Daily Archives: January 1, 2018

Thalassemia death rate falls five-fold in decade in Azerbaijan

Baku, January 1, AZERTAC

The death rate from thalassemia has fallen five times in the past 10 years in Azerbaijan, according to department head at the Ministry of Health Gulmirza Poladov.

He stressed the role of the State Program for combating thalassemia, which was endorsed by President Ilham Aliyev.

Poladov hailed conditions created at the Thalassemia Center, which was established on the initiative of First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva. “The government is taking crucial measures to fight against thalassemia.”

“We can say that we have managed to make a breakthrough in treating thalassemia by conducting bone marrow transplantation.”

Poladov said: “The Thalassemia Center is conducting bone marrow transplantation surgeries. In 2017, 12 Azerbaijani citizens had bone marrow transplantation surgeries,” he added.

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Moscow to host 9th International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival

Baku, January 1, AZERTAC

The Russian capital of Moscow will be hosting the 9th International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival from March 27 to April 3.

Concerts as part of the festival will take place in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire and the State Kremlin Palace. The festival will be co-organized by Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation and Moscow City Department of Culture.

Olga Rostropovich is artistic director of the festival.

AZERTAG.AZ :Moscow to host 9th International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival

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Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 135 times

Baku, January 1, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. “The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire 135 times throughout the day,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The Azerbaijani army’s positions came under fire from Armenian villages, including Dovekh, Shavarshavan in Noyemberyan district, Mosesgekh, Chinari, Aygedzor in Berd district, and unnamed hills in Krasnoselsk district,” the ministry said.

“The army’s positions also came under fire from the Armenian-occupied districts of Azerbaijan, including Ghoyarkh, Chilaburt, Jarimja villages in Tartar, Shiklar, Bash Garvand, Abdinli, Marzili villages in Aghdam, Kuropatkino village in Khojavand, Ashaghi Veysalli, Gobu Dilagharda, Garvand, Garakhanbayli, Gorgan, Ashaghi Seyidahmadli, Kurdlar, Horadiz villages in Fuzuli, Nuzgar, Mehdili villages in Jabrayil, as well as unnamed hills in Goygol, Goranboy, Tartar, Aghdam, Khojavand and Fuzuli districts,” the ministry added.

AZERTAG.AZ :Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 135 times

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2017 will go down in history as a year of deep, profound and effective economic reforms, Azerbaijani President

Baku, January 1, AZERTAC

“2017 will go down in history as a year of deep, profound and effective economic reforms,” said President llham Aliyev in his message of congratulation on the occasion of the Day of Solidarity of World Azerbaijanis.

“Even though the oil price is still at a low level and oil production in Azerbaijan is reducing, Azerbaijan has managed to come out of this difficult situation with dignity. This is also acknowledged by reputed international organizations. According to the calculations of the Davos World Economic Forum, Azerbaijan is ranked in 35th place in the world in terms of economic competitiveness. This, first of all, shows that the very serious reforms under way in our country are producing excellent results. This year, the non-oil sector of the economy has increased by more than 2 per cent, the non-oil industry by more than 3 per cent and agriculture by over 4 per cent.”

The head of state said: “I believe that this is a very good result under the current circumstances. I am sure that these figures will be even higher in 2018. At the same time, we are also using our currency reserves very effectively.” “Although the oil price has dropped, we have managed to increase our foreign exchange reserves, and by a lot – our foreign exchange reserves have increased by more than 4.5 billion dollars. These are our strategic reserves. This is one of the factors providing and strengthening our both economic and political independence,” the President added.

AZERTAG.AZ :2017 will go down in history as a year of deep, profound and effective economic reforms, Azerbaijani President

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