Baku World of Mugham Festival celebrates traditional music from Azerbaijan

The fourth edition of the International World of Mugham Festival has come to a close in Baku. One of Azerbaijan’s many forms of folk music, Mugham is a traditional art form that combines classical poetry and musical improvisation, drawing on popular bard melodies, rhythms and performance techniques. The week-long event drew musicians from some 40 different countries Read more ...

President Ilham Aliyev joined nationwide festivities on the occasion of Novruz holiday

Nationwide festivities on the occasion of the national holiday of the people of Azerbaijan – Novruz have been held in Baku. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, his wife Mehriban Aliyeva and family members, state and government officials joined the Novruz festivities Read more ...

Groundbreaking of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline was held in Kars

A solemn ceremony has been held in Selim, the Turkish province of Kars, on the occasion of the groundbreaking of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP). President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili attended the ceremony Read more ...

FOCUS | AZERBAIJAN - 03/04/2015

Azerbaijan's tensions with Armenia, 23rd anniversary of the Khojali massacre, Jews living in a muslim country and ethnic carpets More ...

Longtime ally Azerbaijan counts on U.S. reassurance

Stranded between Russia and Iran, buffeted by the instability of Central Asia and the Middle East, the Republic of Azerbaijan hopes the United States will more forcefully support its allies Read more ...

President Ilham Aliyev met head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva have met head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis in the Vatican Read more ...

Boeing, Silk Way West Announce Order for Three 747-8 Freighters

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West today announced an order for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes valued at more than $1.1 billion at current list prices. "Silk Way Airlines' success and profitability as a cargo operator is a direct result of investing in its fleet and services and growing its regional and international footprint," said Zaur Akhundov, president, Silk Way Group of Companies. "I am confident we will maintain our rate of growth, supported by three new Boeing 747-8 Freighters." Read more ...

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Ilham Aliyev attended a ceremony to commemorate Khojaly genocide victims

On February 26 1992, Armenian occupants committed one of the bloodiest crimes in the history of mankind in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. Thousands of Baku residents arrived at the Khojaly memorial on February 26 to pay tribute to victims of the genocide on its 23rd anniversary Read more ...

Tragedy of 20th century: 23 years passes since Khojaly genocide

Armenian military forces committed genocide acts in the town of Khojaly on its population of 7,000 on Feb.26, 1992.Some 613 people were killed, 1,000 civilians of different age became invalid as a result of bullet wounds during the Khojaly genocide. About 106 women, 63 children, 70 old men were killed. Eight families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, while 25 both lost both parents. 1,275 civilians were taken hostages, while the fate of 150 of them is still unknown Read more ...

AMBASSADOR'S DIARY

Geopolitics in the Caspian: US-Azerbaijan Partnership

"Geopolitics in the Caspian: US-Azerbaijan Partnership" Conference hosted by the Washington Times at the Capitol Hill Cl

On one year anniversary of Alex Petersen's death we miss our friend

As Azerbaijan is around the world mourned the victims of the murderous attack by the Soviet military against unarmed civ

25 years since the tragedy of January 20, 1990

We are grateful to all who joined us at the Embassy to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the tragic events of January

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ADA University Int'l Alumni Support Baku 2015 1st European Games

ADA University Int'l Alumni Support Baku 2015 1st European Games

ADA University Year in Review 2014

ADA University Year in Review 2014

Festive celebration of Azerbaijani culture at the State Department's famed Dean Acheson Auditorium co-hosted by the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) and the Embassy of Azerbaijan

Festive celebration of Azerbaijani culture at the State Department's famed Dean Acheson Auditorium co-hosted by the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) and the Embassy of Azerbaijan

"OFFSIDE" A short film by Thomas Goltz

"OFFSIDE" A short film by Thomas Goltz

Performance of Azerbaijan's National Anthem by students of the Neval Thomas Elementary School

Performance of Azerbaijan's National Anthem by students of the Neval Thomas Elementary School

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CONSULAR CORNER

In this section, our colleagues will provide regular advice and information on consular matters. We welcome your questions and suggestions for the Consular Corner topics

Annoucement!

Due to the Novruz holidays the Consular Section will be closed from March 23, 2015 till March 25, 2015. The Consular Section will resume normal working day on March 25, 2015.

News digest March 26, 2015

Greetings from the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Washington, DC. In this edition of the News Digest, you will find stories about US-Azerbaijani bilateral relations, the country’s many energy projects and the opening of Baku Olympic Stadium Read more...

USACC Welcomes Ambassador Robert F. Cekuta

On March 24, 2015, the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC), based in Washington, D.C., hosted a formal reception to welcome the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert F. Cekuta Read more ...

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Southern Gas Corridor is global project – Azerbaijani minister

 Southern Gas Corridor is a global project not just about an Azerbaijani project, Azerbaijani Energy Minister Natig Aliyev said in an interview with New Europe, published March 16. "This is a global project not just about an Azerbaijani project,” the minister said. “This is the reason why first of all we have to have in our region, peace. That is most important. We have to solve all the conflicts in the regions. We are speaking about energy security. But we have to have full security in each region before we can secure that. We need cooperation and support on every level. We have all the financial resources we just need the political support." Read more ...