Azerbaijan News Digest

Greetings from the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Washington, DC, where we are looking forward to the May 27 soccer game in San Francisco between the Azerbaijani men’s national soccer team and the US men’s national soccer team. In this edition of the News Digest, you will find stories about Azerbaijani First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, the country’s business-friendly environment and the success of Azerbaijan-backed soccer team Atletico Madrid. To learn more about the Embassy’s activities, please remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Baku's fiery towers receive architectural prize

The Emporis Skyscraper Award included Baku’s Flame Towers complex in the world’s top 10 skyscrapers, awarded to the best skyscrapers built in the previous year. The jury, comprised of architectural experts around the globe, nominated buildings according to aesthetic and functional design criteria.

Azerbaijan delivers humanitarian aid to flood-affected Serbia

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations delivered humanitarian aid to Serbia on May 19. The assistance was rendered upon Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's instructions to aid in flood relief operations.

Azerbaijan's role in European energy system will increase - CoE SG

Azerbaijani Energy Minister Natig Aliyev received a delegation on May 21 led by Secretary-General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Thorbjørn Jagland. Secretary-General Jagland noted the increasing importance of Azerbaijan’s role in European energy security both as a producer and a transit country.

Shah Deniz-2 project to have significant impact on economies of many countries

Phase II investments in the development of the Shah Deniz gas condensate field, as well as the expansion and creation of gas transport infrastructure in Azerbaijan and Turkey, are estimated at $46.5 billion.

Azerbaijan becomes political and economic center of South Caucasus - President

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in a recent interview: "The comprehensive development of Azerbaijan, the strengthening of its economic potential and an active foreign policy have enabled the country to strengthen its international reputation, facilitate its close integration into the international world and improve its relations with different countries in both bilateral and multilateral formats."

Business and Trade with Azerbaijan
US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce

On May 20, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (ITC) in Washington, DC hosted the United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) and AZPROMO for a breakfast presentation. The presentation, titled “Business and Trade with Azerbaijan,” was held to brief the attendees on the fast-developing and emerging Azerbaijani market.

Investors enjoy full protection of their rights in Azerbaijan

Investors, foreign and local, enjoy full protection of their rights and interests, as well as equal opportunities in Azerbaijan, said Shahin Mustafayev, the country's Minister of Economy and Industry, in a recent interview.

The status quo is unsustainable and increasingly dangerous - US co-chair
News. az

In an interview with, OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair, James Warlick of the US, noted that “the territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh are occupied and must be returned to Azerbaijan as one element of a comprehensive settlement.” He added that the US “recognizes only two sovereign states, Armenia and Azerbaijan.”

Azerbaijani Jewish leader lobbies in Sacramento

Milikh Yevdayev, the leader of the Jewish community in Azerbaijan, displayed his concern for Assembly Joint Resolution 32 last week by making a 7,000-mile trek to Sacramento to lobby lawmakers as they considered the resolution that involves Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva interviewed by The Business Year magazine

Mehriban Aliyeva, Azerbaijani First Lady and President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, has given an interview to The Business Year magazine. In the interview, Mrs. Aliyeva discusses late president Heydar Aliyev’s legacy and the development and goals of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

Azerbaijan building status through football and Atletico Madrid
The National

Atletico Madrid’s stunning run to the UEFA Champions League final also announced another new player on one of European football’s biggest stages. On May 24, Atletico’s players will walk out to face Real Madrid – and an expected global television audience of 175 million – with “Azerbaijan Land of Fire” on their shirts.

National pavilion promotes Azerbaijan at Cannes

The International Cannes Film Festival, running from May 14 to May 25, this year features an Azerbaijani pavilion. The pavilion screens national films, holds meetings for filmmakers, producers, directors and actors and allows for discussion of joint projects.



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