President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan

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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today sent a message of felicitation to King and Head of Malaysia Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, on the country`s public holiday, Independence Day.
Aliyev was born in Baku as the son of Heydar Aliyev, who was made head of the Azerbaijani KGB when İlham was six and later became party secretary for Azerbaijan.
Aliyev was born in Baku as the son of Heydar Aliyev, who was made head of the Azerbaijani KGB when İlham was six and later became party leader for Azerbaijan and full member of Politburo, and Dr.
His father, Heydar Aliyev was reportedly unhappy at his son's image as a playboy and the harm he felt this would do to his son's prospects of succeeding him.
In May 1994, İlham Aliyev was appointed vice-president of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR.
There was controversy that Aliyev had bribed his way into the ranks of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.
Aliyev took office on October 31, despite opposition complaints.
On March 26, 2005, Aliyev was officially elected as the ruling New Azerbaijan Party chairman.
Speaking at a public forum sponsored by the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, Aliyev discussed oil, economic development, and democracy with an audience of reporters and others.
At the time, Azerbaijan was part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and Heydar Aliyev was a leading figure in the ruling Communist Party.
In 1995 Aliyev was elected to the Azerbaijani parliament, the Milli Majlis, as a member of his father’s New Azerbaijan Party.
Aliyev was reelected president in 2008, claiming nearly 90 percent of the vote.
He has been Prime Minister since August, and a deputy chairman of the ruling party since 1999, but he is still, as he puts it, "trying to become more like" his iron-willed father, a former KGB chief who has dominated the country for more than 30 years.
What everyone remembers about the younger Aliyev is his reputed fondness for high living and the roulette table.
Ilham Aliyev was born in 1961, the year after his father rose to head the KGB in Azerbaijan.
Aliyev came to power in 2003, succeeding his father Heydar Aliyev, who died that year after dominating politics in the former Soviet republic for 30 years.
We have relations that enable our cooperation in all fields.
It is easy to see how Aliyev is calculating.
Heydar Aliyev was the first chairman of the NAP, which has been ruling the country for 16 years.
Aliyev was the first chairman of the NAP, which has been governing for 15 years.
The current President Ilham Aliyev is the chairman of the Party which has been ruling for already 15 years.
The administration of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has kept up the pressure on independent media in the country.
The administration of President Ilham Aliyev is widely accused of stifling democracy and media freedom while presiding over an oil-fuelled economic boom in.
Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 December /Trend News/ President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has congratulated the President of the Council of State and Council of.
Message of the Preident Ilham Aliyev was sounded in the event.
CHIVERSPresident Ilham Aliyev said his party would win in elections next month and that conditions for a revolution did not exist here.
Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev was born in December 24 of 1961 in Baku.
Aliyev was awarded the highest order of International Olympic Committee.
Aliyev was awarded a medal and diploma of honorable member of PACE.
Aliyev is fluent in Azerbaijani, Russian, English, French and Turkish.
Aliyev is married, has three children.
President Ilham Aliyev expressed gratitude to his Turkish counterpart for warm congratulations and attention.
Azerbaijan will exert pressure on Armenia unless the seized lands are liberated,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said when addressing today the graduates of the Supreme Military School.
Noting the necessity of creation of a military-industrial multiplex, Aliyev said that in the end of the year Azerbaijan will launch its first military output.
Since March 26, 2005 Ilham Aliyev has become Chairman of the Yeni Azerbaycan.
Most likely, Ilham Aliyev is depending upon his influential representatives from the clan and is considered by them, as a transitional president.
From the very beginning of his coming to the throne, Ilham Aliyev was considered by the elders of the clan a provisional figure.
His actions would look logical, if not for one insignificant circumstance - the upcoming elections.
Here we should pay attention to the visits of the heads of the Russian special services, which were concurrent with the course of the revolt plotting.
Ilham Aliyev was inaugurated as Azerbaijan's new president.
that will happen a few months after Ilham Aliyev is elected president.
Azerbajian will not be engaged in any kind of potential operations against Iran and our officials in the past, including myself, have made very clear, Azeri President Aliyev said at the Council.
Aliyev was parachuted into the presidency after the 2003 death of his father, Azerbaijan's longtime strongman Gaydar Aliyev, in polls that few international observers ratified as free or fair.
Heidar Aliyev has been hospitalized at a Turkish military facility since early July and is reported to be terminally ill.
Heidar Aliyev has for years been laying the groundwork for just such a political transition.
When pressed for specifics on his economic priorities, Ilham Aliyev was evasive, in addition to being defensive about his qualifications.
For now, Ilham Aliyev, along with the rest of the ruling establishment, is maintaining the fiction that the elder Aliyev remains in charge of the day-to-day functions of state.
Now that Ilham Aliyev has become Azerbaijans prime minister, setting in motion a long planned political transition, perhaps the most asked question in Baku today is whether President Heidar Aliyevs son possesses the skills and charisma to last at the top of the countrys political pyramid.
The elder Aliyev is widely considered to be seriously ill.
As prime minister, Ilham Aliyev is now positioned to become acting president if his father leaves the political stage for whatever reason.
Ilham Aliyev is the worthiest individual because of his genetic abilities, his erudition, his outlook, his mild nature, his mode of life, Calal Aliyev said in an interview broadcast by state television August 4.
Heidar Aliyev is viewed a savvy survivor of the Soviet political system, imbued with the guile and charm needed to succeed in a ruthless political arena.
Heidar Aliyev was headed to the United States for treatment.
Azerbaijan under the elder Aliyev has been a democracy in name, an autocracy in practice.
For nearly a decade Aliyev has taken on a carefully chosen portfolio of official jobs -- vice president of the state oil company, deputy chairman of the ruling party, president of the national Olympic Committee -- designed to prepare him to rule.
Some acquaintances said Aliyev has never shown much zeal for stepping into his father's post.
I can tell you Ilham Aliyev is not a new figure in Azerbaijan politics," he said, ticking off the items on his resume.
Ilham Aliyev is married to an eye doctor, and they have three children.
Aliyev was recently shown riding in a Rolls-Royce; his constituents make do on salaries that average $ 60 a month.
Heidar Aliyev has built a system of administrative command not any different than the one we had under Brezhnev," said Eldar Namazov, a former Aliyev aide who now runs the Public Forum for Azerbaijan.
Even some of his backers acknowledge that the younger Aliyev has come late to his calling.
Aliyev denies any playboy past, dismissing as "falsification" reports of huge gambling debts that caused a scandal in 1998 and led his father to close Azerbaijan's casinos.
General Secretary of the country’s ruling New Azerbaijan Party.
waved the party's bright blue flag behind him.
Ilham Aliyev said the president controls the country.
However, most likely this will not happen in Azerbaijan – the acting president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has managed to intercept the initiative.
On the same day his brother Rafik Aliyev was arrested as well.
There were rumors that for quite a while Ilham Aliyev had tried to get rid of their influence and the relations between them were quite tense.
Secondly, Ilham Aliyev has managed to renovate the ruling Eni Azerbaijan party that consists mainly of the Old Guards.
On October 3, 1993, Heydar Aliyev was elected the president.
On October 11, 1998, Heydar Aliyev was elected for the second term.
Ilham Aliyev has been a regular guest at its events.
such accomplishments as "outstanding leadership.
I really don't follow this sort of thing," when I ask about imprisoned opposition members.
Former presidential aide Namazov, who heads a nongovernmental organization known as Civic Forum, says Aliyev is now paying the price for failing to bring in new blood.
Ekho" deputy editor in chief Abbasov believes Aliyev has fallen victim to his own success against the opposition.
The system that was elaborated by Heydar Aliyev is starting to misfire.
Yet, critics doubt Aliyev is willing to change the system.
Ilham Aliyev took over as president from his father, Heydar, following elections in October 2003.
Heydar Aliyev had been a candidate for re-election but deteriorating health led him to pull out of the race just a couple of weeks before the vote in favour of his son whom he described as his "political successor.
Heydar Aliyev had been grooming Ilham for the top job for some time.
Still, what everyone in Azerbaijan remembers about the younger Aliyev is his reputed fondness for high living and the roulette table.
Back in 1998 Aliyev senior abruptly ordered all casinos in Azerbaijan to be closed, as reports circulated that Ilham Aliyev was massively in debt to a shady Turkish gambling magnate.
Aliyev is the son of the current President of Azerbaijan and is Vice President of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR.
Aliyev is a member of the Board of Trustees of the US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce.
In the framework of the visit Aliyev is expected to meet with his Turkish counterpart and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and attend several other events.
Ilham Aliyev expressed his confidence that Serdyukov`s visit would be important for discussing new opportunities and prospects for military and military-technical cooperation.
President Ilham Aliyev received credentials of the Greece.
Referring to the changes taking place in the country, President Aliyev said that along with economic reforms, political ones are under way.
Aliyev said Azerbaijan will fill the ranks of the world’s developed countries in the near future.
Ilham AliyevPresident of AzerbaijanPresident Ilham Aliyev was born on December 24, 1961 in the city of Baku where he studied in elementary schools from 1967 to 1977.
Between 1985 and 1990 President Aliyev was a teacher at the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations.
In 1995 Ilham Aliyev was elected to the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Aliyev was elected as Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly and Bureau member of the Council of Europe.
Ilham Aliyev was appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan according to the Milli Majlis (Parliament) decree dated on August 04, 2003.
At the airport President Ilham Aliyev was warmly met according to the Summit protocol by minister of Geneva canton, permanent representative of Switzerland to UN and other international organizations Jean Marc Vugari, heads of UN regional sections, Azeri Ambassador to Germany and Switzerland Huseynaga Sadygov, charge d'affairs of Azerbaijan's Permanent Mission to UN and other international organizations Murad Najafov and other officials.
Visiting Geneva to attend Information Society World Summit President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met on 9 December at Palexpo Palace, where the Summit was to be held, with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in private.
On December 10 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with President of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akayev in Geneva palace Palexpo.
He said that before President Heydar Aliyev had big deserves in this work and characterized him as initiator of such meetings.
On December 10 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with President of Republic of Macedonia Boris Traykovsky in Geneva - Palexpo palace, where Information Society World Summit was being held.