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A Conversation with His Excellency Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of The Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States
This event will feature Ambassador Suleymanov and other key diplomats of the Azerbaijani Embassy. It will highlight Ambassador Suleymanov’s numerous experiences as a diplomat and the current state of Azerbaijani-U.S. relations. The Ambassador will recount his continued experience establishing Azerbaijan’s diplomatic presence as the country further develops its own unique post-Soviet identity. Additionally, the Ambassador will also provide insight into Azerbaijan’s unique culture and geopolitical situation at the crossroads of Turkey, Russia, and Iran. The Ambassador will also discuss how Capsian oil and gas and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline has impacts Azerbaijan’s foreign policy. This is a very exciting opportunity and we are thankful to the Embassy of Azerbaijan for making this possible.
His Excellency Elin Suleymanov became Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States on January 18, 2012.
Prior to that, for over five years, Mr. Suleymanov had been the nation’s first Consul General to Los Angeles and the Western States leading the team, which established Azerbaijani diplomatic presence on the West Coast. Earlier, he served as Senior Counselor at the Foreign Relations Department, Office of the President in Baku, Azerbaijan and as Press Officer of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington, DC. Mr. Suleymanov’s experience before joining diplomatic service includes working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Azerbaijan, as well as with the Open Media Research Institute in Prague, Czech Republic, and Glaverbel Czech, a leading manufacturing company in East-Central Europe.
A graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts, Mr. Suleymanov also holds graduate degrees from the Political Geography department of the Moscow State University, Russia, and from the University of Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Suleymanov has authored numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at academic events. He speaks Azerbaijani, English, Russian and Czech languages.
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