We Want to Sign a Peace Agreement with Armenia: Aliev
We also extensively discussed the situation in the region, the process of normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
We also extensively discussed the situation in the region, the process of normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
May 9 the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire in the direction of Azerbaijani military positions deployed in the eastern section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
Sahiba Gafarova, who was nominated by the New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), has been elected the speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis). She will become the first woman to hold that position.
During those days, Baku will be hosting the 14th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission of the Transport Corridor Europe Caucasus Asia (TRACECA) and the meeting dedicated to the 20th anniversary of TRACECA.
Azerbaijan had an "opportunity to show how real it is to prepare the people for peace", said the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Anna Naghdalyan to CNN, speaking about the fact that Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play in the Europa League final against Chelsea on 29 May in Baku.
Azerbaijan does not succeed in enshrining the desired wording in its documents with the European Union.
“Insight From Yerevan: Realpolitik” hosts Taron Hovhannisyan, expert at “Orbeli” analytical center to discuss tension escalation across the border, developments in and around Azerbaijan.
On March 12, 2019, newly appointed US ambassador to Azerbaijan Earle D. Litzenberger handed his credentials to Ilham Aliyev and thus officially took up his office of head of the US diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan.
Thirty-one years ago, on February 27-29 in 1988 the Azerbaijani authorities exercised massacre against the Armenian population and forcefully displaced them.
She said recently a report has been posted in social networks, but it is not the first case of discriminatory attitude towards Russian citizens for ethnic reasons.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on January 10 announced the decision on the complaint of the journalist Khadija Ismayilova against the government of Azerbaijan,
A close associate of the president, Javad Marandi, introduced the Aliyeva sisters to Child & Child, the tribunal was told. Sharif then set up a British Virgin Islands company, Exaltation Ltd, on their behalf, bought from Mossack Fonseca. Its purpose was “holding UK property”.
Another aggravation in Turkish-Israeli relations occurred after US President Donald Trump decided to move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which aroused discontent among Palestinians who see East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.
According to the Iranian official, the company will be formed within the framework of a deal recently signed between the two parties.
In a 219-page report published on Sunday night, a panel of three judges concluded that "a number of former Pace MPs ... had acted contrary to the Pace code of conduct".
"Presidential elections in the Republic of Azerbaijan were held in conditions of restriction of rights and freedoms with insufficient competition," she said.
CEC chairman Mazahir Panahov said the commission received protocols from 5201 polling stations.
Cekuta was appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan in February 2015.
On March 31 Zakir Hasanov will participate in the trilateral meeting of the defense ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia in the Turkish city of Giresun.
Although the Azerbaijani authorities pursue a rather cautious policy towards Islamic organizations, regularly pressuring on Islamic organizations, prohibiting their activities, but the above mentioned factors continue to provide fertile ground for the spread of Islamist sentiments among Azerbaijani society.
In April elections, the opposition of Azerbaijan will participate almost spontaneously, and observers will not have legal grounds for proving even the most obvious restrictions.
We should use all the international platforms and continue to show the world the real image of aggressor and its dictator. The united and consistent work always gives its results.
As for the impact of such statements on the negotiation process, it should be noted that Aliyev realizes it well that before April (taking into account that elections are expected both in Azerbaijan and Armenia), the negotiation process will slow down. Therefore, such statements at this stage will not have a significant impact on the negotiation process and will only have a background effect.
In the current situation a question arises, which made Aliyev to go for snap elections, changing the terms of the game. If we try to clarify the main motives for appointing snap presidential elections by Aliyev, we can name two types of internal and external factors.
Such an interpretation suggests that Aliyev, roughly speaking, decided to quickly organize his fourth election.
At the meeting, the current situation and the prospects of the talks on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict were discussed.
In addition to Aliyev, the former head of the opposition ''Musavat Party'', Isa Gambar, the leader of the ''Citizens and Development Party'', Ali Aliyev, and the leader of the ''Popular Front of Azerbaijan party'', Mirmahmud Miralioglu, also announced their candidacy. However, they can officially nominate their candidature only after the start of the election campaign, 60 days before the voting day.
Ahmadov added that he believes YAP youth will contribute to the victory of the party’s candidate.
During the negotiations, the sides also discussed Karabakh conflict. Mammadyarov also informed his colleagues about the recent developments of negotiation process.
On the initiative of the OSCE Minsk Group, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will meet on January 18 in Krakow, Poland.
"According to plans that are currently being prepared, Mr President will presumably visit Baku and a couple of Central Asian countries. I assume that the visit will take place early in the coming solar year [Iranian calendar year starting March 21, 2018]," he noted.
The Co-Chairs’ statement reiterated once again the three principles of the international law that form the basis of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution, namely the non-use of force or threat of force, territorial integrity, and the equal rights and self-determination of peoples.
The Baku propaganda machine’s statements do not correspond to reality.
Elise Lucet and Laurent Richard described Azerbaijan as a dictatorship during the program "Cash Investigation" on September 7, 2015.
Azerbaijan's behavior not to carry out its commitments and ignore them is hardly new to anyone. We have witnessed many times that even the agreements reached at the highest level become void in very short time, creating instability.
According to the report, two payments, one of €3,000 and one of €25,000, were deposited by Socar's Germany-based branch on the account of the CDU's district association in Frankfurt at the end of February 2012.
Bourdain traveled to Armenia and Artsakh earlier this month to produce a segment for his CNN television show "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown."
Belorusskiye Novosti confirmed the information on the deal between Azerbaijan and Belarus on the purchase of a Polonaise rocket fire system.
As we can assume from the statements of the Azerbaijani officials, there are serious disagreements over the Karabakh issue; in particular, Azerbaijan wants to include in the agreement a point on the recognition of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, but Brussels categorically refuses this.
"The President of the Republic of Armenia went to the RA Embassy in Switzerland, where he is scheduled to meet with the representatives of the Armenian community," Vladimir Hakobyan said from Geneva.
Azerbaijani authorities refuse to release opposition activist Ilgar Mammadov.
Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov stood next to Armenian Deputy Defense Minister Artak Zakaryan.
Balayan’s comments followed a fresh border incident on Tuesday, after a 19-year –old serviceman of the Armenian Armed Forces Chaplin Margaryan was killed by Azerbaijani fire at a military unit located in the northeastern direction of the Republic of Armenia.
The first reported is related to the functioning of the democratic institutions, the second is related to human rights.
He also added that the office will soon come up with a fresh report on anti-Armenian hatred in Azerbaijan, covering also instances of war crime and human rights violations
"On September 14, Alexander Lapshin departed from Baku to Tel Aviv accompanied by his mother," the agency said.
In the exercises, which start on September 18, up to 30 aircraft of the Air Force of Azerbaijan and Turkey participate, including MiG-29, F-16, Su-25, C-130 Herkules and CASA CN-235 aircraft, and also helicopters Mi-35, Mi-17 and Sikorsky S-70.
The authorities of the Republic of Artsakh have expressed their readiness to assist in conducting the monitoring and to ensure the security of the OSCE Mission members.
It should be reminded that at the end of 2016, Lapshin was detained in Minsk at the request of Azerbaijan, which included him in the "black list" for a visit to Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus decided to satisfy Azerbaijan's request and extradite Lapshin.
The document provides for a ban on the entry to the US of all officials related to the arrest of Aliyev. The amendment requests the US Secretary of State to identify officials who will be subject to sanctions.
The revelations once again highlight the use of the lightly regulated British corporate landscape to move large sums of money around, beyond the purview of regulators and tax authorities. Seven million pounds was spent in Britain on luxury goods and private school fees.
“Agdams - fortified wine, which we produce according to the recipe, is created by our technologists. In the production we use Spanish wine material," the company said in response to the request of the Azerbaijani portal. At Latvijas Balzams also noted that they did not receive any official claims from the Azerbaijani rightholders of the brand, stressing that their brand is called Agdams, and not...
T-shirt with the inscription seemed suspicious to the Turkish police.
The situation is calm now, Mikaelyan assured.
"We resorts to such actions by security reasons and inform the Russian side about it," Hajiyev noted.
This process is important not only in the context of PACE. Logically, this must be a signal for European MPs in different international organisations, who will avoid deals with Azerbaijan not to put their reputation under risk.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the Co-Chairs
The drills are being conducted in line with the plan approved by Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev.
According to his abduction and arbitrary detention are crimes. "We expect full light to be shed on the responsibilities in that case," Hahn said.
The exercises will last until June 16.
"Blocking of opposition websites shows that, all the statements on the freedom of the media in this country made by the Azerbaijani government and President Ilham Aliyev do not correspond to the reality," Freedom House’s statement says.
Jabrayilov, 29, told cops called to the store she is married to Azerbaijan’s First Secretary Farid Jabrayilov, 32, and has diplomatic immunity.
Yesterday the process was not carried out due to Azerbaijani fault, since it violated the agreements which were made in advance during negotiations
At the same time it should not be forgotten that Mehriban Aliyeva is from Pashayev clan, which influence is not inferior to the Aliyev clan’s influence. Consequently, such an appointment is important to avoid inter-clan clashes and retain the balance in the country.
Aliyev's order on the appointment was posted on the presidential website on February 21.
"In Ilham Aliyev’s hands, Iron Dome is a first strike weapon," said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian, "one that will only embolden him to escalate his aggression."
Talysh people today have the same fate which is now referred to Karabakh.
"His family needs to contact Embassy to meet him; after that, the members of his family can contact me through the Embassy."
"The MFA is commenting on this issue for the first time. I want to state that Belarus has fulfilled all its obligations in the legal field", he said.
Lapshin has not committed a crime. The interpretation of freedom of expression of Lapshin as a threat to Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and national security is not legal. The criminal law cannot be interpreted in such a unclear way.
Politically, President Aliyev maintains tight control of the country.
"And during the recent meeting with Lukashenko Aliyev himself noted that the state of Azerbaijan has been established by Heydar Aliyev," Babayan noted adding that strange processes happen both in Aliyev’s mind and in Azerbaijan in general.
Azerbaijan has a long tradition of non-tolerance for critical media and criticism in general, but repression greatly intensified in recent years.
"This demonstrates, yet another time, that the official Baku is not ready for a comprehensive settlement. What does autonomy imply? It is something we experienced for 70 years … also in Nakhijevan. And what happened later? They committed a white genocide there, displacing all the Armenians," he noted.
"Today, the format of our economic and political cooperation with the EAEU member states is strong enough. Motivation is needed to pursue the path of integration in economic, social, political and other directions. We are now working in this direction," he added.
"The fact that Turkey can play a positive role, ensuring the unblocking of Nagorno-Karabakh, ensuring normal economic cooperation in the region - this is a major factor that we always have in mind," he told reporters.
Although Azerbaijan is a Shiite country, public rallies are banned here. According to Oxu.az, the Department of the Caucasus Muslims jointly with the State infrastructures published Fatwa, banning mass rallies on Ashura Day.
the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries have long tolerated his provocative rhetoric and behavour.
The aim of caviar diplomacy is to send a message back home that there is nothing that can be done to remove Aliyev, and to signal that the West is behind him.
Anyway, the experience of recurrent establishment of Aliyev' s clan can be considered successful even in terms of the international community response, because unlike previous cases the implementation of constitutional amendments was not subjected to criticism.
The European Platform for Democratic Elections says the official turnout do not correspond to real figures.
The vice-mayor also noted that a large number of Israeli defense companies transfer their development in Azerbaijan.
The sides discussed expansion of cooperation between the two countries in military and military-technical fields and military training, as well as joint training of specialists, exchange of experience and other issues of mutual interest.
According to Azerbaijani authorities "the voting took place in a democratic and transparent manner".
Defense Minister of Belarus arrived in Azerbaijan.
It is planned to extend the presidential term from 5 years to 7 years.
A day of silence has been announced in Azerbaijan Sept.25 before the referendum on making amendments to the country’s constitution.
