Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Appreciates Cooperation of Hungarian side for Returning Safarov

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman, Elman Abdullayev, told Trend, Azerbaijani media, that AFM appreciates the cooperation from the Hungarian side, for returning Azerbaijani officer, Ramil Safarov, to his homeland.

As reported, Abdullayev stressed that Azerbaijan has been working very hard in this direction, and did it’s best, in the cooperation with Hungary, to return Ramil Safarov to his homeland.

Note, Safarov, who participated in NATO exercises in 2004 in Hungary, was sentenced to life prison, for terribly murdering (axing) Armenian officer, Gurgen Margaryan.

Safarov, Azerbaijani “patriot”, not only was released from the Hungarian jail, but also was “honored” in Azerbaijan for his action.

Pardon of Ramil Safarov is Example of Azerbaijani President’s Concern for atriots”?

Deputy Executive Secretary of the New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), MP Mubariz Gurbanli , told the NAP official website that pardon of Azerbaijani officer, Ramil Safarov, by President Ilham Aliyev ,is a very joyous occasion and added that it is “logical” expression of the policy pursued by the Aliyev to release the so called “patriot” officer.

As reported, the act committed by Safarov at that time “was forced” since “insult” by the Armenian people to Azeri, “wounding their national feelings” forced him to take that step.

Gurbanli stressed once again that this event is the result of “far-sighted, purposeful and humane” policy of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and an example of the concern and care for the “patriots”. In this regard Gurbanli congratulated the family of Safarov.

This is just ridiculous, from this we can understand one thing, that according to their government, axing Armenian officer, is an act which shows so called “patriotic” act of the Azerbaijani officer.

Sending Armed Troops to Georgia is an Attempt for Provocation-Saakashvili

Georgian media, Civil.ge, reports that President Saakashvili, during a televised meeting with Interior Minister and Defense Minister in Kvareli, Kakheti region, said that deadly crash at border was an attempt of Provocation.

According to Saakashvili, those who have organized it had several tasks.
One of the tasks, as he thinks, was to test combat readiness of Georgian troops, since started from 2008 war, Georgian troops had not been engaged in combat operation of this scale and Saakashvili noted that he is glad to see a progress in their troops and added:

“The second task, I think, was to stage a provocation and I think that they failed in that too,” and noted that incidents of this kind “directly or indirectly usually serve as a pretext for our country’s invader.”
The source informs that Saakashvile has stressed that the gunmen should be buried “with observance of their Muslim traditions.”
In the end Saakashvile said that he is not happy for the killed gunmen and added:

“We are not Russian troops; we should pay relevant respect to killed gunmen”.
Note, the Georgian Interior Ministry released on August 30 video footage showing dead bodies of several alleged militants in camouflage fatigues with their faces obscured. Anti-tank rocket launchers, assault and sniper rifles, machine guns and ammunition were also shown in the footage.

Tehran’s Summit’s Final Document Stressed the Importance of Resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Non –Aligned Movement Summit Document stresses the importance of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the framework of Azerbaijan’ s territorial integrity.

In the document the heads of states and Government expressed their regret over the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and noted that the conflict endengers regional and international peace and security. Summit participants called on the parties to continue the efforts of territorial integrity, sovereignty within the framework of negotiated settlement to the conflict.

At the end of the summit, a final document was adopted, the 391th article of which refers to the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.

Since 90s Artsakh Serves As the Best Example of Democratic Development in the Region

Artsakh Republic is already 21 years old. Doctor of political studies Levon Shirinyan said in the interview with journalists that the most important is the state’s maturity and Artskah is institutionally mature: “Since 90s Artsakh serves as the best example of democratic development in the region.”

The expert said that it is not so important that Artsakh is recognized by international community but more important is the establishment of the army and statehood. What about the further activities, the expert said that the perspective should be the unity with Armenia: ”The most important is the right of self-determination.”

He also said we must organize a summit on the subject “Not a single inch of land to enemy”, “Part of Artsakh Land is occupied by the enemy”. “We must realize that we are not the nation to be tortured everywhere.”- said Levon Shirinyan.

Georgian New Parliament will have Four Armenian Deputies. A. Stepanyan

Georgian new parliament will have four Armenian deputies. The head of the Assembly of Javakhk Arnold Stepanian said this in the conversation with “First News and Analyses”, referring to the pre-electoral atmosphere in Georgia.

