Massacre of the Innocents

This story is the second in a two-part series on Azerbaijan. The first part, ‘Elegance of Fire’,  is a visual and poetic journey of how the country is evolving, and of the variety and wealth of its ancestral cultural identity. On the other hand, this story, ‘Massacre of the Innocents’, pays tribute to the powerless victims of the geopolitical chessboard in this part of the world. It is intended as a reminder of the decisive, tragic moments that are part of the country’s history in 1990 and 1992 Read more ...

Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue

An official opening ceremony of the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue titled “Sharing Culture for Shared Security” has been held in Baku. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony. The head of state made a speech at the event Read more ...

Azerbaijan commemorates birth anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev

May 10 marks the 92-nd birth anniversary of Azerbaijani National Leader Heydar Aliyev. Heydar Aliyev was born on May 10, 1923, in the city of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. Upon completion of the Nakhchivan Pedagogical College in 1939, Heydar Aliyev was enrolled in the Architecture Department at the Azerbaijan Industrial Institute (nowadays the State Oil Academy), however, World War Two hampered those studies Read more ...

23 years pass since occupation of Azerbaijan's city of Shusha

Today is the 23rd anniversary of Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijan's city of Shusha. Shusha, one of the unique cultural centers of Azerbaijan, is a city, characterized for its natural beauty, and is a valuable monument of national architecture and medieval urban art Read more ...

The Milan Expo's modular Azerbaijan pavilion is wrapped in wavy timber louvers enclosing multiple different biospheres

The Azerbaijan pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 is a three-level structure flanked by wavy timber louvers, constructed from a modular system made out of recyclable materials Read more ...

President Aliyev captures Baku 2015 European Games Flame at Ateshgah

Sunday April 26, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev captured the official flame of the Baku 2015 European Games during a special ceremony that took place in the ancient and sacred temple of Ateshgah, Baku. Also present at the event commemorating the start of the flame’s journey across Baku – The Journey of the Flame - were First Lady and Chair of Baku European Games Organising Committee Merhiban Alieyva and President of the European Olympic Committees Patrick Hickey, along with 150 distinguished guests Read more ...

What to expect at the ADB annual meeting in Baku

A cosmopolitan city known for its vibrant cultural scene, Baku is one of several world capitals that have successfully and seamlessly merged Western and Eastern influences. The oil-rich capital of Azerbaijan, Baku is also the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the Caucasus Read more ...

Dinner reception was hosted on behalf of Ilham Aliyev in honor of participants of the 3rd Global Baku Forum

A dinner reception has been hosted on behalf of President Ilham Aliyev in honor of participants of the 3rd Global Baku Forum. The dinner was attended by President Ilham Aliyev, his wife Mehriban Aliyeva, his daughter Arzu Aliyeva, as well as presidents of Bulgaria and Macedonia, Prime Minister of Malta, former presidents of several countries, public and political figures, experts and specialists Read more ...

Ilham Aliyev attended the opening ceremony of the 3rd Global Baku Forum

The 3rd Global Baku Forum has started in the capital of Azerbaijan. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the opening ceremony of the forum. Organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Centre in partnership with the State Committee on Work with Diaspora, the forum is titled “Building Trust in the Emerging World Order” Read more ...

Azerbaijani, French presidents mull Karabakh conflict’s settlement

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and French President Francois Hollande met in Baku Apr.25. Hollande arrived in Azerbaijan for a working visit on Apr.24. During the meeting, the sides expressed satisfaction with the current status of bilateral relations and emphasized the dynamic development of relations between the two countries Read more ...

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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.

Azerbaijan hosts the third World Forum on Inter-cultural Dialogue

The third World Forum on Inter-cultural Dialogue was held over two days in Azerbaijan. Finding solutions to conflicts and problems, discussing relationships between different cultures and religions was the idea behind the gathering of opinion formers and religious leaders in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan Read more ...

Ilham Aliyev visited the site of the multi-storey building hit by fire in Binagadi

On May 19 a fire broke out in a multi-storey building on 200/36 Azadlig Avenue in Binagadi district. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev visited the site of the incident in the morning of May 20. The head of state gave instructions to members of the relevant State Commission on a range of issues, including investigation of the causes of fire and elimination of its consequences, provision of assistance to those who were affected by the tragedy and families of those who died Read more ...

Speech by Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan at the 125th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

At the outset, I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate my distinguished colleague, Minister Didier Reynders and his team for able and successful Belgian Chairmanship and for excellent organization of the 125th Session of Committee of Ministers in Brussels. I also warmly welcome Mr. Igor Crnadak, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina to this post and extend him my candid wishes for success in performing the functions he is about to assume Read more ...

Ilham Aliyev received the Chairman of the US-based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Chairman of the US-based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Rabbi Marc Schneier. Chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Rabbi Marc Schneier noted that the ongoing development processes in Azerbaijan were observed with great interest, and that what he saw in Baku made deep impressions on him. He said the Foundation was interested in expanding cooperation with Azerbaijan Read more ...