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.
This trip was a symbol of the political will of the senior officials of the two countries to strengthen relations as well as the high level of trust between the parties ... The two sides also discussed in detail the participation of Iranian companies in the reconstruction of the liberated areas of Azerbaijan and the measures taken in this regard.
In addition, they then also said that with the hedging agreement, through which the LabourParty set a gas price with Azerbaijan for five years, Malta was losing money ... He noted that Azerbaijan is now a country where the whole of Europe is “now queuing and knocking on its door.”.
Opposition parties in Armenia staged protests on Monday to demand Prime... Opposition parties accuse Pashinyan of plans to give away all of Karabakh to Azerbaijan after he told lawmakers last month that the “international community calls on Armenia to scale down demands on Karabakh”.
Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday agreed to the structure of a commission tasked with advancing the ... “During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” a statement from the Russian foreign ministry said.