By TrendAzerbaijan is a reliable energy partner of Europe, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said, speaking ahead of the signing ceremony of the “Agreement on a strategic partnership in the field of green energy development and transmission between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary” in Bucharest on December 17, Trend reports."The document we signed will further bring the EU closer to partners in the South Caucasus," the official stressed.She added that the agreement would also help meet the energy 'clean-up' objectives facing all regions.
By Trend State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and Romania's Romgaz signed the agreement on supplying gas from Azerbaijan to Romania on December 16, SOCAR told Trend.The agreement provides for the scheduled transmission of natural gas from January 1, 2023 through the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the European part of the Southern Gas Corridor, the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB).This treaty serves the country's strategic objective to diversify gas supplies within new bilateral partnerships with various European countries. The mentioned agreement was signed as part of the Azerbaijan-EU Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a strategic energy partnership of July 18, 2022 in Baku. The memorandum is to increase the delivery of natural gas to the EU and contribute to energy security.
By TrendUkrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Vladislav Kanevsky thanked Azerbaijan for humanitarian assistance, Trend reports via the ambassador's Facebook publication.He noted that this assistance is extremely important now, since the civilian population of Ukraine and important infrastructure facilities are constantly subjected to fire."We express our sincere gratitude to the leadership and people of friendly Azerbaijan for their support and assistance. Long live Ukraine, Long Live Azerbaijan!", the publication says.Today, part of the humanitarian aid sent by Azerbaijan has arrived in Ukraine.
By TrendA total of 501 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Azerbaijan on December 17, Trend reports referring to the Operational Headquarters under the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers.The first dose of the vaccine was injected into 176 citizens, the second dose – 65 citizens, while the third dose and the next doses were received by 228 citizens. As many as 32 citizens were vaccinated with a booster dose after a positive test result for COVID-19.Totally, up until now, 13,927,626 vaccine doses were administered, 5,394,553 citizens received the first dose of the vaccine, 4,874,955 people – the second dose, 3,393,757 people – the third dose and the next doses.Besides, 264,361 citizens were vaccinated with a booster dose after a positive test result for COVID-19.
Azerbaijan has detected 106 new COVID-19 cases, 52 patients have recovered, and four patients have died, Trend reports on December 17 citing the Operational Headquarters under the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers.Up until now, 825,337 people have been infected with coronavirus in the country, 814,801 of them have recovered, and 9,993 people have died. Currently, 543 people are under treatment in special hospitals.To reveal the COVID-19 cases, 2,184 tests have been carried out in Azerbaijan over the past day, and a total of 7,405,485 tests have been conducted so far.
By Trend Intense training has borne fruit at the Joint Baku Championship, winner of the competition in Men’s Gymnastics in the all-around among juniors (born in 2005-2008) Aydin Alizada told Trend on December 16."I've been doing artistic gymnastics since the age of four. International championships are ahead, I want to demonstrate good results there as well," said a student of the Baku School of Gymnastics.He also emphasized the excellent organization of the competition.The 27th Joint Baku Championship in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics and Acrobatic Gymnastics and the 6th Baku Championship in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics among Age Categories are being held at Heydar Aliyev Sports and Concert Complex on December 16.
By TrendThe partnership agreement will strengthen ties with Azerbaijan, President of Romania Klaus Iohannis said at a plenary meeting in Bucharest in connection with the signing ceremony of the "Agreement between the governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary on strategic partnership in the field of development and transfer of green energy" on December 17, Trend reports.Will be updated
By TrendMy interest in gymnastics grows with each passing year, young athlete, winner of the competition in Women’s Gymnastics in the all-around among juniors (born in 2007-2009) Deniz Aliyeva told Trend on December 16."I feel happy that I took first place. Thanks to the coach's valuable instructions, I managed to achieve high sports. The only thing I was supposed to do is pulling myself together and perform well," said the student of the Ojag Sport Club.Aliyeva noted that her mother got her into sport at the age of four.“I train with great zeal and try to perform without mistakes,” the young athlete added.The 27th Joint Baku Championship in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics and Acrobatic Gymnastics and the 6th Baku Championship in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics among Age Categories are being held at Heydar Aliyev Sports and Concert Complex on December 16.
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A dinner has been hosted on behalf of President of Romania Klaus Iohannis in honor of the heads of delegations who participated in the signing ceremony of the “Agreement on a strategic partnership in the field of green energy development and transmission between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary” in Bucharest.President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the dinner.
