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					Azərbaycan Respublikasının                                Ambasciata della Repubblica
   Italiyadakı Səfirliyi                                    di Azerbaigian in Italia

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                                                                            08 July 2005

                                     Weekly News-Letter


Official chronicles


PRESIDENT ILHAM ALIYEV RECEIVES HEAD OF PACE EUROPEAN
DEMOCRATS GROUP MIKHAIL MARGELOV
President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev received Head of the European Democrat
Group at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Mikhail Margelov, June 4.
Recalling with pleasure his activity in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly President
Ilham Aliyev mentioned both his country’s fruitful cooperation with PACE, and good relations
between Azerbaijan and Russian parliamentary delegations to the organization. The Head of
State pointed out the importance of the two events – the seminal on the theme “Migrants in
South Caucasus” co-organized by PACE Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population and
the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan, and the meeting of the PACE Monitoring Committee – held in
Baku recently. In this connection, the Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev expressed confidence that
the events will play a key role in enhancing of cooperation between Azerbaijan the Council of
Europe Parliamentary Assembly.
Head of the PACE European Democrat Group Mikhail Margelov confirmed the existing of
fruitful cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, as
well as the importance of the events organized by PACE in Baku.


PRESIDENT OF AZERBAIJAN ILHAM ALIYEV RECEIVES CHAIRPERSON OF
PACE MONITORING COMMITTEE GYORGY FRUNDA
On July 5, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Chairperson of the
Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Gyorgy Frunda.
The Head of State stressed the importance of conducting the Monitoring Committee’s meeting in
Azerbaijan adding the event was a good opportunity for the European parliamentarians to closely
familiarize with the processes taking place in the country.
President Ilham Aliyev noted although the country were taking important steps towards further
democratic development, the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan had resulted in mass
violation of the rights of over one million refugees and internally displaced.
Appreciating the PACE’s official recognition of the fact of Armenian aggression against
Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani leader underlined the necessity for other international organization to
intensify their efforts for settling the conflict and eliminating its aftermath.
For his part, the Chairperson of the PACE Monitoring Committee Gyorgy Frunda confirmed the
meeting of the Monitoring Committee was really fruitful, providing the opportunity for its
participants to meet with representatives of various political parties, NGOs and mass media of


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Azerbaijan.
The meeting also focused on various aspects of Azerbaijan-PACE cooperation, as well.


PRESIDENT ILHAM ALIYEV RECEIVES EUROPEAN UNION SPECIAL
REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOUTH CAUCASUS HEIKKI TALVITIE
On July 6, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received European Union Special
Representative for the South Caucasus Heikki Talvitie.
Mr. Talvitie said he witnessed positive processes in Azerbaijan that, according to him, could
serve as an example for some other countries. He noted the European Union would continue
taking     concrete    steps    in  support   of     democratization    process    Azerbaijan.
President Ilham Aliyev told the guest about Azerbaijan’s achievements in political, economic
and other spheres of life, as well as the steps the government took towards further
democratization in the country. He confirmed Azerbaijan’s devotion to the policy of integration
into Europe, adding the country had successful cooperative relations with international
organizations including the European Union and Council of Europe. The Azerbaijani leader has
also mentioned Azerbaijan’s active involvement in the European Union New Neighborhood
Policy.
President Ilham Aliyev and Ambassador Heikki Talvitie have also exchanged views on a number
of other issues of mutual interest.


EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
ON SETTING THE DATE FOR ELECTIONS TO THE MILLI MAJLIS OF THE
AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC
President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev signed the order related to the appointment of
Elections to the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan on July 4, 2005. The 6th of November
2005 shall be the date set for the elections to the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


Politics

OSCE PA DISCUSSES OF NAGORNO KARABAKH CONFLICT
Swedish MP Gцran Lennmarker, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Representative on the
Nagorno Karabakh Conflict, presented his report to Heads of Delegations to the OSCE PA. The
Report spells out his ideas on how to promote a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh
conflict within the ongoing OSCE Minsk Peace-process.
The conflict between the Armenians and Azerbaijanis over the region of Nagorno Karabakh
broke out more than a decade ago, leaving territories occupied and resulting in displaced people
living under miserable conditions on both sides. Although a ceasefire was established in 1994,
the conflict remains unsolved.
Mr. Lennmarker stresses that “the conflict is not frozen. Several people are killed along the line-
of-contact every year”. He adds: “there is no alternative to a peaceful solution – in fact there is
an urgent need to solve the conflict in order to end the personal, economic, and social suffering
on both sides of this conflict”.
He suggests basing a solution on experiences from Europe, where democracy and integration are
fundamental components in securing a lasting peace. Strong European and international
institutions stand ready to support Armenia and Azerbaijan. This is a generous offer and must be
seized.
He also stresses the usefulness of the work done by the Parliamentary Delegations of Armenia
and Azerbaijan: “Once a peace agreement has been finalized by the two Governments, the
parliamentary dimension becomes invaluable in informing the public and in ensuring the

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implementation. It is of utmost importance that networks of Members of Parliaments already
exist and stand ready to take on these tasks”.
Mr. Lennmarker was appointed in June 2002 and has since then visited Armenia and Azerbaijan
on numerous occasions, meeting with representatives of all sections of society including refugees
on both sides. He has also met with international actors, including the Co-Chairs of the OSCE
Minsk Group.


BRIEFING AT THE FOREIGN MINISTRY
Mahmoud Mammadgouliyev, deputy foreign minister of the Azerbaijan Republic, has held a
briefing on the Azerbaijan’s membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 6.
Mr. Mammadgouliyev has informed, that from June 27 to July 1 the Azerbaijani delegation was
on a visit in Geneva where took place some meetings on the country’s membership in this
organization.
According to the deputy foreign minister, there has bee at first a session of the organization’s
working group on Azerbaijan, during that our delegation’s head has informed on the work done
lately in our country in economic and social spheres, the measures which have been carried out
after session lead by October, 2004.
Having concerned results of session, the deputy foreign minister has told, that the decision on
carrying out of the next meeting in 1 quarter 2006 is accepted. Besides after a meeting which
will take place in the next year, the Secretary will prepare the report on Azerbaijan. And on the
basis of it the first report on the foreign trade mode of Azerbaijan will be prepared. In the report
positive changes in the foreign trade mode of Azerbaijan will be reflected.
Mr. Mammadgouliyev has noted, that Azerbaijan’s recent accelerating works on the membership
in WTO is highly estimated by the organization. Results of visit will be analyzed at session in
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with representatives of the state bodies involved in process of
membership in WTO, and the detailed information will be presented to a leadership of the
republic.

Oil & Gas

ACG OIL RESERVES EXCEED ESTIMATES
Baku, 3 July (AzerTAj). According to the Azerbaijan International Operating Company, the first
stage of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) full-scale development project implied production of
511 million tons of oil. However, latest geological survey has shown the volume of oil reserves
in the field exceeded 7 30 million tons.

5 TEST WELLS TO BE DRILLED IN “KUROVDAGH” OILFIELD
In accordance with the contract on “Kurovdagh” oilfield development signed between Great
Britain’s Caspian Energy Group and Azerbaijan State Oil Company, 5 test wells will be drilled
in the oilfield to appraise the volume of oil reserves. Drilling of every 2-3 thousand meters well
is estimated at $1,5 million. 10 wells situated 106 km southwest of Baku are currently
operational. The daily oil production increased from 700 tons to 1050 tons. This oilfield put into
operation since 1950 has produced 36,7 million tons of oil up to now.

AIOC INCREASE GAS PRODUCTION
Azerbaijan International Operating Company /AIOC/ produced 163,4 million cubic meters of
gas in June and it is by 85,6 million cubic meters of gas higher than scheduled. AIOC beat
monthly target by 219 percent.
In January-June, the companies of the consortium could raise the production with 612,9 million
cubic meters of gas extraced and gas production target hit by 130,4 percent, AzerTAg
correspondent learnt from the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.

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HONEYWELL OPENS OFFICE IN BAKU
Honeywell, a global leader in process automation technology and services for the oil and gas
industry, is today opening a new Caspian region head office in Baku, Azerbaijan. The move
demonstrates Honeywell's commitment to drive growth and provide strong process technology
solutions and services to the oil and gas industry in Azerbaijan and the wider Caspian area.
Honeywell's key objective is to enhance its service capability by rolling out a localization
strategy in national markets - using the best local expertise to deliver consistent, reliable services
and support to Azerbaijan's oil and gas industry.

Economics/Business

AZERBAIJAN KEEPS ITS LEADERSHIP AMONG CIS COUNTRIES FOR
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION AND GDP INCREASE
As reports the Moscow-based correspondent of AzerTAj, the Commonwealth of Independent
States’ (CIS) statistics committee unveiled its next report on the economic grows, on July 4.
According to the report, the highest industrial production among CIS countries – 19.4% - was
registered in Azerbaijan in January-May as compared to the same period of last year. The
country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 16%.
At the same time, the volume Russia’s industrial production increased only by 3,6%. In Georgia
the industrial production’s grow made up 10.9%, in Belarus-10,6%, in Tajikistan- 7,9%, in
Kazakhstan- 7,2%, in Ukraine-6,2%, in Armenia-4,5%, in Moldova-3,8%.
Industrial goods worth AZM 15.5 trillion ($3.3 billion) were produced in the country in this
period. 6.1% of the volume was made up by services provided in this sector. 55.2% of the goods
were produced by enterprises engaged in production, 37.4% in the processing industry and the
rest in the electrical energy, gas and water production.
Common industrial production grow in the CIS countries made up 5,0% which 4% less than in
the compared period 2004. Volume of GDP quite the contrary rose by 5,0%.

Culture

“IRS-HERITAGE” MAGAZINE’S SPECIAL ISSUE
Special issue of the Azerbaijan magazine “Irs-heritage”-“Garabakh” which had been publishing
in Moscow, was presented in Mugham Theater, in Ichari Sheher, on June 30.
Editor-in-chief Musa Marjanli told on activity of the magazine, bringing just voice of Azerbaijan
into Russian speaking readers, international organizations’ notice within 4 years.
Workers of science and art highly appreciated this issue dedicated to Karabakh.
The issue has been submitted to the foreign Embassies and cultural centers functioning in
Moscow.
The participants expressed their satisfaction with the role of magazine in propaganda of truth on
Azerbaijan in Moscow and enlightening of our fellow countrymen.

Sports

TEYMUR RAJABOV WINS SILVER MEDAL AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Azerbaijan national chess team leader, 18-year-old Teymur Rajabov ranked second in the
European championship held in Warsaw, Azerbaijan Chess Federation said.
The 15-day tournament gathered Europe’s best 229 chess players. Teymur gathered 9,5 pts in 13
games. He stopped just 0,5 pts clear of the first-placed Romanian rival Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
According to FIDE 1 July ranking list, Teymur ranked 23rd with 2682 pts. However, following
the European championship he raised his points up to 2700 to become one of the top chess
players.

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AZERBAIJANI TAEKWONDOISTS WON FOUR MEDALS AT INTERNATIONAL
TOURNAMENT
An international taekwondo tournament in memory of famous taekwondo master Ismet Iraz
wrapped up in Izmir, Turkey. The national team spearheaded by coaches Alakbar Imamaliyev
and Mammad Abdullayev was composed of 13 athletes. Elnur Amanov (58 kg) beat all his
contenders and won a gold medal, Rashad Ahmadov (78 kg) gained silver while Zahid
Mammadov (54 kg) and Shahrun Yusifova (47 kg) secured bronze medals. The tournament
brought together some 400 atheltes from 19 countries. With four medals garnered Azerbaijani
team ranked third after Spain and Turkey in the team event.

AZERBAIJANI KARATEISTS’ SUCCESS IN SWEDEN
Some 2 thousand sportsmen from 25 countries were competing in kata and kumite styles of
karate at the World Cup, recently ended in the city of Eslov, Sweden.
The    National     Team     of     Azerbaijan   was     represented    by     29     karateists.
The boys of President of the Azerbaijani Karate Federation, senior coach Yashar Bashirov won
11 gold, 7 silver and 11 bronze medals in individual competitions, and 4 gold, 1 silver and 3
bronze medals in team competitions, ranking the first and followed by the national teams of the
Netherlands (second) and Iran (third).

AZERBAIJANI JUDOISTS SUCCEED IN EUROPEAN YOUTH OLYMPIC FESTIVAL
The European Youth Olympic Festival is underway in Lignano, Italy. 22 athletes competing in
5 disciplines represent Azerbaijan. In the judo tournament, which gathered 8 Azerbaijani
athletes, Timur Bagirly (55 kg) won gold medal while Samir Dadashzade (50 kg) – bronze
medal. The festival will end July 9.



Information source: State Telegraph Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan
(www.azertag.com)




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