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A “Shusha Declaration on allied relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey” signed between President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan sends a clear signal to other interested parties of the determination of both leaders to promote stability and prosperity in the southern Caucasus, Jason Epstein, president of Southfive Strategies LLC, a public affairs consultancy based in Washington and New York, told Trend.
Shusha Declaration suggests a much clear commitment of Turkey to Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity than ever, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza told Trend.

“Maybe the most important point in the Shusha Declaration is if one of the two countries faces threats to the territorial integrity and sovereignty, the sides will hold joint consultations and put forward initiatives in accordance with the UN Declaration. The Shusha Declaration suggests a much clear and stronger commitment of Turkey to Azerbaijan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity than ever in the past. It does make clear that Turkey is committed to helping Azerbaijan maintain its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said.
The next court hearing on the criminal case of Armenian war criminals Ludwig Mkrtychyan and Alyosha Khosrovyan, who tortured Azerbaijani prisoners and committed other crimes, is scheduled for June 23, Trend reports.
Azerbaijan is using the platform of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to ensure global security, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said.

Hajiyev made the remark at the "Azerbaijan's Contribution to the Euro-Atlantic Peace and Security" international conference, Trend reports on June 16.
Shusha Declaration will go down in history as an exemplary document demonstrating how the comprehensive cooperation among the Turkic countries should evolve into higher levels with a distinct Turkic awareness, Secretary-General of Turkic Council Baghdad Amreyev said in a statement, Trend reports.

"As the Secretary-General of the Turkic Council, I welcome the signing of the Shusha Declaration on Allied Relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey on 15 June 2021 in Shusha city, one of the ancient cradles of the Turkic culture," he said.
A failure to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing face masks, not social distancing and holding large gatherings have contributed to a rise in COVID-19 cases across the United Arab Emirates, the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday, Trend reports citing Al Arabiya.
A “Shusha Declaration on allied relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey” will lead towards economic integration, Khalid Taimur Akram, the Executive Director of the Center for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) told Trend.

“I fully support this grand initiative of cooperation (the Shusha Declaration) between both countries for laying fundamental foundation for other states to cooperate and facilitate broader regional integration,” he noted.
The price of Azeri LT CIF Augusta, produced at the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field, rose by $1.52 on June 16 compared to the previous price, reaching $76.52 per barrel, Trend reports referring to the source from the country's oil and gas market.

The price of Azeri LT FOB Ceyhan amounted to $75.86 per barrel on June 16, also increasing by $1.32, compared to the previous price.
Some members of Abu Dhabi's ruling family are participating in a trial administering China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17, the emirate's media office said, Trend reports with reference to Reuters.

The trial will monitor the immune response of 900 children "in preparation to vaccinate children in the near future", Abu Dhabi Media Office said in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
Azerbaijan is taking steps to improve public procurement, including creating equal competitive conditions for all producers, expanding the participation of micro, small and medium-sized businesses in public procurement, the State Service for Antimonopoly and Consumer Market Control under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy told Trend.
The Shusha Declaration is an extremely valuable instrument for the preservation of regional security and strengthening of economic growth and infrastructure development in Southeast Europe and the Caucasus, Peter Tase, US expert, strategic adviser on international affairs and public diplomacy to governments, universities, and corporations in Europe and the Americas told Trend.

“In the History of Foreign Policy of Azerbaijan, the Shusha Declaration is a cornerstone in the country’s dynamic diplomacy and effective international engagement in the bilateral and multilateral platforms,” Tase noted.
Azerbaijan ranked 55th in the Sustainable Development Report 2021 among 193 UN Member States, Trend reports citing the document.

Azerbaijan ranked the highest among countries of the South Caucasus with Georgia being 56th and Armenia being 58th. Azerbaijan’s overall score is 72.41 out of 100.
Azerbaijan has detected 48 new COVID-19 cases, and 153 patients have recovered, Trend reports on June 17 citing the Operational Headquarters under Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke to his German counterpart Angela Merkel on Thursday, expressing gratitude for Berlin's support for the security of Israel and inviting her to visit, his office said in a statement, Trend reports with reference to Reuters.
Russian manufacturer of household chemicals Nefis Cosmetics has increased the volume of supplies to Turkmenistan to one thousand tons per year for two years, Nefis Cosmetics told Trend.
PM-led Interagency Coordination Council decided to allow ten more countries to enter Georgia with a negative PCR test result provided upon arrival only. Moreover, children under 10 need no PCR test result at land and air borders, Trend reports citing
Digitalization and fine-tuning of the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) regulatory framework will exponentially increase the attractiveness of routes in all sections of the corridor, Rufat Bayramov, Permanent Representative (National Secretary) of the Permanent Secretariat of the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission (PS IGC), told Trend.