Mammadyarov said Azerbaijan attaches importance to the cooperation with the United States in all fields, especially in the area of defense.
It should, however, be mentioned that there were some "prerequisites" for such a tension in the US-Azerbaijan relations.
Experts predict that the West's reaction to the outcome of the referendum would be ambiguous: the United States will strongly criticize the authorities in Baku and the European reaction will be milder due to energy relations with Azerbaijan.
It should be noted that in the recent years economic ties between Israel and Azerbaijan has expanded: the annual trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Israel reached $ 3.5 billion, which mainly focused on the oil sector.
Besides Azerbaijan, Israeli Prime Minister also plans to pay a visit to Kazakhstan.
According to the source, Minister will arrive in Baku to participate in the exhibition of defense products ADEX 2016.
According to Mammadguliyev, in September subcommittees will begin their work and these consultations will be held, regardless of the terms of the mandate of the EU Council to start negotiations on a new agreement on strategic partnership.
Of course, it is good that the international community is at least not indifferent towards various repressions against people, but it is also obvious that only expressing concern is not enough.
The main topics of the discussion of the Ministers together with their delegations were cooperation between the two countries in the military-technical sphere, as well as ways to resolve the Karabakh conflict.
Zakir Hasanov arrived in Moscow for a working visit at the invitation of Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergey Shoigu.
In addition Rogozin noted that such projects are applicable to Iran, as a bigger country. However one problem is yet to be solved in relations with Iran.
"So that there would be no winners, but the winners would be the peoples of the two countries, and both countries would feel that they have resolved this complex issue for the sake of the present and future generations," Putin said.
On Monday, Rouhani and Aliyev are set to hold trilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Baku which are expected to focus on trade, energy, communications as well as on the situation in Syria and on the threat of the Daesh terrorist group outlawed in Russia.
According to him, the Iranian side is interested in modern Russian military equipment.
The Georgian delegation arrived in Baku to meet with Azerbaijani counterparts, led by the head of the State Security Service of the country Vakhtang Gomelauri.
The suggested amendments propose to introduce the institutes of the first vice-president and vice-presidents.
This protocol was signed between the governments of Azerbaijan and Turkey, on June 3, 2016 in Baku.
In addition, under changes proposed to increase the term of President to 7 years.
According to the same source during the visit, Cavusoglu and his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov will discuss the process of settlement of the Karabakh conflict, as well as the situation in the region and the world, said the message.
The two countries are close friends of Azerbaijan.
Despite repeated appeals to the police, there is still no information about Nasirov, whose party believes the reason for his detention could be his sharp statuses, cartoons and collages criticizing Azerbaijani government.
The statement says that Azerbaijan has not informed the member states about the exercises in Nakhichevan, but according to the point mentioned above, should have done it immediately.
Also, the co-rapporteurs of the PACE MC will meet with representatives of civil society, the media and , the opposition parties not represented in the parliament.
We urge the journalists and corporate sponsors arriving in Baku to look beyond the glossiness of the race by examining the government’s repressive policies, including the unjustified detention of more than 80 political activists, human rights defenders, and reporters.
"Political leaders, educational institutions and media have continued using hate speech against Armenians; an entire generation of Azerbaijanis has now grown up listening to this hateful rhetoric. Human rights activists working inter alia towards reconciliation with Armenia have been sentenced to heavy prison terms on controversial accusations," the report reads.
Interestingly, the Azerbaijani users of social networks blame the boy's parents in this situation. In their opinion, it is illogical that the Russian boy's parents with the Armenian surname decide to come to Baku as Azerbaijan is at war with Armenia for more than 20 years.
The Turkish PM Binali Yildirim is expected to visit Baku June 1. Yildirim is expected to hold a number of meetings with Azerbaijani officials during his trip.
Last time he visited Turkey on April 13.
There is no protests within the country, instead the Azerbaijani diaspora is politically more active.
Aliyev family's ties with the offshore companies are not new either for Azerbaijani, or the international communities. The information leakage of Panama law firm just revealed new details about the Aliyev clan offshore empire and nothing more.
The exact date of the visit will be known in the coming days.