James Appathurai: “Azerbaijan plays a very important role in the region in the field of fight against terrorism”
Asgarov said that Azerbaijan was one of the closest allies of NATO and said that Baku was successfully cooperating with the Alliance in the spheres of politics, diplomacy, reforms, antiterrorism protection within Partnership for Peace and Individual Partnership program: “Our peacekeepers exemplary serve in Afghanistan. Azerbaijan has always been near his alliance in the antiterrorism protection, as well as is closely participating in the restoration of peace and security in the Euro-Atlantic space”.
16:24 05 July
Chairman of Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani visits Alley of Honor and Alley of Martyrs
APA reports that he laid wreath at the grave. Then the delegation led by Larijani visited the Alley of Martyrs, laid wreath in front of the “Eternal Flame”.
13:16 01 July
Vice-Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament: “Today when we say west, one understands the gendarme”
Baku. Rashad Suleymanov – APA. “Today when we say west, one understands the gendarme. They took in hand thre international policy, international law and use it how they want.”, said Vice-Speaker of the Parliament Ziyafat Asgarov at the Parliament’s meeting, APA reports.
13:49 17 May
Azerbaijani parliamentarians express protest against European Parliament
He said the European Parliament’s resolution is insincere and biased and noted that it is inadmissible to hastily adopt such a resolution.
13:46 17 May
Parliament’s first vice speaker: “Azerbaijan’s military statements have no rhetoric character”
Baku. Ramil Mammadli – APA. “After that Armenia’s imitation during the negotiations is proved, Azerbaijani Army is ready to fulfill its duties in a short time”, first vice speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ziyafat Asgarov told journalists, APA reports.
13:05 07 May
Ziyafat Asgarov: “Monitoring of legal documents related to military service draft is conducted”
He said the experts at the Presidential Administration, Parliament and defense ministry are working on this issue and the documents will be submitted to the plenary session of the parliament. “There will be mush work. A part of our defense legislation was elaborated before the 1995 Constitution. There were certain amendments and annexes, but taken the current rate of the development of Azerbaijan and at the same time the development of Armed Forces into consideration, the legal basis issue should make its contribution. Therefore we are working to finish this work soon. This step will strengthen the legal basis of our Armed Forces”
12:54 07 May
Amendment made to Constitution of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
According to the amendments, the Parliament will appoint the judges of Nakhchivan Supreme Court by the presentation of Autonomous Republic’s Supreme Court and presentation.
14:14 06 May
Act signed on establishment of EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly
APA reports that following the speeches of the heads of the participating countries’ delegations, an act was signed on the establishment of this structure. Parliamentarians from the European Union, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine adopted the procedure mechanism on the activity of the organization.
15:18 03 May
Ziyafat Asgarov: We hope the talks with the European Union on the facilitation of the visa travel will start by the end of the year
We hope the Eastern Partnership program will enhance this cooperation,” head of Azerbaijani delegation to EURONEST Ziyafat Asgarov said at the first meeting, APA reports.
14:12 03 May
Brussels hosts first meeting of EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly
APA reports that the meeting was opened by president of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek. He welcomed the participation of the parliamentarians of the Eastern Partnership countries (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova) at the meeting: “The establishment of such institution like EURONEST is very important from the point of view of the European Union’s cooperation with its neighbors. We intend to establish a common house for everybody for the purpose of discussion of various issues”.
14:06 03 May
Azerbaijani Parliament’s delegation to attend foundation meeting of Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
The delegation includes chairman of Azerbaijani parliament’s committee on legal policy and statehood Ali Huseynli, MPs Gulchohra Mammadova, Elkhan Suleymanov, Fuad Muradov and Asim Mollazadeh.
15:15 30 April
US Congressman: “We highly appreciate the current strategic partnership with Azerbaijan”
Shuster pointed out the good partnership relations between the two countries and added that he discussed a wide range of issues during the meeting with first vice speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament Ziyafat Asgarov and other parliamentarians. “We thanked Azerbaijan for its participation in Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan, as well as its role in the energy security of Europe. We had discussions on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict too. We are committed to peaceful solution to the conflict and support the Minsk Group’s activity. We also discussed the ways of strengthening the partnership as well”.
15:14 28 April
US Congress delegation to visit Azerbaijan - UPDATED
According to APA, the Congressmen will meet with the Azerbaijani officials and discuss the US-Azerbaijan bilateral relations.
15:51 25 April
First Vice Speaker of Azerbaijani parliament: NATO can not stand aside from the solution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict
According to him, NATO PA meetings are held four times a year.
17:15 23 March
Azerbaijan attends 76th Rose-Roth seminar of NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Tbilisi. Nizami Mammadzadeh – APA. The 76th Rose-Roth seminar of NATO Parliamentary Assembly has started in Tbilisi, Georgia.
16:48 23 March
Parliament approves the report of Azerbaijani government
Delivering speech at the meeting deputy Vahid Ahmadov connected recent artificial price increase with monopoly. The deputy also noted that in 200-2011, AZN 20 bn allocation entered to the budget from the State Oil Fund and this amount makes 30% of the budget: “I am not against it. This issue may just create carelessness in the bodies forming the taxes and other budget”. Touching upon food security MP noted the importance of allocation of 10-12% of investments to agriculture sphere.
18:52 15 March
Ziyafat Asgarov: How long will some embassies play the role of agents in Azerbaijan?
Baku. Rashad Suleymanov – APA. Parliamentarians made various proposals at the first meeting of the Azerbaijani parliament’s spring session, APA reports. MP Fazil Mustafa asked speaker Ogtay Asadov to raise issue before the country leadership to award human rights activist Novella Jafaroglu on the occasion of her 70th birthday.
14:09 01 February
Speaker Ogtay Asadov meets with MPs who will represent Azerbaijan in NATO PA
Baku. Rashad Suleymanov – APA. Chairman of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov had meeting with MPs who will represent Azerbaijan in NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the Parliament’s press service told APA.
16:09 23 December
Ziyafat Asgarov: Russia, which is obliged to realize the peace-making mission, continues arming Armenia
He said that Russia’s arming Armenia is one of the factors damaging the peace-making mission.
13:02 23 December
Working Group established at Parliament for reworking of military legislative acts
To him, military legislative acts were monitored by the department which he leads. The monitoring revealed that the laws did not meet modern demands and new Constitution.
15:31 10 December