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The head of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek, is on an official visit to the countries of the South Caucasus –Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia.“Development of democracy, human rights, rule of law, stability and improvement of living standards are the main target of European partnership for the EU and its eastern partners,” Buzek stated. The Eastern Partnership project is aimed at close cooperation with the EU of six former Soviet republics: Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Belarus.

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Astara has hosted the meeting of representatives of the transport ministries of Azerbaijan and Iran on defining a new boundary railway, a highway and a pedestrian bridge between Astara (Iran) and Astara (Azerbaijan), Iran.ru reports.The result of the meeting was the signing of a protocol on bilateral agreement.

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The Kote Mardzhanishvili State Drama Theatre has begun a tour in Azerbaijan’s capital on May 18th. The tour performances will be given within the signed agreement, in cooperation with the Mapdzhanishvili Theatre and the Baku National DramaTheatre. The agreement includes tours, joint projects, training sessions and workshops.The Baku National Drama Theatre will visit Tbilisi on May 30-31.

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 The consortium of foreign companies headed by BP has ended well-drilling from the C25z borehole in the Western Azeri platform in the Azeribaijani sector of the Caspian Sea in the first quarter of 2011, 1news.az reports. Until April 1st 2011 the Western Azeri platform had 19 operating wells. 9.6 million tons of oil were produced in the first four months of 2011.

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The Eastern Partnership Program offers wide political abilities for Azerbaijan, the head of the EU delegation in Baku Rolan Kobia stated,  Trend reports.Azerbaijan and the EU have been cooperating for 15 years, Kobia said, and the Eastern Partnership Program will contribute to improvement in integration between the six members of the project.

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 Ankara has hosted a meeting of the representative of the State Social Security Fund of Azerbaijan, Salim Muslimov, and the minister of labor and social security of Turkey, Omer Dincher, 1news.az reports. At the moment the 2nd International Symposium on social security entitled 'New risks and approaches in the sphere of social security' is taking place in Ankara.

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Meeting on Azerbaijan held in Kremlin

A special meeting devoted to Azerbaijani culture is being held in Moscow's Kremlin Palace. The meeting was organized by the Azerbaijani first lady, Mehriban Aliyeva.

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Azerbaijan President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, held an extended meeting in Baku, Trend reports.During the meeting the parties discussed issues of bilateral relations and economic cooperation.

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Czech President Vaclav Klaus arrived on Monday on an official visit to Baku, Trend reports.First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Yaqub Eyyubov and other officials met Czech President Vaclav Klaus at the airport.During the visit, the head of the Czech Republic will hold a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister Artur Rasi-zade, Speaker of the Milli Mejlis Oktay Asadov and other officials. During the visit, it is planned to sign several documents between Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic.

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Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev discussed today with his Georgian counterpart, Bacho Akhalaia, prospects for military cooperation between the countries, it was said in a report issued by the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan, Trend reports.During his visit to Azerbaijan, the Georgian Foreign Minister also visited the Alley of Honor and the Alley of Martyrs.

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