations Humam Hamoody told journalists.  According to Hamoody, the purpose of his first visit to Azerbaijan is to......

"Azerbaijan is the region`s powerful state"

18.01.2012 | Readed: 1778

"Azerbaijan is the powerful state in the region and established close relations with Georgia", said visiting deputy chairman of Georgian Parliament Fridon Todua. The guest said Georgia and Azerbaijan are strategic partners and approach to many regional and political issues from the......

Russian top official: "Election of Azerbaijan as a non-permanent member of UNSC means recognition of its role in international arena"

18.01.2012 | Readed: 1635

"Russia highly praised election of Azerbaijan as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council," Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Gennady Gatilov said in his interview to AzerTAc. Gatilov specially noted Russia supported and voted for the membership of......

Korean parliament likely to investigate Khojaly genocide

14.01.2012 | Readed: 1747

Parliament of Korea is likely to investigate the Khojaly genocide, speaker of the South Korean National Assembly Park Hee-tae told a press conference he held in Azerbaijan's capital.  Commenting on the Khojaly genocide, the Korean speaker said he is not fully aware of the mentioned......

Leyla Aliyeva on the environment, art and youth work

13.01.2012 | Readed: 1728

Before the exhibition Fly to Baku: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan opens in London on 17 January, Leyla Aliyeva, vice president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder of the International Dialogue on Environmental Action and head of the Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia, met a number......

Finnish MPs visit Aghdam

12.01.2012 | Readed: 1623

Finland`s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE have visited Aghdam region as part of their Azerbaijan trip.  Accompanied by Azerbaijani Malahat Ibrahimgizi, they first visited Aghdam`s government headquarters. Following the meeting the Finnish MPs visited the house......

"Baku is one of the beautiful cities of world", Ilkka Kanerva

12.01.2012 | Readed: 1743

"Baku is one of the wonderful cities of world. Great changes take place in Azerbaijan`s capital," told head of Finland`s delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Ilkka Kanerva. "Last time I visited Baku in 2008. Now, I am a witness of development process in Baku. The......

Finnish MP voices support for Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity

11.01.2012 | Readed: 1685

Head of Finland`s delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Ilkka Kanerva, has said his country supported Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity.  Commenting on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, he said: "We back Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity and want the dispute to......

Former Swedish FM: The UN will be platform for Azerbaijan to speak of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

10.01.2012 | Readed: 1656

Former Swedish Foreign Minister Jan Eliasson has said Azerbaijan`s membership of the UN Security Council could be a good chance for the country to speak of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the international scale. He noted the UN will be a platform for Azerbaijan to draw the world......

Pope Benedict XVI names relations of Vatican with Azerbaijan as exemplary

10.01.2012 | Readed: 1714

Pope of Rome Benedict XVI considers relations of Vatican with Azerbaijan as a good example for other countries.  "Vatican aspires to develop relations with the various states. And the relations of Vatican with Azerbaijan can serve as a positive example", Benedict XVI stated during his......

OIC Secretary General: "We reject decision of French Parliament"

24.12.2011 | Readed: 1689

We, as an organization, reject the bill approved by National Assembly of France considering a crime negation of demands of the Armenians in connection with the events of 1915.  This was stated to the Anatolian News Agency by the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation......

"Discussion of the so-called "Armenian genocide" at the French Senate will add no positive to interstate relations", Ali Hasanov

22.12.2011 | Readed: 1709

"Discussion of the so-called "Armenian genocide" question at the French Senate will add nothing positive to the interstate relations", chief of the socio-political department of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Ali Hasanov told journalists.  This is politicization of the......

"Azerbaijan achieved high economic growth over the past 20 years"

14.12.2011 | Readed: 1671

"Azerbaijan achieved high economic growth over the past 20 years", said Mexican senator Carlos Macias.  He said Mexico intends to closely cooperate with Azerbaijan. He underlined the main aim of his visit was to carry on negotiations in the parliament diplomacy, oil sector and......

Azerbaijan, European Union visa facilitation agreement likely to be inked very soon

09.12.2011 | Readed: 1676

"Azerbaijan hopes to sign a visa facilitation agreement with the European Union (EU)," deputy minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmud Mammadguliyev told journalists. "The European Commission has presented a respective draft to EU Council. According to European partners of Azerbaijan, the......

"Fight against corruption and ensuring transparency is one of the priorities of our state policy, our development", Fuad Alaskarov

06.12.2011 | Readed: 1828

{nl}Fuad Alaskerov, Head of the Department for Work with Law-Enforcement Bodies of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan, member of the committee on fight against corruption gave an interview to AzerTAc which is presented below{nl}- The organization......

Leyla Aliyeva demonstrates her high level leadership traits, Elizabeth Vizard

27.11.2011 | Readed: 1815

"Vice-president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder of International Dialogue on Environmental Action (IDEA) Leyla Aliyeva demonstrates her high level leadership traits. We highly appreciate her activity," representative of Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science,......

