Press Releases

26/04/2016

Press Release: Following the latest bout of ferocious fighting between the Azerbaijani army and Armenian armed forces that took place between in early April, it was the Azerbaijani side that called a unilateral ceasefire. This was despite the fact that they had achieved considerable success, reclaiming three key strategic heights that had been used by the illegal Armenian military occupiers to shell Azerbaijani civilian targets – including camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees.

06/04/2016

Press Release: On 26 February – 24 years to the day after the tragic events in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly – a moving classical concert took place amidst the stunning neoclassical surroundings of the 17th century St. Paul’s Church in commemoration of the victims of the massacre in 1992.  This was the worst single atrocity of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh and 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, the horrific slaughter of the Khojaly Massacre was remembered in the UK Parliament through the medium of art with the presentation of the inaugural Khojaly Peace Prize.

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.

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