AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az Fri, 26 May 2017 00:28:18 +0500 http://azertag.az/img/site-logo.png AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az/ Azerbaijan`s Republic Day celebrated in Uruguay The diplomatic mission of Azerbaijan in Montevideo has organized a reception to mark May 28 -the Republic Day. The event was attended by Uruguay`s officials, senators, MPs, representatives of diplomatic corps and businessmen http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Republic_Day_celebrated_in_Uruguay-1064802 POLITICS Thu, 25 May 2017 22:18:00 +0500 Azerbaijan, Russia sign agreement on establishment of helicopters technical service center in Baku Azerbaijan and Russia have signed the "Main Action Plan for 2017 on the project of establishing a service center for maintenance and repair of Russian and Soviet-produced civil helicopters in the territory of Azerbaijan" as part of the 10th International http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Russia_sign_agreement_on_establishment_of_helicopters_technical_service_center_in_Baku-1064791 ECONOMY Thu, 25 May 2017 21:31:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s Republic Day marked in Brazil The Embassy of Azerbaijan in Brazil has organized an event to celebrate May 28 -the Republic Day. Members of the Brazilian National Congress, diplomats accredited in the country, representatives of state and official organizations, as well as journalists participated http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Republic_Day_marked_in_Brazil-1064784 POLITICS Thu, 25 May 2017 20:58:00 +0500 Azerbaijan Trade House to open in Minsk Azerbaijan Trade House will be opened in Minsk, Belarus on May 26. An Azerbaijani delegation led by Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev will attend the opening ceremony. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Trade_House_to_open_in_Minsk-1064770 ECONOMY Thu, 25 May 2017 20:39:00 +0500 American Professor: I consider my activity at UNEC very significant stage of my life A meeting with a well-known economist, scholar, Professor Bulent Aybar who completed his pedagogical activity at UNEC and the academic staff of the university has been held. Vice-rector for Administrational and Organizational Affairs Shaig Asgarov said that one of the priority directions of the complex activities realized in the preparation of qualified personnel at UNEC is involvement of the reputable and experienced foreign professors and teachers to teaching http://azertag.az/en/xeber/American_Professor_I_consider_my_activity_at_UNEC_very_significant_stage_of_my_life-1064749 SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Thu, 25 May 2017 19:47:00 +0500 Baku hosts round table on “Islamic Solidarity Games in the media of Islamic countries” Baku has hosted a round table on “Islamic Solidarity Games in the media of Islamic countries”.Opening the event, Rafiq Aliyev, director of IRSHAD center on Islamic Studies, noted that Azerbaijan excellently organized major international events in recent years, including the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_hosts_round_table_on_Islamic_Solidarity_Games_in_the_media_of_Islamic_countries-1064717 POLITICS Thu, 25 May 2017 19:01:00 +0500 Monger crash lessons prompt F1 car changes A FIA investigation into Billy Monger’s horrific F4 accident has led to F1 teams being told to modify their rear jacking points, according to motorsport.com. The FIA's safety director Laurent Mekies sent a note to F1 teams telling them to modify their rear jack points for this http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Monger_crash_lessons_prompt_F1_car_changes-1064663 SPORTS Thu, 25 May 2017 18:12:00 +0500 OSCE monitoring on line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops ends without incident In accordance with the mandate of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the OSCE mission has today conducted a monitoring on the line of contact of troops located in Azerbaijan`s Tartar district. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/OSCE_monitoring_on_line_of_contact_between_Azerbaijani_and_Armenian_troops_ends_without_incident-1064644 POLITICS Thu, 25 May 2017 17:44:00 +0500 Azerbaijani sambo wrestlers win two European silvers Azerbaijani sambo wrestlers have claimed two silver medals at the European Championships held in Minsk, Belarus. The medals came from Aghasif Samadov (52kg) and Emil Hasanov http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_sambo_wrestlers_win_two_European_silvers-1064641 SPORTS Thu, 25 May 2017 17:41:00 +0500 Minister Anna Finocchiaro: TAP is strategic project for Italy The Trans Adriatic Pipeline project, which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, is of strategic importance for Italy, said the country’s Minister of Parliamentary Relations Anna Finocchiaro. Finocchiaro said this project will allow the country to achieve the