Minister of Press and Information: Siruz Khudat ogli Tabrizli, born
1942 in Tabriz, Iran. A writer, poet, former journalist. Holds
democratic views but is a strong supporter of President Heidar Aliyev.
Member of parliament and a leader of Aliyev's New Azerbaijan party.
Serves as minister under the "List of 18" exception which allows 15
percent of deputies to hold executive posts concurrently with
parliamentary duties. Address: Ministry of Press and Information, No.
12 A. Karayev St., Baku. Tel: (994 12) 92-67-47, 92-93-33.