Azernews Weekly Review of Major Releases: August 15-21

By Sabina Mammadli

STRONG POINTS

Ruthless Pollution of Araz River Requires Iran’s Involvement

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan plan to develop Trans-Caspian infrastructure

Shahin Novrasli shines at the Jazzbuhne festival in Austria

UK to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan in Karabakh mine clearance

Azerbaijan and Germany consider development of space industry

Azerbaijan celebrates legendary singer’s 80th birthday with monument and popular outdoor concert

NATION

Ruthless Pollution of Araz River Requires Iran’s Involvement

The ongoing irresponsible pollution of the cross-border Araz River by the Armenian mining industry remains unaddressed. The subject is not new, nor is the concern, expressed many times in vain.

UK to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan in Karabakh mine clearance

British Ambassador James Sharp said his country would expand cooperation with Azerbaijan in demining Karabakh. According to him, the UK has already donated 500,000 pounds ($608,000) to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to help the Azerbaijani National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA).

Azerbaijan has set up 19 new military units on liberated lands in the past year

Deputy head of the State Border Service (SBS), Lt. Gen. Abbas Khalilov, said Azerbaijan has established 19 new military units in the liberated lands over the past year. According to the deputy chief, in order to organize the proper protection of the state border, the country launched 110 border combat points, as well as restored 14 border outposts on the state border with Iran (liberated from Armenian occupation).

Azerbaijan in charge of dominating the heights of Karabakh

The circumstances relating to Russian peacekeepers temporarily stationed in Karabakh may be shrouded in darkness, and Article 4 of the November 10 ceasefire agreement may not have been fully implemented, but Azerbaijan has its design carefully and, when the need arises, very quickly implemented.

Azerbaijan denounces Armenians for burning forests in Lachin and Khojaly districts, calling it ecocide

Azerbaijan must take legal action against Armenians who burned down forests in Lachin and Khojaly districts. The deputy minister promised that these activities would be carefully reviewed and assessed in accordance with international laws. He added that Azerbaijan strongly condemns the forest burning scenes as shown in the video clips made in Lachin and Khojaly in recent days and considers them ecocides.

Azerbaijan expects London embassy attackers to be brought to justice

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Leyla Abdullayeva said Azerbaijan expects the London embassy attackers to be brought to justice. She stressed that the incident against the Embassy of Azerbaijan in London is an attack and a provocation by members of a radical religious group against the diplomatic mission, and this event seriously raises the question of the security of the diplomatic mission. .

COMPANY

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Uzbekistan will further simplify freight transport

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Uzbekistan aim to further simplify the process of transporting goods through the territory of their countries. According to the ministry, at present there is a gradual increase in freight transport along the so-called “Middle Corridor”.

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan plan to develop Trans-Caspian infrastructure

Amid news of alleged plans by Kazakhstan to sell its crude oil through Azerbaijan, the chairman of state-owned oil and gas company KazMunaygas, Magzum Mirzagaliyev, visited Baku on August 15. During the visit, the official met with SOCAR Chairman Rovshan Najaf to discuss business cooperation for the development of Trans-Caspian infrastructure.

Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan consider cooperation to increase productivity and combat soil erosion

Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan discussed ways of cooperation in the field of increasing productivity and combating soil erosion. In Azerbaijan, the official got acquainted with the activities of AqriBioEkoTex LLC, which produces organic, organomineral and bio fertilizers, as well as soil microorganisms.

Baku will host the XV Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona

Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, will host the XV Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona on October 27-28. According to the source, the aim of the event is to contribute to business dialogue in Greater Eurasia.

Azerbaijan and Germany consider development of space industry

Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy in Azerbaijan Heiko Schwarz and embassy officials visited the Main Satellite Ground Control Center of Azercosmos OJSC, which is under the Ministry of Digital Development and transport of Azerbaijan. During the meeting, the guest was informed about the activities of Azercosmos OJSC, satellite projects of Azerbaijan and further development plans. The guests were also informed about the preparatory work for the 74th International Astronautical Congress, which will be held in Baku in 2023.

CULTURE

Azerbaijan celebrates legendary singer’s 80th birthday with monument and popular outdoor concert

August 2022 will go down in the history of Azerbaijan as one of the brightest and most memorable months in terms of the number of significant events that have already happened or are in the pipeline to reshape the situation as a whole in the South Caucasus and in the wider region. coming years.

Azerbaijan participates in the Congress of Huns and Turks Nations in Hungary to showcase its rich culture

Azerbaijan took part in the international kurultai (congress) of the Hun and Turkish nations which was held in Hungarian Bigac. The 7th International Kurultai (Congress) brought together delegations from 20 nations who presented their richest cultural and historical heritage, who lived in historical Turan spanning vast territories.

Baku and Cairo explore ways to expand tourism cooperation

The Azerbaijan Tourism Agency intends to expand tourism cooperation with Egypt. During a meeting with the Egyptian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Hisham Mohamed Nagi Abdel Hamid, the President of the National Tourism Agency, Fuad Naghiyev, expressed his willingness to implement different strategies aimed at promoting partnership in the sector tourism.

Shahin Novrasli shines at the Jazzbuhne festival in Austria

Honored artist Shahin Novrasli delighted music lovers at the Jazzbuhne festival in Leh, Austria, reports Azernews. The acclaimed jazz musician has shared the same stage with acclaimed musicians such as Jim Cammack (bass) and Josselin Hazar (drums).

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