Weekly review of major Azernews releases: August 1-7

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By Ayya Lmahamad

STRONG POINTS

Azerbaijani army conducts Operation Revenge

Armenian Revanchism: Huge in Audacity, Disastrous in Consequence

Azerbaijani embassy in London stormed by radical religious group, envoy denounces attack as ‘barbaric’

Baku and Ganja provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Azerbaijan and Turkey are filming a TV series about the Second Karabakh War

Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan sign various cooperation agreements

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Uzbekistan sign Tashkent Declaration

Azerbaijani national dancer enjoys international success

Baku hosts outdoor film screenings for moviegoers

Film about Gobustan premieres in Baku

National musicians will perform at the OperaFirst international festival

National judoka tops world rankings

National Day of Azerbaijani Language and ABC

Azerbaijan supports daily increase in oil production in OPEC+

NATION

Azerbaijani army conducts Operation Revenge

The members of the illegal Armenian armed formations on the territory of Azerbaijan, where the Russian peacekeeping contingent is temporarily deployed, have seriously violated the provisions of the declaration of November 10, 2020 and committed an act of terrorism and sabotage against Azerbaijani army units on August 3.

As Iran denies military buildup on Azerbaijani border, calls on Baku and Yerevan for peaceful solution to mounting problems

In violation of the trilateral declaration of November 10, 2020, concluded between Armenia and Azerbaijan through the mediation of Russia to end the second Karabakh war which lasted 44 days and ended with the victory of Baku on Yerevan, on August 3, the Karabakh Armenian separatist forces resorted to a flagrant violation of the agreement, in which, an army soldier was killed.

Armenian Revanchism: Huge in Audacity, Disastrous in Consequence

The cause of revenge in Armenia and within its diaspora remains strong. His propagators and supporters form a loose confederation, including Kocharyan-Sargsyan’s supporters in the National Assembly, considerable elements within the military, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the diaspora which has an ideological and financial interest to ensure the preservation of Yerevan’s isolation from neighbors, external arms suppliers and other actors motivated by pecuniary considerations.

Azerbaijani embassy in London stormed by radical religious group, envoy denounces attack as ‘barbaric’

The Azerbaijani embassy in London was stormed by a radical religious group. After breaking into the embassy building, members of the vandalism group hoisted religious flags and chanted radical religious slogans on the balcony of the embassy building, according to the ministry. After the intervention of the local police, the members of the group were escorted out of the building and detained.

Baku and Ganja provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Azerbaijani cities of Baku and Ganja sent humanitarian aid to Ukraine in response to appeals received from Ukrainian cities. According to reports, the aid with a total weight of 101 tons (66 tons from Baku and 35 tons from Ganja) included food items with a long shelf life, such as canned food, tea, dry food, etc.

Azerbaijan and Turkey are filming a TV series about the Second Karabakh War

Azerbaijan and Turkey are filming TV series about the Second Karabakh War together. First Deputy Culture Minister Elnur Aliyev said the filming was done in cooperation with renowned Turkish studio Bozdag Film. The first deputy culture minister pointed out that the series was initially to consist of eight episodes.

National Day of Azerbaijani Language and ABC

The Azerbaijani language, which has gone through a long historical path of development, has sometimes been subjected to various persecutions and pressures, has managed to maintain its existence. Azerbaijani Alphabet and Language Day is celebrated annually in the republic on August 1, as decreed by Heydar Aliyev on August 9, 2001 “When establishing Azerbaijani Alphabet and Language Day “.

The Ministry of Culture emphasizes the development of creative industries

Culture Minister Anar Karimov met with Farrux Aliyev, one of the winners of the Yuksalish (Rise) competition held last year. The meeting focused on the work to be done for the development of creative industries within the framework of the “Socio-economic development strategy for 2022-2026 of the Republic of Azerbaijan” approved by presidential decree.

Construction of a road bypassing the city of Lachin in Azerbaijan nears completion

The construction of a new highway bypassing the Azerbaijani city of Lachin, carried out by the State Automobile Roads Agency of Azerbaijan, is nearing completion. The construction work of the foundation floor using special equipment is underway in accordance with building rules and regulations. Asphalt concrete pavement is laid, horizontal marking lines are applied, and traffic signs and protective fencing are installed in areas where earthworks have been completed.

