Daily Archives: December 17, 2017

Minister: Azerbaijan is exporting military products to more than 10 countries

Baku, December 17, AZERTAC

“Under direct instructions of President Ilham Aliyev, the Ministry of Defense Industry has been participating in international exhibitions in different countries since 2009. This has led to Azerbaijan`s exporting its military products to more than 10 countries,” Minister of Defense Industry Yavar Jamalov has told journalists. “Last year the volume of the products exported by the ministry saw a 2.7-fold growth in comparison with the previous years,” he added.

AZERTAG.AZ :Minister: Azerbaijan is exporting military products to more than 10 countries

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More than two dozen feared killed in central Philippines landslide

Baku, December 17, AZERTAC

Rescuers are looking for up to 27 people believed to be buried alive in a landslide in an island province in central Philippines, police and news reports said on Sunday, according to Xinhua agency.

The landslide triggered by heavy rains buried a row of houses of some five families in Biliran province at the height of the tropical storm Kai-Tak that barrelled into the Philippines on Saturday.

Quoting police officer Lilibeth Morillo of the Biliran Provincial Police, GMA News Online said three bodies have so far been retrieved from the devastating landslide.

The news reports said there may be up to 30 people buried in the landslide. Rescue efforts are underway, the reports said.

The Manila Bulletin said two more people have been reported to have died in another landslide in Romblon province, also in the central Philippines.

Quoting police officer Imelda Tolentino, the Manila Bulletin said the two victims, both 60 years old, were also buried alive when their house was struck by muds on Saturday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) has yet to issue a statement on the number of casualties that perished in the tropical storm. On Saturday, the agency reported that three bodies were retrieved from the Biliran landslide.

The agency said at least 19 people were also injured in the landslide.

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L’Opinione newspaper highlights Baku`s Expo-2025 bid

Rome, December 17, AZERTAC

Italian L’Opinione newspaper has published an article by journalist Domenico Letizia headlined “Azerbaijan’s vision for Expo-2025”. The article highlights Baku`s introducing its bid to host the international event in 2025.

Letizia said Azerbaijan wants to host exhibition under the motto ‘Developing human capital, building a better future’. The article provides an insight into Azerbaijan`s preparations as it bids to host the exhibition.

World Expos, known officially as International Registered Exhibitions, are organized every five years by Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). The themes of World Expos are designed to raise awareness of and find responses to universal challenges of our time. The next World Expo will take place in Dubai, UAE, between 20 October 2020 and 10 April 2021 under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.

Four countries are candidates to host World Expo 2025: France (in Greater Paris), Japan (in Osaka), the Russian Federation (in Ekaterinburg), and Azerbaijan (in Baku). The 170 Member States of the BIE will elect the host country at the 164th General Assembly in November 2018.

Azerbaijan has been a member of the BIE since 2008. Its first Expo participation since gaining independence in 1991 was at World Expo 2000 in Hannover. The Azerbaijani pavilions at World Expo 2015 Milan and Specialised Expo 2017 Astana were among the most popular in terms of visitor numbers.

Asiman Asadov

Special Correspondent

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FC Neftchi to face Russian, Ukrainian and Romanian clubs in friendlies

Baku, December 17, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani football club Neftchi will play several friendlies as part of their training camp in Antalya, Turkey.

The club will take on Russian SKA-Khabarovsk, Krylia Sovetov Samara, Romanian Concordia Chiajna and Ukrainian Chornomorets.

AZERTAG.AZ :FC Neftchi to face Russian, Ukrainian and Romanian clubs in friendlies

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