AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:31:44 +0400 http://azertag.az/img/site-logo.png AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az/ Baku 2017 celebrates 50 days to go Baku 2017 celebrated the start of the 50 days to go countdown to the Opening Ceremony of Islamic Solidarity Games within Grassroots Program in Baku Boulevard. Athlete Ambassadors: Rasul Junayev, Kamran Shahsuvarli, Leyla Javadova, Aynur Rzayeva, Celebrity Ambassadors: http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_2017_celebrates_50_days_to_go-1045306 SPORTS Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:08:00 +0400 Azerbaijani ambassador puts emphasis on Karabakh conflict as he speaks on French radio Azerbaijani ambassador to France Elchin Amirbayov has highlighted the causes and consequences of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as he was a guest of local Radio Courtoisie radio channel. Ambassador Amirbayov said the Armenian armed forces occupied Azerbaijan`s http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_ambassador_puts_emphasis_on_Karabakh_conflict_as_he_speaks_on_French_radio-1045282 POLITICS Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:28:00 +0400 Fire of Anatolia on Gabala stage Acclaimed Turkish dance group the Fire of Anatolia has performed in the Azerbaijani city of Gabala. Held at the Heydar Aliyev Congress Center, the concert marked Novruz holiday. The concert was watched by a 1,000-man audience including locals and foreign tourists http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Fire_of_Anatolia_on_Gabala_stage-1045263 CULTURE Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:14:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s fixed capital received nearly 1.5bn manats from foreign sources in two months of 2017 Foreign businesses and companies invested 1,405,700,000 manats (or $824,805,045.86) in Azerbaijan`s fixed capital in the first two months of 2017, according to the State Statistics Committee http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_fixed_capital_received_nearly_15bn_manats_from_foreign_sources_in_two_months_of_2017-1045252 ECONOMY Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0400 European Parliament to host hearing on EU accession to Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women The European Parliament`s committees on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and on Women's Rights and Gender Equality will conduct a hearing on the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women on March 27 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/European_Parliament_to_host_hearing_on_EU_accession_to_Istanbul_Convention_on_preventing_and_combating_violence_against_women-1045249 POLITICS Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:51:00 +0400 Eiffel Tower goes dark in solidarity with London The Eiffel Tower turned off its lights at midnight in a solemn tribute to victims of Wednesday’s London terror attacks, according to The Huffington Post. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced Wednesday evening local time that the city’s most famous landmark would go dark in http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Eiffel_Tower_goes_dark_in_solidarity_with_London-1045237 WORLD Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:48:00 +0400 AIIB welcomes new members The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced that its Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving 13 applicants to join the Bank, bringing the Bank’s total approved membership to 70. This is the first time AIIB has welcomed new http://azertag.az/en/xeber/AIIB_welcomes_new_members-1045231 ECONOMY Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:12:00 +0400 Former Iranian FM Mottaki: Azerbaijan is trying to show that multiculturalism stems from Islam Former Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Manouchehr Mottaki has hailed the importance Azerbaijan attaches to preserving and promoting multiculturalism and Islamic solidarity http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Former_Iranian_FM_Mottaki_Azerbaijan_is_trying_to_show_that_multiculturalism_stems_from_Islam-1045228 POLITICS Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:53:00 +0400 Azerbaijan attends Sixth International Government Communication Forum in Sharjah The Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) has kicked off in Sharjah, the UAE. Held under the patronage of Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the forum is themed ‘Societal http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_attends_Sixth_International_Government_Communication_Forum_in_Sharjah-1045225 POLITICS Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:35:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 126 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 126 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from Armenian villages, including Shavarshavan, Dovekh and Barekamavan in http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_126_times_throughout_the_day-1045204 POLITICS Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:38:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Foreign Ministry condemns London terror attack Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned a terrorist attack in London, which claimed at least five lives, injuring 40 people http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Foreign_Ministry_condemns_London_terror_attack-1045206 POLITICS Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0400 Three dead, twenty injured in London attack — police Wednesday's terrorist act near Westminster Palace in London took away the lives of three people and left no less than twenty other wounded, Mark Rowley, the Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police Service told a news briefing http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Three_dead_twenty_injured_in_London_attack___police-1045172 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:23:00 +0400 Terror attack at UK Parliament A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police are treating as a terrorist incident, the BBC reports. A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Terror_attack_at_UK_Parliament-1045155 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:35:00 +0400 His Excellency Mr Mamnoon Hussain, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dear Mr President, On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my most sincere congratulations to you and through you to all your people on the occasion of the national holiday of your country – Pakistan Day http://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Excellency_Mr_Mamnoon_Hussain_President_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Pakistan-1045138 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0400 Leadership of Ministry of Defense visits military hospital on occasion of Novruz holiday On the occasion of the Novruz holiday, leadership of the Ministry of Defense visited the Main Clinical Hospital of the Armed Forces. The leadership of the Ministry honored memory and laid flowers at a monument to national leader Heydar Aliyev erected in the territory of the hospital http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Leadership_of_Ministry_of_Defense_visits_military_hospital_on_occasion_of_Novruz_holiday-1045129 POLITICS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:26:00 +0400 Mevlut Cavusoglu: Turkey and Russia cooperate to solve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Turkey and Russia have restored their relations and are now working together to solve regional problems, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during his visit to the United States, according to TASS http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Mevlut_Cavusoglu_Turkey_and_Russia_cooperate_to_solve_Nagorno_Karabakh_conflict-1045108 POLITICS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:21:00 +0400 North Korea fails in attempted missile launch North Korea attempted to launch a missile on Wednesday morning but failed, according to authorities in several countries including South Korea and the United States, Kyodo News reports http://azertag.az/en/xeber/North_Korea_fails_in_attempted_missile_launch-1045105 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:10:00 +0400 Italian Daniele Orsato to referee Azerbaijan`s clash with Germany at Tofig Bahramov Italian Daniele Orsato will referee a game between Azerbaijan and Germany in FIFA World Cup qualifying round at Tofig Bahramov Stadium http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Italian_Daniele_Orsato_to_referee_Azerbaijans_clash_with_Germany_at_Tofig_Bahramov-1045102 SPORTS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:42:00 +0400 IGCF 2017: Government Communication in UAE and GCC region helps bring about positive change The importance of government communication in achieving the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the GCC region was the main theme of a top panel at the first session of the sixth International Government Communication Forum http://azertag.az/en/xeber/IGCF_2017_Government_Communication_in_UAE_and_GCC_region_helps_bring_about_positive_change-1045215 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:54:00 +0400 French interior minister quits over jobs for daughters Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned on Tuesday amid a probe into media claims that he employed his two teenage daughters as parliamentary aides, according to Anadolu Agency. Le Roux “presented his resignation in order to provide all the details necessary for the establishment of the truth, in the framework http://azertag.az/en/xeber/French_interior_minister_quits_over_jobs_for_daughters-1045089 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:42:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 143 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 143 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from Armenian villages, including Shavarshavan, Voskevan and Barekamavan in http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_143_times_throughout_the_day-1045086 POLITICS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:27:00 +0400 'More than 20 killed' in attack on community in central Nigeria More than 20 people have been killed in an attack on a community in Benue state in central Nigeria, according to local leaders, AP reports. Officials said at least 17 were killed in the assault on Zaki Biam by unidentified gunmen, while community leader Iverem Peters http://azertag.az/en/xeber/_039More_than_20_killed_039_in_attack_on_community_in_central_Nigeria-1045084 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:07:00 +0400 773 children adopted in Azerbaijan last year A total of 773 children, including 402 boys and 371 girls were adopted in Azerbaijan in 2016, according to the State Statistics Committee. Official figures show that 45.4 per cent of the adopted children were aged under three years old, while 20.7 per cent between http://azertag.az/en/xeber/773_children_adopted_in_Azerbaijan_last_year-1045034 SOCIETY Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:15:00 +0400 US Secretary of State releases Nowruz message US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has released a message on the occasion of Nowruz. “I wish a joyful and prosperous Nowruz to all those around the world celebrating this ancient tradition that marks the beginning of http://azertag.az/en/xeber/US_Secretary_of_State_releases_Nowruz_message-1045024 POLITICS Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:38:00 +0400 Azerbaijani entrepreneurs invited to join Drinktec trade fair in Munich Azerbaijani entrepreneurs are invited to attend Drinktec, the world's leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry, to be held in Munich in September, according to AZPROMO. At this event the manufacturers showcase their latest technologies for the production