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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Economic Officer Chris Van Tassel greeted participants of the AZCLOUD Hackathon Competition

U.S. Embassy Azerbaijan’s Economic Officer Chris Van Tassel greeted participants of the AZCLOUD Hackathon Competition which is taking place at the Baku Olympic Stadium on August 28-30. Twenty teams will be competing in a number of technical exercises, and the winning team will receive a cash prize of 10,000 manat.

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45 IDP students received their certificates of completion for English Language Courses

45 IDP students received their certificates of completion for English Language Courses for children from the Kalbajar IDP Community in Ganja. The project opened up many opportunities for these children to improve their foreign language skills through activities, games and bi-weekly conversation clubs. Two U.S.-educated teachers (TEA alumni) were actively involved in the teaching process …

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Ambassador Litzenberger participated at the USAID Azerbaijan-funded conference

Today Ambassador Litzenberger participated at the USAID Azerbaijan-funded conference on eliminating “forbidden professions” for women. During his speech the Ambassador emphasized the importance of equal access for candidates to any job, regardless of their gender.

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Ambassador Litzenberger participated at the TechFest Baku

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and High Technologies and with the support of Mars Academy, has organized the first TechFest Baku. TechFest Baku provided local Makers the chance to exhibit their products, participate in workshops, and pitch their projects in pitch competition with prizes.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Ambassador Litzenberger held a reception for U.S. Embassy Interns

Several years ago the U.S. Embassy launched an expanded internship program for local students and recent graduates. Ambassador Litzenberger held a reception for these interns, both current and alumni, and told them just how valuable they all are for our embassy community. https://www.facebook.com/baku.usembassy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2826423377375555

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Alumni and Ambassador Lee Litzenberger came together to clean up a beach

In celebration of Earth Day FLEX, Fulbright, YLP, SUSI and IVLP program alumni and Ambassador Lee Litzenberger as well as other members of the U.S. Embassy community came together to clean up a beach on the Absheron peninsula. Earth Day Yer Günü, bizim evimiz olan Yer planetinin qorunmasının vacibliyini yada salan çox əhəmiyyətli bir gündür və ətraf …

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US Embassy participated in the 8th Annual International Festival at ADA University

The US Embassy participated in the 8th Annual International Festival at ADA University. Over 40 countries participated in the fair this year, sharing information about the culture, history, food, traditions and national symbols of each country. Our  Baku American Center  and  EducationUSA  friends talked extensively with attendees about the Embassy’s events and educational programs.

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Ambassador Litzenberger gives us his thoughts on the 70th anniversary of the creation of NATO

Ambassador Litzenberger gives us his thoughts on the 70th anniversary of the creation of NATO, which we celebrate this week, and its important partnership with Azerbaijan. Happy Anniversary, NATO! Ambassador Welcomes NATO’s 70th Anniversary ABŞ Səfiri Litsenberqer bu həftə qeyd olunan NATO-un yaradılmasının 70-ci ildönümünə və təşkilatın Azərbaycanla apardığı vacib tərəfdaşlıq barədə olan fikirlərini sizinlə paylaşır. NATO təşkilatını 70-ci ildönümü …

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DCM William Gill at the “Women at Hilton: Empowered by AmCham” event

DCM William Gill spoke to a group of female university students yesterday at the “Women at Hilton: Empowered by AmCham” event, sharing his thoughts on the importance of ensuring that women have the greatest possible opportunities in the workforce and the economy. He told the group, “this is very much a work in progress. The …

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Remarks for the AmCham March Member’s Luncheon by Ambassador Lee Litzenberger

Baku, Azerbaijan – Boulevard Hotel Friday, March 29, 12:00 p.m. Thank you, Nuran, for that very kind introduction.  And thank you very much for the opportunity to speak to so many of Azerbaijan’s business leaders gathered in one place. AmCham has long been a key partner of the U.S. Embassy, serving as the voice of …

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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. 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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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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Deputy Chief of Mission, William Gill, participated as a panelist at the SHE Congress

Deputy Chief of Mission, William Gill, participated as a panelist at the SHE Congress, an international women’s leadership event held in Baku. The SHE Congress is designed to bring role models such as top female executives and business owners, as well as top private and public sector representatives, to share their knowledge, skills and energy …

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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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U.S. Helps Internally Displaced Young People Study English

Ambassador and Mrs. Robert F. Cekuta, along with Cabinet of Ministers representative Mahammad Guliyev, joined 33 students to kick off the “Knowledge is Power!” English language learning program at school No. 4 for internally displaced people (IDP) from Zangilan.  This program will provide Zangilan’s young people with English language skills, opening doors to other new …

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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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Ambassador Robert F. Cekuta’s Remarks at Iftar Hosted at His Residence

As-salaam-u-alaikum.  I am very pleased to welcome you to the Residence for tonight’s Iftar.  It is an honor to host you. I would like to welcome all of the distinguished religious leaders, government officials, and diplomatic colleagues, and I especially want to acknowledge Rashad Aliyarli, from the Caucasus Muslim Board who is with us this …

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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, I would like to wish all Muslims a joyful Ramadan. During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that strengthen our communities.  At its core, the spirit of Ramadan …

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President Donald J. Trump visited the 9/11 Memorial at NATO headquarters

During his visit to Brussels, President Donald J. Trump visited the 9/11 Memorial at NATO headquarters. The Memorial – a steel beam from the 107th floor of the World Trade Center’s Tower in New York City – commemorates the support America’s NATO Allies and partners offered after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The …

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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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Gala Night in honor of 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations with Azerbaijan

The U.S. Embassy held a Gala Night at the Mugham Center in honor of 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations with Azerbaijan. Event featured American and Azerbaijani jazz performed by visiting American vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and acclaimed artist Sevda AlekperZadeh. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id …

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Five students of Baku State University’s Law School to take part in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Five students of Baku State University’s Law School and their coach traveled to the United States to take part in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition — a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.  The event they are attending is …

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Dream of studying in the United States?

Don’t know where to get started? Before applying for a program in the U.S., you need to do a lot of research and gather information about the state, city, school, program, and courses offered during your study. Tomorrow we are going to Lives Stream Education USA’s presentation on “How to Research U.S. Universities”. You can …

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Ambassador Robert F. Cekuta’s Remarks during the celebration of Independence Day

Mr. Minister, Excellencies, dear friends – welcome to our annual Fourth of July celebration. Thank you for joining us. This year, we mark two important anniversaries: 240 years of American and 25 years of Azerbaijani independence. It’s a perfect time for our two countries to reflect on what binds us, on how far we’ve come, …

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