The presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine have discussed the situation in the CIS

The presidents of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan - Dmitry Medvedev,Victor Yanukovych and Nursultan Nazarbayev - held a meeting today,discussing the situation in Kirgizia, RIA Novosti reports, citingSergey Lavrov, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The meeting ofthe three presidents took place within the summit on nuclear safety inWashington.

PACE's subcommittee on Nagorny Karabakh renews it's work this month

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is renewing thework of its subcommittee on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict this month,Trend reports, citing Movlud Chavushoglu, the assembly's chairman, onhis arrival in Baku.According to Chavushoglu, representatives from Azerbaijan and Armenia- Samed Seidov and David Arutiun - will meet in April. After that thework of the subcommittee, halted due to the death of LordRussell-Johnston, formerly head of the subcommittee, will becontinued.

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania conclude an agreement

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania conclude an agreement

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Romania concluded the memorandum on"Co-operation in gas supply" in Bucharest, Trend reports, citing therepresentative office of the Azerbaijan state oil company in Romania(SOCAR).

Azerbaijan's private banks to help in qualitative development of the banking sector

Elman Rustamov, chairman of the Azerbaijan Central Bank's board,expressed his vision of the future model of Azerbaijan's bankingsector, 1news.az reports.Rustamov said that this development should be qualitative.

Azerbaijan - NATO: Partnership, but nothing more

Azerbaijan - NATO: Partnership, but nothing more

Baku is considered to be a geostrategic link between Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia.

Azerbaijani President to be invited to the USA?

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev may be invited for a visit to the United States in the near future. According to the Turkish newspaper Sabah, the pressure exerted on the USA by the Turkish delegation due to the fact that Azerbaijani side has not been not invited to the summit on the global nuclear security has produces an effect and after a while the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is to be invited to the White House after a while.

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan revives it's research on "Bahar-2"

This week the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR)renewed it's work on 3D geophysical research carried out on the navalstructure of "Bahar-2", which had been halted in November 2009 due tobad weather conditions, Turan reports citing the SOCAR press agency.

Poland assures its friendliness to Russia and Transcaucasian countries

Now Polish people are not afraid of the Germans any more' - he pointed out and added that a collaboration with this country may be elevated to the level of strategical partnership. 'We also seek to improve our economical, cultural and scientific partnership with Russia' - he underlined. He says that the recently changed attitude to the Katyn crime of the both countries witnesses the normalization of the international relations.

Azerbaijan to build gas liquefaction terminal in Georgia

An agreement on building a gas liquefaction terminal in Georgia is to be signed in Bucharest on April 13th. According to the Georgian Energy Ministry the agreement will be signed by the energy ministers of Azerbaijan, Romania and Georgia.

Azerbaijan buys new aircraft

The terms of delivery of the first Boeings within the framework of the contract signed by the national Azerbaijani airline 'Azerbaijan hava yollary' (AZAL) remain unchanged, said a source in the company. 'AZAL will deliver a Boeing 767-300 ER in late spring or early summer this year and another one in spring 2011. Also, according to the contract, the company will get two more 'Boeing-737-900 ER' aircraft in 2010 and another two will arrive in the country in 2011, reports Trend.

Polad Bülbüloğlu is elected president of the Intergovernal Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Collaboration of CIS

This was communicated by the chief executive officer of IFESCCO, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Armen Smbatyan, as a finalresult of the common session of CESSC and IFESCCO. He has also specified that Polad Bülbüloğlu will start his duties on May 22nd.

Turkish premier#039s special envoy holds talks with Azerbaijani president in Baku

Turkish premier's special envoy holds talks with Azerbaijani president in Baku

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met today with the special envoy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip, reports ANS.Aliyev and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Firudin Sinirlioglu discussed the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh and Turkish-Armenian relations, including talks scheduled between the Turkish and Armenian leaders in Washington

EU enlargement commissioner meets with Azerbaijani president

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle today, reports RIA Novosti, citing the president’s press service."In the course of the meeting the sides exchanged views on various areas of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the EU, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, the Eastern Partnership Program, energy cooperation and other issues," the statement said.

Azerbaijanis in Estonia

Azerbaijanis in Estonia

The head of the Azerbaijani Cultural Centre in Estonia Niyazi Gadjiev telling about Azerbaijanis' life in Tallin.

Telephone talks heve taken place between Azerbaijan and Turkey

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Azerbaijan, Ahmed Davudoglu and Elmar Mamedyarov, held telephone talks before the visit of the Turkish deputy foreign minister, Ferudin Sinirlioglu, to Azerbaijan, the Russian service of TRT reports.

A delegation of land forces of Turkey visits Azerbaijan

A delegation of land forces is going to visit Baku on April, 19. The Ministry of Defence has informed APA about it. The visit will long until April, 22, it being сonducted in the network of a military agreement signed by the both sides.According to the sources in the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan, an exchange of instructors of the organazations of higher education od Azerbaijan and Turkey will be taking place from April, 19 until April, 22.09.04.2010

Azerbaijan to privatize state-owned construction companies

Azerbaijan’s State Property Committee started carrying out measurescontained in President Ilkham Aliev’s order of the 6th April onprivatising companies in the construction complex belonging to thegovernment, Trend reports, citing the State Committee’s declaration onThursday.As part of the preparations for privatising the companies, thecommittee is gathering detailed information on the property and realestate of the stock companies, the characteristics of their property,and is studying documents and their performance indexes.

Russia thanks Azerbaijan for ship rescue

The Russian Embassy in Baku has sent a letter of gratitude to theForeign Ministry of Azerbaijan. The embassy thanked the Caspian Sea Oil Fleet of SOCAR and theMinistry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan, which took an activepart in saving the ship and its crew during the fire which occurred onthe night of 11-12 March in the fishing vessel "Kaykend", sailingunder the flag of the Russian Federation, reports Trend, citing theofficial website of SOCAR.

Transportation corridor question is under discussion in Tbilisi

On April 6th and 7th Tbilisi is holding a meeting of theAzerbaijani-Georgian expert group within the framework of the "Transitthrough the Black Sea and Caspian transportation corridors" project.The project is part of the TRACECA program, reports TURAN. The question of transit intensification through theAzerbaijan-Georgian corridor will be discussed at the meeting, as wellas the resolution of various problems in this sphere, announced theTransport Ministry press service.

EU Energy Commissioner to visit Azerbaijan

EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Ottinger will visit Azerbaijan nextweek, reports APA. Ottinger will arrive in Baku on April 14 from the Turkmen capital ofAshgabat. Within the framework of the visit he will discuss the SouthCorridor and Nabucco projects. He will also hold meetings with theAzerbaijan president, foreign minister, energy minister and the SOCARoil and gas company. The visit will end on April 16.