Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:49:03 +0500 http://azertag.az/img/site-logo.png Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az/ Russian Presidential Aide: Vladimir Putin hailed organization of Baku European Games Aide to the Russian President, vice-president of the country`s Olympic Committee Igor Levitin has said President Vladimir Putin praised the organization of the first European Games in Baku http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Russian_Presidential_Aide_Vladimir_Putin_hailed_organization_of_Baku_European_Games-868842 BAKU-2015 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:49:00 +0500 America's richest families announced Great fortunes don't always last. New technology trumps the old, trends wane, management stumbles. Yet a few of the families who made FORBES second annual ranking of America's Richest Families –we capped the list at 200 members this year — have http://azertag.az/en/xeber/America_039s_richest_families_announced-868840 WORLD Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:39:00 +0500 Azerbaijani Defence Minister hails opportunities for expanding cooperation with Lithuania in military education sphere "There is great potential for expanding cooperation between Azerbaijan and Lithuania in the field of military education," said Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov as he visited the Military Academy of Lithuania. He discussed with the academy`s top http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Defence_Minister_hails_opportunities_for_expanding_cooperation_with_Lithuania_in_military_education_sphere-868833 POLITICS Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:26:00 +0500 Jayne Pearce: AZERTAC approached the coverage of European Games in a very professional manner In an interview with AZERTAC, Director of Press Operations of Baku European Games Operations Committee Jayne Pearce has shared her impressions about the coverage and results of the Games. The following is the text of the interview http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Jayne_Pearce_AZERTAC_approached_the_coverage_of_European_Games_in_a_very_professional_manner-868822 BAKU-2015 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:52:00 +0500 Andy Warhol's Dollar Bill fetches £20.9m at Sotheby's record sales Andy Warhol's one dollar bill fetched a record £20.9m, smashing its pre-sale estimate of £13-18m at Sotheby's most lucrative sale ever. In all, £130.4m was raised on 1 July in the sale of contemporary art including works from Andy Warhol, Lucien Freud and Gerhard http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Andy_Warhol_039s_Dollar_Bill_fetches_L209m_at_Sotheby_039s_record_sales-868818 WORLD Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:36:00 +0500 Armenians violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 77 times throughout the day The situation on the contact line between Azerbaijan and Armenia has remained tense as the Armenian Armed Forces shattered ceasefire a total of 77 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defence Ministry said http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenians_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_77_times_throughout_the_day-868816 POLITICS Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:29:00 +0500 Neftchi draw with Mladost in first game of UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round Azerbaijani football club Neftchi Baku have been held to a 2-2 draw by FC Mladost Podgorica of Montenegro in the first game of the 1st qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Neftchi_draw_with_Mladost_in_first_game_of_UEFA_Europa_League_1st_qualifying_round-868813 SPORTS Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:25:00 +0500 Azerbaijani parliamentarians to attend OSCE PA summer session The head of the Azerbaijani delegation to OSCE PA Bahar Muradova and members of the delegation will participate in the meetings of the structure, comment on issues to be discussed in committees from the standpoint of the interests of Azerbaijan, express http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_parliamentarians_to_attend_OSCE_PA_summer_session-868812 POLITICS Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:21:00 +0500 Azerbaijan, Vietnam discuss ways of developing judicial cooperation Azerbaijan`s minister of justice Fikrat Mammadov has met deputy head of Vietnamese Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform Le Thi Thu Ba to explore ways of developing the bilateral judicial cooperation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Vietnam_discuss_ways_of_developing_judicial_cooperation-868774 SOCIETY Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:52:00 +0500 Young Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers win 6 medals in Tbilisi Young Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers have claimed a clutch of six medals, including a gold in the International Champions Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. The gold medal came from Fail Isgandarov in the 42kg weight class http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Young_Azerbaijani_Greco_Roman_wrestlers_win_6_medals_in_Tbilisi-868772 SPORTS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:40:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s culture and economy highlighted at Rome conference A conference titled "Azerbaijan: Culture, society and economy" has been held in Rome, Italy. The event was co-organized by the Azerbaijan-Italy Association, Council on State Support for NGOs under the President of Azerbaijan and Italian Geographical Society http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_culture_and_economy_highlighted_at_Rome_conference-868771 POLITICS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:31:00 +0500 Australia-Azerbaijan parliamentary group established A 20-member Australia-Azerbaijan parliamentary group has been established at the Federal Parliament of Australia. Liberal MP Luke Simpkins was elected as chair of the group, while Labor Party member Alan Griffin as his deputy