Azerbaijan declared its independence from the former Soviet Union on August 30, 1991, with Ayaz Mutalibov, former First Secretary of the Azerbaijani Communist Party, becoming the country's first President. Following a massacre of Azerbaijanis at Khojali in Nagorno-Karabakh in March 1992, Mutalibov resigned and the country experienced a period of political instability. The old guard returned Mutalibov to power in May 1992, but less than a week later his efforts to suspend scheduled presidential elections and ban all political activity prompted the opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (PFP) to organize a resistance movement and take power. Among its reforms, the PFP dissolved the predominantly Communist Supreme Soviet and transferred its functions to the 50-member upper house of the legislature, the National Council.
Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
He hailed the importance of China'sBelt and RoadInitiative, noting that Azerbaijan was one of the first countries to officially support the project ... He hailed Azerbaijan-China cooperation since the outbreak of COVID-19, and thanked the Chinese government and people for support in the fight against the pandemic.
Defense exports to Turkey were canceled after the Canadian government received a report that suggested Canadian technology, including that of Telemus, was being used to produce drones used by Turkey in a row between Azerbaijan and Armenia, thereby violating Canadian restrictions under the Controlled Goods Regulations.
The former Iranian envoy to Republic of Azerbaijan, Zambia, Uzbekistan, and Thailand went on to say that Tehran is not in a hurry to recognize the Taliban government and that the Iranian authorities hold consultations with other neighboring states of Afghanistan in a bid to find proper policy towards Taliban and the country.
One channel that has particularly gotten under the skin of the authorities is Mediaport, formed after the end of last year’s war with Azerbaijan and which frequently leaks information – sometimes accurate, sometimes not, but nearly all critical of the government – to its 26,000 subscribers.
The confrontation represented a new spark in a long-running tension between the government and the office of the ombudsman, who has taken a highly visible role calling public attention to the fragile security situation along the Azerbaijani border following last year’s war ... Initially, Tatoyan took a low profile under the new government.
Azerbaijan's Ministry of Economy, on its website, pointed out that in order to attract investment, the government is implementing an “open door” policy. At present, the Government of Azerbaijan is taking measures to continue economic reforms in the country, further improve the business environment, and develop the non-oil sector.
Iran to help Armenia finish transit road that bypasses Azerbaijan... Iran’s pro-government Nournews agency cited the advisory notice issued on Wednesday and said the announcement marks an end to ambiguities regarding Iran’s stance on border issues between Azerbaijan and Armenia,.
Azerbaijan’s State Security Service has detained several Shiite clerics, including a well known imam, as tensions with its southern neighbor Iran continue to fester ... Iran then held unprecedented war games on its border with Azerbaijan and the two sides exchanged harsh mutual recriminations.
Armenia’s initiated the case calling for provisional measures against Azerbaijan, which it accuses of being governed by policy of hatred and discrimination toward Armenians... He argued that Azerbaijan has no evidence of the Armenian government not releasing maps. “Azerbaijan has ...
Agroparks are large-scale, government-backed agribusiness enterprises that started operating in Azerbaijan in 2012... Agroparks in Azerbaijan are "sustainable businesses because the government creates all the infrastructure necessary and provides subsidies for them to operate," Ibadoglu told Eurasianet.
“Pakistan has openly supported all the matters pertaining to Azerbaijan’s integrity,” he said, “Pakistan is the first country that accepted Azerbaijan.” ... “The solution to the Kashmir issue is only possible through the UN resolutions,” he said and thanked the Azerbaijan government and its people for supporting the Kashmir issue.