Ambassador visited the Azerbaijan Microfinance Association in Nakhchivan

While in Nakhchivan, Ambassador visited the Azerbaijan Microfinance Association to meet with a group of Nakhchivani women entrepreneurs. These women received business training and seed money for their businesses via a grant from the U.S. Embassy. We are confident that these female entrepreneurs will be able to use their new skills to support their families …

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Ambassador Litzenberger hiked to the top of Alinja Fortress in Nakhchivan

During his trip, Ambassador Litzenberger hiked to the top of Alinja Fortress, one of the most impressive attractions in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Aside from the incredible view of the surrounding villages, the Ambassador and his team were delighted to see a group of eagles flying overhead, and a family of mountain goats scurrying up …

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Ambassador Litzenberger received a warm welcome for his first-ever trip to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

On Monday, Ambassador Litzenberger received a warm welcome for his first-ever trip to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, where he met with local government officials, academics and recipients of U.S. funded grants and scholarships. During his visit, he has also visited some of Nakhchivan’s most important cultural and historical sites. The United States strongly believes in …

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13 young Azerbaijanis departed Baku to spend a year studying at high schools spread across the United States

This morning 13 young Azerbaijanis departed Baku to spend a year studying at high schools spread across the United States, part of the 2021-2022 cohort of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. These outstanding young people will spend the next 10 months representing Azerbaijan in the United States, while receiving a unique experience in American …

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Ambassador Litzenberger met some of the master craftspeople who are keeping Sheki’s remarkable tradition of shebeka stained glass alive

Ambassador Litzenberger met some of the master craftspeople who are keeping Sheki’s remarkable tradition of shebeka stained glass alive. The Embassy is working with #UGRAD alumnus Elshad Yusif to help train new masters and market their beautiful work to art lovers all over the world.

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Azerbaijan State Agriculture University and Oklahoma State University signed a memorandum of understanding

It was a historic visit to Ganja as Azerbaijan State Agriculture University and Oklahoma State University signed a memorandum of understanding that will pave the way for future cooperation between the two universities, leading to new agricultural innovation. On hand to participate in the signing were Minister of Agriculture Inam Karimov, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, …

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Ambassador Litzenberger was delighted to greet this year’s class of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX)

Ambassador Litzenberger was delighted to greet this year’s class of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program as they prepare to depart for their year studying at high schools located all across the United States. Ambassador Litzenberger explained to the 20 participants that the Embassy is counting on them to explain Azerbaijan to Americans and – …

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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt met with Azerbaijani Minister of Agriculture Inam Karimov

Oklahoma’s friendship with Azerbaijan grew new roots in 2019 with the Oklahoma-Azerbaijan Agricultural Forum. Today, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur met with Azerbaijani Minister of Agriculture Inam Karimov to explore new ways to help Oklahoma’s and Azerbaijan’s farmers learn from each other and work together.

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Ambassador Litzenberger wishes a Happy Novruz to the people of Azerbaijan

Today, Azerbaijan celebrates one of its most cherished holidays – Novruz Bayram. Novruz is a holiday when people get together to greet the coming spring. Ambassador Litzenberger wishes a Happy Novruz to the people of Azerbaijan, and looks forward to brighter days ahead. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2884037665148266

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Notice of Funding Opportunity

U.S. Mission to Azerbaijan in Baku: Annual Program Statement of Public Diplomacy Programs   Funding Opportunity Title:             Annual Program Statement of Public Diplomacy Programs Funding Opportunity Number:       AZE-PAS-FY21-001 Deadline for Applications:              December 31, 2021 CFDA Number:                                19.040 Total Amount Available:                 $100,000 …

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Acting Minister of Culture Anar Karimov and Ambassador Litzenberger signed an agreement extending the operations of the American Corners

Acting Minister of Culture Anar Karimov and Ambassador Litzenberger signed an agreement extending the operations of the American Corners in Ganja, Kurdemir, Salyan, and Khachmaz. We look forward to welcoming you back to your nearest American Corner just as soon as the public health situation allows.

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Jr. NBA League is now officially launched in Baku

We are very happy to announce that the Jr. NBA League is now officially launched in Baku allowing Azerbaijani teenagers to play basketball in a league organized and supported by the world’s top basketball league. This Jr. NBA membership will encourage and support youth basketball participation and improve the overall youth basketball experience in Azerbaijan. …

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Ambassador Litzenberger visited the Salyan region

Last week Ambassador Litzenberger visited the Salyan region, where he explored Shirvan National Park and visited with local students at the Salyan American Corner. While at Shirvan National Park, the Ambassador was impressed to learn that the park is home to rare species such as Goitered Gazelles, listed in the Red Book of Azerbaijan, and …

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Deputy Chief of Mission visited “Together and Healthy” public union

Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Dickerson visited “Together and Healthy,” Azerbaijan’s public union for assisting children with autism. Mr. Dickerson was very impressed with the important work this organization is doing to raise public awareness about autism in Azerbaijan, and to help provide educational opportunities for its students. The Embassy is proud of its efforts …

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Fulbright Specialist Professor Shuba Ghosh visits ADA University

Visiting Fulbright Specialist Professor Shuba Ghosh of Syracuse University yesterday shared a brief history of intellectual property law with students at ADA University. Professor Ghosh, who is undertaking a two-week engagement with Baku State University Law School, will be speaking at the Baku American Center this Friday evening on the vital role intellectual property rights …

