Statement by U.S. Department of State: Holding Russia Accountable for Its Destabilizing Behavior

On March 4, Russia used a military-grade nerve agent to attempt to murder a British citizen and his daughter in Salisbury. This attack on our Ally the United Kingdom put countless innocent lives at risk and resulted in serious injury to three people, including a police officer. In response to this outrageous violation of the ...
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Attributing Responsibility for the Nerve Agent Attack in the U.K.

The United States was in touch with our Allies in the United Kingdom ahead of today’s announcement, including in a call between Secretary Tillerson and Foreign Secretary Johnson this morning. We have full confidence in the UK’s investigation and its assessment that Russia was likely responsible for the nerve agent attack that took place in ...
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Community Building Initiatives Program

The Embassy of the United States of America in Azerbaijan is pleased to announce a call for proposals to support community building initiatives to increase inclusive growth and local community capacity development. This program seeks to promote the values that contribute to the growth of civic organizations and innovative individual initiatives to build Azerbaijan’s prosperity ...
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UK&US Educated Alumni Networking Event

Today, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Gill and UK Deputy Head of Mission McCormick joined over 300 exchange alumni of U.S. and U.K. government sponsored programs. The alumni shared stories of their experiences in the U.S. and U.K., and how the skills they learned abroad have helped them in their education and careers. The U.S.-Educated ...
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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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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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The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program brings international teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers professional development seminars at a host university. The deadline for applications is 1 March, 2018. For more information and access to the online application, please visit our website:  https://az.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-programs/professional-development-non-degree-programs/ 
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Dr. Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh’s Memorial Ceremony

I approach the podium today with trepidation.  An amateur historian, a student of the liberal arts, a mathphobe, I have been asked to talk about one of the world’s great mathematicians, a man whose discoveries, whose imagination, whose thoughts have had an immeasurable impact within the fields of mathematics as well as electronics and computer ...
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Ambassador Cekuta attends an international conference hosted by ANAMA and NATO NSPA

Ambassador Cekuta joins Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Abid Sharifov, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Mr. James Appathurai, and ANAMA Director Mr. Gazanfar Ahmadov at an international conference hosted by ANAMA and NATO NSPA to discuss the current status of NATO PfP Trust Fund humanitarian demining project in Jeyranchel, Azerbaijan. Since 1999, the ...
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Statement on the Assault on Media Freedom in Azerbaijan

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 26, 2017 We are deeply troubled by the August 24 arrest and three month pretrial detention of Mehman Aliyev, the prominent editor-in-chief of Azerbaijan’s only remaining independent media outlet, Turan Information Agency. Other restrictive actions against Turan, including freezing its bank accounts and initiating tax evasion ...
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2016 International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary The constitution stipulates the separation of state and religion and equality of all religions. It also protects the right of individuals to express their religious beliefs and carry out religious rituals, provided these do not violate public order or public morality. The law prohibits the government from interfering in religious activities, but also ...
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Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 – Azerbaijan

Overview:  Azerbaijan maintained its strong counterterrorism cooperation with the United States and actively opposed terrorist organizations seeking to move people, money, and materiel through the Caucasus region.  The country remained focused on counterterrorism efforts that included prosecuting individuals under statutes related to terrorism, arresting foreign terrorist fighters returning to Azerbaijan from conflicts abroad, and conducting ...
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President Trump’s vision for America abroad

Interested in learning more about American Foreign Policy priorities? Here is a quote from the latest opinion piece by our National Security Advisor and the director of the National Economic Council. “America champions the dignity of every person, affirms the equality of women, celebrates innovation, protects freedom of speech and of religion, and supports free ...
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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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Exchange Programs

Every year, Department of State offers international education opportunities for many students around the world. This June Bureau of Exchange programs is showcasing how the programs help to promote diversity. You can always explore the international education opportunities available for your country here: http://exchanges.state.gov
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson On the Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

The United States strongly condemns today’s deadly attack in Kabul. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured, including our Afghan partners, members of the diplomatic and international communities, and many innocent Afghan citizens. We pray for a speedy recovery to the American and Afghan members ...
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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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Planning to study as International Student in the U.S.

You can enhance your educational experience in the U.S. by taking advantage of study abroad and exchange programs. Through these opportunities, students can travel, immerse themselves in different cultures, enroll in language courses, take part in research opportunities and strengthen their global contacts. Here are three steps you should take to plan for your study ...
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Statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group

YEREVAN, 29 March 2017 – The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France and Richard Hoagland of the United States of America), together with the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, traveled to Baku (March 11), Yerevan (March 27) and Nagorno-Karabakh (March 28). The main purpose of the ...
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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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Appointment of Ambassador Hoagland as the U.S. Co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group

Ambassador Richard E. Hoagland will assume the position of U.S. Co-Chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group on an interim basis starting in January 2017. He replaces Ambassador James B. Warlick, who will step down on December 31. Ambassador Hoagland brings over 30 years of diplomatic experience to the ...
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