Exhibition commemorating Khojaly Massacre victims opens in Berlin
On 25 February a landmark exhibition opened at the Galerie Schultz – one of the most prestigious contemporary art galleries in Berlin – dedicated to the 613 civilian victims of the Khojaly Massacre.
14:52 26 February
Italian Senator proposes to recognize Khojaly genocide
Chairman of the Italy-Azerbaijan interparliamentary friendship group, Senator Sergio Divina, as well as Senators Maria Rizzotti and Hans Berger addressed the Senate on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, APA reports.
14:34 25 February
PACE concerns about potential abuse of state resources, organized vote-buying in Armenia
The pre-electoral delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) supports the opinion of the Venice Commission, adopted in 2016, which concluded that the electoral legislation in Armenia allows for the organization of free and democratic elections, if it is applied in good faith and if there is a political will, said the message posted on the Assembly’s website, APA reported.
10:31 24 February
Sefcovic: SGC of strategic importance for EU
The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project is of strategic importance for the European Union, said Maros Sefcovic, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union.
14:34 23 February
Not Frozen, Never Forgotten – the plight of Azerbaijani IDPs highlighted in Brussels
After touring the world for the past four years, the outstanding exhibition Five Roads Back Home – showcasing the work of renowned German photographer Philipp Rathmer – finally came to Brussels, in the capital of the EU on 22 February.
13:39 23 February
President Ilham Aliyev receives Turkey’s energy minister - UPDATED
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey Berat Albayrak.
13:02 23 February
US committed to Minsk Group process on Karabakh settlement – ambassador
The United States remains committed to the Minsk Group process to advance a peaceful and lasting settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
15:16 22 February
Southern Gas Corridor approaching its final phase – Azerbaijani president - UPDATED
President Ilham Aliyev described the organization of ministerial meetings of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council in Baku as a good tradition. Stressing the importance of these meetings in terms of practical discussions, the head of state hailed this as a sign of successful execution of the project. The head of state said a lot has been done so far, adding that the project is approaching its final phase. President Ilham Aliyev underlined the significance of Robin Dunnigan`s attending the third Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council due to take place in Baku tomorrow, describing this as the US government`s consistent support for the project.
13:15 22 February
UN chief: Term ‘frozen conflict’ on Karbakh conflict misleading
The term “frozen conflict”, which is often used about conflicts in Europe, including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, is misleading, UN Secretary General António Guterres said in his remarks to the Security Council Open Debate on Conflicts in Europe, APA reported.
12:22 22 February
Ambassador: Hungary sees Southern Gas Corridor as priority - INTERVIEW
Q. This year Azerbaijan and Hungary celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. These countries also enjoy a strategic partnership. How do you asses the current state of relations between the two countries?
12:20 22 February
List of participants and programme of Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Board announced
According to Energy Ministry, the number of countries to attend the meeting has been specified. The U.S. will be represented by Robin Dunnigan, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy in the Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources, the U.K. by Prime Minister's Trade Envoy for Azerbaijan Emma Nicholson, EU by the European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic. EU delegation also includes representatives of the European Commission Bernard Birvert, Andras Rozmer, Kurt Gläser and Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Malena Mard.
11:32 22 February
EU welcomes Pence assurance of Trump's support
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:12 21 February
Southern Gas Corridor created new regional cooperation format – Azerbaijani president
The head of state said that we are now implementing the Southern Gas Corridor project jointly with a number of other countries and companies, with the support of the European Commission and this project is the continuation the projects we started to implement in 1990s: “Now, the Southern Gas Corridor is the biggest infrastructure project in Europe. It costs over $40 billion. Currently, 7 countries are participating in this project. At least three countries will also join this project in the future. This project is supported by the European Commission. We discussed this issue with Šefčovič. There is a memorandum between the European Commission and Azerbaijan on strategic partnership on energy. Today, the Southern Gas Corridor is a reality”.
19:44 17 February
Russia may lose interest in dialogue with NATO if it yields no results — NATO envoy
Russia believes dialogue with NATO is useful but will lose any interest in it if it yields no results, Russia’s Permanent Representative to NATO Alexander Grushko said on Thursday, APA reports quoting TASS.
02:30 17 February
MP: Holding of Dunford-Gerasimov meeting in Baku indicates two big states’ trust in Azerbaijan
It is no coincidence that Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and Chief of the General Staff of Russia's Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov have decided to hold the crucial meeting in Baku. First and foremost, this fact is an indicator of the two big states’ trust and confidence in Azerbaijan, MP Hikmat Babaoglu told APA on Thursday.
15:56 16 February
Azerbaijani deputy PM criticizes diplomats who refused to visit liberated Jojug Marjanli
Almost all ambassadors accredited in Azerbaijan visited the Jabrayil district’s Jojug Marjanli village, liberated from the Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and IDPs told reporters in Jojug Marjanli, APA’s Karabakh bureau reported.
16:46 15 February
Azerbaijan supplying around 5% of EU's oil demand
He reminded that the key projects of the Southern Gas Corridor, the expansion of the South-Caucasus Pipeline, TANAP and TAP have been identified as Projects of Common Interest and have been also included in the list of critical projects under the European Energy Security Strategy.
16:26 15 February
Azerbaijani parliament adopts bill on martial law - UPDATED
APA reports that the bill was put to vote and adopted.
17:20 14 February
French ambassador: Co-chairs spare no efforts to create conditions for resuming discourse
The co-chairs of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group spare no effort to create conditions for resuming discourse, French Ambassador to Armenia Jean-François Charpentier told a press conference on Tuesday, APA reported citing Armenia-News - news.am.
14:22 14 February
President Ilham Aliyev receives PACE Committee rapporteur on Azerbaijan - UPDATED
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights on Azerbaijan Alain Destexhe.
18:02 09 February