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Jeyhun Osmanli leaves for Moldova to take part in the forum

MP Jeyhun Osmanli left for Moldavian capital Kishinev to take part in the conference on “Eastern Partnership regional youth program”.

The conference will take place on May 23-25 and focus on  “youths as center of policy and activity” and “comparison of development of youth policy in the Eastern Partnership countries with the development of youth policy in the European Union countries”. Oxumağa davam et


MP Jeyhun Osmanli gave a speech in the forum “Russia-Azerbaijan: towards new horizons of interregional cooperation”

Forum on the topic “Russia-Azerbaijan: towards new horizons of interregional cooperation” continues in Astrakhan, Russia. On the second day of the forum delegation members visited the monument to World War II, took part in the opening ceremony of park named after National Leader Heydar Aliyev and Azerbaijan-Russian friendship bridge, placed flowers to Heydar Aliyev’s monument. Later delegations took part in Russia-Azerbaijan interregional industrial innovations exhibition. Oxumağa davam et

MP Jeyhun Osmanli offers to revise law on military conscription

“It is necessary to review the law in the spring session. If we want the educational and scientific process to be continuous, it would be very useful to grant respite to young people who have received a bachelor’s degree and demonstrated success in master’s degree exams as well as persons who have received a master’s degree and wish to enroll in a doctoral program,” the MP said.

Once the law is revised, it will greatly facilitate the work of our youth studying in master and doctoral programs in Azerbaijan and abroad, Osmanli noted. Oxumağa davam et

Jeyhun Osmanli: ‘”Wrong opinions about Azerbaijani youth abroad should be put an end”

Azerbaijani youth studying abroad are said to be involved in various political processes lately. What is your attitude to this?

Our youth should not be divided to those studying abroad and those studying here. Our youth from both category are dear for us. We should benefit from potential of every single man to develop. It is normal for young people to get involved in politics. However, it is worth noting that only 10 percent of illegible youth have party affiliation. About 90 percent of the electorate is non-partisans. The majority are neutral. So, the position of a certain group of people can not be attributed to all.

In your opinion, does the youth studying abroad have anything to do with the influence coming from abroad? Oxumağa davam et

New web project leads in IRELI Public Union

The Ireli youth organization has launched an Internet project, WeBlog-2, to help young people create blogs and set up a network of bloggers.

Ireli held a ceremony to mark the closure of the first WeBlog project and the launch of WeBlog 2 at the union’s Shusha hall on 5 March.The projects are carried out by Ireli’s Center for Information Technology.The Ireli chairman, MP Jeyhun Osmanli, introduced the chairman of USAN (US Azerbaijanis Network), Adil Baguirov, to the ceremony.

Adil Baguirov held a seminar on new methods and technology in information warfare between Azerbaijan and Armenia. He urged young people to be more active and carry out new joint projects.Young people who successfully took part in the WeBlog project were awarded with certificates.Forty young people have been selected to take part in WeBlog-2, out of 70 applicants.

They will be helped to develop a blog from the initial concept.


MP Ceyhun Osmanli meets Latvian Ambassador

Latvian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Hardijs Baumanis was a guest of “IRELI” Public union on 10 February, 2011. This meeting took place in “IRELI” Youth Center. Latvian Ambassador Mr. Hardijs Baumanis got familiar with the center, and inquired about its activities.

MP Jeyhun Osmanli, chairman of “IRELI” Public Union gave detailed information about the activities of the union to the guest. As a conclusion of the meeting, strengthening the relations between Latvia and Azerbaijan, mutual visits, organization of joint projects and so on were discussed. Please be informed that former Latvian president Mrs.

Vaira Vike–Freiberga also met with activists of “IRELI” Public Union during her Azerbaijan visit in September of last year.


Ceyhun Osmanli: “Oil not ‘the decisive factor’ in USA’s Caspian policy”

New geopolitical actors whose actions were prompted by both political and economic interests started to emerge in most key regions of the former empire after the collapse of the USSR. For example, China significantly improved its position in Central Asia over the past 20 years through economic projects and investments, greatly needed by the technically outdated economy and infrastructure of the region. Meanwhile, several ambitious actors appeared in the Caucasus, but time showed that not everyone had the resources to match their plans.

Immediately after the South Caucasus countries declared their state independence, three geopolitical subjects, which continue to see the Caucasus as a sphere of their vital interests – Turkey, Iran and the West – stepped up their diplomacy in the region. When speaking about subjects in regional policy, we should certainly not forget the role of Russia either, a traditional actor in Caucasus politics. Russia was clearly seeking to preserve control over the region by all possible means, up to inciting interethnic conflicts. Such bloody conflicts as the Azerbaijani-Armenian war in Karabakh and the confrontations in Abkhazia and South Ossetia arose thanks to Russia’s traditional imperialist policy. However, further events showed that Russian strategists were wrong and local conflicts could not stop keep out Western capital or suppress the regional countries’ desire for independent progress.