sustainable development goals and diversify its energy supply http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Minister_Anna_Finocchiaro_TAP_is_strategic_project_for_Italy-1064579 ECONOMY Thu, 25 May 2017 16:35:00 +0500 Japanese University Professor conducts seminar at BHOS Four-day seminar on Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) has commenced at Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS). It is organized upon initiative of INPEX with organizational support from BHOS and SOCAR UPSTREAM Management International LLC for final-year Petroleum Engineering students from a number of national universities. SOCAR Vice President for Geology http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Japanese_University_Professor_conducts_seminar_at_BHOS-1064514 SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Thu, 25 May 2017 16:28:00 +0500 AtaBank OJSC awarded with special prize from MasterCard MasterCard has organized a conference in Baku. According to the results of 2017, AtaBank OJSC won the nomination "Bank with the largest number of contactless POS-terminals in Azerbaijan" and was awarded with a special diploma http://azertag.az/en/xeber/AtaBank_OJSC_awarded_with_special_prize_from_MasterCard-1064575 ECONOMY Thu, 25 May 2017 16:20:00 +0500 “Legal opinion on third party obligations with respect to illegal economic and other activities in occupied territories of Azerbaijan” circulated as document of UN General Assembly and Security Council The document entitled “Legal opinion on third party obligations with respect to illegal economic and other activities in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan”, presented by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations were circulated as a document of the General Assembly and the Security Council http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Legal_opinion_on_third_party_obligations_with_respect_to_illegal_economic_and_other_activities_in_occupied_territories_of_Azerbaijan_circulated_as_document_of_UN_General_Assembly_and_Security_Council-1064572 POLITICS Thu, 25 May 2017 16:14:00 +0500 5 police killed in suspected al-Shabaab attack in Kenya Five police officers attached to a Kenyan government official were killed Wednesday after their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device in Kenya's Mandera County, according to Anadolu Agency. Confirming the deaths of the police officers, Mandera County Governor Ali Roba said in a statement that among the dead http://azertag.az/en/xeber/5_police_killed_in_suspected_al_Shabaab_attack_in_Kenya-1064550 WORLD Thu, 25 May 2017 15:30:00 +0500 Baku Olympic Stadium named one of the bests in the world The World Congress of Stadiums-2017 has recognized the Baku Olympic Stadium (BOS) as "The best new stadium in the world" at its gathering in the capital of Qatar, Doha. The companies that participated in the construction of the BOS - Tekfen Construction and Heerim Architects and Planners http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_Olympic_Stadium_named_one_of_the_bests_in_the_world-1064549 SPORTS Thu, 25 May 2017 15:28:00 +0500 Dates and venues of 2019 European Games in Minsk announced The 2019 European Games will take place on 21-30 June, according to the official webpage of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus. The dates were confirmed during the 38th European Olympic Committees Seminar in Skopje, Macedonia, on 20 May http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Dates_and_venues_of_2019_European_Games_in_Minsk_announced-1064538 SPORTS Thu, 25 May 2017 15:11:00 +0500 Comprehensive condition created for athletes at 4th Islamic Solidarity Games Comprehensive condition was created for athletes at 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, said Moroccan ambassador in Azerbaijan Adil Embars. The Ambassador thanked President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva for high level organization of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Comprehensive_condition_created_for_athletes_at_4th_Islamic_Solidarity_Games-1064529 SPORTS Thu, 25 May 2017 14:59:00 +0500 Conference highlighting Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict held in US A conference titled “South Caucasus: The threats and challenges for the Trump Administration” has been held in Washington, the US. The event saw speeches by founder and director of the Center for Energy Natural Resources Ariel Cohen, Director of Caspian http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Conference_highlighting_Armenia_Azerbaijan_conflict_held_in_US-1064509 POLITICS Thu, 25 May 2017 13:56:00 +0500 Azerbaijani FM meets with UN Secretary-General in New York Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadarov, who is in New York to attend the events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the country's membership to the United Nations, has met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.The sides hailed the current level of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UN. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_FM_meets_with_UN_Secretary_General_in_New_York-1064492 POLITICS Thu, 25 May 2017 13:24:00 +0500 From Mamnoon Hussain, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan On the auspicious occasion of the Republic Day of Azerbaijan, it gives me immense pleasure to convey warm felicitations to the Government and people of Azerbaijan. Pakistan highly values its relations with Azerbaijan, which are rooted in our common faith. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Mamnoon_Hussain_President_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Pakistan-1064471 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Thu, 25 May 2017 12:45:00 +0500 From Pranab Mukherjee, President of the Republic of India On behalf of the Government and the people of India, I congratulate you and the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the occasion of your Republic Day. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Pranab_Mukherjee_President_of_the_Republic_of_India-1064466 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Thu, 25 May 2017 12:38:00 +0500 From Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of Saudi Arabia Excellency, my brother Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev, On behalf of the people and government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and on my own behalf, I extend to Your Excellency my http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Salman_Bin_Abdulaziz_Al_Saud_Custodian_of_the_Two_Holy_Mosques_King_of_Saudi_Arabia-1064463 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Thu, 25 May 2017 12:34:00 +0500 From Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia Your Excellency, my brother Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev, I extend my best wishes to you on the occasion of the national holiday of your country – Republic Day. I wish you robust health http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Muhammad_bin_Salman_bin_Abdulaziz_Al_Saud_Deputy_Crown_Prince_Second_Deputy_Prime_Minister_and_Defense_Minister_of_Saudi_Arabia-1064462 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Thu, 25 May 2017 12:32:00 +0500 From Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Excellency, My Brother, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev, I extend my most sincere congratulations to Your Excellency on the occasion of your country’s Republic Day. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Muhammad_bin_Nayef_bin_Abdul_Aziz_Al_Saud_Crown_Prince_Deputy_Prime_Minister_Minister_of_Interior_of_the_Kingdom_of_Saudi_Arabia-1064461 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Thu, 25 May 2017 12:31:00 +0500 Republic Day of Azerbaijan marked in Los Angeles On the occasion of the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR), the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles hosted a reception at the famous Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Republic_Day_of_Azerbaijan_marked_in_Los_Angeles-1064442 POLITICS Thu, 25 May 2017 11:52:00 +0500 Azeri Light crude sells for $54.77 The price of oil rose in the world markets. On NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) cost of the US light crude oil increased $0.45 to stand at $51.81. Price of the Brent http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azeri_Light_crude_sells_for_5477-1064421 ECONOMY Thu, 25 May 2017 10:59:00 +0500 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 124 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 124 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. Armenian armed forces, located on nameless hills in Shavarshavan, Voskevan villages and nameless hills in Noyemberyan region, Chinari http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_124_times_throughout_the_day-1064417 POLITICS Thu, 25 May 2017 10:47:00 +0500 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix presented in Georgia A presentation ceremony on Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been held in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgian media representatives were informed about Azerbaijan's experience in sports, the country`s economic opportunities, its http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Formula_1_Azerbaijan_Grand_Prix_presented_in_Georgia-1064412 SPORTS Thu, 25 May 2017 10:40:00 +0500 Prague conference highlights relations between Czech Republic and Muslim countries A conference titled “Relations between Czech Republic and Muslim countries” was held under the chairmanship of Azerbaijan`s Ambassador to the country Farid Shafiyev. Co-organized by ambassadors of Prague group of OIC member countries accredited in Czech Republic http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Prague_conference_highlights_relations_between_Czech_Republic_and_Muslim_countries-1064371 