http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Australia_Azerbaijan_parliamentary_group_established-868765 POLITICS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:55:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s Defence Minister meets Lithuanian Prime Minister Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov has met Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius as he is visiting Vilnius. Mr. Hasanov provided an insight into the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defence_Minister_meets_Lithuanian_Prime_Minister-868710 POLITICS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:22:00 +0500 Die Welt publishes German journalist`s impressions about Azerbaijan German journalist Marco Martin has shared his impressions about his visit to Azerbaijan. In his article published in Die Welt newspaper, the journalist highlights Azerbaijan's favorable geographical position, its history, culture, tourism, and religious tolerance http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Die_Welt_publishes_German_journalists_impressions_about_Azerbaijan-868707 POLITICS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:12:00 +0500 British Foreign Office: Official London doesn`t recognize a regime created in the Nagorno-Karabakh and this stance will remain unchanged The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said official London doesn`t recognize a regime created in the Nagorno-Karabakh and this stance will remain unchanged. In a letter sent to Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to official Baku`s http://azertag.az/en/xeber/British_Foreign_Office_Official_London_doesnt_recognize_a_regime_created_in_the_Nagorno_Karabakh_and_this_stance_will_remain_unchanged-868696 POLITICS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:45:00 +0500 Azerbaijani movie to join international festival in Germany Azerbaijani feature film "Nabat" by director Elchin Musaoglu will be demonstrated at the Five Lakes Fünf Seen Film Festival in Germany. Produced at Jafar Jabbarly Azerbaijanfilm studio, the film was shot in 2014. The story highlights the Karabakh war. The story revolves http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_movie_to_join_international_festival_in_Germany-868692 CULTURE Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:41:00 +0500 Sweden has earned 900 billion in immigration – and can win even more Immigration gives Sweden 65 extra tax billions each year, and is still profitable, according to a recent report from the Arena Ideas. Immigration gives Sweden 65 extra tax billion – each year. It shows a report by the think tank Arena idea http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Sweden_has_earned_900_billion_in_immigration___and_can_win_even_more-868691 WORLD Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:38:00 +0500 His Excellency Mr Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus Dear Alexander Grigoryevich, Please accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus. It is pleasant that brotherly Belarus has made considerable accomplishments in the fields of socio-economic development and http://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Excellency_Mr_Alexander_Lukashenko_President_of_the_Republic_of_Belarus-868835 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:27:00 +0500 Ito & Hirano's record recognized by Guinness World Records Mima ITO and Miu HIRANO's record breaking women's doubles win at the GAC Group 2014 World Tour German Open has been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records ITO and HIRANO became the youngest ever winner of an ITTF World Tour event, when they became http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ito__amp_Hirano_039s_record_recognized_by_Guinness_World_Records-868682 SPORTS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:19:00 +0500 Ambassador: Azerbaijan is Turkey's most important and reliable partner "Azerbaijan and Turkey enjoy long-term cooperation and Azerbaijan is Turkey's most important and reliable partner," Turkish Ambassador in Baku Ismail Alper Coskun has said as he met President and Editor-in-chief of Caspian Energy International Media Group Natalya Aliyeva http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ambassador_Azerbaijan_is_Turkey_039s_most_important_and_reliable_partner-868657 ECONOMY Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:12:00 +0500 Book "Khojaly Witness of a war crime – Armenia in the Dock" launches in London A book titled "Khojaly Witness of a war crime – Armenia in the Dock" has been presented in London, UK. Organized by The European Azerbaijan Society, the event saw opening remarks by Member of British Parliament Bob Blackman. The MP http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Book__quotKhojaly_Witness_of_a_war_crime___Armenia_in_the_Dock_quot_launches_in_London-868642 POLITICS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:42:00 +0500 It is professionalism and dedication that lie behind Baku 2015 success Minister Azad Rahimov says a reliable source as AZERTAC was crucial in terms of delivering successful European Games VIDEO In his interview with AZERTAC, Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sports and Chief Executive Officer of Baku 2015 Azad Rahimov has said the agency successfully fulfilled its mission of the official media partner of the inaugural European Games. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/It_is_professionalism_and_dedication_that_lie_behind_Baku_2015_success_Minister_Azad_Rahimov_says_a_reliable_source_as_AZERTAC_was_crucial_in_terms_of_delivering_successful_European_Games_VIDEO-868633 BAKU-2015 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:18:00 +0500 Baku hosts 6 Azerbaijan International Insurance Forum VIDEO The 6th Azerbaijan International Insurance Forum has kicked off in Baku. Support by Azerbaijan Insurers Association and the Ministry of Finance, it brings together more than 250 delegates from 25 countries http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_hosts_6_Azerbaijan_International_Insurance_Forum_VIDEO-868618 ECONOMY Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:43:00 +0500 Hillary Clinton raises $45 million for presidential bid Democrat Hillary Clinton has raised $45 million for her presidential bid during the first fundraising quarter of the 2016 campaign, figures released Wednesday show, according to USA Today http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Hillary_Clinton_raises_45_million_for_presidential_bid-868679 WORLD Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:17:00 +0500 Ethiopian newspaper hails closing ceremony of first European Games The Ethiopian Herald newspaper has published an article titled "Baku 2015 concludes with a spectacular ceremony". "The Baku 2015 first European Games came to a close with a spectacular and thrilling ceremony at Baku Olympic Stadium. Some 6.000 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ethiopian_newspaper_hails_closing_ceremony_of_first_European_Games-868591 BAKU-2015 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:41:00 +0500 Baku hosts event marking national holiday of Belarus Belarus Embassy in Azerbaijan has organized an official reception marking the national holiday of Belarus - Republic Day. Belarusian ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolay Paskevic highlighted the history of the country` Day of Republic http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_hosts_event_marking_national_holiday_of_Belarus-868557 POLITICS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:56:00 +0500 Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan The situation on the contact line between Azerbaijan and Armenia has remained tense as the Armenian Armed Forces shattered ceasefire a total of 82 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenia_continues_violating_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan-868549 POLITICS Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:19:00 +0500 Oil price on world markets The price of oil changed in different directions in the world markets. On the New York Stock Exchange NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) cost of the US Light crude oil decreased $2.51 to stand at http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_price_on_world_markets-868544 ECONOMY Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:11:00 +0500 Croatian company keen on cooperation with Azerbaijani businessmen The company of Croatia "Majo-commerce" was interested in cooperation with Azerbaijani businessmen. According to the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO), the Company is a professional on production of http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Croatian_company_keen_on_cooperation_with_Azerbaijani_businessmen-868529 ECONOMY Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:40:00 +0500 Employees of Azerbaijan University of Languages attend international conference in London Empoyees of Azerbaijan University of Languages (AUL) attended International educational conference organized by Clute Institute in London. The participants made reports on the issues "Difficulties in teaching http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Employees_of_Azerbaijan_University_of_Languages_attend_international_conference_in_London-868525 SOCIETY Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:25:00 +0500 Azerbaijani Minister of Defence visits Lithuania Azerbaijani Minister of Defence, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov has paid an official visit to Lithuania. Mr. Hasanov has met his Lithuanian counterpart Juozas Olekas. They discussed issues on regional security, development of Armed Forces, boosting prospects http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Minister_of_Defence_visits_Lithuania-868485 POLITICS Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:51:00 +0500 Ismet Yilmaz elected Turkish Parliamentary Speaker VIDEO Justice and Development Party (AKP) Kayseri province deputy İsmet Yılmaz was elected as Speaker with 258 votes in 4th round. 547 deputies participated in election of Speaker. There were 29 blank votes and 78 invalid votes. Ismet Yılmaz took 258 votes http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ismet_Yilmaz_elected_Turkish_Parliamentary_Speaker_VIDEO-868478 WORLD Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:17:00 +0500 Fifth meeting of the Informal Eastern Partnership dialogue held in Minsk The fifth meeting of the Informal Eastern Partnership dialogue has been held in Minsk, Belarus. Azerbaijani Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmud Mammadguliyev has attended the meeting. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Fifth_meeting_of_the_Informal_Eastern_Partnership_dialogue_held_in_Minsk-868477 POLITICS Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:10:00 +0500 Azerbaijani delegation visits China An Azerbaijani delegation led by Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Hijran Huseynova has left for China to discuss bilateral relations. The visit takes place at the invitation of the All-China Women's Federation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_delegation_visits_China-868469 SOCIETY Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:48:00 +0500 Azerbaijani jazzman to join international festival in Poland Azerbaijani jazzman Elchin Shirinov will participate in the international Different Sounds Art'n'Music festival in Poland. The "Different Sounds" Festival is an art project aimed at music aficionados and enthusiasts of all related arts. Renowned for its http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_jazzman_to_join_international_festival_in_Poland-868464 CULTURE Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:28:00 +0500 British Airways' flights from Azerbaijan now arrive at new terminal British Airways' flights from Baku in Azerbaijan now arrive into London Heathrow's award-winning Terminal 5 (T5), the home of British Airways. Starting yesterday (30 June 2015), passengers from Azerbaijan arrive into T5, which has been recognised as http://azertag.az/en/xeber/British_Airways_039_flights_from_Azerbaijan_now_arrive_at_new_terminal-868446 