An inauguration ceremony was held on Saturday in the Turkish town of Ipsala on the Greek border and attended by Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.
The event will be attended by Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, Russian Defense Minister, General of the Army Sergey Shoigu, Belarussian Defense Minister Lieutenant General Andrei Ravkov, Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister Major General Nurlan Yermekbayev, Uzbekistan’s Defense Minister Major General Bakhodir Kurbanov, Tajikistan’s Defense Minister Colonel General Mirzo Sherali and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic, Major General Rayimberdi Duishenbiev.
Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza handed over the chairmanship of NAM to Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov ,with the two sides stressing the importance of adhering to Bandung principles .
NAM embraces 120 member-countries, 17 observer countries and 10 observer organizations.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic on the sidelines of the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Anwar Gargash
The Forum is jointly organized by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Energy and the International Energy Charter under Azerbaijan’s upcoming chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference.
Heads of the delegations of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, participating as an observer country Hungary and Turkmenistan, will discuss issues aimed at strengthening and expanding multifaceted cooperation within the framework of the Turkic Council.
The Turkic Council is committed to the purpose and principles of the Charter of the United Nations (UN) and other universally recognized principles and norms of international law, including sovereign equality, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders of states, as well as the maintenance of international peace, security and development of good-neighbourly and friendly relations.
Avaza hosted a meeting of the heads of the competent economic authorities of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan as part of the events of the Caspian Economic Forum.
These are idyllic scenes from a one-minute video promoting the inaugural Caspian Economic Forum, which between August 11 and 12 will see heads of state from Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan descend on Awaza, a new resort town that has been touted by Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry as the country’s Las Vegas.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will pay a two-day visit to Turkmenia, where he will participate in the first Caspian Economic Forum and meet President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, press service of the Russian government reports.
The training program between June 17 and June 28 is carried out with the participation of Turkey, Italy, Jordan, Pakistan, Qatar and the United States, while Azerbaijan attends as an observer.
A thorough report by Amnesty International is harshly critical of Israel’s policies on arms exports. According to the report written in Hebrew by the organization’s Israeli branch, Israeli companies continue to export weapons to countries that systematically violate human rights. Israeli-made weapons are also found in the hands of armies and organizations committing war crimes. The report points to eight such countries that have received arms from Israel in recent years.
Stoltenberg also said that Azerbaijan, under the leadership of NATO introduces military and multimodal transit support within the framework of the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.
Azerbaijan’s defense minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and the leadership of the ministry recently took part in the opening of a new Training Center for drone specialists.
The minister was informed that the primary purpose of the center is to conduct training, making professionals for various types of drones used by the Azerbaijani army.
A test motorcade carrying cargo has been sent from Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, to be delivered by land through Turkmenistan and the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan, Trend reports citing a source close to the transport industry of Turkmenistan.
President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani took part in the launching ceremony of a transport corridor allowing Afghanistan to enter global markets bypassing the traditional Pakistani direction.
Scaparrotti, NATO’s supreme allied commander and head of U.S. European Command, will meet Russia’s defense chief Gen. Valery Gerasimov in Baku, Azerbaijan, in order “to promote military predictability and transparency,” said Lt. Col. Virginia McCabe, a spokeswoman for Scaparrotti.
The „Dede Gorgud’s heritage: a file on culture, folk legends and music” by Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey was included in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage at the 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Port Louis, Mauritius, according to a joint statement of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
On Nov. 9, First Deputy Minister of Defense, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Colonel General Najmeddin Sadikov has met with a delegation led by General Stephen Lyons, Commander of the US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), the press service of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan said.
Delegation headed by Commander of the US Transportation Command, General Stephen Lyons, arrived in Baku for a working visit, the press service of the Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) said on Nov. 9.
During the visit, the guests got acquainted with the Baku Cargo Terminal located at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Terminal building’s total area is 25,000 square meters making it the biggest and most technically advanced cargo terminal in the CIS. The Baku Cargo Terminal is a link for the transportation of goods between the US and Asia… According to him, the US highly appreciates the contribution of Azerbaijan to cooperation in the field of security, including peace-support operations in Afghanistan.
According to the action plan between the ministries of defense of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia, a working meeting was held in Baku to exchange experience in the field of cybersecurity, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a message on Nov. 6.
“Azerbaijan is a solvent country, and this is evident also in the field of military cooperation. Azerbaijan recently bought the new “Polonez” complex. This system is very important for Belarus. Azerbaijan has actually become that important first country which opened for this system a way to access the world arms market,“ Shevtsov said.
„Basically, the sale of small arms has been increased. Its main buyers are Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries.“
The Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition „ADEX – 2018“ will be held in Baku on September 25-27.
The self-evaluation level 1 (SEL-1) of the Azerbaijani army’s helicopters was held in Baku as part of NATO Operational Capabilities Concept Evaluation and Feedback Program (OCC E&F), Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said in a message Sept. 21.
Deputy Minister of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan Yahya Musayev has met with Minister of Defense of Israel Avigdor Lieberman, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Defense Industry said in a statement Sept. 15.
The unified team from the Koreas will use the unification flag that depicts the Korean Peninsula, the KJA said.
The diplomat added that after agreeing upon all the issues, settlements in trade will be made in the Turkish lira and the Azerbaijani manat. Turkey, Russia, Belarus and China intend to switch to settlements in national currencies.
According to the German Ministry of Economics, Germany is considering arms exports to Baku, despite an OSCE arms embargo. Rheinmetall has already entered the relevant negotiations. Since Foreign Minister Heiko Maas‘ (SPD) arrival in office, Berlin has been strongly pursuing a self-proclaimed „New Ostpolitik,“ also by amplifying its cooperation offers, particularly with countries in the South Caucasus.
Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement Sunday for collective use of the Caspian sea after two decades of negotiations, the Kremlin said.
The protocol of intent signed between the Ministry of defense industry of Azerbaijan and the Israeli „Aeronautics“ company on the organization of joint production of a new type of unmanned systems is a very successful deal, former Israeli consul in Moscow, former adviser to the Minister of internal security of Israel, military-political commentator Alex Wexler told STMEGI, news website of Mountain Jews.
Azerbaijani Defense Minister Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov has met with Major General Odd Egil Pedersen, Head of NATO’s Military Partnerships Directorate, and Major General Erhan Uzun, Chief of the Staff of NATO Allied Land Command, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a message May 23.
Last month during a visit of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to Azerbaijan, the two countries signed „The Memorandum of Understanding on „Joint Development of Relevant Blocks in the Caspian Sea.“
At the session of Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani Parliament) on May 1, several changes were introduced to the Code of Administrative Offenses and the Law on Mass Media.
The changes concern media activities in wartime. Thus, Article 517-2.15 was added to Article 517, entitled „Violation of the requirements of the state of emergency“, which implies a penalty for not complying with the emergency regime in the martial law zone. The size of the fine is from 1,000 to 1,500 manat for officials, and from 6,000 to 8,000 manat for legal entities.
A meeting of the Azerbaijan-Israel joint intergovernmental commission will be held in Baku in May, Ambassador of Israel in Azerbaijan Dan Stav said.
Azerbaijan and Israel can further expand cooperation in the areas of healthcare, information technology, education, as well as in the field of renewable energy, Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Dan Stav told STMEGI.