Press Releases

06/04/2016

Press Release: On 25 February, a moving classical concert took place amidst the stunning 17th century classical surroundings of Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides in Paris – the cathedral for the French armies – in commemoration of the victims of the Khojaly Massacre in 1992. This was the worst single atrocity of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh that claimed the lives of 613 civilian victims in 1992, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly people.

06/04/2016

Press Release: On 24 February 2016, the multi-award-winning independent documentary Endless Corridor – a US/Lithuanian co-production – was shown at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. The screening, organised within the Justice for Khojaly campaign, commemorated the victims of the Khojaly Massacre on 26 February 1992. This was the worst single atrocity of the Armenia–Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh and claimed the lives of 613 civilian victims in 1992. The death toll included 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly people.

05/04/2016

Press Release: On 23 February, the multi-award-winning independent documentary Endless Corridor – a US/Lithuanian co-production – was screened in the Boothroyd Room of Portcullis House – part of the UK Parliament. Organised by Bob Blackman MP, Chair, Azerbaijan All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), and attended by Baroness O’Cathain and Lord Howarth, APPG members, this commemorated the victims of the Khojaly Massacre on 26 February 1992.

01/04/2016

Press Release: The legacy of Khurchidbanu Natavan (1832–97) – Azerbaijan’s most famous poetess – has been remembered with the unveiling of a sculpture in the famous town of Waterloo, located 29km from Brussels city centre and the site of Napoleon Bonaparte’s final and most ignominious defeat in 1815. The commissioning of the sculpture and the unveiling ceremony on 18 February were organised by the Embassy of Azerbaijan to Belgium and the City of Waterloo, with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Benelux office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS...

01/04/2016

Press Release: On 16 February, the multi-award-winning independent documentary Endless Corridor – a US/Lithuanian co-production – was shown at the Cinéma Odyssée, Strasbourg, which ranks amongst the most respected art cinemas in the Alsace region. The evening in this city – which is home to such institutions as the Council of Europe and the European Parliament – commemorated the victims of the Khojaly Massacre on 26 February 1992.

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).

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