Ziyafet Asgarov: There is no problem in Azerbaijan’s admission to NATO
He stated that, all parameters of Azerbaijani Armed Forces meets with NATO standards. As to confirmation of arm arsenal to NATO, Ziyafat Asgarov noted that if arm is qualitative and it has long-term usage, it is not important where it was produced. He added that, Azerbaijan’s arming with Russia-made military equipment can not impede its admission to NATO.
15:06 12 February
Azerbaijani and Armenian parliamentarians to meet in London in April this year
First vice-speaker said that Azerbaijan agreed to the meeting.
18:28 11 February
Azerbaijan Parliament to set up task force to probe the lands lost throughout history
Azerbaijan’s well-known historian-scholar MP Yagub Mahmudov said the idea has been at an initial consultation with presence of the First Vice-Speaker Ziyafat Asgarov.
13:24 09 February
First vice-speaker of Azerbaijani parliament: Military Doctrine will be adopted in the parliament’s spring session
According to him, the document signed by the head of state has been submitted to the parliament.
13:47 05 February
First vice-speaker of Azerbaijani parliament Ziyafat Asgarov: Any clever parliamentarian can not protect PKK
Azerbaijani President, Foreign Minister and YAP passed a statement on recognition of PKK as terrorist organization and stated that Azerbaijan always supports Turkey in the struggle against this organization.But Panah Huseyn’s opinions were absurd and meaningless…Such peoples have not serious statements,” Ziyafat Asgarov, first vice-speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament told APA
16:29 04 February
Parliament proposes establishing Commission investigating facts on occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia
MP Yagub Mahmudov said that Commission should be established for investigating occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia, consolidation of Azerbaijani lands to Armenia as a result of various agreement signed historically, deportation of Azerbaijanis from their origin lands and other facts.
15:28 01 February
Ziyafat Asgarov receives ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Azerbaijan
First vice-speaker of Azerbaijani parliament Ziyafat Asgarov received outgoing ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Azerbaijan Ali Hasan Ahmad Jafari, parliament’s press service told APA. Ziyafat Asgarov said the relations between Azerbaijan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia develop rapidly and friendship relations have strengthened. First vice-speaker expressed his gratitude to the ambassador for his contribution to the development of the relations between the two countries.
11:43 31 January
Parliament discusses state of media and journalists’ arrest
Parliamentarian Panah Huseyn noted the necessity of releasing the journalists.
15:51 07 December
Ziyafat Asgarov receives chief of Imam Khomeini Imdad Committee Hussein Envari
First vice-speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament Ziyafat Asgarov today met with the delegation led by the chief of Imam Khomeini Imdad Committee Hussein Envari, Parliament’s press service told the APA.
18:32 27 November
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