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Over 200,000 Russians flee to Kazakhstan since partial mobilization: Kazakh official

Baku, October 4, AZERTAC

Over 200,000 Russian nationals have entered Kazakhstan since the announcement of partial mobilization on Sept. 21 in Russia, a Kazakh official said on Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency.

“In the meantime, 147,000 Russian citizens have left the country, while 68 people have applied for Kazakhstan citizenship,” Kazakhstan’s Interior Minister Marat Akhmetzhanov told reporters after the weekly Cabinet meeting.

Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization, calling for up to 300,000 reservists to be deployed to Ukraine, a move seen as an escalation of the war that began on Feb. 24.

Akhmetzhanov said that Kazakh authorities reported an increase in crossings into the country after the declaration of partial mobilization in Russia. “As of yesterday, the border crossing points have returned to their old working course,” he said.

“On Monday, 7,000 Russian citizens arrived in Kazakhstan, while 11,000 Russian citizens left the country,” he said, adding that the inflow of passengers at the border crossing point has recently decreased.

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Digital Development, Innovations, and Aerospace Industry Mussin Bagdat said nearly 70,000 Russian citizens have received the individual identification number specified for foreigners since Sept. 21.

Bagdat noted that Russian citizens are given individual identification numbers not only to open a bank account but also to control the process by which they stay in the country.

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Azerbaijan, UNESCO discuss cooperation in field of education

Baku, October 4, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Science and Education Emin Amrullayev has met with the Secretaries-General and Representatives of the National Commissions for UNESCO in African countries.

According to the Ministry of Science and Education, the meeting focused on the current issues of cooperation between Azerbaijan, UNESCO and African countries in the field of education.

The guests were informed about the efforts of Azerbaijan in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the country’s successful experience in the field of education, as well as the activities aimed at ensuring accessibility and quality of education at all levels.

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22nd anniversary of military unit’s establishment celebrated in Lachin district

Baku, October 3, AZERTAC

On October 3, an event on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the establishment of one of the military units was held in Lachin district, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense told AZERTAC.

“First, the memory of national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev, and shehids, who sacrificed their lives for the independence, territorial integrity, and sovereignty of Azerbaijan, was honored with observing a minute of silence. The National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was performed.

The speakers at the event spoke about the military unit’s establishment history, and combat path during the Patriotic War, as well as the tasks assigned to the military unit. It was stressed that the military unit, which participated in many successful operations, worthily fulfilled the assigned combat tasks.

It was stressed that national leader Heydar Aliyev’s army development policy is being successfully continued by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev. It was emphasized that as a result of the attention and care of the head of state, all conditions have been created to maintain the military unit’s combat readiness at a high level, as well as to effectively organize social and living conditions and leisure time of military personnel.

At the end of the event, a group of servicemen, who distinguished themselves in military service and are well-disciplined, was awarded,” the ministry said.

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World Nomad Games in Türkiye draw nearly 1 million visitors

Baku, October 3, AZERTAC

Nearly a million people attended the 2022 World Nomad Games in Türkiye, its organizers said Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency.

“The games’ venue was swarmed by (roughly) a million visitors. The place was especially very crowded yesterday (Saturday), Hakan Kazanci, chairman of the games’ organizing committee, told reporters.

The lakeside town of Iznik in northwestern Bursa province hosted the four-day competition through Sunday following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kazanci said the event’s opening ceremony featured Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In addition to the sporting events, visitors also enjoyed concerts and had the chance to sample local cuisines.

Kazanci confirmed that the fifth World Nomad Games will be held in Kazakhstan in 2024 and Türkiye may host the event again in 10 years.

Kyrgyzstan hosted the first, second and third editions of the games in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

The Deputy Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Games, Abdulhadi Turus, said the games also enriched Türkiye’s economy, culture and socio-culture.

Turus added that nearly 100,000 foreign visitors attended the games.

