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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Azerbaijan 2018 International Religious Freedom Report

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 practice religious rituals, provided these do not violate public order or public morality. The law prohibits the government from interfering in religious activities, but it also states the …

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U.S. Department of State Releases 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

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 identifying more victims and providing thorough victim assistance at the government-run trafficking shelter and victim assistance center. The government also increased awareness campaigns for Azerbaijani migrants traveling abroad, …

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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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LATEST REPORTS

Fiscal Transparency Report On July 28, the U.S. Department of State released the 2016 Fiscal Transparency Report, which assesses Azerbaijan’s budget processes and information about the budget as well as processes for awarding government contracts and licenses for natural resource extraction.  The 2016 report concludes that Azerbaijan has made significant progress toward achieving the standards …

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