Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
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“The UK has been consistently clear that we support the OSCE Minsk Group’s work to facilitate a lasting end to the conflict,” the ForeignOffice said in a statement to openDemocracy, referencing the international body that mediates between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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Azerbaijan on Saturday handed over to Armenia 15 prisoners of war captured during last year’s hostilities over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the foreign ministry in Baku said ... Garibashvili’s office said in a statement that the “captive Armenian troops were transported from Azerbaijan to Georgia and then sent to Armenia”.
Wales will play Switzerland in the capital of Azerbaijan on Saturday in their first match in the delayed Euro 2020 finals ... The ForeignOffice has updated its travel advice to say ... But the Foreign Office also warns against “all but essential travel to the whole of Azerbaijan based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks”.
Neale Jones, 58, a diplomat based in Azerbaijan’s capital, will be heading up the UK embassy’s consular operation ...The UK’s Foreign and CommonwealthOffice is advising against travel to amber-list countries like Azerbaijan to reduce the risk of coronavirus variants entering the UK.
Hundreds of Welsh fans are expected in Azerbaijan for Wales' opening Euro 2020 match, despite travel guidance ... Azerbaijan and Italy are on the UK and Welsh governments' amber lists, meaning you should not travel there ... According to the ForeignOffice, all passengers travelling to Azerbaijan will require a negative Covid-19 test.
The General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan said earlier that in accordance with the instructions of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed ForcesIlham Aliyev, those guilty of war crimes and crimes against peace and humanity will be identified and brought to justice, regardless of the time of the crime.