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.
As Turkey begins to realize the strategic potential of closer ties with Israel, it could rely on Azerbaijan to help facilitate a rapprochement ... The Potential Role of Azerbaijan ... Azerbaijan is likewise becoming an increasingly attractive tourist destination for Israelis, and Azerbaijan is also home to the last Jewish community of the Caucasus.
Jul. 3—The Central Bank of Azerbaijan has announced a tender for the attraction of services for the purchase and installation of equipment and software for access control to databases and systems. The tender will be held on one lot. The ... .
�We also believe that signing of a new comprehensive bilateral agreement between EU and Azerbaijan would help to further boost trade and attract more European investments into the country,� Head of the EU delegation to Azerbaijan said.�The remaining open issues are exactly in the Trade chapter of that agreement.
Kocharyan's record as a successful commander during the first war with Azerbaijan in the 1990s and perceptions he is a decisive manager have attracted the support of the many Armenians for whom national security is the major issue following the defeat in last year's war and ongoing tension with Azerbaijan.
Kocharyan’s record as a successful commander during the first war with Azerbaijan in the 1990s and perceptions he is a decisive manager have attracted the support of the many Armenians for whom national security is the major issue following the defeat in last year’s war and ongoing tension with Azerbaijan.
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 3 Trend ... The implementation of this task in conjunction with the priorities of Azerbaijan's new socio-economic development strategy creates ample opportunities for attracting foreign investment to the renewable energy sector.
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 27 By Sadraddin Aghjayev - Trend. Azerbaijan is attracting Belarus to the construction of rural and urban-type settlements, reports on May 27 referring to a source in the BelarusianMinistry of Architecture and Construction.