Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan’s external debt less than 20% of GDP - UPDATED
Azerbaijan has passed a path of successful development in a short period, said Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.
16:19 20 October
Sergey Lavrov meets with Council of Europe Secretary General
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has met with Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in Moscow.
15:51 20 October
Azerbaijani MPs voice protest over PACE’s anti-Azerbaijan resolutions
At today's meeting of the Azerbaijani Parliament, MPs voiced strong protest against the anti-Azerbaijani resolutions adopted at the last PACE session, APA reported.
13:58 20 October
MP Seyidov: Attempts being made to drive Azerbaijan out of Council of Europe - UPDATED
Unlike previous sessions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the last one did not go that smoothly for Azerbaijan, not only because of the anti-Azerbaijani document, Samad Seyidov, MP, head of the Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE, said at a parliamentary meeting on Friday, APA reported.
12:20 20 October
Baku: 'Armenian leadership had better read UNSC resolutions on Karabakh'
It would be useful for the Armenian leadership to read the UN Security Council's resolutions on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hikmet Hajiyev told APA in response to Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian's statement at the 4th Forum of Armenians of Europe that "Nagorno-Karabakh does not belong to Azerbaijan."
18:59 19 October
Pedro Agramunt receives honorary doctorate from Russian higher school
Former president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Pedro Agramunt became the first Spaniard to receive an honorary doctorate from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), an APA correspondent reported from Moscow.
15:48 18 October
Azerbaijani, Polish FMs meet in Baku - UPDATED
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with his Polish counterpart Witold Waszczykowski in Baku on Wednesday, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told APA.
14:45 18 October
Interior Minister: Situation with sexual minorities in Azerbaijan no different from that in most European states
Azerbaijan’s Minister of Internal Affairs Ramil Usubov responded the request by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, to provide information about the facts of detention of sexual minority representatives in capital city of Baku.
18:35 16 October
Approach to Iran exposes growing irritation between U.S. and allies
Just before President Trump announced on Friday that he would decertify the Iran nuclear deal, French President Emmanuel Macron called his counterpart in Tehran to offer reassurance, Macron’s office said in a statement. No matter what Trump said, he told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Europe would continue to back the agreement, APA reports quoting the Washington Post.
05:31 15 October
EU urges dialogue between Azerbaijan and PACE
The European Union has urged dialogue between Azerbaijan and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) amid the recent tension between the sides.
18:34 13 October
Brexit talks with UK in 'disturbing deadlock': EU
The European Union and Britain are stuck in a "disturbing deadlock” in their Brexit negotiations over the EU divorce bill, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says, APA reports quoting Press TV.
21:22 12 October
Novruz Mammadov: Who needs PACE and what for?
It has been a while that as an institution, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), with its injustice and ruthlessness towards Azerbaijan, has caused bewilderment and regret, Novruz Mammadov, assistant to Azerbaijan’s president for foreign policy issues, department head, wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.
11:11 12 October
PACE's adoption of such tendentious documents make Azerbaijan reconsider its relations with CoE: Ali Hasanov
"I think PACE has once again demonstrated its biased and unfair stance against our country by adopting these documents that have been prepared on the basis of the subjective opinions of some anti-Azerbaijani circles," Ali Hasanov, the Azerbaijani president’s aide for public and political affairs, told APA of the documents on Azerbaijan adopted at PACE today.
19:23 11 October
Rouhani: Nuclear deal 'big test' for parties
Iran's nuclear deal with world major powers was a 'big test' for all signatories and other states in the world, as keeping promise is the base of world trust in a state, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, APA reported citing IRNA.
18:00 11 October
Samad Seyidov: Resolutions on Azerbaijan adopted today bring shame upon PACE
Discussions held at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Oct. 11 once again demonstrated that various groups, especially those supported by Armenians, were trying hard to criticize Azerbaijan as strongly as possible, said Samad Seyidov, Azerbaijani MP, Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the PACE, an APA correspondent reported from Strasbourg.
15:57 11 October
PACE adopts two resolutions on reports related to Azerbaijan - UPDATED-1
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted Resolution No.14397 on the report “Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe: What follow-up on respect for human rights?” by Belgian MP Alain Destexhe.
14:06 11 October
MP Samad Seyidov accuses Council of Europe of biased attitude towards Azerbaijan
Discussions were held at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) following the presentation of two reports “The functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan” by Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC) and Cezar Florin Preda (Romania, EPP/CD), and “Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe: What follow-up on respect for human rights?” by Alain Destexhe.
13:32 11 October
Leader of Catalonia suggests suspending independence process - UPDATED-2
21:54 10 October
EU urges Catalonia's leader not to declare independence
A top European Union official on Tuesday urged Catalonia’s regional leader not to declare independence, as tensions spiraled ahead of a possible declaration, APA reports quoting Anadolu.
21:50 10 October
Stella Kyriakides elected new PACE President
Stella Kyriakides (Cyprus, EPP/CD) has been elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) following the resignation of Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD) on 6 October 2017, said the message on PACE’s website.
17:43 10 October