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.
The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnically Armenian enclave within Azerbaijan, has been one of the world’s most intractable territorial disputes ... Azerbaijan has been steadily building up its force of UAVs ... According to Azerbaijan’s PresidentIlham Aliyev, Bayraktar TB2s, ...
Turkey's defense and aerospace industry racked up $950 million in exports in the first four months of 2021 ... It was followed by Azerbaijan with exports worth $117.3 million, up 1,234%, and the UAE with $90.3 million.
A contract for gas exports from Azerbaijan to Turkey has quietly expired, leaving Baku without the bulk of income from its largest gas consumer while the flow of gas is halted ... The sharp fall hit revenues for both Azerbaijan's crude oil exports, and also gas exports, the price of which is indexed against the crude oil price.
The deputy minister underlined that these measures include the opening of Azerbaijan's trade mission in Russia, a representative office of the RussianExportCentre in Baku, ongoing mutual trade missions, international exhibitions to be held in Azerbaijan and Russia with the ...
Azerbaijan’s Food SafetyAgency and Russia’s phytosanitary agency Rosselkhoznadzor have discussed further measures to remove restrictions on the export of Azerbaijani tomatoes and apples to Russia ... apple export from Azerbaijan to Russia.
According to him, such measures include the opening of Azerbaijan's trade mission in Russia, a representative office of the Russian export center in Baku, carrying out mutual trade missions, as well as holding international exhibitions in Azerbaijan and Russia with the participation of companies from both countries.