By TrendThe World Bank has said it will provide an additional $530 million in support to Ukraine, bringing the total aid by the bank to $13 billion, Trend reports citing Reuters.The aid is supported by the United Kingdom ($500 million) and the Kingdom of Denmark ($30 million), the World Bank said in a statement.Of the total aid of $13 billion to Ukraine to date, $11 billion has been fully disbursed, the bank added.The World Bank's most recent analysis puts the total long-term cost of reconstruction and recovery in Ukraine over the next three years at well over $100 billion, said Arup Banerji, World Bank Regional Country Director for Eastern Europe.
By TrendMinister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held a meeting with the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Turkmenistan Konstantin Sabiashvili, Trend reports citing the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs.During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of strengthening relations between the two countries, including the expansion of bilateral political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.The diplomats noted the great importance of the recent visit of Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat and the meetings held on July 20, 2022 with President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov.Ambassador Konstantin Sabiashvili presented copies of his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and stressed that during his diplomatic mission in Turkmenistan he would make every effort to further expand and strengthen ties between the two countries.
By TrendThe 45th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) and the 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting will place at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, on October 5, 2022, Trend reports via OPEC."The OPEC Secretariat looks forward to welcoming all ministerial delegations again to Vienna. These upcoming meetings will be the first in-person ministerial meetings since March 2020," the statement said.Azerbaijan is also a party to the OPEC+ agreement.
By TrendNorth Macedonia wants to become a part of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) network, President of the Republic of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski wrote on Facebook, Trend reports.“Marked the beginning of the work of the gas interconnector Greece - Bulgaria, which opens a new, reliable gateway for diversified natural gas, not only for the host countries, but, ultimately, for Southeast Europe as well. To ensure sustainable development and meet the needs of businesses and households, North Macedonia must become part of this natural gas network. We are ready to take all necessary steps in that direction,” he wrote.
By TrendAzerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev made a promise on reliable gas supply many years ago and kept this promise, said Iliya Lingorski, member of the governing council of the Bulgarian National Bank, Trend reports.He was addressing the ceremony of commercial launch of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB).“IGB could come into existence only if it was properly funded and to be properly funded, it had to be anchored via the anchor of a reliable gas supply and the relevant contractual agreements and commitments. It was President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev who made such a promise long ago, many years ago. It was our partners from Azerbaijan who kept this promise and turned it into the long-term contractual engagements and agreements at very competitive prices. If I can slightly rephrase the common proverb, friend and a partner in need, is a friend and a partner indeed. So, we thank you for your partnership and friendship,” he said.
By TrendAzerbaijan’s working group on environmental issues of the Interdepartmental Center under the Coordination Headquarters, created to centrally resolve issues in the Azerbaijani liberated territories, held a regular meeting, Trend reports.The meeting was attended by representatives of the relevant state structures represented in the working group.Will be updated
By TrendLoans in the amount of 2.28 billion manat ($1.34 billion) were provided through electronic system of Azerbaijan’s Mortgage and Credit Guarantee Fund (MCGF), Director of the Mortgage Loans Department of MCGF Rasim Abdullayev said during media training, Trend reports.According to Abdullayev, totally 90,000 accounts (online cabinets) have been created, 36,500 active life insurance contracts and 33,100 property insurance contracts have been registered in the electronic system to date."Entrepreneurial loans through the electronic system were provided with guaranteed loans in the amount of 320.7 million manat ($188.6 million)," the fund’s representative said.According to the fund, 2,463 housing lease agreements have been concluded through the electronic system.The Mortgage and Credit Guarantee Fund was established following the Presidential Decree in 2017 through the reorganization and merger of Azerbaijan Mortgage Fund OJSC and Azerbaijan Credit Guarantee Fund OJSC.
By TrendAn anti-personnel mine exploded in an uncleared area in Azerbaijan’s Tartar district on October 1, the press service of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action told Trend.As a result of the incident, residents of the district’s Sahlabad village - Rafail Bayramov (born in 1976), and Nijat Jabbarov (born in 1990) got injured. Both were placed in the central district hospital. According to preliminary information, their legs were amputated.The mine incident is under investigation and additional information will be provided to the public.