The increased activity of Iran, whose interests contradicted the strengthening of the West’s positions in the Caucasus, concerned Azerbaijan more than other countries of the region. The ruling circles of Iran saw a threat to the unity of their country in the restoration of independent Azerbaijani statehood, because more than 35 million ethnic Azerbaijanis live in the territory of the Islamic Republic and repeatedly demanded independence with arms in their hands throughout the 20th century. However, in the first days of independence Iran tried to fix its positions in Azerbaijan with slogans about Islamic solidarity, but the patriotic wave, bracing the country at that time, threw away even Islam, a centuries-old system of moral values of the nation. By failing to attain the goal directly, Iran decided to act differently by supporting the main opponent of Azerbaijan – Armenia, the aggressor country, which occupied 20% of Azerbaijani land with Moscow’s support. By way of political pressure on Azerbaijan through the Armenian factor, Iran tried to force Azerbaijan’s then pan-Turkic government, headed by Abulfaz Elchibey, to make concessions, but in vain. The effect was the opposite. Azerbaijan, at the state level, started to accuse Iran of betrayal regarding Islamic interests. Baku started to make appeals on the need to unite with Southern Azerbaijan, which is part of Iran. Iran’s reaction was hysterical and relations between the two countries further deteriorated. As a result of great tactical mistakes in Caucasian policy, caused by foolish ambitions, Iran failed to establish its position either among the masses or the political elite of Azerbaijan. On the other hand, Iran’s strengthening in the region was largely resisted by the West and its ally Turkey which had great influence among the Muslim population of the South Caucasus.

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‘IRELI’ Public Union sends letter to US Senators

The letter says:

‘Dear Mrs. Boxer!

Please accept our greetings and wishes of success for you and your voters. The postponed appointment of Mr. Bryza as US Ambassador to Azerbaijan following your objection has caused a great deal of disappointment in the Azerbaijani public and the ‘Ireli’ Public Union – the biggest youth organization of Azerbaijan (more at

Your recent statements regarding the Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani territories have led to legitimate concerns in Azerbaijan’s public and political circles and revealed the erroneous nature of your views regarding Azerbaijan. These statements run counter to both historical facts and the official position of the US government. The fact that Mr. Matthew Bryza is a fair candidate is a reality and his appointment to this position would only contribute to further development of US-Azerbaijani relations.

Please be informed that the ‘Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’ is not an independent and sovereign state. In fact, it is an integral part of Azerbaijan, which is confirmed by Articles 3 and 9 of the OSCE Charter and. This region and seven districts adjacent to it were occupied by Armenian separatists in 1992-1994 and have been under illegal control of the Armenian armed forces for almost 20 years now. This case has been recognized by UN, Council of Europe, NATO, OSCE and other the most influential international organizations.

While giving a positive assessment to your contribution to contemporary US policies, we would like to express hope that your future statements are made not on the basis of emotion or electoral interests, but on the basis of historical facts and international law. Under such circumstances you will make a positive contribution to US-Azerbaijani strategic partnership relations’.

Ireli is chaired by Jeyhun Osmanli.

Jeyhun Osmanli: “Clinton’s meeting with youth shows US interest in strong ties with Azerbaijan”

Jeyhun Osmanli

APA interviews Jeyhun Osmanli, chairman of the Ireli public union.

What are your impressions of the meeting with the US Secretary of State?

I would like to note that in the beginning of the meeting Mrs. Clinton said she had come not only to speak but also to listen. The meeting was allotted 20 minutes by the protocol, but it lasted for 50 minutes. Another interesting moment is that there was an opinion spread in the post-Soviet area that the United States are going to give away its interests in the post-Soviet countries in favor of its definite interests.

The route of the tourney – Ukraine, Poland, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia- was not chosen by accident. The visit has showed that the United States has its interests in these five countries and it will continue its activity here in line with its interests. The meeting with the youth showed that the United States are interested in strong ties with Azerbaijan both today and tomorrow. This was also a message to the people who say ‘The interest to Azerbaijan with weaken as soon as its energy resources are exhausted’.

Which issues did the Azerbaijani young people showed interest in?

It was not so easy for Azerbaijan to build and develop friendly relations with the United States, since it is surrounded with Russia, Iran and Armenia, which is contrary to the US interests. Armenia is, in fact, the outpost of Russia. What does the United States promise to Azerbaijan instead? Clinton has declared three moments on Azerbaijan that create concern in Obama’s administration.

She listed the Karabakh conflict among them saying she wishes this conflict to be settled during her term. The Secretary of State said she had always put efforts to settle the Karabakh conflict, which were in vain, however. She stressed that her visit will give a new impetus to the settlement process and pledged to continue efforts in this direction. Mrs.Clinton noted that the United States will keep this issues under control, as a country co-chairing in the Minsk Group.

Azerbaijan’s security is the second priority issue for the United States. She said some countries and some people cannot accept the independence of Azerbaijan. In these conditions, the United States is closely watching the issues related to the security of Azerbaijan’s border, of oil pipelines and political security, as well as other issues of national security of Azerbaijan and in these cases the United States will be next to Azerbaijan.

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