Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel …

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Attention All Travelers!

On March 11, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation regarding the suspension of entry as immigrants and non-immigrants of certain additional persons who pose a risk of transmitting the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security has announced it will issue a supplemental “Notice of Arrivals Restriction” for U.S. passengers who …

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Regional English Language Officer traveled to Azerbaijan

Our Regional English Language Officer traveled to Azerbaijan recently to observe the implementation of the U.S. Government-funded English Access Micro-scholarship Program at IDP schools in Mingechevir and Yevlakh. He also visited Ganja State University and the Ganja American Corner. The English Access Micro-scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational …

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“Scale-Up Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs” program in Azerbaijan

Ambassador Litzenberger joined Dr. Beeta Ehdaie to announce the launching of the “Scale-Up Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs” program in Azerbaijan. This exciting program will help train a group of Azerbaijani women entrepreneurs to help them build their skills and grow their business ventures, and is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan and several local partners.

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Ambassador Litzenberger met with a delegation from George Washington University

Ambassador Litzenberger met with a delegation from George Washington University and representatives of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Education to discuss higher education partnerships between Azerbaijan and the United States. We’re excited for opportunities like these for collaboration between our two countries!

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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 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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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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Fraud Alert on the 2020 “Green Card” Diversity Visa Lottery

The US Embassy in Azerbaijan warns Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery participants about the significant increase in fraudulent e-mails and letters sent to applicants for the DV Lottery Program this time of year. Authors of these fraudulent e-mails and letters present themselves as representatives of the US government in order to convince DV Lottery applicants to …

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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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Appointment of U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 28, 2017   The United States is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew Schofer as the next U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group for Nagorno-Karabakh. Mr. Schofer brings extensive experience in Europe and International Organizations to the position, and most recently served as …

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Statement by U.S. Department of State: On the Occasion of the One-Year Anniversary of the Attempted Coup in Turkey

One year ago, Turkey’s brave and dedicated citizens of all backgrounds and political views defended their democracy against an attempted coup. We reaffirm the United States’ steadfast support for Turkey’s democracy and democratic institutions. We offer our condolences to the friends and loved ones of those injured or killed during the coup attempt. Today, the …

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Statement by U.S. Department of State: Honoring the Memory of Journalists Natalya Estemirova and Paul Klebnikov

Today, we mark with sadness the eighth anniversary of the murder of human rights defender and journalist Natalya Estemirova and the thirteenth anniversary of the murder of American journalist and editor Paul Klebnikov, both killed in Russia. Ms. Estemirova, renowned for her writing and activism on human rights abuses in the North Caucasus, was kidnapped …

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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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