On December 16, at 23:35, the Armenian armed forces units from the positions in the direction of the Yukhari Shorzha settlement of the Basarkechar region using small arms subjected to fire the Azerbaijan Army positions stationed in the direction of the Zaylik settlement of the Kalbajar region, Trend reports via the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.Moreover, on December 17, at 09:05, members of an illegal Armenian armed detachment in the territory of Azerbaijan, where the Russian peacekeepers are temporarily deployed, using small arms subjected to fire the Azerbaijan Army positions stationed in the direction of the Naghdali settlement of the Lachin region. The Azerbaijan Army Units stationed in these directions took adequate retaliatory measures.
Azerbaijan has launched a confidential hotline for Armenians in Karabakh, Head of the Woman: Peace and Security Center under Dilara Aliyeva Azerbaijani Women's Rights Protection Society Dilara Afandiyeva said."Despite all attempts of separatists and in particular the so-called "state minister" of the separatist regime in Karabakh, Ruben Vardanyan, to exert pressure on peaceful Armenians living in Karabakh, I received many calls of various kinds. In this regard, we decided to launch the confidential hotline," she stated.In her opinion, the call center is ready to respond promptly to requests of Armenians in Karabakh in case of humanitarian problems and to make every effort to solve them. The hotline number is +994702779911."We guarantee full confidentiality to all residents of the Karabakh region who will appeal to us," the official noted.
The "Agreement on a strategic partnership in the field of green energy development and transmission between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary" has been signed in Bucharest.The agreement was signed by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister of Romania Nicolae Ciuc?, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili and Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban.President of Romania Klaus Iohannis and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen participated in the signing ceremony.
By Laman IsmayilovaAzerbaijani badminton players have claimed three medals at Malta International 2022 – Future Series, Azernews reports.The gold medal came from Ade Resky Dwicahyo after defeating Bulgarian Dimitar Yanakiev in men's singles.Ade Resky Dvichayo and Ezmi Govimuramadhoni won silver in men's doubles.At the same time, Era Maftuha and Fatima Zahra grabbed bronze medals in women's doubles.Meanwhile, an Azerbaijani young badminton player showed his best at Yonex Estonian Youth International 2022 in Estonia.Muhammad Hajizada achieved the highest result among our representatives. He managed to advance to the semi-finals of the tournament in the individual competition.However, Hajizada lost to Estonian rivals and finished fourth. In the boys' double competition, he fought together against Latvian Oskar Bajars and placed second in the group stage.
By Ayya Lmahamad Azerbaijan’s Small and Medium Business Development Agency and Georgia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation, Azernews reports.The document was signed by Agency Board Chairman Orkhan Mammadov and Chamber President Giorgi Pertaia during the IX meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and Georgia.The memorandum provides for cooperation in expanding relations between Azerbaijani and Georgian SMBs, an exchange of information in the trade, investment, and entrepreneurship sectors, as well as an exchange of experience on SMBs support and other issues.Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on November 18, 1992.Azerbaijan and Georgia are collaborating in a variety of economic sectors. In 2021, the two countries' trade turnover totaled $763.6 million, with exports accounting for $661 million and imports for $102.6 million.
We should work effectively to achieve our goals, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the plenary meeting on the signing ceremony of the “Agreement on a strategic partnership in the field of green energy development and transmission between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary” in Bucharest on December 17, Azerneews reports.To be updated
Azerbaijan will export at least 11.6 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe in 2023, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the plenary meeting on the signing ceremony of the “Agreement on a strategic partnership in the field of green energy development and transmission between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary” in Bucharest on December 17, Azernews reports.To be updated
Our country is turning into an important supplier of electricity, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said on December 17.The president made the statement during his speech at a plenary meeting in Bucharest in connection with the signing ceremony of the "Agreement between governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary on strategic partnership in the field of development and transfer of green energy".Will be updated
A plenary meeting on the signing ceremony of the “Agreement on a strategic partnership in the field of green energy development and transmission between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary” is being held in Bucharest.President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is attending the plenary meeting.President of Romania Klaus Iohannis welcomed President Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.They posed together for photographs.Opening the plenary meeting, President of Romania Klaus Iohannis welcomed the guests and made a speech.The head of state is addressing the meeting.To be updated
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has arrived in Bucharest for a working visit at the invitation of President of Romania Klaus Iohannis.The head of state will attend a plenary meeting on the signing ceremony of the "Agreement on a strategic partnership in the field of green energy development and transmission between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary".To be updated.
