Weekly political digest (25.07- 29.07.2011)

Official chronicle

July 25

President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski been officially welcomed in Azerbaijan.

A guard of honor was lined up for the Polish President at the square decorated with the national flags of the two countries.

President Bronisław Komorowski was welcomed by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev .
The Presidents inspected a ceremonial Guard of Honor as an orchestra played the national anthems of Poland and Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani state and government officials were introduced to President Bronisław Komorowski, while members of the Polish delegation to President Ilham Aliyev.

Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Bronisław Komorowski of Poland have today had a one-on-one meeting.

Successful development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Poland in political, economic, energy, humanitarian and other spheres was stressed during the meeting.

The presidents said there was a good potential to expand bilateral relations even more..

Following the one-to-one meeting, presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Bronisław Komorowski of Poland held talks with their countries` delegations.

A signing ceremony of Azerbaijan-Poland documents was held on July 25 with participation of Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Bronisław Komorowski of Poland.

Following a ceremony of signing of Azerbaijan-Poland documents, Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Bronisław Komorowski have given a joint press conference.

After their statements, the press conference featured a question-and-answer session with journalists.

An Azerbaijan-Poland business forum has today been held in Baku with participation of Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland.

President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski visited the Heydar Aliyev Foundation on Monday.
The Polish President was welcomed by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
The Polish leader was informed about the activity of the Foundation.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today hosted an official dinner in honor of visiting Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski .

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received Defense Minister of Russia Anatoliy Serdyukov .

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev congratulated Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed on national holiday.

July 26

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to confer a diplomatic rank of extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador on Hasan Zeynalov.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to assign a personal scholarship to Kamil Mammadov.
A scholarship is assigned for the merits in developing Azerbaijan economy.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to award Romanian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolai Ureki with a "Dostlug" (Friendship) order.

The Azerbaijani leader awarded the Romanian ambassador with a "Dostlug" (Friendship) order for his contributions to strengthening cooperation between the two countries.

July 27

Turkey`s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has today been given an official welcome to Azerbaijan.

A guard of honor was lined up for the Turkish Premier at the square decorated with the national flags of the two countries.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was welcomed by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev .

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a one-on-one meeting.

They said friendly and fraternal relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey are developing successfully in various spheres, and expressed confidence that mutual cooperation will further expand.

After the extended meeting President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a joint press conference where they answered questions of media representatives.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today hosted an official dinner in honor of visiting Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan .

President Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made speeches at the event.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has extended condolences to King of Morocco Mohammed VI over the loss of many lives caused by the plane crash.

Azerbaijan`s President Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to Peruvian leader Ollanta Moises Humala Tasso as his country celebrates the Independence Day.

July 28

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has today signed an order on additional measures to accelerate socio-economic development of Goychay region.

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree approving the "Agreement on Cultural, Educational and Scientific Cooperation between the Government of the Azerbaijani Republic and the Government of the Slovenian Republic", signed in Ljubljana on July 9.

July 29

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev sent a letter of congratulations to King of Morocco Mohammed VI in connection with a national holiday.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev expressed his condolences to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

July 30

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev sent a letter of congratulations to Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey in connection with a national holiday.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on additional measures to accelerate socio-economic development of Masalli region.

Foreign policy

July 25

The International Conference "Silk Road" held in Chicago was focused on the energy security issues, the Azerbaijani Consulate General in Los Angeles reported.

Azerbaijan 's Consul General to Los Angeles Elin Suleymanov made a report on the strategic importance of the Caspian region at the event. He stressed Azerbaijan's role in the region and the leadership's policy aimed at supporting the regional integration process.

Azerbaijani Parliament Speaker Oktay Asadov has held a meeting with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski today, who is on visit to Azerbaijan.

Asadov said that the mutual visits of the presidents and the documents signed in different periods serve to further strengthening the relations between the two countries.

July 26

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has today received a British parliamentary delegation led by the member of the House of Commons and Deputy Chairman of the Azerbaijan's Friends' Group, Christopher Pincher.

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

July 25

The Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani troops from positions in the nameless heights in the Gedabey region at 09.05-09.30 on July 24, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

Further, the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani troops from positions outside the Tapgaragoyunlu village in the Goranboy region at 14.30-14.45 and from positions outside the Ashagi Abdulrahmanli and Horadiz villages in the 00.25- 00.30 and 00.35- 00.40 on July 25, the ministry reported.

The Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at Azerbaijani troops from positions in the nameless heights in the Dashkesen region at 15:30-15:50 on July 25, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

Further the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani troops outside the Javahirli village in the Agdam region at 05:20-05:30 on July 26, the ministry said.
The Azerbaijani troops answered their fire.

July 26

Azerbaijan strongly protests to UN Secretary-General against provocative actions and statements of the Armenian side, said Trend in informational office of UN.

"Azerbaijan strongly protests against provocative actions and statements of the Armenian side, finds the aggressor's insolent behaviour as obvious manifestation of impunity for its crimes and considers the defiant rhetoric of the Armenian leadership as having the sole purpose of discrediting the ongoing conflict settlement process, misleading the international community and drawing its own public's attention away from the country's aggravating internal problems" said in letter addressed to the Secretary-General of UN by Tofig Musayev - a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan in United Nation.

July 27

On July 27, the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire to the Azerbaijani troops from the positions outside the Tapqaraqoyunlu village in the Goranboy region at 12.30-12.40, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

Also, on July 28, the fire was opened to Azerbaijani troops:

- from the nameless heights in the Jabrayil region at 03.35-03.40;

- from the positions outside the Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Horadiz and Qorqan villages in the Fuzuli region at 00.40-00.50, 03.35-03.40 and 03.32-03.40.

The Azerbaijani troops answered their fire. No causalities were reported.

July 28

The Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani troops from positions in the nameless heights outside the Tapgaragoyunlu village in the Goranboy region at 17.05-17.15 on July 28, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

Further, the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani troops from positions in the nameless heights in the Goygol region at 19.50-20.05, from positions outside the Javahirli village in the Agdam region at 23.35-23.45, the ministry said.

The Azerbaijani troops answered their fire.

July 29

A 23-year old officer of the Azerbaijani Armed forces killed.

Officer Elshad Hasanov was wounded as a result of the ceasefire violation by the Armenian Armed forces from positions in the occupied Yusifjanli village in the Agdam region, the Azerbaijani Defense ministry reported.

The ministry reported that Hasanov died at 8:30 pm on July 29.

Hasanov was enlisted from the Mingachevir Military Commissariat.

The Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani troops from positions in the nameless heights in the Dashkesen region at 15:10- 15:35 and in the nameless heights in the Gadabay region at 20:55- 21:10 on July 29, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

Further, the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani troops from positions outside the Yusifjanli and Javahirli villages in the Agdam region at 20.30-20.33 and 21.40-21.50, and 02:30- 02:50 on July 30.

The Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani troops from positions outside the Ashagi Abdulrahmanli and Garakhanbayli villages in the Fuzuli region at 00.15-00.20, 02.07-02.12 and 02.05-02.10, the Ministry reported.

The Azerbaijani troops answered their fire.

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