By TrendA medical service will be reorganized in Azerbaijan’s liberated Lachin city, Zabukh and Sus villages, the Azerbaijani Management Union of Medical Territorial Units (TABIB) told Trend.According to the union, a working group consisting of senior officials of the Health Ministry and TABIB visited the mentioned settlements.The main purpose of the trip, which took place with the participation of Head of the Department of Health Organization at the Health Ministry Anar Israfilov, Head of the Department for Capital Repairs and Construction at the ministry Elshad Hajiyev, and Head of the Department of Organization of Medical Activities at TABIB Teymur Mirzabayli, was to assess the possibilities of organizing medical services in these territories.After determining the location of medical institutions, the number of people who should be covered by medical care and clarifying other necessary data, work will begin on organizing the medical service in accordance with the action plan.
By TrendA number of persons involved in Azerbaijan's Khojaly genocide were brought to justice, Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Kamran Aliyev told reporters, Trend reports.He noted that the perpetrators identified through criminal cases initiated against the crimes of Armenia are being put on the wanted list."Some problems with the extradition of these persons to Azerbaijan, as well as with their involvement in the investigation can emerge at times. Despite this, we've managed to bring several criminals under investigation after the second Karabakh war," Aliyev said.He stressed that the office also succeeded to prosecute a number of persons involved in the Khojaly genocide."When filing lawsuits against Armenia in international courts, particularly in the International Court of Justice, Azerbaijan presents evidence gathered during the investigation," Aliyev said.
By TrendAzerbaijani Management Union of Medical Territorial Units (TABIB) is implementing urgent measures to organize medical service in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan by instructions of President Ilham Aliyev, Trend reports via TABIB.As a part of this work, the Family Health Center has begun to function in Hadrut settlement.Will be updated
By TrendFrench Ambassador to Azerbaijan Zacharie Gross expressed his condolences in connection with the death of two people as a result of a mine explosion in Fuzuli district, Trend reports via the diplomat’s Twitter publication."I am sad to hear of the death of Amid Asadov and Cherkez Guluzade, following the explosion of an anti-personnel mine," the publication said.The Fuzuli district prosecutor's office received information about the explosion, killing the 36-years-old Asadov and the 15-years-old Guluzade, on September 30.
By TrendCivil prosecutor's offices in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan are mainly located in densely resided places, Prosecutor General Kamran Aliyev told reporters, Trend reports."Civilians are already working in the liberated territories, and infrastructure projects are being implemented. The families of our servicemen are also there. Therefore, it was decided to start operating the civil prosecutor's office in these territories in stages, on the basis of duty," Aliyev said.The prosecutor general noted that by the Azerbaijani president’s decree, signed in April 2021, Gubadli and Kalbajar military prosecutor's offices were created, and new staff was determined."Today we have enough staff potential in the liberated territories," he added.
By TrendAzerbaijani Ombudsman Sabina Aliyeva has appealed to the international community in connection with the explosion of mines in Azerbaijan’s Fuzuli and Tartar districts, the Ombudsman’s Office told Trend.Will be updated
By TrendA total of 1,080 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Azerbaijan on October 1, Trend reports referring to the Operational Headquarters under the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers.The first dose of the vaccine was injected into 541 citizens, the second dose - 140 citizens, while the third dose and the next doses were received by 340 citizens. As many as 59 citizens were vaccinated with a booster dose after a positive test result for COVID-19.Totally, up until now, 13,891,469 vaccine doses were administered, 5,382,480 citizens received the first dose of the vaccine, 4,867,656 people – the second dose, 3,379,537 people – the third dose and the next doses.Besides, 261,796 citizens were vaccinated with a booster dose after a positive test result for COVID-19.
By TrendAzerbaijan has detected 92 new COVID-19 cases, 143 patients have recovered, and two patients have died, Trend reports citing the Operational Headquarters under the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers.Up until now, 821,532 people have been infected with coronavirus in the country, 810,730 of them have recovered, and 9,919 people have died. Currently, 883 people are under treatment in special hospitals.To reveal the COVID-19 cases, 2,656 tests have been carried out in Azerbaijan over the past day, and a total of 7,252,623 tests have been conducted so far.
By TrendThe interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) is a key contribution to Europe’s energy security, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, wrote on Twitter ahead of the pipeline’s opening ceremony today in Sofia.“Glad to be in Sofia for the opening of the gas interconnector between Bulgaria and Greece. This pipeline is a game-changer for Bulgaria. It’s also a key contribution to Europe’s energy security,” she wrote.IGB connects Bulgaria with the Southern Gas Corridor and will enable secure supplies from a variety of sources to several countries in Southeast and Central Europe, including Moldova and Ukraine.The pipeline is set to transport 1 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas per year to Bulgaria. Its capacity is 3 billion cubic meters with the possibility of expanding to 5 billion cubic meters per year.
By TrendThe Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) IGB is extremely important also for Serbia, President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vu?i? wrote on Facebook, Trend reports.“This project is extremely important for Serbia, because we have already started the construction of the interconnector between Serbia and Bulgaria, and I hope that in 2023 we will also be able to hold a big ceremony for its commissioning in our country, which will be of great importance for Serbia and the entire Western Balkans.We should responsibly accept the gas markets that are opening up towards the Balkans and Europe and continue to develop our relationships with all the reliable partners we have,” he wrote.
By TrendThe investigation of a burial found in the Farrukh village of Azerbaijan's Khojaly district continues, Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Kamran Aliyev told reporters, Trend reports."Investigation is underway. More information will be provided as soon as the results are available," he said.
By TrendThe necessary investigative actions on the "Tartar case" are currently underway in Azerbaijan, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan Kamran Aliyev told reporters, Trend reports.The prosecutor general's statement on the relevant case has been looked into at the plenary session of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan.He noted that the last cassation decision on two criminal cases against 18 persons was cancelled following the court order. The case was submitted to the Court of Appeal for retrial.
By TrendResidents of Azerbaijan’s Sahlabad village, Tartar district, who were injured in the mine explosion, were placed in the central Barda district hospital under the Azerbaijani Management Union of Medical Territorial Units (TABIB), the union told Trend."Both of them were hospitalized with traumatic amputation of the left leg’s lower shin and numerous shrapnel wounds. Currently, they are being operated on. The condition of one of them is assessed as serious, and the other as moderate," TABIB explained.
An official lunch has been hosted on behalf of President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev for the heads of state and government participating in the opening ceremony of the Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector (IGB).President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the lunch
By TrendA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a sister city partnership between Azerbaijan's Shusha and Bulgaria's Veliko Tarnovo was signed in Sofia on September 30, Trend reports.The document was inked by Special Representative of the President of Azerbaijan in Shusha Aydin Karimov and Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality Daniel Panov.
By TrendThe quarter-finals of the European Junior Boys and Girls Boxing Championships 2022 kicked off in Italy's Montesilvano, Trend reports.Narmin Alizade (48 kg) was the first to enter the ring as part of the Azerbaijani national team on the way to the semi-finals. She competed with Mahur Marikyan (Armenia) and beat her in all rounds. As a result, Alizade won with a score of 5:0 and knocked her opponent out of the fight.Having reached the semi-finals, the athlete grabbed bronze medal. On October 2, she will meet Silva Formela from Poland in the ring.The quarter-final matches of the European Championship will wrap up on October 1.
By AzernewsBy Sabina MammadliThe sources of funding to help the families of martyrs and perpetuate the memory of martyrs are expanding, Azernews reports.This issue was reflected in the draft law on amending the law 'On perpetuating the names of the martyrs and the benefits provided to the families of martyrs', which was submitted for discussion at today's plenary session of the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis).The document was prepared in connection with the decree of the Azerbaijani president of May 18, 2021, 'On some measures to improve management in the field of state compulsory personal insurance'.According to the proposed amendment to Article 6 of the law, the range of sources of funds spent to help the families of martyrs and perpetuate the memory of martyrs has been clarified and expanded. Thus, the state's compulsory personal insurance is added to these sources.After discussions, the change was put to the vote and adopted in the first reading.
Azerbaijan has now become reliable gas supplier to Europe, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said addressingthe ceremony to inaugurate the Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector (IGB) in Sofia, Bulgaria, Trend reports.Will be updated