Discover Baku

Baku, one of the most alluring and cosmopolitan cities in the world is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia; its name meaning “city of winds” or “city on the hill”. The city is a large scientific, cultural and industrial centre. Ancient foundations, its large area and population all make Baku one of the oldest and largest cities in the East. Baku is situated on the shore of the Caspian Sea in the south of the Absheron peninsula. Baku perfectly combines the beauty and intrigue of its ancient past with its ambition to establish itself as a modern European city featuring award winning architecture, business centres and skyscrapers Read more ...

Let's go shopping!

We warmly invite you to the most anticipated fashion event of the year - Baku Shopping Festival! This is more than just another international festival being held in Baku. The first-ever Baku Shopping Festival coming later this year will include shopping Read more ...

President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Azerbaijani people on Novruz holiday

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has congratulated the country’s people on the occasion of Novruz holiday Read more ...

Consular Service of the Embassy of Azerbaijan has launched its Facebook page

We are glad to announce that Consular Service of the Embassy of Azerbaijan has launched its Facebook page. You can now ask your questions regarding consular issues by visiting this page on Facebook.

AZERBAIJAN - THE NEXT GREAT TOURISM DESTINATION

A heavily policed ring of steel surrounded the European Quarter of Brussels on 20 October due to the start of the two-day EU Summit, attended by the figureheads of all 28 EU member states. Despite this, a throng of tourism professionals and journalists from across Europe armed with their passports and other credentials fought their way through the security to attend the inaugural Azerbaijan Tourism Forum Brussels at the Press Club. The Forum was aimed at industry professionals and hosted by TEAS Benelux, the sponsors and partners were Azerbaijan Business Hub Netherlands, Dentons, and Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) Read more ...

USACC Presents Appreciation Awards to Ten Dignitaries

We are excited to share that 2017 USACC Annual Conference concluded with a high-level formal reception organized in partnership with Embassy of Azerbaijan at the historic Willard InterContinental hotel. The reception was dedicated to the celebration of 25th anniversary of United States-Azerbaijan Diplomatic Relations Read more ...

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations

Productive panels and discussions at the US -Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference on U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations, Looking Ahead: Diplomacy, Business, Trade & Investment, and celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations Read more ...

Ilham Aliyev attended the Nationwide march to commemorate 25th anniversary of Khojaly genocide held in Baku

A nationwide march is being held in Baku to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Khojaly genocide. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva attended the march Read more ...

Khojaly genocide: 25 years pass since tragedy of 20th century

On February 26, 1992, Armenian military committed an act of genocide against the 7,000 population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly.

As many as 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed as a result of the massacre. A total of 1,000 civilians became disabled in the onslaught. Eight families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, while 25 lost both parents. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people still remains unknown Read more ...

Ilham Aliyev: SGC – issue of energy security and energy security is national security of countries

The Southern Gas Corridor is an issue of energy security and the energy security is national security of countries, said Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev addressing the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) Advisory Council’s Third Ministerial Meeting that kicked off in the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku Feb. 23 Read more ...

Ambassador diary

Azerbaijan's Ambassadors On The Country’s History, Economy And Elections

As an oil-rich country on the border of Southeast Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Azerbaijan has drawn from a variety

Muhammad Ali’s lesson

Muhammad Ali’s uplifting funeral service reminded the entire world that until very recently this great person, the Champ

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Rising of Baku City Circuit

Rising of Baku City Circuit

A toast to the US-Azerbaijan partnership by DAS Commerce Michael Lally

A toast to the US-Azerbaijan partnership by DAS Commerce Michael Lally

DC Secretary Lauren C Vaughan ‎presents Mayor's proclamation declaring Azerbaijan Republic Day

DC Secretary Lauren C Vaughan ‎presents Mayor's proclamation declaring Azerbaijan Republic Day

Ilham Aliyev (Azerbaijan), Opening Ceremony, 7th UNAOC Global Forum (25-27 April 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan)

Barak Obama ANS-in müxbiri Qənirə Ataşovanın sualına cavab verdi

Barak Obama ANS-in müxbiri Qənirə Ataşovanın sualına cavab verdi

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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

Consular section closure for the Holidays

Consular section will be closed from January 2 to 4, 2017 due to the Public Holidays of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Official Promo - Baku 2017

With just 3 weeks to go to the Opening Ceremony, the Azerbaijan Islamic Solidarity Games Operations Committee (AISGOC) are about to release an inspiring short promotional film that will be broadcast in over 50 countries, across 4 continents, in the lead up to the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from the 12 to 22 May 2017 More ...

4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue - BAKU PROCESS

In partnership with UNESCO, UNAOC, UNWTO, FAO, the Council of Europe and ISESCO will host the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue under the motto of “Advancing Intercultural Dialogue: New Avenues for Human Security, Peace and Sustainable Development on 5-6 May, 2017 in Baku Read more ...

Odlar Yurdu Reqsi Azeri Dance Silk Road Dance Company

Choreography commissioned by Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington DC from Laurel Victoria Gray and performed by Silk Road Dance Company. Odlar Yurdu means "Land of Fire." Read more ...

 

New Heights of Enthusiasm in Azerbaijan

I knew next to nothing about the country of Azerbaijan or its capital city, Baku, before my visit. My guidebook describes Baku as “the architectural love child of Paris and Dubai, with plenty of Soviet genes floating half-hidden in the background. Nowhere else do East and West blend as seamlessly and as chaotically.” That’s a bit dramatic, but perhaps not too far off the mark: In my brief stay I found the city and fascinating and unique Read more ...