Sevinj Fataliyeva: Armenian snipers target Azerbaijani children living on frontline areas

25.04.2017 | 17:14

5743The ongoing discussions within the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly the Council of Europe (PACE) have focused on numerous questions. Member of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, chairperson of the Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter of the PACE Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development Sevinj Fataliyeva spoke of the conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, Nagorno Karabakh as a result of which thousands of children lose their lives or are gravely injured by attacks and explosions. ‘The Armenian snipers choose Azerbaijani children living near the frontline as targets. It is high time to ensure security of each children’, she stressed. At her words, the “lawmakers have to make serious political decisions to this end”.



Baku hosts “Armenian genocide: real history or historical lie” conference

24.04.2017 | 17:59


A scientific and practical conference “Armenian genocide: real history or historical lie” has kicked off in Baku. The conference is organized by the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons.

In his remarks at the event, Secretary of the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons Ismayil Akhundov highlighted the goal of the conference and the issues to be discussed at the event.

Chairman of Turkey’s Talat Pasa Committee Ali Erdinc delivered a lecture on “What actually happened on April 24, 1915″ Response to Armenian lies, and the importance of Azerbaijan-Turkey relations in this regard”.

He said that the committee aims to reveal the groundless Armenian claims and increase the world community`s awareness of realities in order to ensure territorial integrity and national security of Turkey and Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan, Italy celebrate 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations

21.04.2017 | 16:31


Within his official visit to Italy, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov, has visited one of the oldest and most prestigious think tank centre in Rome – Society for International Organization (SIOI).

According to the press service of the ministry, at first, Elmar Mammadyarov and the president of SIOI Franco Frattini attended the opening of a photo exhibition on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Italy. The exhibition widely covered the history of diplomatic relations between the two countries, as well as high-level visits, the events organized in Italy to promote Azerbaijan’s realities and culture.

Following the photo exhibition, SIOI hosted a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Italy.

Addressing the event, Franco Frattini shared his impressions of his visit to Azerbaijan and informed about the role of the country in regional and international policy.

Highlighting the development of relations between the two countries, Benedetto Della Vedova, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that Italy-Azerbaijan cooperation is based on a solid foundation. Deputy Minister also mentioned that relations between the two countries have reached strategic partnership level.

In turn, Elmar Mammadyarov spoke off the priorities of Azerbaijan’s foreign policy, stressing development prospects of Azerbaijan-Italy relations. The minister also informed about history of the country’s independence, Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan and its serious consequences, settlement process on resolution of the conflict, energy and transport strategy, as well as TANAP and TAP projects, contributions to international peace and security, the promotion of multiculturalism and inter-religious dialogue, Azerbaijan’s relations with Italy and the European Union.

Elmar Mammadyarov answered the questions of the audience.

The event brought together members of the Italian Parliament, scientists in the field of international relations and international law, researchers, members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Italy and media representatives.



Swiss envoy: Karabakh conflict negatively affects whole region

13.04.2017 | 16:56


Switzerland very strongly supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group for peaceful resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Swiss Ambassador to Azerbaijan Philipp Stalder told Trend.

“We think that both conflicting sides should sit down at the negotiation table and hold meaningful peace negotiations in a more structured way,” the ambassador said. “Of course, any conflict has negative impact on the neighboring countries and the whole region and that is, unfortunately, also the case for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.”

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.