Dec 22 2014 - 18:46
Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev said at the award ceremony of athletes and sports specialists of 2014 that Baku was one of the safest cities in the world and expressed confidence that the 2015 European Games will be top-level, Interfax-Azerbaijan reports.He noted that reforms realized throughout the recent years had strengthened the country, boosted its economy and political power. The European Games will demonstrate success of independent Azerbaijan and its openness to the world.
Dec 22 2014 - 16:27
The period of the municipal election campaign ended in Azerbaijan at 8.00am today. According to article 75.2 of the Azerbaijani Electoral Code, campaigning starts 23 days before the elections (on November 30) and ends 24 hours before the election day (December 23), Trend reports. 37,079 candidates have been registered. 18,790 of them are members of 30 political parties, 18,289 are independent. 4 million 976 thousand 302 ballots have been printed for elections.
Dec 22 2014 - 11:16
Ilyas Umakhanov, deputy speaker of the Federation Council of Russia, and Valekh Aleskerov, vice speaker, the head of the permanent committee for natural resources, energy and ecology of Azerbaijan, will co-chair the 12th session of the inter-parliamentary commission of the Federation Council of Russia and the Azerbaijani parliament in Baku on Tuesday, Trend reports.
Dec 19 2014 - 14:44
Georgian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Teymuraz Sharashenidze said that the Georgian section of the Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway (KTB) is ready to launch a test train. Work on the construction of the Georgian section of KTB, he said, is largely completed. Implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project is scheduled for completion in 2015, and at the end of this year it is planned to start the first test of actual trains.
Dec 18 2014 - 22:39
In Brussels, the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Gabriella Battani-Dragoni, and the representative of the European Commission, Michael Keller, signed a new program of assistance to the countries of the "Eastern Partnership" in the development of democracy and the supremacy of law, rated for a three-year period.
Dec 18 2014 - 17:33
The US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick, met with former US co-chairs Carey Cavanaugh and Robert Bradtke.
Dec 18 2014 - 11:46
Azerbaijani Minister for Energy Natig Aliyev will visit Albania on December 18-20 to meet with Albanian Minister for Energy and Industry Damian Gjiknuri. They will discuss realization of TAP construction and development of the Albanian gas market.
Dec 17 2014 - 20:34
Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group met in Berlin last week. U.S. Co-Chairs James Warlick noted that the meeting was dedicated to talks with German colleagues about the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process. He emphasized the importance of German assistance in the process. The U.S. gives Germany a high rating in consultations with the OSCE Minsk Group, Trend reports.