Ambassador Litzenberger joined USAID Mission Director Jay Singh on a visit to Zaqatala

Ambassador Litzenberger joined USAID Mission Director Jay Singh on a visit to Zaqatala this week. The trip highlighted U.S. support for women entrepreneurs and emphasized our assistance to the development of Azerbaijan’s agricultural sector. During the trip, the Ambassador met with local business leaders and discussed the role of women in the workforce, agricultural sector …

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Letter from President Trump to President Aliyev on the 26th Anniversary of the Caspian Oil and Gas Show

Dear Mr. President: Please accept my best wishes as you celebrate the 26th anniversary of the International Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition. Azerbaijan is more prosperous and connected to the global economy than at any time in its history. Oil and gas production from Azerbaijan continues to increase stability in world energy markets, including through …

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Ambassador Litzenberger and PDAS Logsdon attended the 26th Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition

Ambassador Litzenberger and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Logsdon attended the 26th Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition and met with U.S. companies interested in investing in Azerbaijan. At the exhibition, Ambassador Litzenberger and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Logsdon greeted President Aliyev at the Halliburton booth.

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Ambassador Litzenberger visited a USAID-supported demonstration orchard and training facility in Guba

Ambassador Litzenberger visited a USAID-supported demonstration orchard and training facility in Guba that teaches local farmers how to maximize their fruit production. The orchard has provided over 85 farmers with virus-free fruit saplings which will grow into disease-free Guba apples, cherries, plums and pears.

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Minister of Finance Samir Sharifov met at U.S.-Azerbaijan Economic Partnership Commission

“Mr. Peter Haas, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, joined Minister of Finance Samir Sharifov today for the U.S.-Azerbaijan Economic Partnership Commission. This is the first time since 2012 the two countries have held these discussions. The two sides discussed ways to increase bilateral trade and investment, including through economic diversification, protection …

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U.S. Ambassador Lee Litzenberger visited the Caspian Agro Exhibition

U.S. Ambassador Lee Litzenberger visited the Caspian Agro Exhibition on Wednesday, which featured nine U.S. companies exhibiting their products and services. The nine companies include Brandt, Soil Biotics, Trece, Grow More, DTN, Nelson & Pade, Inc., Valent BioSciences, Harvest Right, LLC and WCC International. Expanding links between Azerbaijani and American companies provides valuable technology and …

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Office of Defense Cooperation organized a workshop on water security issues

The U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation organized a workshop on water security issues earlier this week. Experts from the Oklahoma State Partnership Program, the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and the U.S. Institute for Defense Analysis shared ideas and experiences with counterparts from a range of Azerbaijani ministries and other entities dealing with water …

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Azerbaijan Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires William Gill emphasized the key role women play in economic growth and diversification in Azerbaijan, during his opening remarks today at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-sponsored conference on “Developing Women’s Entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan.”  The conference was organized by USAID’s implementing partner, Entrepreneurship Development Foundation, as part of Global Entrepreneurship …

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U.S., Azerbaijan help farmers make affordable animal feed in Imishli

Today, thanks to joint efforts between the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan and local citizens, residents of the villages of Nurulu and Shahverdili in the district of Imishli celebrated the completion of feed and seed-grinding centers that allow local farmers to make their own affordable animal feed for their cows and poultry. Even …

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USAID Transforms lives in Jojug Marjanli village

As of today, more than 3,000 people from Jojug Marjanli and three nearby communities will improve their livelihoods thanks to a new feed grinding facility. The facility will help save the time, money, and energy of residents by providing access to affordable feed for their animals in their own community. The project was co-financed by …

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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Regional Commercial Rail Security Training

On October 30 – November 3 the U.S. Embassy’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) office will hold Commercial Rail Interdiction Training.  Experts from the United States will share inspection techniques and best practices, including the use of non-intrusive inspection equipment, with frontline Azerbaijani and Georgian customs officers who process both passenger and freight …

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U.S. Ambassador’s Remarks at AmCham Luncheon

Good afternoon.  Welcome to all of you here today, and a special welcome to the members of the largest trade delegation ever to visit Azerbaijan from the United States. Since Azerbaijan’s renewed independence, the United States policy toward Azerbaijan has been consistent:  we are committed to a strong, stable, prosperous, democratic, independent Azerbaijan.  We are …

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U.S. Trade Mission brings 14 U.S. Companies and 27 Participants to Azerbaijan

From October 16-18, The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Commerce will lead a trade mission of 14 U.S. companies to Azerbaijan.  There are 27 participants on the mission, making it the largest trade mission of U.S. companies to Azerbaijan ever.  The companies represent a broad swath of commercial sectors, and …

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Ambassador Cekuta participated in OTC event

An Azerbaijani delegation led by the Energy Minister Natiq Aliyev participated in the The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). 16 participants from Azerbaijan had a chance to meet energy professionals from other countries, to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Ambassador Cekuta also participated in the …

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U. S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Bridget Brink’s Remarks after June 23-24 Trip to Azerbaijan

I am really pleased to be back in Azerbaijan. During this visit, I have had the chance to meet the President, Foreign Minister, opposition groups, and recently released political prisoners. My goal has been to institutionalize the deepening cooperation with Azerbaijan across the three aspects of our relationship: security, economy and energy, and democracy and …

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