Remarks by Ambassador Lee Litzenberger For the MTCHT Cybersecurity/IPR Workshop

  Thank you, Mr. Minister. Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to today’s Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property Rights Workshop.I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to Minister Ramin Guluzade and to the dedicated officials in the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and High Technologies for their work to host today’s workshop.I would also like to …

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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s letter on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the “Contract of the Century

Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the United States of America, I would like to extend greetings and congratulations to you and to the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the “Contract of the Century.” This year’s 25th anniversary commemoration comes at a time when Azerbaijan continues …

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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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Ambassador Litzenberger spoke at American Chamber of Commerce

The Ambassador told the group that AmCham Azerbaijan is in an excellent position to help entrepreneurs here innovate, promote job creation, and build business ties, and to advocate with government institutions for the reforms that will strengthen Azerbaijan’s competitiveness in attracting new investments.

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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: 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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