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Despite a series of rumored illnesses in the past and his advanced age, the news that Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov was suddenly hospitalized after suffering what his daughter said was a brain hemorrhage was a shock to people in Uzbekistan and f…

admin August 30, 2016

Dear Almazbek Sharshenovich,

I extend my most sincere congratulations to you and all the people of Kyrgyzstan on the occasion of the national holiday of your country – Independence Day.

I`m confident that centuries-long friendly ties and good traditions that link our countries will continue to be a foundation for the expansion of bilateral Azerbaijan-Kyrgyzstan relations.

Dear Almazbek Sharshenovich,

On this remarkable day, I wish you robust health, success in your activities, and the friendly people of Kyrgyzstan peace and prosperity.


Ilham Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, August 29, 2016

admin August 30, 2016

Baku, August 30, AZERTAC

Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis will receive members of the Board of Trustees of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center on September 2.

They will discuss work, future action plans and new projects of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, as well as cooperation prospects. Preparations for the 5th Global Baku Forum will also be discussed at the meeting.

Participants in the meeting will include co-chair of the center, Latvian’s former President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, co-chair, Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Ismail Serageldin, member of the Board of Trustees, chairman of Azerbaijan`s State Committee on Work with Diaspora Nazim Ibrahimov, member of the center, Latvian’s former President Valdis Zatlers and others.

The leadership of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center will also hold meetings at the Latvian parliament and other state bodies.

The Latvian government and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center have maintained cooperation for several years. The Latvian capital of Riga hosted a high level meeting of the center in 2015.

admin August 30, 2016

Baku, August 30, AZERTAC

“Italy is about to launch large-scale construction work on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project,” said Italian ambassador to Azerbaijan Giampaolo Cutillo.

He said that after Greece and Albania, Italy started some preparatory work under TAP project.

The ambassador noted that Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni would visit Azerbaijan in November. “Presently we are working on the date and itinerary of the visit,” Cutillo added.

admin August 30, 2016

Baku, August 30, AZERTAC

“Japan puts particular emphasis for the development of comprehensive cooperation with Azerbaijan,” said Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Motome Takisawa as he met with Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

At the meeting the sides expressed their satisfaction with the current status of the cooperation between the two countries and stressed the great potential and political will for further development of relations.

Minister Mammadyarov noted the successful activity of Japanese companies in different areas in the country and provided opportunities for expansion of cooperation.

FM Mammadyarov expressed his hope that Motome Takisawa’s visit will contribute to the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Japan.

The sides also exchanged views on the opportunities for strengthening cooperation in various fields of the economy, including oil-gas, high technologies, agriculture, pharmacy, education, tourism and other areas.

The parties mentioned the visa facilitation envisaged for the citizens of Japan at the international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan with satisfaction. They also stressed the importance of increasing efforts for signing of the agreement on exemption of visa for the persons who hold diplomatic and service passports.

Motome Takisawa hailed Azerbaijan’s support to Japan at the elections within the international organizations.

admin August 30, 2016

Baku, August 30, AZERTAC

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan has issued a statement.

The statement reads: “According to information of mass media Armenian side under the pretext of so-called “25th anniversary of the independence” of illegal regime established in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan plans to organize the conference in Yerevan on September 2-3 and take the participants to the seized lands. There are also plans to organize the international youth conference in Khankandi on September 15-18, and other provocative events.

It is well known that Armenia has unleashed war against Azerbaijan, by using force occupied twenty percent of Azerbaijan’s territories and ethnically cleansed about one million Azerbaijanis from those areas, and committed numerous other war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the acts of genocide.

The illegal regime established by Armenia in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan is ultimately nothing other than the product of aggression and occupation; it is under Armenia’s direction and control and survives by virtue of its military, political, financial and other support, as was also confirmed by the European Court of Human Rights in its judgment of 16 June 2015 on the case of Chiragov and others v. Armenia.

The international community has consistently deplored, in the strongest terms, the use of military force against Azerbaijan and the resulting occupation of its territories. In 1993, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolutions 822 (1993), 853 (1993), 874 (1993) and 884 (1993), condemning the use of force against Azerbaijan and occupation of its territories and reaffirming the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the inviolability of its internationally recognized borders. In those resolutions, the Security Council reaffirmed that the Nagorno-Karabakh region is part of Azerbaijan and called for immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of the occupying forces from all occupied territories of Azerbaijan. Other international organizations have adopted a similar position.

Instead of taking constructive steps towards the resolution of the conflict further provocative events planned by Armenia under the pretext of so-called “25th anniversary of the independence” of illegal regime are contrary to the spirit of Vienna and Sankt-Petersburg meetings of the Presidents, undermine the negotiation process mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and detrimental to the efforts to build the durable peace in the region. They only serve for futile efforts of propagating the illegal regime and deliberate provocation.

We do call upon persons who are invited to the activities under the pretext of “25th anniversary of the independence” of illegal regime to respect the norms and principles of international law and to refrain from attending these provocative events and visiting the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. The visitors to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan violate the national legislation of Azerbaijan and will be addressed by the Government of Azerbaijan accordingly, including a ban will be put on their future visits to Azerbaijan.”