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Ambassador Litzenberger hosted a Thanksgiving Local Staff Appreciation Lunch

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important and universally celebrated national holidays in the United States. Celebrated for many years on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving originally began as a day of giving thanks for the blessings of the year’s harvest and of the preceding year. Today it is still considered a day …

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Extracurricular English Courses for the Internally Displaced High School Students

Cultural Affairs Officer Richard Pinkham attended the opening ceremony of “Extracurricular English Courses for the Internally Displaced High School Students,” a project designed for 60 IDP students from Fuzuli region IDP school No.1 and Lachin region IDP school No. 9, located in the Mehdiabad settlement. The project is being supported by the U.S. Embassy and …

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FLEX finalists from Azerbaijan visited the U.S. Embassy for their visa interviews

We want to wish good luck to our new group of twenty FLEX finalists who are about to start their 1 year adventure in the United States! Today, FLEX finalists from Azerbaijan visited the U.S. Embassy for their visa interviews. Over the course of one year, these FLEX students will gain leadership skills, learn about American …

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A warm welcome to our brand new FLEX Alumni who just returned to Azerbaijan

A warm welcome to our brand new FLEX Alumni who just returned to Azerbaijan from their study in U.S. Welcome to the FLEX Family! Begun in 1993, the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program provides opportunity for high school students to live with American host families and attended an American high school for a full academic …

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Ambassador Litzenberger congratulates Azerbaijani people on the occasion of Ramadan

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Ambassador Lee Litzenberger hosted an Iftar dinner for a community of Internally Displaced Persons

Ambassador Lee Litzenberger hosted an Iftar dinner for a community of Internally Displaced Persons in the Yeni Ramana settlement of Baku. Attendees included the families of children who participate in an Embassy-supported English language program at Shusha District Malibeyli Village School. In his remarks, Ambassador Litzenberger said “Tolerance is important year-round, but during the time …

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U.S. Ambassador Lee Litzenberger met with university students at the Baku American Center

U.S. Ambassador Lee Litzenberger met with university students at the Baku American Center as part of the “Ambassador’s Hour” project. The Ambassador shared stories from his life and career, including the path which brought him to the Embassy here in Baku, and gave valuable recommendations to students who want to become diplomats. He then answered …

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Deputy Chief of Mission William Gill at American Film Festival

Deputy Chief of Mission William Gill welcomed guests to the opening night of the American Film Festival, sponsored by the United States Embassy in Azerbaijan, in cooperation with Park Cinema. Five remarkable films including First Man, Beautiful Boy, Green Book, Love Simon, and a Star is Born will be screened at the Park Cinema Flame …

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U.S. Embassy’s staff celebrating the Novruz holiday

U.S. Embassy’s American staff and their Azerbaijani colleagues celebrating the Novruz holiday here at the Embassy and jumping over a bonfire! We wish you all a happy Novruz holiday! Novruz celebration Əziz Dostlar,Biz Amerikalı işçilərimizin azərbaycanlı həmkarları ilə birgə tongalın üzərindən tullanaraq bayramı qeyd etməyinə aid videonu sizinlə bölüşmək istəyirik. Novruz bayramınız mübarək!****************************************************Dear friends,Here’s a video featuring …

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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 Grants Programs

The U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the U.S. State Department’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2019 Large and Small Grants Programs   The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 …

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson: Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status of women and girls globally.  We will continue to implement measures to strengthen the economic empowerment of women and girls …

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The American Roadshow program

The US Embassy is happy to announce The American Roadshow program, highlighting our newly re-opened American Corners in Ganja, Khachmaz, Salyan and Kurdemir. The American Roadshow will take great speakers to the American Corners to talk about culture, education, holidays, economy and business in America as well as about many other aspects of life in …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Salyan American Corner

Ambassador Robert F. Cekuta and his spouse Mrs. Cekuta visited the Salyan American Corner at the Salyan Central Library, where they met with schoolchildren interested in education in the U.S. and attendees of the Corner’s educational and English Language programs. The American Corner Program, which includes a flagship Baku American Center at the Azerbaijan University …

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U.S. Supports American Band’s Visit, Workshop with Local Musicians

The U.S. Embassy in Baku supported a visit by American jazz band the Kennedy Administration to Baku between October 27-29. to participate in the Baku Jazz Festival.   During the course of their visit to Azerbaijan, the U.S. Embassy organized a jazz workshop and jam session between the Kennedy Administration jazz band, and students and local …

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U.S. Embassy Opens Salyan American Corner

Alicia Allison, Director of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts at the Department of State, and Caroline Savage, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer, opened the Salyan American Corner, located at the Salyan Central Library, and spoke about the importance of the American Corner as a resource for the local community.  Representatives of Salyan’s Executive Committee and …

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Ambassador Cekuta: Maine’s Windsor Fair an Opportunity to Celebrate what Azerbaijan and Maine’s Farmers have in Common

Azerbaijan is approximately the same size as the state of Maine, which is located in the far northeastern part of the United States.  My wife Anne and I have a tree farm in Maine, and have been coming there with our family for many years to learn about, enjoy, and conserve the magnificence of the …

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Secretary Tillerson’s Nowruz Message

I wish a joyful and prosperous Nowruz to all those around the world celebrating this ancient tradition that marks the beginning of spring and the beginning of a new year. Millions of people across the world, including communities in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, …

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