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 21:40:00 +0500 Huffington Post: First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva secures success of major events in Azerbaijan While the world’s attention was absorbed by President Trump’s address to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia offering America’s partnership to its allies and calling for rejection of radical ideologies, another major international event was concluding in a different predominantly Muslim nation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Huffington_Post_First_Vice_President_Mehriban_Aliyeva_secures_success_of_major_events_in_Azerbaijan-1064366 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 21:21:00 +0500 Huffington Post issues article highlighting 4th Islamic Solidarity Games The co-existence of different faiths and ethnicities is increasingly under threat in both the Islamic and Western worlds, now is the time to build new models to bring people together, Muddassar Ahmed, writer and columnist, wrote in the article published by Huffington Post. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Huffington_Post_issues_article_highlighting_4th_Islamic_Solidarity_Games-1064360 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 21:01:00 +0500 ‘Azerbaijan-Romania Education Forum is a good opportunity for exchanging experience in reforming education system’ Cabinet Secretary at the Romanian National Education Ministry Gigel Paraschiv has hailed the importance of Azerbaijan-Romania Education Forum, which got underway in Baku today. In a talk with journalists, he said the forum opens up good opportunities for the http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Romania_Education_Forum_is_a_good_opportunity_for_exchanging_experience_in_reforming_education_system-1064334 SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Wed, 24 May 2017 20:12:00 +0500 Azerbaijani boxers to embark on training camp in Ukraine Azerbaijani boxers will be on a training camp in Kharkov, Ukraine on June 14-26. The squad includes 25 boxers. Following the training camp, the Azerbaijani boxers will compete in the European Championships http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_boxers_to_embark_on_training_camp_in_Ukraine-1064316 SPORTS Wed, 24 May 2017 19:35:00 +0500 Over 200,000 people visited Baku Shopping Festival Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev has said more than 200,000 people visited Baku Shopping Festival. “Very important work has been done to ensure proper marketing, coverage and popularization of the festival. It was covered by TV, radio, online media, social networks from 54 countries,” he told journalists http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Over_200000_people_visited_Baku_Shopping_Festival-1064304 ECONOMY Wed, 24 May 2017 19:15:00 +0500 First Azerbaijan-Romania Inter-University Forum kicks off in Baku The first Azerbaijan-Romania Inter-University Forum has opened at ADA University in Baku. Co-organized by Romania`s Embassy in Baku and Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Education, the forum aims to familiarize Azerbaijani students with study opportunities in Romania http://azertag.az/en/xeber/First_Azerbaijan_Romania_Inter_University_Forum_kicks_off_in_Baku-1064309 SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Wed, 24 May 2017 19:02:00 +0500 From Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for happiness of the people of Azerbaijan in the coming year http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Elizabeth_II_Queen_of_the_United_Kingdom_of_Great_Britain_and_Northern_Ireland-1064281 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Wed, 24 May 2017 18:27:00 +0500 Azerbaijani female volleyball player joins Fenerbahce Turkish women`s volleyball club Fenerbahce have confirmed the signing of Azerbaijani opposite spiker Polina Rahimova from Japanese TAB Queenseis on a one-year contract. She previously played for Azerrail Baku and Korean Suwon http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_female_volleyball_player_joins_Fenerbahce-1064263 SPORTS Wed, 24 May 2017 18:05:00 +0500 From Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Dear Ilham Heydarovich, Please accept my most sincere congratulations on the occasion of the national holiday of Azerbaijan – Republic Day. Taking this pleasant opportunity, I would like to express my hope http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Almazbek_Atambayev_President_of_the_Kyrgyz_Republic-1064554 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Wed, 24 May 2017 17:55:00 +0500 Dushanbe hosts international conference on migration in CIS The Tajik capital of Dushanbe has hosted an international conference on migration in CIS. Chairman of Azerbaijan`s parliamentary committee on regional issues Arif Rahimzade attended the conference, which brought together representatives