ECONOMY Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:34:00 +0500 Baku 2015 European Games and BP celebrate Games Academy graduation The Baku 2015 European Games Operation Committee (BEGOC), together with BP, today presented Games Academy certificates to 188 university graduates from Azerbaijan and across Europe, who have fully completed the one-year training programme established by BEGOC http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_2015_European_Games_and_BP_celebrate_Games_Academy_graduation-868437 BAKU-2015 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:06:00 +0500 IAEA chief to visit Iran IAEA chief Yukiya Amano will be in Tehran on Thursday to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other officials, an Iranian official said on Wednesday. "Amano will meet Rouhani and (the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council) Ali Shamkhani during his Tehran visit http://azertag.az/en/xeber/IAEA_chief_to_visit_Iran-868430 WORLD Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:57:00 +0500 Shaki to host International Festival of National Sweets Shaki will host the second International Festival of National Sweets to be organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Shaki City Executive Authority and Azerbaijan National Culinary Association on July 20 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Shaki_to_host_International_Festival_of_National_Sweets-868425 CULTURE Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:49:00 +0500 Michael Vesper: First European Games successfully fulfilled its mission to unite people of various countries Director General of German Olympic Sports Confederation Michael Vesper has said the First European Games successfully fulfilled its mission to unite people of various countries. in an article published in Die Zeit newspaper, Mr. Vesper http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Michael_Vesper_First_European_Games_successfully_fulfilled_its_mission_to_unite_people_of_various_countries-868401 SPORTS Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:41:00 +0500 Quantity of biogenic substances in Kur and Araz rivers exceeds norm The National Monitoring Department on Environment of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan has conducted a monitoring on the rivers Kur and Araz in the third decade of June to study the level of pollution of the rivers and their branches http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Quantity_of_biogenic_substances_in_Kur_and_Araz_rivers_exceeds_norm-868396 SOCIETY Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:18:00 +0500 Azerbaijani Defense Minister kicks off Lithuania and Latvia visit Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov has embarked on an official visit to Lithuania and Latvia. According to the press service of Defense Ministry, the minister will be visiting Lithuania on July 1-2, and then travel to Latvia where he will http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Defense_Minister_kicks_off_Lithuania_and_Latvia_visit-868392 POLITICS Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:08:00 +0500 Young Azerbaijani wrestlers grab 9 medals at Krasnodar tournament Young Azerbaijani freestyle wrestlers have grabbed a clutch of 9 medals, including 4 golds in an international tournament in Krasnodar, Russia. The golds came from Shahin Mukhtarov (42kg), Fazil Hasanov http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Young_Azerbaijani_wrestlers_grab_9_medals_at_Krasnodar_tournament-868387 SPORTS Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:02:00 +0500 Reuters posts best photos on first European Games Reuter news agency has posted the best photo album on Baku 2015 the first European Games. The British agency has posted the photos taken during the Games on its website under the title "Best of the European Games http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Reuters_posts_best_photos_on_first_European_Games-868328 BAKU-2015 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:55:00 +0500 "Geological Exploration 2015" II international conference and exhibition due in Moscow The "Geological Exploration 2015" II international conference and exhibition supported by "Vostockcapital" Company will be held in Moscow on the 11th November current year. The "Rosgeologia" Company is one of the partners and organizers of the event supported by the Natural Resources and Ecology Ministry of http://azertag.az/en/xeber/_quotGeological_Exploration_2015_quot_II_international_conference_and_exhibition_due_in_Moscow-868306 ECONOMY Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:35:00 +0500 Exhibition of portraits opens in Baku VIDEO On June 30, an exhibition of portraits in style of the photo illustrations titled "Duha" of Rasul Hasanov opened in the “Art Villa” gallery. The personalities who played an important role in the history are presented at the exhibition of portraits. Among the portraits and images http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Exhibition_of_portraits_opens_in_Baku_VIDEO-868294 CULTURE Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:53:00 +0500 France Press posts article on first European Games closing ceremony France Press agency has posted an article on the closing ceremony of the first European Games. The article entitled "First European Games held in Azerbaijan ended with spectacular closing ceremony" says that colorful choreographies, astonishing fireworks were the perfect http://azertag.az/en/xeber/France_Press_posts_article_on_first_European_Games_closing_ceremony-868284 BAKU-2015 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:27:00 +0500 Collaborator of Scientific Innovation Center makes speech at seminar in Kazakhstan Contributor of the Scientific Innovation Center (SIC) of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), Rafiga Agakishiyeva attended the International Seminar entitled "Creating skills on science education based on the survey" for the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Collaborator_of_Scientific_Innovation_Center_makes_speech_at_seminar_in_Kazakhstan-868282 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:25:00 +0500 Neftchi vs Mladost match tickets go on sale Tickets for an UEFA Europa League qualifying round first leg match between Azerbaijan`s Neftchi Baku and FC Mladost Podgorica of Montenegro have gone on sale. Tickets cost between 1, 2 and 10 manats, and are available at Bakcell Arena stadium. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Neftchi_vs_Mladost_match_tickets_go_on_sale-868276 SPORTS Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:11:00 +0500 Armenians violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 71 times throughout the day VIDEO The situation on the contact line between Azerbaijan and Armenia has remained tense as the Armenian Armed Forces shattered ceasefire a total of 71 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defence Ministry said. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenians_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_71_times_throughout_the_day_VIDEO-868297 POLITICS Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:48:00 +0500 Ronaldinho joins Turkey's Antalyaspor Newly promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor looks certain to sign Ronaldinho, days after securing another star veteran and former Barcelona team mate Samuel Eto'o, according to BGNNews. Antalyaspor President Gültekin Gencer went live on Turkish television on late Monday night announcing that an agreement had been http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ronaldinho_joins_Turkey_039s_Antalyaspor-868243 SPORTS Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:05:00 +0500 Vice-president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva meets Russian students Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, chairperson of the Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia (AYOR) Leyla Aliyeva has met Russian students who are visiting Azerbaijan. The students, who were invited to Baku by Leyla Aliyeva, said they were happy that their visit http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Vice_president_of_Heydar_Aliyev_Foundation_Leyla_Aliyeva_meets_Russian_students-868236 POLITICS Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:01:00 +0500 Presidential Aide for Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov receives BSU award The Azerbaijani President`s Aide for Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov has received "The University's Friend" award from the Baku State University (BSU). The award was handed to Mr Hasanov at "Akinchi traditions and modern journalism" conference http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Presidential_Aide_for_Public_and_Political_Affairs_Ali_Hasanov_receives_BSU_award-868229 POLITICS Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:18:00 +0500 Azerbaijan, African Union discuss cooperation prospects Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ethiopia, Elman Abdullayev has met African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs Aisha Abdullahi to discuss prospects for cooperation between the country and the organization http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_African_Union_discuss_cooperation_prospects-868228 POLITICS Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:02:00 +0500 His Excellency Mr David Johnston, Governor General of Canada Dear Mr. Governor General, On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to you and your people on the occasion of the national holiday of your country – Canada Day. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Excellency_Mr_David_Johnston_Governor_General_of_Canada-868286 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:28:00 +0500 I was very honored to receive Dostlug Order, Jayne Pearce VIDEO Xəbər verdiyimiz kimi, Prezident İlham Əliyevin Sərəncamına əsasən Azərbaycanda Olimpiya hərəkatının inkişafında böyük xidmətlərinə və birinci Avropa Oyunlarının təşkilində səmərəli fəaliyyətinə görə “Bakı-2015” Avropa Oyunları Əməliyyat Komitəsinin bir qrup əməkdaşı “Dostluq” ordeni ilə təltif edilib http://azertag.az/en/xeber/I_was_very_honored_to_receive_Dostlug_Order_Jayne_Pearce_VIDEO-868182 BAKU-2015 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:22:00 +0500 Azerbaijan condemns terror act in Tunisia The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan has issued a statement condemning the terror act in Tunisia. The statement reads: "We strongly condemn the terror act perpetrated in Tunisia on June 26 and convey our heartfelt condolences to the http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_condemns_terror_act_in_Tunisia-868171 POLITICS Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:56:00 +0500 Tunisia sees losses of $515 million for tourism after attacks Tunisia expects to lose at least $515 million this year, or about a quarter of its estimated annual tourism earnings, following last Friday's attack on a beach hotel that killed 39 people, mostly British holidaymakers, according to World Bulletin http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Tunisia_sees_losses_of_515_million_for_tourism_after_attacks-868165 WORLD Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:47:00 +0500 Patrick Hickey: Future is bright for Azerbaijan "These were the Games on which to build all future European Games. The foundations of an event that will endure and inspire. To the European Olympic family and to our friends around the world, I say this, with complete certainty: the future is bright for Azerbaijan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Patrick_Hickey_Future_is_bright_for_Azerbaijan-868114 BAKU-2015 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:19:00 +0500 Spanish media highlights first European Games closing ceremony Spanish media has widely covered the closing ceremony of the first European Games. Spain's Produccion.notitarde.com website has highly appreciated the speeches delivered at the closing ceremony, calling the stage http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Spanish_media_highlights_first_European_Games_closing_ceremony-868100 BAKU-2015 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:33:00 +0500