The closing ceremony was held Sunday evening with Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Kasapoglu and World Ethnosport Confederation (WEC) President Necmeddin Bilal Erdogan taking part.

Erdogan said that with the games, Türkiye conveyed a message of peace and unity to the whole world, which needs peace as it faces wars, conflicts and environment crises.

The mission of the games is to preserve the ethnoculture, diversity and originality of the people to “foster a more tolerant and open relationship between people,” the World Nomad Games said on its website.

The traditional Turkic games featured at least 3,000 athletes from 102 countries and included horse competitions, wrestling and archery.

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Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs hold bilateral meeting in Geneva

Baku, October 3, AZERTAC

A bilateral meeting between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia has been held in Geneva, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry told AZERTAC.

The meeting was organized in accordance with the task given to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs on drafting the text of the peace treaty as a result of the Brussels meeting of 31 August, 2022, between the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan with the participation of the President of the Council of the European Union Charles Michel.

The importance of focusing efforts on the normalization of interstate relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia and the signing of peace treaty in the post-conflict period was emphasized by Minister Bayramov. In this regard, Minister brought to the Armenia’s attention the elements of the peace treaty based on the five principles proposed by Azerbaijan.

During the meeting, Azerbaijani side, taking into account the recent tension on undelimited border, proposed holding the next meeting of the bilateral commissions on delimitation in October of this year, instead of November as previously agreed.

The importance of full withdrawal of the Armenian armed unites from the territories of Azerbaijan, the opening of transport and communication lines within the short period based on the preliminary agreements reached in the trilateral commission under the leadership of the deputy prime ministers, the need to make progress in the field of delimitation, in accordance with the trilateral statements signed by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russian Federation, as well as the agreements reached between the leaders, was emphasized by Minister Bayramov.

The Azerbaijani FM, touching upon the humanitarian issues, drew attention, inter alia, to the importance of clarifying the fate of nearly 4,000 missing Azerbaijanis, noted the inadmissibility of the Armenian side continuing to place landmines on the territory of Azerbaijan that causes numerous tragic losses, while being a war crime and gross violation of Armenia’s obligations under the trilateral statement.

Minister Bayramov once again stressed Azerbaijan’s commitment to ensure peace and stability in the region, and readiness to sign a peace treaty. It was agreed to continue discussions in this regard.

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Azerbaijan, Turkiye discuss possibilities of expanding cooperation in number of fields

Baku, October 1, AZERTAC

Chairman of the Board of Small and Medium Business Development Agency of Azerbaijan (KOBIA) Orkhan Mammadov has met with a delegation of the Izmir Chamber of Commerce of Turkiye.

During the meeting, KOBIA Chairman of Board Orkhan Mammadov highlighted support and services provided to entrepreneurs.

The sides also exchanged views on the possibilities of expanding cooperation between the businesses of both countries in agriculture, chemical industry, food and other fields.

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Sofia hosts inauguration of Greece-Bulgaria Gas InterconnectorPresident Ilham Aliyev attends the event

Sofia, October 1, AZERTAC

A ceremony to inaugurate the Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector (IGB) has kicked off in Sofia, Bulgaria.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is attending the event.

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President Ilham Aliyev met with Prime Minister of Greece in Sofia

Sofia, October 1, AZERTAC

As part of the opening ceremony of the Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector (IGB), President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The issues of cooperation in the field of energy was pointed out at the meeting, and the importance of the TAP project was emphasized in this regard. The importance of the natural gas interconnector to be commissioned between Greece and Bulgaria, was also mentioned.

The sides also hailed the importance of the Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Partnership signed between Azerbaijan and the European Union in the field of energy.

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President Ilham Aliyev met with Prime Minister of Romania in Sofia

Sofia, October 1, AZERTAC

As part of his official visit to Bulgaria, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Prime Minister of Romania Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă in Sofia.

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Azeri Light crude sells for $91.68

Baku, October 1, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani oil price has decreased on the world markets.

The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil fell 1.17 to trade at $91.68.