of the CIS Council http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Dushanbe_hosts_international_conference_on_migration_in_CIS-1064243 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 17:53:00 +0500 From Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov, President of Turkmenistan Dear Ilham Heydarovich, It is my pleasure to extend my most sincere congratulations to you and through you to all the brotherly people of your country on the occasion of the national holiday of Azerbaijan - Republic Day http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Gurbangulu_Berdimuhammedov_President_of_Turkmenistan-1064562 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Wed, 24 May 2017 17:49:00 +0500 From Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Dear Ilham Heydarovich, Please accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of your national holiday – Republic Day. I am confident that Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, which share common http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Nursultan_Nazarbayev_President_of_the_Republic_of_Kazakhstan-1064559 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Wed, 24 May 2017 17:47:00 +0500 Vaezi: Iran-Azerbaijan relations are an example to neighboring countries Iran-Azerbaijan relations are an example to neighboring countries, said Iranian Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi. The minister emphasized that during Hassan Rouhani's second presidency the http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Vaezi_Iran_Azerbaijan_relations_are_an_example_to_neighboring_countries-1064233 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 17:41:00 +0500 Brıtısh Embassy opens book of condolences The British Embassy in Azerbaijan opened a book of condolences to commemorate the victims of terror attack in Manchester. Azerbaijani citizens and representatives of the diplomatic missions of various countries operating in the country come to the embassy http://azertag.az/en/xeber/British_Embassy_opens_book_of_condolences-1064229 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 17:30:00 +0500 Vienna hosts OSCE conference on counter-terrorism A conference on "OSCE-wide counter-terrorism: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism" has been held in Vienna, Austria http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Vienna_hosts_OSCE_conference_on_counter_terrorism-1064215 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 17:05:00 +0500 Former Iranian ambassador to UN: Azerbaijan showed to the world that it is possible to live in peace and solidarity “The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games introduced not only Azerbaijan, but also all Islamic countries to the world. Azerbaijan showed to the world that it is possible to live in peace and solidarity,” said former Iranian ambassador to http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Former_Iranian_ambassador_to_UN_Azerbaijan_showed_to_the_world_that_it_is_possible_to_live_in_peace_and_solidarity-1064211 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 17:03:00 +0500 Baku Shopping Festival earns Azerbaijan more than AZN5m “Azerbaijan has made a profit of more than AZN5 million from Baku Shopping Festival,” Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev has told journalists. 98 per cent of visitors expressed their satisfaction with the shopping festival http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_Shopping_Festival_earns_Azerbaijan_more_than_AZN5m-1064190 ECONOMY Wed, 24 May 2017 16:20:00 +0500 Azerbaijani jazz musicians perform in Stockholm Acclaimed Azerbaijani jazz musicians Rain Sultanov and Isfar Sarabski have given a concert at the Högalid Church, Stockholm. The concert was co-organized by the Azerbaijani diaspora and the Embassy to Sweden. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_jazz_musicians_perform_in_Stockholm-1064183 CULTURE Wed, 24 May 2017 16:04:00 +0500 Chinese Hainan Airlines apologizes for false article on Nagorno-Karabakh Chinese Hainan Airlines has apologized for misinformation about Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh district which was featured in its in-flight magazine High Above. The apology came after the Azerbaijani Embassy in Beijing and Azerbaijan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Chinese_Hainan_Airlines_apologizes_for_false_article_on_Nagorno_Karabakh-1064166 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 15:11:00 +0500 Azerbaijan to face Turkey in Volleyball Men's World Championship qualification The Azerbaijan men’s national volleyball team will today take on Turkey in their opening game of the 2018 FIVB World Championship qualification in the French city of Lyon http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_to_face_Turkey_in_Volleyball_Men_039s_World_Championship_qualification-1064161 SPORTS Wed, 24 May 2017 14:59:00 +0500 OSCE to hold monitoring