By Sabina MammadliAzerbaijani media representatives toured Aghdam District to familiarize themselves with the pace of reconstruction of the Khachinchay reservoir underway following the liberation from Armenian occupation, Azernews reports.They are also scheduled to visit the Sugovushan reservoir in Tartar District which also saw liberation from the occupation. The media people will be briefed about the reconstruction activities being implemented by the Azerbaijani Amelioration and Water Management company at the Khachinchay reservoir and the 5.2-kilometer-long Sugovushan reservoir canal on the left bank of the Tartar main canal.During the tour, Deputy Chairman of Amelioration and Water Farm OJSC Rafig Aslanov said that the repair and restoration work at the Khachinchay reservoir in Karabakh will be completed by October next year.
By TrendA total of 6,740 foreigners were provided with job spots to work in Azerbaijan in 2022, Head of State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Vusal Huseynov told reporters, Trend reports."The quota will not be applied to foreign entrepreneurs working on the liberated territories of Azerbaijan," said Huseynov.
By TrendNearly 350 people from European countries were readmitted to Azerbaijan in 2022, Chief of State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan Vusal Huseynov told reporters on December 16, Trend reports.He said that around 2,150 more people are supposed to be readmitted in the near future.Readmission is the state's consent to receive back its citizens who are subject to deportation.
By TrendCurrently, a total of 167,000 foreigners live in Azerbaijan, Head of State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Vusal Huseynov told reporters, Trend reports.The majority of foreigners are citizens of Russia, Georgia, Iran, Türkiye, and Ukraine.He noted that due to the situation in Ukraine, 7,036 citizens of this country currently live in Azerbaijan.
By TrendRestoration work is underway at night in four districts of Azerbaijan where the gas supply has been stopped, Head of the Press Office of the Azerigaz Production Union Eldaniz Valiyev told Trend."In Gazakh, Gedabek, Balakan, and Yardymli districts, due to cold, tension of welding seams which caused small cracks, has been observed recently. As a result, gas started leaking. Therefore, any spark could lead to powerful explosions and human casualties. We received this information at night and thus, cut off the gas supply in these areas," said Valiyev.According to him, Azerigas specialists were sent to these regions."Restoration work has been underway since the night. Despite snowy weather, work on the resumption of the gas supply continues. We will try to solve the problem as soon as possible, although it will depend more on weather conditions," Valiyev explained.
By TrendAn international forum with the participation of heads of diaspora structures of the Organization of Turkic States will be held in Azerbaijan’s Baku and Shusha, Trend reports via the organization on December 16.According to the organization, the event will be held from December 20 through December 21, 2022.
By TrendAzerbaijan is establishing new measures against terrorist financing, Trend reports.In this regard, the bill 'On Targeted Financial Sanctions' was submitted to the Parliament for discussion on December 16.According to the document, the list of individuals and institutions that could be sanctioned as part of efforts to combat terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is based on the legislation and international treaties of Azerbaijan, as well as the corresponding resolutions of the UN Security Council by the body (structure), defined by the relevant executive authority.Targeted financial sanctions envisage asset freezing and prohibitions to prevent funds or other financial assets from being made available for individuals and legal entities subject to sanctions.Following parliamentary discussions, the bill was put to the vote and adopted in the first reading.
By TrendAzerbaijan is setting up new import rules, Trend reports.This issue was envisaged by the amendment to the Customs Code, which was discussed at the Parliament's meeting on December 16.The appeal to the customs authority on the clearance of goods is proposed to be reviewed within one day. In case of cost adjustments for the passage of commodities, the authority is obliged to notify the customs applicant within 24 hours from the moment the appeal was submitted to the body.The document is supposed to improve customs clearance procedures.Following parliamentary discussions, the relevant bill was put to the vote and adopted in the first reading.
By TrendDirector of the Agency for State Financial Control and Anti-Corruption of Tajikistan, Sulaimon Sultonzoda, and the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan, Kamran Aliyev, signed an agreement on anti-corruption cooperation on December 15, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the anti-corruption department of Tajikistan.As reported, the document will allow Tajikistan and Azerbaijan to establish close cooperation and strengthen the joint fight against corruption."The parties expressed their confidence that the establishment of mutually beneficial cooperation between the relevant bodies in the future will further strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries and have a positive impact on strengthening the fight against corruption," the message says.