Press Releases

01/04/2016

Press Release: HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, has been briefed about the success of an inspired young Azerbaijani man’s attempts to curb gender-selective abortions in his country during an event at Clarence House on 2 February. The young man’s work has been sponsored by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS).

23/02/2016

Press Release: Azerbaijan has been selected for the presidency of the GUAM Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development. The decision was made on 3 December during a meeting of the GUAM Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers in Belgrade. Azerbaijan previously held the presidency from 2007–08, and the decision also sees H.E. Altay Afandiyev, former Azerbaijani Ambassador to Spain, appointed to the post of GUAM Secretary-General for the next four years.

17/02/2016

Press Release: Azerbaijan has been selected for the presidency of the GUAM Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development. The decision was made on 3 December during a meeting of the GUAM Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers in Belgrade. Azerbaijan previously held the presidency from 2007–08, and the decision also sees H.E. Altay Afandiyev, former Azerbaijani Ambassador to Spain, appointed to the post of GUAM Secretary-General for the next four years. 

05/02/2016

Press Release: Coming soon after the appalling terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November that claimed the lives of 130 people and injured scores of others, the Azerbaijani Cultural Centre, located in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, has played host to a Concert for Peace, performed by the internationally-renowned Algerian pianist Zaki Allal. Attended on 8 December by around 80 audience members, the event was jointly organised by the Ulduz Association and the French office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) foundation.

27/01/2016

Press Release: On 26 January, a staggering 98 MPs voted in favour of the adoption of a Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) resolution entitled Inhabitants of the frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deliberately denied access to water, for which the rapporteur was Milica Markovic MP (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

20/01/2016

Press Release: The date of 20 January is written in blood for Azerbaijanis, marking one of the darkest days in modern Azerbaijani history. On that date in 1990, Soviet troops, at the command of Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet President, and Dmitry Yazov, Soviet Defence Minister, violently suppressed an uprising by the Baku population against Soviet rule. According to official estimates, between 131 and 170 civilians were killed, around 800 were injured, and five went missing, presumed killed.

16/12/2015

Press Release: As the population of the world – regardless of creed – come together with family and friends at this festive time, it is worth remembering the fate of two men and their families, for whom this period is filled with hopelessness and pain.

03/12/2015

Press Release: Held amidst the impressive historic surroundings of St. James’s Church, Piccadilly – designed by Sir Christopher Wren, also the architect for St. Paul’s Cathedral – a concert on 10 November was held to celebrate the life of Fiona Maclachlan, a great friend of Azerbaijan. The evening featured leading conductor and cellist Dmitry Yablonsky, alongside composer, educator and pianist Farhad Badalbeyli, Rector of Baku Music Academy – co-directors of the annual Gabala International Music Festival in Azerbaijan.

20/11/2015

Press Release: On 14 October, more than 100 businesspeople and diplomats from across Europe flocked to the prestigious Diamant Conference and Business Centre, near the diplomatic area of Brussels, for the second Brussels Business Forum to highlight the investment opportunities available in Azerbaijan. Bylined as Azerbaijan Through the Eyes of International Investors, the event was organised by the Benelux office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS).

19/11/2015

Press Release: In the context of the refugee crisis and changing relationships between the West with Russia and Iran – both of which are neighbours of Azerbaijan – this is a pivotal time for the South Caucasus powerhouse to demonstrate its importance to the region. On 21 October these were highlighted during a panel discussion in Paris at L’Hôtel de l’Industrie, headquarters of the Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale (SEIN), located near the Sorbonne University and the centrepiece of French industry since 1852.

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