on line of contact of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops In accordance with the mandate of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the OSCE mission will hold a monitoring on the line of contact of troops located in Azerbaijan`s Tartar district on May 25 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/OSCE_to_hold_monitoring_on_line_of_contact_of_Azerbaijani_and_Armenian_troops-1064145 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 14:12:00 +0500 Azerbaijani, Bulgarian prosecutor general offices explore cooperation prospects Azerbaijan`s Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov has met with a delegation led by Bulgarian Deputy Prosecutors General Penka Bogdanova and Maria Shishkova to discuss prospects for cooperation between the prosecutor general offices of the two countries http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Bulgarian_prosecutor_general_offices_explore_cooperation_prospects-1064135 SOCIETY Wed, 24 May 2017 13:33:00 +0500 WHO elects new Director-General Member States of World Health Organization (WHO) elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/WHO_elects_new_Director_General-1064127 SOCIETY Wed, 24 May 2017 13:15:00 +0500 Polish magazine publishes article about Khojaly genocide Poland’s Ambassador magazine has published an article about Khojaly genocide. The article says that over the night of February 26, 1992 the Armenian military units committed the act of genocide in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Polish_magazine_publishes_article_about_Khojaly_genocide-1064100 DAYS OF SORROW Wed, 24 May 2017 12:05:00 +0500 Azerbaijani Foreign Minister leaves for New York Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov left for New York to participate in events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan's membership in the UN. Elmar Mammadyarov’s trip also includes participation at the meeting with the leadership of the UN, as well http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Foreign_Minister_leaves_for_New_York-1064077 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 11:23:00 +0500 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 120 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 120 times throughout the day, using 60 and 82 millimeters mortars (51 shells), Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. Armenian armed forces, located on nameless hills in Dovekh, Voskevan villages in Noyemberyan region, Paravakar village and http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_120_times_throughout_the_day-1064060 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 10:54:00 +0500 Republıc Day of Azerbaijan marked in Tehran Embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran hosted a reception on the occasion of the Republic Day of Azerbaijan, the anniversary of the founding of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. Among participants in the event was the Minister of Communications & Information http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Republic_Day_of_Azerbaijan_marked_in_Tehran-1064056 POLITICS Wed, 24 May 2017 10:49:00 +0500 Young Azerbaijani wrestlers claim six medals in Antalya Young Azerbaijani wrestlers have captured six medals, including a gold in an international tournament held in Antalya, Turkey. Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Panah Ilyasli scooped gold in the 66kg weigh class. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Young_Azerbaijani_wrestlers_claim_six_medals_in_Antalya-1064020 SPORTS Tue, 23 May 2017 22:38:00 +0500 Belarus to join Caspian oil and gas exhibition in Baku Five Belarusian petrochemical companies will take part in the International Oil and Gas Exhibition Caspian Oil & Gas 2017, scheduled for May 31 - June 3 in Baku. According to the Embassy of Belarus in Azerbaijan, the Belarusian booth will feature five http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Belarus_to_join_Caspian_oil_and_gas_exhibition_in_Baku-1064008 ECONOMY Tue, 23 May 2017 21:32:00 +0500 Chairman of Nakhchivan`s Supreme Assembly meets with head of EBRD Resident Office in Baku Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov has met with head of the Resident Office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Baku Ivana Duarte http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Chairman_of_Nakhchivans_Supreme_Assembly_meets_with_head_of_EBRD_Resident_Office_in_Baku-1064004 POLITICS Tue, 23 May 2017 21:10:00 +0500 From Philippe, King of the Belgians Your Excellency, I extend my sincere congratulations and best wishes to you and for peace and prosperity of the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the national holiday of your country – Republic Day. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Philippe_King_of_the_Belgians-1064003 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Tue, 23 May 2017 21:07:00 +0500