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.
The Armenian Revolutionary FederationBureau has mobilized all the resources of the party in different countries around the world in order to exert pressure on Azerbaijan, while at the same time preparing itself to defend our country and the security of its citizens.
security and military assistance to Azerbaijan that is receiving pushback from Democrats...The U.S., France and Russia are parties to the Minsk group that since 1992 have sought to work with both Armenia and Azerbaijan to negotiate a political solution to the status of Nagorno-Karabakh and other disputes between the former Soviet Union countries.
''The Popular Front party, which initially seized power, pursued an absolutely destructive policy, and only the coming to power of such a large-scale state leader, a politician like Heydar Aliyev, allowed Azerbaijan preserve its statehood and embark on the path of development and movement forward."
“The growing pressure on Azerbaijan from various countries and international organizations shows that a consensus is being formed in the international community on the need for the immediate repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war and hostages according to the requirements of international humanitarian law,” she said.
assistance to Azerbaijan that was originally restricted over Baku’s conflict with its neighbor Armenia and tension over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh ... to provide military assistance to Azerbaijan so long as the secretary of State certifies that such assistance does not contribute to conflict in the region.
(MENAFN - AzerNews) By Ayya Lmahamad Azerbaijan's Deputy Economy Minister Elnur Aliyev has said that one of the main directions of Azerbaijani-Russian relations is mutual trade and comprehensive measures are taken to expand cooperation in this sphere ... Additionally, the parties discussed expanding the economic partnership.