Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
In response to the outbreak of war, the UK and Canada issued a joint statement urging Azerbaijan and Armenia to “stop the violence” and for “external parties and friends of both states to redouble their efforts in support of an end to hostilities and to refrain from taking actions that risk exacerbating the crisis”.
By all accounts Kocharyan and his "Armenia" alliance have broken away from the rest of the many contenders seeking to oust incumbent prime minister Nikol Pashinyan and his Civil Contract party ... He added that he did not have data after Azerbaijan's June 12 release of 15 Armenian prisoners of war and whether that might further boost Pashinyan.
By all accounts Kocharyan and his “Armenia” alliance have broken away from the rest of the many contenders seeking to oust incumbent prime minister Nikol Pashinyan and his Civil Contract party ... He added that he did not have data after Azerbaijan’s June 12 release of 15 Armenian prisoners of war and whether that might further boost Pashinyan.
We work together to resolve regional conflicts, bringing political parties back to Parliament in Georgia, promoting confidence building measures in Armenia and Azerbaijan,” Michel said in a Twitter post ... …bringing political parties back to Parliament in #Georgia. …promoting confidence building measures in #Armenia & #Azerbaijan.
The parties make joint efforts to resolve ... In the event that all parties abandon hate politics and provocations in the region and Azerbaijan and Armeniasign a comprehensive peace agreement, then Turkey will take steps for the normalization of its ties with Yerevan, Erdogan stated.
“We consider Azerbaijan’s Zangezur corridor very important and support this,” Erdogan said ... The agreement is a message “both to the countries of the region, and the revanchist forces of Armenia,” said Natig Jafarli, an economist and a cofounder of the political party ReAl, in an interview with independent media outlet Open Azerbaijan.
“Not only Azerbaijan, but also all countries in the region, including Armenia, and the world will benefit from peace and tranquility in the Caucasus,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an address to Azerbaijan's parliament ... Reiterating Turkey’s support for Azerbaijan, he said. “Today, we stand by Azerbaijan with all our means.
(MENAFN - AzerNews) By Ayya Lmahamad Azerbaijan is an initiator and active participant in international and regional transport projects, Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov has said ... Moreover, the parties discussed the work done to improve and develop transport infrastructure in Azerbaijan.
(MENAFN - AzerNews) By Vafa Ismayilova Azerbaijan and Pakistan have discussed prospects for navy and military cooperation and security, the AzerbaijaniDefence Ministry reported on June 8 ... Bakirov conveyed Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov's greetings, emphasizing that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to military cooperation with Pakistan.
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 8 By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend. ''Protocol on cooperation in the field of vocational education between governments of Azerbaijan and Turkey'' was approved at the extraordinary meeting of AzerbaijaniParliament, Trend reports on June 8 referring to a source in the parliament.
a renowned Berlin university that receives hundreds of thousands of euros from Azerbaijan; members of almost all parties in the German parliament; and the embassies of two countries ... Nurlan Hasanov is an elected deputy in Azerbaijan’s national assembly, representing Aliyev’s ruling party ... Aliyev's party won an absolute majority.
''We call on all parties in the area to ensure that journalists can do their jobs safely.” Employees of Azerbaijan's AzTV channel and AZERTAC news agency were killed as a result of the mine explosion in Kalbajar district, a source in AZTV said on June 4 ...