http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_entrepreneurs_invited_to_join_Drinktec_trade_fair_in_Munich-1045016 ECONOMY Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:41:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 128 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 128 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from Armenian villages, including Paravakar, Vazashen http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_128_times_throughout_the_day-1045007 POLITICS Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:26:00 +0400 Azerbaijani films to be screened at LET‘S CEE Film Festival in Vienna Four Azerbaijani films will be screened as part of LET‘S CEE Film Festival in Vienna. The festival features exclusively high-quality productions from Central and Eastern Europe, including the Caucasus region and Turkey. This year the festival will feature four Azerbaijani films http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_films_to_be_screened_at_LETS_CEE_Film_Festival_in_Vienna-1045005 CULTURE Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0400 Azerbaijani karate fighter wins Rotterdam tournament Azerbaijan`s Irina Zaretska has won Karate 1 Premier League tournament in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. On her way to gold in the women`s 68kg weight category, Zaretska beat three former world champions http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_karate_fighter_wins_Rotterdam_tournament-1045002 SPORTS Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:27:00 +0400 Key al Qaeda terrorist killed in US drone strike A top terrorist accused of masterminding some brazen attacks – including the ones on the GHQ and Sri Lankan cricket team – was killed in a US drone strike in southern Afghanistan, according to Pakistan-based The Express Tribune. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Key_al_Qaeda_terrorist_killed_in_US_drone_strike-1045000 WORLD Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:10:00 +0400 Azerbaijan represented at "International Day of Culture" in Abu Dhabi An Azerbaijani delegation has participated in "International Day of Culture" event in Abu Dhabi. The event was organized by the Middle East branch of Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Prior to an event, Azerbaijan Ambassador to the UAE Dashgin Shikarov has http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_represented_at__quotInternational_Day_of_Culture_quot_in_Abu_Dhabi-1044973 CULTURE Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:32:00 +0400 Boris Tadić: Azerbaijan is very tolerant country with regard to facilitating process of understanding among different religions “Azerbaijan has a key role in the Southern Caucasus region and in the Caspian Sea. The role of the country in facilitating the process of understanding among the different religions is important. Azerbaijan in that respect is very tolerant country, former Serbian President Boris Tadić told AZERTAC http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Boris_Tadic_Azerbaijan_is_very_tolerant_country_with_regard_to_facilitating_process_of_understanding_among_different_religions-1044965 POLITICS Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:46:00 +0400 Franco Frattini: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is very burning problem, where credibility of UN is not at stake “Unfortunately, the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is very burning conflict, where the credibility of the UN is not at stake. Because, there are the resolutions of the UN, which are not implemented at all. What President Ilham Aliyev said about the implementation, the end of occupation, the role of OSCE is true http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Franco_Frattini_Nagorno_Karabakh_conflict_is_very_burning_problem_where_credibility_of_UN_is_not_at_stake-1044964 POLITICS Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:27:00 +0400 Azerbaijani businessmen join international conference in Georgia The Azerbaijani businessmen participated in the international “Georgia`s Economy: Prospects and Challenges” conference in Tbilisi. Addressing the event, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dimitri Kumsishvili said they will create comprehensive http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_businessmen_join_international_conference_in_Georgia-1044962 ECONOMY Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:03:00 +0400 Japan’s Defense Minister expressed his protest against the deployment of troops in the Kuril Islands The Minister of defense of Japan Tomomi Inada protested against the deployment of Russian divisions on the southern Kuril Islands and the stationing there of rockets of a class “earth — ship”. According to the news Agency Kyodo, she said this at a bilateral meeting in Tokyo with defense Minister Sergei Shoigu http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Japans_Defense_Minister_expressed_his_protest_against_the_deployment_of_troops_in_the_Kuril_Islands-1044959 WORLD Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:22:00 +0400 Seven-day Novruz Festival starts in Baku The Novruz Festival started in Baku. In the square named after Sabir within seven days there will be festive concerts with participation of more than 40 collectives from different regions of Azerbaijan and other popular performers http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Seven_day_Novruz_Festival_starts_in_Baku-1044950 CULTURE Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0400 Dimitri Kumsishvili: Georgia and Azerbaijan carry out large-scale economic projects in region Azerbaijan is the main strategic partner of Georgia. We are interested in further strengthening and developing this partnership. Georgia and Azerbaijan carry out large-scale economic projects in region, said First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dimitri Kumsishvili http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Dimitri_Kumsishvili_Georgia_and_Azerbaijan_carry_out_large_scale_economic_projects_in_region-1044939 