Ambassador Rashad Mammadov: “Turkey and Azerbaijan want normalization of relations with Armenia”

“Azerbaijan became committed to negotiations with Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh over 30 years. Azerbaijan was ready for all initiatives, continued negotiations, but unfortunately, the process was fruitless due to Armenia’s position,” said Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Turkey Rashad Mammadov while a meeting with media representatives, who provided support in the path to Karabakh Victory, in Istanbul, APA’s bureau in Turkey reports.

R. Mammadov has also thanked the Turkish media for delivering Azerbaijan realities to the world during the Second Karabakh War.

“We are in favor of peace in the Caucasus, normalization of relations of both Turkey and Azerbaijan with Armenia. We are in favor of establishment of close economic relations among our nations. Sustainable peace will arrive in the region after a peace agreement, Azerbaijan’s and Armenia’s recognition each other’s territorial integrity,” Ambassador added.

Ambassador Mammadov also stressed that the relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey are not repeated in the world: “Our relations with Turkey are unique. The Shusha Declaration brought us into the relationship of military and political allies. We proved this not only in words but also in politics and investment. These relations will develop and set an example for everyone. Together we will respond to all threats. “

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency

Average monthly salary for next year in Azerbaijan to be determined

Average monthly salary for next year in Azerbaijan will be determined, it has been reflected in the Order, signed by Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Asadov “On development of draft state budget of the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2023, economic and social development concept, and middle-term outlook indicators”, APA reports.

According to the order, the Ministry of Economy is instructed to submit an initial version of the gross domestic product for 2023 and the next three years, the average annual consumer price index, average monthly salary, income and expenditure of population, employment, and demographic indicators to the State Social Protection Fund under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection by March 1, 2022, while the specified version until August 1, 2022.

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UK Prime Minister expects phone call with Putin next week – Downing Street

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects to have a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week to call on him to start a diplomatic dialogue on Ukraine, a Downing Street spokeswoman announced on Friday, APA reports citing TASS.

“The Prime Minister is determined to accelerate diplomatic efforts and ramp up deterrence to avoid bloodshed in Europe. He will reiterate the need for Russia to step back and engage diplomatically when he speaks to President Putin this week,” she said.

In turn, a source in the British government circles told TASS that in addition to a telephone conversation with the Russian leader, Johnson plans to “make a trip to the region in the coming days.” In response to a clarifying question the source added that this will be a trip to Eastern Europe. The source did not specify which country or countries the British Prime Minister intends to visit.

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Armenia records 2,594 coronavirus cases over the past day

Armenia has recorded 2,594 coronavirus cases, 6 deaths over the past day, APA reports citing Sputnik Armenia.

So the total coronavirus death toll is 8,041.

So far, the total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Armenia has reached 364,348.

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Georgia’s daily COVID cases exceed 18,000

Georgia has confirmed 18,274 fresh coronavirus cases, 41 deaths, APA’s Georgian bureau reports citing the special state-run stopcov.ge website created in the framework of the fight against coronavirus.

Thus, the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has reached 1,145,508 in Georgia, with a death toll of 14,911 and recoveries 995,328.

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Ukraine reports 37,351 coronavirus cases over past day

Over the past day, January 28, 37,351 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Ukraine, APA reports citing Ukrinform.

“On January 28, 37,351 new confirmed COVID-19 cases (including 5,341 children and 806 healthcare workers) were registered in Ukraine,” the Health Ministry posted on Facebook.

Over the past 24 hours, 3,340 COVID-19 related hospitalizations, 149 deaths, and 7,163 recoveries were registered.

Since the pandemic started in Ukraine, 4,017,961 COVID-19 cases, 100,031 COVID-19 related deaths and 3,615,257 recoveries have been recorded.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency