President of Azerbaijan: I do hope that Armenia contributes to regional cooperation, not damage it, by conducting the right policy

'I believe that Armenia should not take a wrong step. Regional issues should be resolved with the direct participation and determination of regional countries,' said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River. 'For many years, Armenia relied on the protection and support of countries located far from here. What was the result? The result was not very reassuring for them. The states of the region are strong states, they are states that conduct an independent policy. No outside force has ever succeeded in influencing the determination of these states, and they will not. I do hope that Armenia contributes to regional cooperation, not damage it, by conducting the right policy,' added the head of state. Source: Azeri-Press news agency

Eight ambulances sent to area where helicopter carrying President Raisi crash-landed

BAKU: Eight ambulances have been dispatched to the site where the helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran made a hard landing, aid Mojtaba Khaledi, Spokesperson for Iran's Emergency Response Organization, Trend reports. He stated that all measures are being taken to reach the site of the incident. Today, a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein-Amir Abdollahian, Representative of Iran's Supreme Leader in Tabriz Mohammad Ali Ali Hashemi, and Governor of East Azerbaijan Province Malik Rehmati crash-landed on its way from Hudafar to Tabriz. Source: Trend News Agency

President: Creation of ‘green energy’ sources in Karabakh, East Zangezur, and Nakhchivan will benefit the entire region

'The liberated Karabakh and East Zangezur regions, as well as the Nakhchivan region, have been declared 'green energy' zones in Azerbaijan. These regions make up about 25 percent of our territory,' said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River, APA reports. 'The creation of 'green energy' sources in these regions will benefit the entire region,' the head of state underlined. Source: Azeri-Press news agency

Crash site of helicopter with President Raisi identified

BAKU: A specific area has been identified where the helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi made a hard landing, Trend reports. Iranian media indicate that the crash site of the helicopter carrying President Raisi from Hudafarin to Tabriz is located in the Arasbaran forest. This forest is situated between the Kaleybar, Siyarud, and Ahar districts of East Azerbaijan Province. The area where the incident occurred is known to be impassable, which has made it challenging for search operation forces to access the site. Today, a helicopter carrying President Ibrahim Raisi of Iran, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Representative of Iran's Supreme Leader in Tabriz Mohammad Ali Ali Hashemi, and Governor of East Azerbaijan Province Malik Rehmati crash-landed on its way from Hudafar to Tabriz. Source: Trend News Agency

Speaker of Latvian Parliament arrives in Shusha

The Latvian parliamentary delegation led by Daiga Mierina, Speaker of the Latvian Saeima, arrived in the liberated city of Shusha in Azerbaijan. The delegation will acquaint themselves with the historical sites in Shusha, as well as the ongoing restoration and reconstruction works in the city. Accompanying the delegation are Adil Aliyev, Deputy Chairman of the Milli Majlis, along with deputies Kamran Bayramov and Konul Nurullayeva, and Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Latvia, Elnur Sultanov. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

President Ilham Aliyev: We welcome Iran’s support regarding peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia

'Now the process of defining the borders between Armenia and Azerbaijan is underway. We are seeing the initial positive results of this process,' said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River. 'I believe that this is reassuring because it gives hope that finally, after a long break, a peace agreement can be signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia. We welcome Iran's support on this issue,' underlined the Azerbaijani leader. Source: Azeri-Press news agency

Search teams not able to reach site of helicopter crash yet, says Iranian minister

BAKU: So far, search teams have not reached the place where the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi from Khudaferin to Tabriz made a hard landing, Iranian Interior Minister Ahmed Vahidi said, Trend reports. According to him, all forces were mobilized after the helicopter made a hard landing. All groups, including the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the military, law enforcement, the Red Crescent Society, social groups and all villagers, volunteered to find the crash site of the helicopter carrying the Iranian President. The Iranian minister noted searches are difficult due to the terrain. It is also raining heavily and visibility is very limited. Today, a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Representative of Iran's Supreme Leader in Tabriz Mohammad Ali Ali Hashemi, and East Azerbaijan Province Governor Malik Rehmati made a hard landing on its way from Hudafarin to Tabriz. Due to weather conditions and difficult terrain, s earch and rescue teams have not yet reached the crash site. Source: Trend News Agency

Speaker of Latvian Parliament arrives in Shusha

The Latvian parliamentary delegation led by Daiga Mierina, Speaker of the Latvian Saeima, arrived in the liberated city of Shusha in Azerbaijan. The delegation will acquaint themselves with the historical sites in Shusha, as well as the ongoing restoration and reconstruction works in the city. Accompanying the delegation are Adil Aliyev, Deputy Chairman of the Milli Majlis, along with deputies Kamran Bayramov and Konul Nurullayeva, and Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Latvia, Elnur Sultanov. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency