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Estonia is planning to increase trade with Georgia. There is a potential for better investment relations between the two countries, Estonian prime-minister Andrus Ansip believes, GeorgiaOnline reports.He also underlined the possibilities of the economic development of Georgia.

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It was decided to accept Armenia into the Assembly of European Regions during an annual meeting of the Assembly in Istanbul, News Armenia reports.Armenia was represented by its vice-premier, the territorial  governing minister, Armen Gevorkyan.The assembly of European Regions unites 270 regions, 33 countries and 16 international organizations.

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The prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO have been discussed in Baku, Trend reports.At the meeting of the Azerbaijani defense minister, Safar Abiyev, and the chief of the NATO United Forces Department, Jouque Lambertus Herman, the geopolitical situation in the South Caucasus was also discussed.

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Kazakhstan defines its tasks for OIC presidency

As chair of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Kazakhstan is planning to solve the topical issues of the Islamic community, the Kazakh foreign ministry's press service said, KazTAG reports.On the 10th of November in Jedda the special representative of the state secretary of Kazakhstan, Bagdad Amreyev, handed a message from the Kazakh president to the secretary-general of the OIC, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. Ihsanoglu confirmed the support for Kazakhstan as the chair of the OIC. 

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A meeting of the leaders of the parties elected to the parliament is taking place in the headquarters of the ruling party Yeni Azerbaijan.APA reports that the executive secretary of the party, Ali Ahmedov, his deputies, Siyavush Novruzov and Mubariz Gurbanly, the leader of the Party of civil integrity, Sabir Rustamhanly, the leader of the party "Ana veten', Fazail Agamaly and others are participating in the meeting. Ahmedov said that the elections were organized in compliance with democratic principles. The meeting is still going on.

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The project "Preparing the strategic transport plan of the city of Baku" has been presented in the Transport Ministry of Azerbaijan, 1news.az reportsThe project was realized with a grant from the World Bank, according to a contract between the ministry and the Finnish company "WSP Finland Ltd" on the 7th of June, 2010.After the presentation the participants of the project exchanged their opinions on the most topical problems of the capital's transport - traffic jams, lack of parking and so on.

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A home-made explosive device exploded today in the capital of Dagestan, close to the TV centre, Yuga.ru reports, citing the information agency "Dagestan".The bomb was put in a litter bin. As a result of the blast at least three people were injured.

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Training in the framework of the project "Support of the border governing system in the South Caucasus", financed by the European Union, will be organized in Tbilisi from the 15th to the 19th of November. The UN, EU, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan are participating in the project, Georgia, Georgia Online reports.In training customs workers, the migration and border services of Georgia and Azerbaijan will take part. Similar training was organized previously for Georgian and Armenian instructors

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North Ossetia has opened multifunctional fields at schools this year,within the framework of the programme for integrating sports schoolswith educational institutions, RIA Novosti reports.The main goal of the school education concept was formed by SergeyDzantiyev: an educational structure should be a center of education,health, sports and creativity, the head of the education department ofVladikavkaz, Alexei Tmenov said.

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A group of militants, which attacked police officers on Thursday, hasbeen eliminated in Makhachkala, the Dagestani Ministry of the Interiorreports.The police caught up with the militants’ car on the corner of Kazbekovand Orzhonikidze Streets. The shoot-out resulted in the militants'vehicle catching fire and exploding, RIA Novosti reports.

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The Azerbaijani Cabinet has approved a detailed general plan onconserving the historic center of Baku, the Cabinet’s official websitesays.The decision was made based on a proposal by the State History andArchitecture Reserve ‘Icherishekher’, and approved by the Ministry ofEconomic Development, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the StateCommittee for Urban Planning and Architecture and the National Academyof Science of Azerbaijan.

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The Kabardino-Balkarian parliament has approved the formerparliamentary speaker, Ilyas Bechelov, as a representative of theexecutive branch of the republic to the Federal Council, RIA Novostireports.With the coming of Arsen Kanokov as the head of Kabardino-Balkaria,the former representative Huseyn Chechenov resigned, deputy chairmanof the parliament Ruslan Zhanimov said.He added that the head of Kabardino-Balkaria approved Bechelov onNovember 8. 58 out of 72 deputies voted for Bechelov.

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Tbilisi will host a regional conference for developing approaches tostable management of land resources in order to reduce soildegradation and for coping with poverty on November 18-19, accordingto the Caucasus Regional ecologic center, the organizer of theconference. The main goal of the conference is to unite countries, experts andmedia officials to exchange experience and achievements within theproject and to focus on the main trends in achieving the best resultsand stability for the project. The project involves continuation of the fun

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The Azerbaijani national mine-clearing agency, ANAMA, has providedAfghanistan with 10,000 copies of mine-clearing manuals composed byAzerbaijan, APA reports, citing the head of ANAMA Nazim Ismailov.According to Ismailov the manuals are written in the Dari language.The books were presented recently.

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The consortium to develop gas condensate in the Shakh Deniz gas fieldin the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian will announce in the firstquarter of 2011 the final buyers of the gas within the framework ofthe second stage of the field’s development. The buyers will beselected based on a shortlist, Reuters reports, citing the ExecutiveDirector of RWE Supply & Trading, Stefan Judish.

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Moscow will host the 12th session of the Commission for InformationSecurity under the CIS Coordination Council for Information Securityat the RCC (Regional Communication Cooperation) on November 25,News.am reports.The participants at the meeting will consider proposals for the‘Information Security’ section, for use in the renewed strategy ofcooperation of the CIS states in the information sphere and the planfor its realization until 2015.

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The head of the Rostov Region, Vasily Golubev, has visited theNational Academy of Sciences in Armenia, where he met members of theAcademy’s presidium, Yuga.ru reports.Golubev expressed confidence that the cooperation agreement that theRostov Region and the Armenian government plan to sign will improveties between the two peoples, including cooperation in the sciencesphere.

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Thousands of unexploded shells were found near the TV broadcastingtower in Baku, Trend reports.14 engineers of the national mine-clearing agency (ANAMA) and theEmergencies Ministry are clearing the area, ANAMA head Nazim Ismaylovsaid.The shells include NURS (unguided) missiles and 125mm armour-piercingshells. They were found on Wednesday. The surrounding area was closed.

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