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Railway line of Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara to start operating in March

Railway line of Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara to start operating in March

Chairman of CJSC Azerbaijani Railways (ADY) Javid Gurbanov has received Said Mohammadzade, Deputy Minister of Roads & Urban Development of Iran and President of Iranian Railways, abc.az reports. ADY reports that during the meeting the parties discussed progress of the construction of a railroad between Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara, the development of terminal Astara and […]

Turkey eyes trilateral format with Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

Turkey eyes trilateral format with Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

Turkey is working to create an Azerbaijan-Turkey-Kazakhstan trilateral format, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. According to the minister, trilateral formats created by Turkey in the Caucasus and Balkan regions operate very efficiently, TRT Haber news channel reports. There are currently a number of trilateral formats, such as Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey, Azerbaijan-Turkey-Iran and Turkey-Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan, in the […]

Azerbaijani, Turkish and Turkmen energy ministers to meet early 2017

Azerbaijani, Turkish and Turkmen energy ministers to meet early 2017

Meeting of energy ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Turkmenistan is planned for early 2017, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Cavusoglu made the remarks during a joint briefing with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku Dec. 3. “Azerbaijan and Turkey also intend to develop cooperation within trilateral formats with the participation of the region’s […]

Any provocation can be used for changing the regional status quo

Any provocation can be used for changing the regional status quo

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a territorial and ethnic conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is de-facto, controlled by the self-declared “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic”, but it’s internationally recognized as an inseparable part of Azerbaijan. In 1993, the United Nations Security Council accepted four resolutions (822, 853, 874 and 884) on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict […]

“Multiculturalism is a state policy for Azerbaijan”

“Multiculturalism is a state policy for Azerbaijan”

Azerbaijan celebrates the 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union. Mr. Ramzi Teymurov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to South Korea has answered our questions regarding the independence anniversary of Azerbaijan. He pointed out historical facts and contemporary state policy of Azerbaijan exclusively for The AsiaN readers. Mr. Ambassador, would you please inform Korean public on […]

Moscow and Baku are linked by mutual arms supply

Moscow and Baku are linked by mutual arms supply

The volume of Russian-Azerbaijani mutual supplies of military-industrial complex products over the past seven years has quadrupled, the director general of the production association ‘Sharq’ of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence Industry, Ilgar Nazarov, said at the ADEX-2016 exhibition. “The figure is growing rapidly for the last three or four years. In comparison with 2009, […]

Trade turnover of Iran and Azerbaijan may surpass $300 million

Trade turnover of Iran and Azerbaijan may surpass $300 million

The volume of trade turnover between Iran and Azerbaijan currently stands at about $100 million but it must increase considerably, the Iranian deputy minister of industry, mine and trade, Hossin Esfahbodi, said on the sidelines of the ongoing Iran Project 2016 in Baku, Vestnik Kavkaza reports. Elaborating on existing trade capacities between the two countries, […]

Kazakh president to visit Azerbaijan and Armenia

Kazakh president to visit Azerbaijan and Armenia

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will visit Azerbaijan, Serbia, Armenia and a number of other countries in 2016, Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov said at a briefing Aug. 17, Trend reports. In June, Idrissov said Nazarbayev will visit Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Jordan in 2016. The Kazakh president also plans to visit Kyrgyzstan […]

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia to create trilateral co-op

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia to create trilateral co-op

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia will create a trilateral format of cooperation, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in St. Petersburg during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trend Agency reports. Baku hosted a trilateral summit of the presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran – Ilham Aliyev, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani […]

Captives of a patriarchal mentality: domestic violence in the South Caucasus

Captives of a patriarchal mentality: domestic violence in the South Caucasus

When we see women on the street with mutilated faces, with bruised and swollen lips, hands and feet…all ‘dressed’ up in dark purple spots, many of us would probably like to approach these women and ask, ‘What happened?” and talk to them, try and help if we can. We want to find out: who did […]

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