"Armenia takes different path instead of responding to constructive proposals" Azerbaijani Deputy FM

25.11.2011 | Readed: 1698

"A meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council will be held in Vilnius in early December. Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will also attend the meeting," said Deputy FM of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov. "The Foreign Minister is not planning to meet his Armenian counterpart. It is......

Moroccan minister says his country always supported Azerbaijan

13.11.2011 | Readed: 1676

Morocco`s culture minister Bin Salim Himmish has said his country always supported Azerbaijan on all levels.  Himmish spoke to a press conference in Baku. The Moroccan minister commented on destruction by Armenia of cultural and historic monuments in Azerbaijan`s occupied lands.......

OSCE secretary-general: Turkey could play a role in Karabakh conflict

03.11.2011 | Readed: 1770

The newly elected secretary-general of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Tuesday that Turkey could play an important role in Nagorno-Karabakh.  In an exclusive interview to Turkish Today`s Zaman newspaper, Lamberto Zannier said: "Turkey is an......

"Azerbaijan is rapidly developing country in all fields," Swiss Minister

28.10.2011 | Readed: 1670

"Azerbaijan is rapidly developing country in all fields. Dynamically developing relations between our countries have wide prospects," said Pierre-Francois Unger, Minister of Economy and Health of Switzerland and the Canton of Geneva. Pierre-Francois Unger, who attended the......

"Election of Azerbaijan as non-permanent member to UN Security Council has a very important significance"

27.10.2011 | Readed: 1723

"Armenia has no desire to abandon the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, and unfortunately, the international society does not give a proper attention to this problem," said expert of the European policy center in Brussels Mrs. Amanda Pol. The expert said election of Azerbaijan as a......

"Azerbaijan`s becoming non-permanent member of UN Security Council will create opportunity to raise here Nagorno Karabakh problem and other important issues"

26.10.2011 | Readed: 1676

Azerbaijan`s becoming a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council will create opportunity to raise here Nagorno Karabakh and other important issues, chief of the political analysis and information provision department of the Azerbaijani President`s Administration Elnur Aslanov told......

"Election of Azerbaijan as non-permanent member to UN Security Council proves that the country is important international player"

26.10.2011 | Readed: 1666

"Election of Azerbaijan as non-permanent member to UN Security Council proves that the country is important international player", said executive director of British LINKS Organization Dennis Sammut. He said this event was a result of Azerbaijan`s successful foreign policy. Mr. Sammut......

Construction of Azerbaijan-Russia Friendship Bridge in Astrakhan to be completed in 2012

25.10.2011 | Readed: 1683

Construction the Azerbaijani-Russian Friendship Bridge in the city of Astrakhan, Russia, will be completed in May, 2012, Head of the Socio-Political Department at the Azerbaijani President`s Administration Ali Hasanov told journalists on Monday in Astrakhan. Ali Hasanov outlined the role of the......

US ready to support Azerbaijan in ensuring security of energy infrastructure in Caspian

23.10.2011 | Readed: 1704

The United States stands ready to support Azerbaijan in protection of the energy infrastructure in the Caspian Sea, Matthew Bryza, US ambassador to Azerbaijan told journalists. At his words, the experts from both sides exchange views how to better ensure safety of the energy......

Russian academician Yevgeny Velikhov: President Ilham Aliyev feels new innovation trends in world

16.10.2011 | Readed: 1798

The prominent Russian scientist, academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, head of Russian scientific center "Kurchatovsky institute" Yevgeny Velikhov praised the attitude of Azerbaijan`s leadership to development of science. On results of Baku International Humanitarian Forum,......

"We are proud of successes of the graduate of MGIMO President Ilham Aliyev", Yury Bulatov

15.10.2011 | Readed: 1809

"The Baku International Humanitarian Forum was very interesting and fruitful", participant of the Forum, the dean of international relations department of MGIMO, professor, doctor of historical sciences Yury Bulatov told in his interview to correspondent AzerTAc. "Two days were filled......

"President of Azerbaijan has great role in organization of the Forum", Jean-Paul Carteron

12.10.2011 | Readed: 1729

"President of Azerbaijan has great role in organization of the Forum", stressed the Chairman of Crans Montana Forum (CMF) Jean-Paul Carteron, who attends the International Humanitarian Forum in Baku. He noted that Azerbaijan, its nice capital Baku locate in very important geographical area......

Azerbaijan joins WHO Executive Committee

16.09.2011 | Readed: 1670

According to Health Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev, Azerbaijan has been elected a member of World Health Organization`s Executive Committee. "Azerbaijan attended Committee`s meetings in 2005-2008, sent its representative to the organization`s Standing Committee in 2009-2011," Shiraliyev noted. He......


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