Ziyafat Asgarov: Azerbaijani Parliament does not need to adopt separate statement to recognize PKK as a terrorist organization
He said that Turkish President Abdullah Gul paid official visit to Baku on the eve of establishment of the above-said commission.
16:50 19 November
Azerbaijani Parliament to ratify Declaration recognizing PKK as a terrorist organization
Parliamentarian said that several members of the commission gave questionnaire to the chair of the commission Ziyafat Asgarov on delaying meeting of the organization.
15:20 15 November
Ziyafat Asgarov: No need to amend the law on draft
“There is no need to amend the law on draft,” chairman of parliament’s standing committee for security and defense issues, first vice-speaker Ziyafat Asgarov told APA. The commission chairman said that the amendments to the law on draft were adopted six months ago and it is illogical to adopt the law again after short period of time. Ziyafat Asgarov also said that this issue is not on the agenda. /APA/
17:20 26 October
Azerbaijani Parliament passes decision on doubling Azerbaijani peacekeepers
Issue on amending 2 QR # 378 November 15, 2002 decision of Azerbaijani Parliament on giving consent to Azerbaijani Armed Forces company’s participation in the composition of battalion of Turkish Republic, their deployment in Afghanistan under general command of NATO structures, and proper operations was considered in today’s meeting of Azerbaijani Parliament.
17:53 19 October
Ziyafat Asgarov: I do not think wahhabists’ activity poses threat for the statehood
Ziyafat Asgarov said that the country’s security is ensured by relevant bodies.
16:13 17 October
First vice-speaker of parliament: Azerbaijan’s military doctrine is ready and will be debated in fall session
The commission chief did not want to go into details and noted that the draft will be broadly debated.
12:14 17 October
Central Election Commission starts trainings for constituency chiefs
The training started in the conference hall of State Management Academy under President and pro-rector of the academy Alikram Abdullayev first addressed the attendees.
14:05 16 October
Azerbaijan to raise issue on recognizing Armenia as aggressor state in NATO PA
He stated that they have already achieved it in one committee of NATO PA.
12:25 27 September
Ziyafat Asgarov: Russia’s intention to establish a second military base in Armenia once more shows which state supports aggressors
“It once more shows which state supports aggressors,” he said.
12:24 27 September
Ziyafat Asgarov holds press conference on start of Azerbaijani parliament’s fall session on October 1
He said the draft laws on Investment, Education of adults, Construction activities, Competition code, Administrative procedure code, Place names, Extra authorities of municipalities have already passed the first reading.
19:59 21 September
Ziyafat Asgarov: Final decision on the status of Gabala radar due to be made in October
Gabala radar station will be either closed or commissioned to joint use, or Azerbaijan can use it due to its wish, first vice-speaker of Azerbaijani parliament Ziyafat Asgarov said, APA reports.
17:28 21 September
Issue on amendments to Electoral Code not included into parliament’s fall session
The vice-speaker stressed the possibility of making technical amendments to the Electoral Code.
13:58 21 September
Military doctrine of Azerbaijan to be debated in autumn session of Parliament
Ziyafat Asgarov saying that National Security Conception of Azerbaijan was asserted and military doctrine was prepared stressed that the last document will be debated in the autumn session of Parliament. /APA/
18:57 19 September
Ziyafat Asgarov: Gabala radar is no threat for Azerbaijan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
“Gabala radar station is of analytical character and poses no threat for the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” first vice-speaker of parliament, chief of the standing commission on security and defense issues Ziyafat Asgarov told APA. Taking a stance on Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan Nasir Hamidi Zare’s statement that joint use of Gabala radar station by Russia and the US would be violation of Azerbaijan’s sovereignty Ziyafat Asgarov reminded the agreement between Russia and Azerbaijan on the use of Gabala radar station. The vice-speaker said the agreement is effective by 2012.
14:22 06 September
Azerbaijani military doctrine to be submitted to parliament soon
He said that the document is ready and will be adopted in autumn session. Mr. Asgarov said the plan of legislative activities of the autumn session will also be confirmed soon. /APA/
13:39 06 September
Most MPs not have a vacation
APA conducted a survey among Azeri parliamentarians where they spent their vacation. Most of the respondents complained of the lack of time saying that they had no vacation throughout summer. Respondents Igbal Agazade, Azar Amiraslnaov, Jamil Hasanli, Gudrat Hasanguliyev, Asim Mollazade, Panah Huseyn, Rafael Huseynov, Sabir Rustamkhanli, Akram Abdullayev, Miri Gambarov, Zahid Oruj, Rabiyyat Aslanova,Ganira Pashayeva, Havva Mammadova, Eldar Ibrahimov, Elman Mammadov, Ikram Israfilov, Nasib Nasibli, vice-president Bahar Muradova, Govhar Bakhshaliyeva, Malahat Hasanova,Ilyas Ismayilov, Javanshir Pashazade, Aydin Abbasov nad Shamsaddin Hajiyev said that they could not rest because of lack of time, event could not get out from the capital.
12:57 27 August
Ziyafat Asgarov: Azerbaijan has drawn up a report on bilateral relations with NATO
The vice-speaker said that NATO offered South Caucasus countries to draw up a report on bilateral relations with the organization.
11:42 02 August
Meeting on “Support to social welfare of servicemen and international prospects” held in Baku
First vice-speaker Ziyafat Asgarov, Deputy Defense Minister, lieutenant-general Chingiz Mammadov, head of OSCE Office in Baku Jose Luis Herrero Ansola, deputy head of OSCE Office in Baku, Robin Seaword as well as representatives of Interior Troops of Cyprus, Canada, Belgium, US, Great Britain and the Netherlands participated in the two-day meeting organized by OSCE Office in Baku.
11:35 02 August
MPs raises issue on Gabala RS
Today the last meeting of spring session of parliament started working. Before debating agenda issues MPs touched on some questions, APA reports. Panah Huseyn touching upon the issue of Gabala radar station said this radar is Russia’s military base in fact. He said as parliament approved the issue of Russia use of radar MPs should have a say on current situation over the Gabala RS. MP said Iranian parliament threatened Azerbaijan on this issue. MP Fazil Gazanfaroghlu said there is need for debating issue at the state level. Deputy Chairman of Azerbaijan parliament Ziyafat Asgarov striking back Panah Huseyn said Gabala RS is not military base but analytic center. “The agreement between Azerbaijan and Russia emphasized it”.
15:31 16 June
Ziyafat Asgarov: Joint use of Qabala radar station would ease Russia-US tension
The operation of the existing Qabala Radar Station in Azerbaijan jointly by the US and Russia would not harm relations between Azerbaijan and Iran, vice-speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament, MP Ziyafat Asgarov stated, APA reports.
19:47 13 June