ECONOMY Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:25:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 143 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 143 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from nameless hills in Ijevan district, Shavarshavan, Voskevan, Barekamavan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_143_times_throughout_the_day-1044930 POLITICS Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:37:00 +0400 Japan’s Abe and Germany’s Merkel talk up free trade, urge ‘sluggish’ EU to sign key deal Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged the European Union (EU) to finally sign a free trade deal with Japan following nearly four years of negotiations. According to CNBC, both leaders touted the benefits of free trade http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Japans_Abe_and_Germanys_Merkel_talk_up_free_trade_urge_sluggish_EU_to_sign_key_deal-1044929 WORLD Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:12:00 +0400 Tickets for Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games go on sale Tickets for the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games, which takes place between 12-22 May, go on sale and are available online and at city centre outlets across Baku. In order to encourage as many families and young people to come and enjoy being part of the Games tickets will be priced from http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Tickets_for_Baku_2017_Islamic_Solidarity_Games_go_on_sale-1044924 SPORTS Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:31:00 +0400 Azerbaijani gymnast wins gold at Aalsmeer Flower Cup in Netherlands Azerbaijani gymnast Svetlana Makshtaryova has claimed a gold medal at Aalsmeer Flower Cup in the Netherlands. She secured the medal after scoring a total of 52.505 points. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_gymnast_wins_gold_at_Aalsmeer_Flower_Cup_in_Netherlands-1044899 SPORTS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:53:00 +0400 Moroccan newspaper highlights publication of Ali Hasanov`s books on Armenia`s aggression Moroccan newspaper Al-Islah and at-Tanmiya has published an article highlighting the presentation of the Azerbaijani Presidential Assistant for Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov`s books on Armenia`s policy of aggression and ethnic cleansing against http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Moroccan_newspaper_highlights_publication_of_Ali_Hasanovs_books_on_Armenias_aggression-1044896 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:35:00 +0400 Sharjah announces agenda of International Government Communication Forum 2017 The Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) has revealed the agenda of the Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) to be held under the patronage of Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Sharjah_announces_agenda_of_International_Government_Communication_Forum_2017-1044893 ECONOMY Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:11:00 +0400 Ismail Serageldin: Global Baku Forum becomes important international event "The Global Baku Forum has become an important international event," said Co-chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandria in Egypt Ismail Serageldin in an interview with AZERTAC. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ismail_Serageldin_Global_Baku_Forum_becomes_important_international_event-1044863 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:25:00 +0400 Zlatko Lagumdžija: Southern Gas Corridor is the 21st century's project "The Southern Gas Corridor is the 21st century's project. This is now going to Europe, through Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia," former Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdžija has told AZERTAC. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Zlatko_Lagumdija_Southern_Gas_Corridor_is_the_21st_century_039s_project-1044861 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:54:00 +0400 Azerbaijani men's handball team to compete in Ukraine tournament Azerbaijani men's handball team will compete in an international tournament to be held in the Ukrainian city of Zaparozhye. According to Azerbaijan Handball Federation, the tournament will be held from April 10 to 16. The tournament is a preparatory http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_men_039s_handball_team_to_compete_in_Ukraine_tournament-1044855 SPORTS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:52:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 136 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 136 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said.The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from Shavarsharan and Barekamavan villages in Noyemberyan district http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_136_times_throughout_the_day-1044851 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:10:00 +0400 Turkey marks 102nd anniversary of Gallipoli victory Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the Çanakkale Victory Day celebrations in Gallipoli, Turkey, according to Yeni Safak. "The Turkish people are willing to sacrifice everything in the name of their homeland http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Turkey_marks_102nd_anniversary_of_Gallipoli_victory-1044849 WORLD Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:16:00 +0400 Azerbaijani President: Global business, political elite's interest in us is obvious "Our international positions are becoming stronger. If we take a look at the geography of my visits to foreign countries since mid-January until today, we will see that Azerbaijan leads a comprehensive and successful foreign policy. In the last two months, I have http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_President_Global_business_political_elite_039s_interest_in_us_is_obvious-1044847 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:08:00 +0400 Azerbaijani wines to be presented at Prowein 2017 trade fair Nine Azerbaijani companies will attend Prowein wine exhibition to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, from March 19-21. Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) will organize a competition to select local companies that will promote http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_wines_to_be_presented_at_Prowein_2017_trade_fair-1044844 ECONOMY Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:40:00 +0400 We brought our philosophy to international cooperation, President Ilham Aliyev "We strengthen our country with our successful policy. If you look at history, Azerbaijan has never been as powerful as now. Our successful policy, regional initiatives, energy, transportation projects form international cooperation in a broader sense. We brought http://azertag.az/en/xeber/We_brought_our_philosophy_to_international_cooperation_President_Ilham_Aliyev-1044843 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:27:00 +0400 Azerbaijani ambassador`s candidacy for post of UNESCO chief officially accepted UNESCO has officially accepted the candidacy of Azerbaijani ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu for the post of the organization`s Director General. Apart from Bulbuloglu, other eight candidates are from Vietnam, Egypt, Qatar, China, Guatemala, http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_ambassadors_candidacy_for_post_of_UNESCO_chief_officially_accepted-1044824 CULTURE Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:07:00 +0400 IGCF 2017 to include two training workshops for media, government communication professionals The Sixth Edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), to be held under the patronage of Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, from March 22 to 23, 2017 at Expo Centre Sharjah, will host two training workshops in collaboration with the United Nations Foundation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/IGCF_2017_to_include_two_training_workshops_for_media_government_communication_professionals-1044820 WORLD Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:46:00 +0400 Novruz holiday marked in Nakhchivan Novruz holiday has been celebrated in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov and his family members joined the festivities. He addressed the event to congratulate http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Novruz_holiday_marked_in_Nakhchivan-1044818 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:45:00 +0400 President and First Vice-President of Azerbaijan receive first tickets to Baku 2017 With 55 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and First Vice-President, Mehriban Aliyeva, who is also Chair of the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_and_First_Vice_President_of_Azerbaijan_receive_first_tickets_to_Baku_2017-1044805 SPORTS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:23:00 +0400 Azerbaijani President: April battles did serious harm to Armenian propaganda “If until the April battles the Armenians were able to achieve some kind of mere success in their mythological activities, the April battles caused a serious harm to their propaganda and shook the Armenian society. The complications of that shock are felt there http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_President_April_battles_did_serious_harm_to_Armenian_propaganda-1044804 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:21:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev: Armenia's current leadership is the biggest threat to the Armenian people "Azerbaijan has become an important country not only in the region but on a global scale. But Armenia is a country, which has lost all hopes, lives in depression. And the reason for this is a criminal junta regime, which has illegally occupied Armenia. Armenia's current leadership is the greatest threat to the Armenian people http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_Armenia_039s_current_leadership_is_the_biggest_threat_to_the_Armenian_people-1044793 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:21:00 +0400 Mohammad Javad Zarif: Azerbaijan, Iran enjoy deep cultural and historical bonds Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif had an exchange of congratulatory letters on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Mohammad_Javad_Zarif_Azerbaijan_Iran_enjoy_deep_cultural_and_historical_bonds-1044788 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +0400 AFFA Secretary General presents his election program Secretary General of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) Elkhan Mammadov has presented his platform at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Cyprus as he bids to be elected as a member of UEFA Executive http://azertag.az/en/xeber/AFFA_Secretary_General_presents_his_election_program-1044782 SPORTS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:47:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan's achievements strengthen our country "Azerbaijan's achievements strengthen our country, give us ground to be optimistic about the future... We have a stable domestic situation. The people of Azerbaijan and the unity of the people and the government are the guarantors of this stability. Our policy is supported by our people and this is the main factor of stability http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_Azerbaijan_039s_achievements_strengthen_our_country-1044777 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:19:00 +0400 Baku Forum features session on “Youth Speaks, We Listen” The session on “Youth Speaks, We Listen” has been held as part of the 5th Global Baku Forum. The session focused on the migration crisis, future of China and cyber security issues. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_Forum_features_session_on_Youth_Speaks_We_Listen-1044770 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:08:00 +0400