COMPANY

Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan sign various cooperation agreements

Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan signed cooperation agreements within the framework of the 11th session of the intergovernmental commission held in Tashkent. The memorandum was signed between the Agency for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises of Azerbaijan and the Uzbek Commissioner for the Protection of Rights and Legitimate Interests of Entrepreneurs. At the same time, the Azerbaijani Agency for the Development of Economic Zones signed memoranda with the Uzbekipaksanoat Association and with the Uztekstilprom Association.

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Uzbekistan sign Tashkent Declaration

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Uzbekistan have signed the Tashkent Declaration, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavushoglu said on Twitter. The statement on the results of the Uzbekistan-Azerbaijan-Türkiye trilateral dialogue was signed by Turkish and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Jeyhun Bayramov as well as Acting Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov.

Azerbaijan supports daily increase in oil production in OPEC+

At the 31st ministerial meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries, Azerbaijan supported the decision to increase daily oil production by 100,000 barrels in September. According to the quota set for September, daily crude oil production in Azerbaijan is expected to reach 718,000 barrels.

Azerbaijan’s position in the global ranking of startup ecosystems is increasing

In the Global Startup Ecosystem Index for 2022, Azerbaijan improved its result by four positions and took the 85th place in the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking. Baku, the only ranked city in Azerbaijan, rose 12 places to 443rd in the world, entering the top 450. It is also the 31st-ranked city in the CAREC (Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation) trade region. ) and the 6th non-Chinese city in this region.

Azerbaijan and Turkey discuss power export to Europe via Zangazur Corridor

Azerbaijan and Turkey discussed opportunities for exporting electricity to Turkey and Europe through the Zangazur Corridor. The discussion took place during a meeting between Azerbaijani Deputy Energy Minister Elnur Soltanov and the delegation led by Turkish Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar.

CULTURE

Azerbaijani national dancer enjoys international success

According to the Most Fashionable Awards, Farid Kazakov was named the best dancer. In 2020, the Azerbaijani dancer was in the TOP 5 nominees for the title of best dancer. However, the awards ceremony was postponed for two years amid the coronavirus pandemic. The national dancer received the most votes (21,295) and became the winner of this nomination.

Baku hosts outdoor film screenings for moviegoers

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture organized open-air film screenings on the occasion of the National Cinema Day. The films named the best as a result of the “Great Return” short film project competition were screened outside the Heydar Aliyev Center.

Film about Gobustan premieres in Baku

A documentary “The Common Value of Humanity-Gobustan” was screened in Baku. In addition to the screening of the film, the program of the event included an exhibition of books, the presentation of brochures, magazines and catalogs published by the Gobustan State Historical Reserve. Public and cultural figures attended the screening of the film at the Park Inn Hotel Baku.

Azerbaijani film studio before the centenary presents its own products

The history of the film industry in Azerbaijan spans more than 100 years. During this period, local film companies produced hundreds of films that received worldwide recognition. In 2022, the Azerbaijani film industry celebrates 124 years since its establishment. By order of Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev in 2000, August 2 was declared Azerbaijani Cinema Day.

National musicians will perform at the OperaFirst international festival

Azerbaijani musicians will perform at the Caspian OperaFirst International Classical Music Festival to be held in Astrakhan, Russia from September 2-11. Soloists from Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan will perform at the festival as part of the national Culture project. Azerbaijan Day is scheduled for September 9.

Stunning traditional quilts amaze art lovers

NUR Art House presented beautiful traditional quilts, known as gurama. The exhibition includes works by Saltanat Behbutova, a native of the city of Shusha, made using a technique of the 19th and 20th centuries, and samples of patchwork created by the great-grandmother, grandmother and mother of the artistic embroidery master Sama Amirova.

SPORTS

National judoka tops world rankings

Azerbaijani judoka Mammadali Mehdiyev (90 kg) has returned to the top of the world rankings. The judoka scored 160 points thanks to his performances in Tel Aviv, Paris and Budapest. The ranking depends not only on the results but also on the tournament schedule. The new results are of the highest value and are a kind of guarantee that judokas will retain their leading positions for as long as possible.

WORLD

BTS will release a song for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Bangtan sonyeondan (BTS) is to release a song for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The K-pop group has been regular ambassadors for Hyundai, which sponsors the FIFA World Cup festivities. As part of the “Goal Of The Century” campaign, BTS will release a song for the 2022 World Cup in the second half of 2022.

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