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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USAID Baku and the Azerbaijan Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Today, USAID Baku and the Azerbaijan Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost bilateral cooperation to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Azerbaijan. Ambassador Litzenberger and USAID Mission Director Jay Singh participated in the ceremony. SMEs, including many small family-owned businesses, are …

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ADA University-George Washington University joint-Master’s degree program in computer science

The Embassy was delighted to participate in last week’s ceremony welcoming the second class of the ADA University-George Washington University joint-Master’s degree program in computer science and data analytics. Featuring the talent of two of our countries’ most prestigious universities, the program is playing an important role in bringing together Azerbaijanis and Americans, and enhancing …

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United States Welcomes Actions by Armenia and Azerbaijan

The United States welcomes the release by Azerbaijan of 15 Armenian detainees and their return to their families in Armenia.  We also welcome Armenia’s decision to provide to Azerbaijan important information that will facilitate humanitarian demining and avoid future casualties. We are grateful to Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the Government of Georgia for the …

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Ambassador Litzenberger delivered remarks at the first session of a three-day “Connecting Eurasia: Smart Ports and Rail Forum”

Ports and rail networks play an important role to keep the economies running, particularly for countries like Azerbaijan and the United States. Yesterday, Ambassador Litzenberger delivered remarks at the first session of a three-day “Connecting Eurasia: Smart Ports and Rail Forum” to highlight the important role American companies can play to promote Azerbaijan as a …

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The Release of Opposition figures in Azerbaijan for Novruz

The United States welcomes the broad March 18 pardon and release of more than 30 secular and religious opposition figures, all of whom Azerbaijani NGOs consider to have been incarcerated for exercising their fundamental freedoms. They include journalist Elchin Ismayilli and many individuals unjustly incarcerated after the 2015 Nardaran events. In the spirit of the …

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English-Language Programs

Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Mission to Azerbaijan in Baku: English-Language Programs Deadline for Applications: April 12, 2021 CFDA Number: 19.900 Total Amount Available: $100,000 USD   PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce an open call for proposals from interested individuals and organizations to for its English-Language Teaching Program. This program focuses on …

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Statement of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs

BAKU/YEREVAN/MOSCOW, 14 December 2020 – The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America) released the following statement today: French Co-Chair Stephane Visconti and U.S. Co-Chair Andrew Schofer traveled to Baku 12 and 13 December and Yerevan 13 and 14 December. In Baku, they …

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U.S.-Armenia-Azerbaijan Joint Statement

Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov met with Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun on October 24, 2020 and reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to implement and abide by the humanitarian ceasefire agreed in Moscow on October 10, which were reaffirmed in the statement issued from Paris on October 17, …

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2020

AZERBAIJAN: TIER 2 WATCH LIST The Government of Azerbaijan does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included convicting more traffickers and providing guidance to judges to issue stricter sentences for traffickers. The government established grants for civil society, significantly increased …

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George Washington University-Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University dual-degree program

Ambassador Litzenberger participated in a ceremony launching the George Washington University-Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University dual-degree program in education management. During his speech the ambassador noted that it is a key priority for us at the Embassy to help Azerbaijani and American institutions of higher education find ways to work together. He added that he believes …

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Joint Military Medical Strategy Meeting

The U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation sponsored a joint Military Medical Strategy Meeting last week in Baku, to help participants focus on identifying long-term planning goals for joint military medical capabilities. The event brought medical professionals from the United States Air Force-Europe (USAFE), the United States Army-Europe (USAREUR), the Oklahoma National Guard, and counterparts …

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Intellectual Property and Cyber Security conference

The U.S. Embassy together with the Ministry of Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies held a conference on “Intellectual Property and Cyber Security.” During the conference Ambassador Litzenberger noted that licensing software saves companies and government money in the long run from the steep costs of recovering money and information lost from cyberattacks and …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on October 19 Protest

The United States Embassy in Azerbaijan joins the European Union in strongly condemning the violence used by police to disperse and arrest participants and bystanders during the peaceful October 19 protest in Baku. We call on the government to credibly investigate reports of police violence, hold accountable those responsible, and release expeditiously those who remain …

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Statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stéphane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America) met separately and jointly with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on the margins of the UN General Assembly. The Co-Chairs were joined in …

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230th Anniversary of U.S. Department of State

As we celebrate the U.S. Department of State 230th and Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs 100th anniversaries, we are pleased to share a video about Azerbaijani and American champions of diplomacy. Diplomats Biz bu il iki xüsusi ildönümünü qeyd edirik: Dövlət Departamentinin 230 illik yubileyi və Azərbaycan Xarici İşlər Nazirliyi/Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan 100 …

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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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Statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group

Moscow, Paris, Washington, 26 February, 2017 The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Igor Popov of Russia, Stephane Visconti of France and Richard Hoagland of the United States of America, released the following statement today: According to reports from the Ministries of Defense of Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as other sources, in the …

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s remarks at the UN Security Council “Conflicts in Europe” session

“Thank you, Foreign Minister Klimkin, for chairing this important and timely open debate.  Thank you also to Secretary-General Guterres, Secretary-General Zannier, and Secretary-General Schmid for your comprehensive briefings. It can be tempting to take Europe’s peace and security for granted.  Europe is a continent of strong, stable democracies.  And Europe is a continent of flourishing …

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