Citizens of Azerbaijan and Georgia can travel to Iran without visa under new visa requirement regulations, according to reports in the Iranian media. Citizens of the two South Caucasus countries, as well as Turkey, Bolivia, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria can stay in Iran without visa from 15 to 90 days.
According to a report carried by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) the Iranian authorities are also considering a visa waiver program under which visa limitations for citizens of 60 countries around the globe will be lifted. The program is seen as part of the country's plans to develop its tourism industry.
source: commonspace.eu with IRIB
'Developing human capital, building a better future' is the theme put forward by Azerbaijan as the centrepiece of its bid to host the world exhibition. Baku faces tough competiton from Paris, Osaka and Ekatrinburg. A decision will be taken next November.
It held, unanimously, that the Azerbaijani Government had to pay the applicant 5,000 euros (EUR) in respect of pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage. The Court said that it was the responsability of the Armenian and Azerbaijani governments to find a solution on a political level to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.