Israel’s President congratulates Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev

President of Israel Isaac Herzog has congratulated President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, said the President of Israel on Twitter, APA reports.

He said that he congratulates President Ilham Aliyev on the presentation of the letters of credence of the first Azerbaijani ambassador to Israel, Mukhtar Mammadov:

“This appointment is an important milestone as we celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations.”

Note that Mukhtar Mammadov, Azerbaijan’s first ambassador to Israel, presented his credentials to President of Israel Isaac Herzog today.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency

Turnout in elections to parliament of Turkmenistan is 74,48%

The turnout in the elections to the parliament of Turkmenistan by 15:00 was 74,48%, Trend reports citing CEC of Turkmenistan.

“By 15:00, 74,48% of voters voted for the elections of deputies of Mejlis of Turkmenistan.

More precisely, 76,43% of voters voted in Ahal velayat, 75,25% in Balkan velayat, 72,82% in Dashoguz velayat, 72,45% in Lebap velayat, 75,03% in Mary velayat, 76,95% in Ashgabat city.

By 15:00, 74,65% of voters voted in the elections of members of velayat, etrap, and city halk maslahats.

More precisely, 76,43% of voters voted in Ahal velayat, 75,25% in Balkan velayat, 72,82% in Dashoguz velayat, 72,45% in Lebap velayat, 75,03% in Mary velayat, 78,30% in Ashgabat city.

By 15:00, 74,17% of voters voted in the elections of members of gengeshes.

More precisely, 76,43% of voters voted in Ahal velayat, 75,59% in Balkan velayat, 73,13% in Dashoguz velayat, 72,44% in Lebap velayat, 74,85% in Mary velayat”, the CEC said in a statement.

Source: Trend News Agency

Biden approves disaster declaration for Mississippi after deadly tornadoes

U.S. President Joe Biden approved early Sunday a disaster declaration for the southern state of Mississippi after deadly tornadoes, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

Biden ordered federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by “severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes” from Friday to Saturday.

“Twenty-five Mississippians were killed overnight due to this severe weather,” the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said in a statement, warning that a large portion of the state has the potential to see severe storms on Sunday evening.

Source: Trend News Agency

Netanyahu fires defense minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister on Sunday, a day after Yoav Gallant called for a halt to the planned overhaul of Israel’s judiciary that has fiercely divided the country, Trend reports citing The Hill.

Netanyahu’s office did not provide further details. The move signals the prime minister will move ahead this week with plans to overhaul Israel’s judiciary, which has sparked widespread opposition. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets, military and business leaders have spoken out against it and leading allies of Israel have voiced concerns.

Gallant, a former army general, is a senior member of Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party. On Saturday, he called for a pause in the controversial legislation until after next month’s Independence Day holidays, citing the rift’s threat to Israel’s national security.

Source: Trend News Agency

Azerbaijani Ambassador presents his credentials to President of Israel (PHOTO)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 26. Azerbaijani Ambassador to Israel Mukhtar Mammadov presented his credentials to Israeli President Isaac Herzog, the ambassador wrote on his Twitter page, Trend reports.

According to Mammadov, it is a great honor and pride for him to present his credentials to the President of the State of Israel as the first ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Israel.

Source: Trend News Agency

Minister says Iran will set new oil exports record this year

The Oil Minister Javad Owji said that Iran will set a new record in oil exports in the new Iranian calendar year 1402 which started on Tuesday, Trend reports citing Mehr.

Speaking to national Iranian radio Radio Eghtesad (Economy), the minister added that 83 million more oil barrels were exported in 1401 (March 21, 2022-2023), when compared to the preceding Iranian year, and nearly 190 more barrels were sold in comparison with the year of 1399 (March 20, 2020-2021.)

The Ministry of Petroleum is among those departments that meet the country’s need for foreign currency reserves, said Owji, continuing, “Despite the tightened oppressive sanctions against Iran, crude oil, gas condensate, and petrochemical exports have hit new highs during the13th [Raeisi] administration.”

Turning to the objectives outlined in the country’s budget plan, he said the major part was done by the ministry last year and its obligations were fully accomplished in 1400.

The minister described the industry’s production as “desirable”, recalling that Phase 2 of Abadan Refinery with a daily processing capacity of 210,000 barrels of oil was put into operation on the last day of the previous year, and also the refinery of South Pars Gas Field Phase 14 with a daily refining capacity of 50 million cubic meters came on stream.

Owji added the ministry has outlined plans to boost oil, gas, and petrochemical output, expressing hope that some projects will become operational this year and some next year.

Source: Trend News Agency