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“Arkia” aimed at Azerbaijan.

Israeli airline “Arkia”- Israeli airlines at the nearest future may receive permission for regular passenger flights between Israel and Azerbaijan. It got around to “Vestnik Kavkaza” from the sources in the company.

A government commission on the immortalization of memory of the first President was set up in Abkhazia.

The Head of Abkhazia Sergey Bagashp has set up a government commission on the immortalization of memory of National Hero, the first President of the Republic Vladislav Ardzinba.

The former special representative of U.N.O on Abkhazia disproved the negotiations in Sukhumi.

The former special representative of secretary general of U.N.O. on the settlement of Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, now the professor of Potsdam University Diter Boden who have come to Tbilisi on Saturday and before that had been in Abkhazia has disproved the suppositions of Georgian politicians that he had considered there his document about the division of authority between Tbilisi and Sukhumi.

Trans-Caucasian motorway is again open for the traffic.

Trans-Caucasian motorway which was closed for the traffic from 3 am Moscow time of Saturday because of the danger of rockfall to the road under advice of anti-avalanche service is again open for the traffic form 10.30 am Moscow time on Saturday – has reported to RIA Novosti the Head of the press service of EMERCOM of North Ossetia Juliya Starchenko.

Iran is ready to sign a non-aggression pact with the countries of the region.

Iran is ready to sign a non-aggression pact with the countries of the region.

Iran isn’t an enemy of Saudi Abaria and  “the existing on the Middle East crisis is created by USA for achievement of it’s own aims including the usage of Middle Eastern petroleum reserves” – said the adviser of speaker of Iranian Parliament on the Foreign Policy Hussein Sheikhulislam – reports the information agency ISNA quoting the TV channel Al-Alem.

Turkey prepares a strict answer to Sweden.

Ankara’s answer on the acceptance of “Armenian genocide” by Swedish Parliament will be strict – said Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who is now in Finland with an informal visit – reports Trend News agency quoting CNN Turk.

Iran increases gas exports

The Deputy Director General of the National Iranian Gas Company Keshkuli,  visited the Gilan Province to participate in the ceremony of bringing into service a new gas pipeline and said that this year Iran has increased its gas exports, reports Armenia Today. According to Keshkuli, since the beginning of this year from Iran to Turkey and Armenia was supplied an average of 26 million cubic meters of gas daily. This is a 21% increase in comparison with last year's figures.

Yevkurov expects aggravation of situation in Ingushetia after the raid to the village of Ekazhevo

The President of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov expects aggravation of situation in the republic after  suspected militants gang liquidation , RIA Novosti reports.Special operation in Ingush village of Ekazhevo was held on March 2. According to the FSB of Russia, were killed six militants from the gang, which, according to the investigation, was involved in the blasting the train "Nevsky Express”, November 2009. Another ten suspected militants were detained.

GUAM will consider the experience of the Visegrád Group

 GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) will consider the experience of the Visegrád Group(Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) in matters of international trade, investment and energy policy , said Georgian Deputy …

Hillary Clinton invites Armenian President to Washington

At the initiative of the American side there was held a phone conversation between the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan h and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, reports PanARMENIAN.Net.During the meeting, U.S. Secretary of State conveyed to the head of Armenia an invitation to participate in a summit on the global nuclear safety, initiated by the President of the United States. However, she expressed hope that parties will continue discussions on bilateral, regional and international issues. The summit will be held in Washington in mid-April.

Russia, India beginning to cooperate in nuclear energy

Russia and India have signed a road map for large-scale cooperation between the two countries in the civil nuclear energy sector. Also as a result of the visit of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to India, a document on the establishment of a joint venture for the production of ground-based navigational equipment to receive signals from Russia's Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) has been signed, Interfax reported.

Co-chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group have common approach to Karabakh solution

The co-chairing countries of the OSCE Minsk Group have a common approach on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the French co-chairman Bernard Fassier said on Friday, RIA Novosti reports."The country-mediators of the Karabakh settlement may have disagreements or different positions on other issues, but on the Karabakh issue, we are working in an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation," Fassier said at a seminar of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Roth Rose in Yerevan.

EU enlargement commissioner to visit Turkey

European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule will make an official visit to Turkey on March 15-16, for talks on the main issues of Turkish-EU cooperation, reports Trend news agency with reference to an EU statement."I am sure that eventually, Turkey will become an updated, modern and reformed country whose membership of the EU will be in the interest of both sides," Fule said before leaving.Fule’s visit to Turkey is the first since he was appointed several months ago.

Caspian countries agree on principles for security cooperation in Caspian Sea

The five Caspian countries have agreed on basic principles for security cooperation in the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov said on Friday, Trend reports.

The year of Vakhtang Chabukiani

The year of Vakhtang Chabukiani

The 100-year anniversary of the great ballet dancer has been celebrated in Tbilisi.

GUAM head sure organization not threatened with disintegration

GUAM Secretary General Valery Chechelashvili is sure the organization is not threatened with disintegration and that it has a future. As he declared in Tbilisi on Friday during conversations with journalists, GUAM has to activate concrete projects, Trend reports.“We cannot boast that all eight groups existing within the organization are actively realizing projects. That is why it is necessary to use all the potential that the organization has,” Chechelashvili said.

OSCE official says time ripe for Nagorno Karabakh talks

Now is the perfect time to begin talks on a settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the French Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group said, as reported by

Gul dismisses Swedish parliament’s Armenian genocide decision

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has said a decision by Sweden’s parliament to recognize as genocide the killing of Armenians by Turks in 1915 lacks credibility, APA reported.

Project for bridge across Baku bay gets South Korean grant

Azerbaijan’s Transport Ministry signed on Thursday a grant agreement with the South Korean Embassy on preparing the technical and economic basis for building a bridge across the Bay of Baku. The grant of $1.5 million will be allocated by the Korean agency on international collaboration, Trend reports.The total cost of building the bridge across the bay is estimated at more than $1 billion.