July 3, 2020

Ilham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan on international security forum

In the picture Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan. On February 15, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan took part in public debate at the Munich Security Conference. Malik Ayub Sumbal, Founder and President at the Caucasus Center for Strategic and International Studies (CCSIS) gave a special interview about the intense debate between two leaders. How do you assess the Public Debate between Ilham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan in Munich?  I listened to the debate of both the leaders very carefully. The body language of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev is much more confident…

PRC and Germany up for green partnership

PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas – Picture by Xinhua, Wang Qing. Friday, 14 February 2020, Berlin, Germany. During a visit to Germany for the Munich Security Conference, State Councillor and Foreign Minister of the PRC, Wang Yi encountered his German counterpart Dr. Heiko Maas.  The two chiefs of diplomacy agreed on an array of key agendas for this year, including cooperation and a push for aligning the Belt and Road Initiative with the EU’s Eurasia connectivity strategy, explore the establishment of a China-EU green partnership and carry out cooperation in the digital sector. At Munich Foreign Minister Wang Yi likewise…

IEA holds talks vis-à-vis Azerbaijan

IEA Executive Director, Fatih Birol and President Ilham Aliyev – Picture by Presidency of Azerbaijan. Saturday, 15 February 2020, Munich, Free State of Bavaria, Germany: Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan sat for a tête-à-tête with the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.  Fatih Birol welcomed President Ilham Aliyev’s intervention during the Energy Security round table held as part of the conference.  Azerbaijan readies to increase its energetic weight in relation to Europe with the construction of the so-called “Southern Gas Corridor”, a chain of pipelines linking Azerbaijan to Italy that…