He said that two Armenian representatives of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s party are nominated in Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda. According to Stepanian’s assessments, they have quite big opportunities. One more Armenian will enter the Parliament by the list of the “National Movement” party. Arnold Stepanian did not explain that there will be one more Armenian in Parliament from Bidzina Ivanishvili’s “Georgian Dream” party.

“In other words, it is possible to have four Armenian deputies. Many Armenians have been nominated, but only four of them have a real chance to become deputies, “said the head of the Union of Javakhk.

Referring to the public mood, he said that the Georgian capital Tbilisi, the votes of the population will be shared between the government and the opposition, and in Javakhk the authorities will have more votes. “Pressures in Javakhk are very big, “clarified Arnold Stepanian.

Armenia should use all the opportunities to ensure maximum integration with Georgia, Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan. Prime Minister

“1in.am News and Analysis” was informed from the press service of the Government of Armenia that the Prime-Minister Tigran Sargsyan called at AYB high school to deliver a lecture for “Luys” Foundation-supported students, entitled “The Armenian World.” He touched upon the changes going on in the world and in that context focused on the tendencies of the development of Armenia and regional processes.

Tigran Sargsyan said that Armenians worldwide constitute Armenia’s development potential thus the country must create such new methods that will give an opportunity to unite the Armenians and multiply the organized power of our nation.

“In this respect, there are a number of important tools, including “Luys” Foundation, the principle of public-private sector partnership and the National Competitiveness Council, which is made up of successful Armenian businessmen from different countries. The Council seeks to increase our national competitiveness under the aegis of the Armenian world,” Tigran Sargsyan said.

The Prime Minister noted that currently there are very few countries in such a difficult situation as Armenia, which has no sea, no diplomatic relations with two neighboring countries, Azerbaijan and Turkey. The international sanctions against Iran are making the situation in Armenia more difficult. The head of government said Armenia could develop faster through integration and market expansion. The country should use all its assets in order to achieve maximum integration with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran. “However, considering that the normalization of relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan is quite a difficult problem, we will have to rely on internal resources and the Armenian world,” the Prime Minister emphasized.

Since July, 2012, 150 students from “Luys” Foundation have been volunteering in 10 communities of Armenia and Artsakh under the “Develop Armenia” program. They took the opportunity to represent their work to the Prime Minister.

Speaker of the Croatian Parliament to visit Armenia

Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Luka Bebić’s delegation will arrive on a two-day official visit to Yerevan on March 20.

In Yerevan, Luka Bebić will be hosted by President Serzh Sargsyan, National Assembly Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan.

The Croatian delegation will visit Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex of the Armenian Genocide and Armenian Genocide Museum.

EU Commissioner: Instability in Arab East will intensify the Eastern Partnership

‘The unrest of the Middle East pushes the EU to intensify the relations with Eastern Partners ‘said European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule.
He made the statement at the GLOBSEC 2011 Bratislava Global Security Forum opened in Bratislava on Wednesday, the EU reported.
‘The European Union’s determination to deepen relations with our partners in the East is unwavering. Those same considerations that have driven forward our relations over the past 20 years continue to be relevant today. Closer relations between us are essential in securing greater stability, prosperity and democracy in Europe’ said Fule.
Fule believes 2011 is proving to be an extraordinary year of change with reasons for both optimism and anxiety.
‘Like 1989 and 1990 in Central and Eastern Europe, the changes that we are witnessing will resonate into the future. Europe needs to be ready to respond to these events with determination, imagination and solidarity’ he added.
Fule also touched upon the achievements in sphere of facilitating the movement between the EU and the Eastern Partnership. He mentioned the announcement of the Action Plans for Ukraine and Moldova towards the establishment of visa free regimes for short stay travel. Visa facilitation and readmission agreements came into force with Georgia on March 1.
Preparations are under way for negotiations of similar agreements with the other countries of the Eastern Partnership not already benefiting from such Agreements, Fule said.

THE OSCE PA President to visit South Caucasus

The President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) Petros Efthymiou will visit South Caucasus in May this year, Trend reports.
Efthymiou’s visit is scheduled for May 11-12. This is Efthymiou’s first visit to the region. The OSCE PA President will visit Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh.