The third Nuclear Security Summit has entered its second day in the Hague as heads of state and government from more than 50 countries, heads of international organizations, and thousands of delegates continue discussing ways of preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe.
President Ilham Aliyev sets for his generals more direct tasks: “Azerbaijan exists in terms of the war. It has not ended yet, only its first stage. And Azerbaijani army should be prepared any moment to release the occupied territories “. The Supreme Commander-in-Chief is convinced: “Today Azerbaijani army is able to complete any set task”.
Azerbaijan is a country of pivotal importance for Europe's energy security and to peace and stability in the Caucasus. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said during a joint press point with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels.
Following the disintegration of the USSR and the emergence of newly independent states, the Caucasus region, which for years had stayed at the periphery of world affairs, has found itself the focus of attention from influential international players as well as neighboring countries. Former Soviet Transcaucasia republics, which became subject to international law overnight, began to formulate their own national interests and foreign policy priorities. The emergence of independent states in the South Caucasus went hand-in-hand with attempts to advance new regional security mechanisms and new forms of international cooperation.
Among the six countries in the European Union’s Eastern Partnership program, Azerbaijan under its President Ilham Aliyev seems uniquely impervious to Russian forms of leverage and, consequently, unique in receiving respectful treatment from the Kremlin. These two factors are closely connected in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s view of international relations, derived from his own social milieu. Like a neighborhood bully, Putin respects strength while intimidating those more vulnerable.
The cooperation in energy sphere is one of the most important parts of relations between Azerbaijan and the EU, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Friday at the joint press conference in Brussels, with the president of European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, the EU official website reported.
Malta is becoming a place where criminals feel at ease even those who are wanted. Recently, the island nation was embroiled in a corruption scandal involving Rahat Shoraz, either a spy, or simply criminal, lurking on the comfortable shores from his Central Asian enemies. And finally it appeared a chance that this person will go to jail.
During European Commission press briefing, press asks whether EC is aware of MEPs looking into claims of a bribe to foreign minister to award residence permit to Kazakh billionaire Rakhat Aliyev.
Tonio Borg thrust into the limelight of hunt for Kazakh billionaire over Maltese residence permit.
This October it’s the 60th anniversary of joining Turkey to NATO. In the heat of the “cold war” it was extremely important part of strategic planning of the North Atlantic Alliance. Those times its task was about counteracting to the extension of geopolitical influence of the Soviet Union. Except for that, together with Greece simultaneously joining the Alliance it was a natural barrier on the way of direct approach of the USSR to an oil-wealthy Near East.