In October of 2011, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev appointed Elin Suleymanov as Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the United States of America. Prior to that, for over five years, Mr. Suleymanov had been the nation’s first Consul General to Los Angeles and the Western States leading the team, which established Azerbaijani diplomatic presence on the West Coast. Earlier, he served as Senior Counselor at the Foreign Relations Department, Office of the President in Baku, Azerbaijan and as Press Officer of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington, DC. Mr. Suleymanov’s experience before joining diplomatic service includes working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Azerbaijan and Glaverbel Czech, a leading manufacturing company in East-Central Europe.

A graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts, Mr. Suleymanov also holds graduate degrees from the Political Geography department of the Moscow State University, Russia, and from the University of Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Suleymanov has authored numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at academic events. He speaks Azerbaijani, English, Russian languages.

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Selected articles and interviews by Elin Suleymanov:




Biden Must Press Armenia to Hand Over Minefield Maps

Seizing the Opportunity for Lasting Peace Between Armenia and Azerbaijan | Opinion


The relentless pursuit of happiness in the war-damaged South Caucasus. @ElinSuleymanov Azerbaijan Ambassador to the United States







Armenian provocations against Azerbaijan defy common sense about the promise of the South Caucasus. @ElinSuleymanov, Ambassador to the United State from the Republic of Azerbaijan.


Why is Russia arming Armenia and what is to be done? The interview of @batchelorshow with Ambassador Elin Suleymanov

Azerbaijan to UAE: Four ways you will benefit from peace with Israel

Rumblings of regional strife in the Caucasus could make its way to Israel

Azeri Amb.: If Israel nixes annexation, ties with Muslim states to improve

Azerbaijani ambassador: Border hostilities may harm Israeli oil supplies

Amb. Eli Suleymanov: Our Dispute With Armenia and Regional Security

Special Issue: Exclusive Interview with the US Ambassador to the United States on the Situation with COVID-19 and the Embassy


30 Faces of Islam for the 30 Days - H.E. Elin Suleymanov 


Azerbaijan locks down against the virus while Armenia continues provocations in Nagorno-Karabakh 


The watchful Azerbaijan at Nowruz 2020 in the time of the virus 


On the Road to Baku. Azerbaijan: former Soviet state blooms into a real democracy 






The Nagorno-Karabakh tragedy at the White House.


Sniper attack while the OSCE inspects the Nagorno-Karabakh frontline & What is to be done? @ElinSuleymanov


We asked ambassadors where they eat when they’re homesick. We did not expect Taco Bell and Ikea.


Azerbaijan's religious tolerance is a guidepost for the USA. @ElinSuleymanov


AJC Philadelphia/SNJ Hosts Republic of Azerbaijan Ambassador


Event Recap: A Public Address His Excellency Elin Suleymanov


“Hello, America!”


Elin Suleymanov: Being Muslim doesn’t mean we are anti-Israel


Welcoming of Ambassador of Azerbaijan Elin Suleymanov at the Utah State Senate


Welcoming of Ambassador of Azerbaijan Elin Suleymanov at the Utah House of Representatives


Podcast: An Interview With the Ambassador of Azerbaijan


Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read Before Visiting Their Country




Elin Suleymanov: If music is the soul of Azerbaijan, Chingiz Sadikhov was its interpreter


THO Ambassador Series: A Conversation With His Excellency Amb. Elin Suleymanov


Azerbaijan’s Diplomatic Couple in Georgetown


THO Ambassador Series: A Coservation with his excellency Amb. Elin Suleymanov


ISO Celebrates International Education Week with Azerbaijani Ambassador


Azerbaijan ambassador to U.S. discusses his country's relationship with Russia, Iran, and the world


Azerbaijan’s Diplomatic Couple in Georgetown


On the Road to Azerbaijan: The tragedy of Nagorno-Karabakh and the prosperity of Azerbaijan.


Everyone in the Caspian Basin has the same vision: natural resources and other goods travelling across the Caspian to the Port of Baku and thence to Europe and the rest of the world. —H E Elin Suleymanov, ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States


Celebrating the Centennial of the Republic of Azerbaijan


'My father's mountains'


On the Road to Azerbaijan: Trump supports Azerbaijan's energy security pipelines from the CaspianSea to the Adriatic Sea


The tragedy of the dishomed in the unending Nagorno-Karabakh War.


Christian and Jewish Leaders Honor Muslim Country’s Ties With Israel, on Capitol Hill


Azerbaijan has ‘pioneered’ Israeli ties with Muslim world, says ambassador


Top Azerbaijani Diplomat in US Praises Growing Ties Between Israel and Muslim World


Heydar Aliyev Award Presentation at Mediridian House


The Silk Road Promise of Baku and the South Caucasus & What is to be done? @ElinSuleymanov 


Azerbaijan's ambassador to the U.S. says he's impressed with Trump's Russia approach (2018)


Azerbaijan at the Strategic Crossroads of Eurasia  


Elin Suleymanov: If music is the soul of Azerbaijan, Chingiz Sadikhov was its interpreter




HE Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan Ambassador Suleymanov discusses final pipeline route connecting Caspian to Europe


 To Azerbaijan, With Love


Azerbaijan ambassador warns of 'dangerous escalation' with Armenia


Formula One discovers Baku. Washington discovers the Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor.


Arms Open To All // An Azerbaijani Ambassador Talks About His Country’s Unshakable Bond With The Jewish People


Azerbaijan is the railroad crossroads of Eurasia. Elin Suleymanov


Azerbaijan discovers mighty Comedy Central. Mighty Comedy Central discovers Azerbaijan.


Ambassador Elin Suleymanov speaks at the Azerbaijan Republic Day and Armed Forces day celebration


Commentary: Azerbaijan a partner for economy, peace for state


Azerbaijan's Ambassadors On The Country’s History, Economy And Elections






The pontiff's historic trip


Tracing the modern Silk Road


Muslim Ambassadors Receive Gift Menorahs At Hanukkah Party


Azerbaijan ambassador visits Oklahoma, looks to strengthen partnerships


The Road Ahead for Azerbaijan and the Caucasus


Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region


Azerbaijan Ambassador Suleymanov discusses Armenian conflict


A Peaceful Settlement In The Caucasus Will Inspire Peacemaking Worldwide




 Azerbaijan’s Ambassador Responds


A sporting moment for Azerbaijan


Keynote speech by Ambassador Elin Süleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to US


Why the United States needs Azerbaijan as the hub of the new Silk Road


How Does This Country, Neighbor of Iran and Friend of Israel, View the Iran Deal?


L’ambassadeur d’Azerbaïdjan invité par l’Université de Virginie aux Etats-Unis


Longtime ally Azerbaijan counts on U.S. reassurance


From tragedy to independence




Criticism of Azerbaijan Is Mistaken


Small country, endless possibilities

Azerbaijan's ambassador to US to discuss changing dynamics


Azerbaijan-Israel relationship is glimmer of hope, model for Muslim-Jewish peace


Azerbaijan-Israel relationship is glimmer of hope, model for Muslim-Jewish peace


Azerbaijani Ambassador speaks at University


Armenia and Azerbaijan, Engaged in a War of Words


Transatlantic Alliance: NATO Summit and Energy Security in Light of the Ukraine Crisis-2


Azerbaijan’s treatment of dissenters


 Azerbaijan's ambassador talks about energy security with Oklahoma leaders


Global Energy Security town hall looks at role of Azerbaijan


 Hinckley Forum: The U.S. - Azerbaijani Relations and Unresolved Karabakh Conflict

Azerbaijan Ambassador and Congressman Henry Cuellar Visit UIW Students and Community

Azerbaijan ambassador visits campus




Amb. Suleymanov: Azerbaijan piles up the building blocks of democracy


Azerbaijani ambassador discusses close relationship with U.S. and Israel


Azerbaijan ambassador comes to IU


Elin Suleymanov, '94, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences Outstanding Alumnus Award


Azerbaijani Center of Houston hosts National Flag Day event


Amb. Elin Suleymanov (Republic of Azerbaijan)


Unlikely Allies


Ambassador Suleymanov speaks at “This is America and the World” by Dennis Wholey


Husband-Wife Diplomats Introduce U.S. to Their Emerging Nation


Caspian Sea gas pipeline would advance US energy interests


DTRA Director, Azerbaijan Ambassador Discuss Defense Cooperation


Azerbaijan ambassador/UT alum to visit campus March 11


Azerbaijani Ambassador makes speech in conference in U.S.


Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States


Azerbaijan Ambassador visits Reves Center


Interview with the Diplomatic Connections


Video Interview with Diplomatic Connections


Ambassador: Different memorials teach similar lessons




Fueling the Fire: Azerbaijan, Iran, and the World’s Energy


International song contest shines light on changing Azerbaijan


Prospects for prosperity in the Caspian Basin


Strategy Session with Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States




Azerbaijani Consul General presents four MSU students with Award for Excellence


Symbolism vs. Reality in the Caucasus - More Reality is Needed (May 25, 2011)




America needs long-termregional strategy


The Price of Freedom: Remembering January 20, 1990; The Huffington Post




The Promise of Visionary Pragmatism


Making history in person: View from Azerbaijan





Azerbaijan Consul General Elin Suleymanov speaks in Colorado (


Azerbaijan, Wyoming share same values, by Elin Suleymanov Wyoming News



But what about Azerbaijan?




Expanding Westward - Azerbaijan International, Autumn 2006, (14/3)


Expanding Westward. Azerbaijan Opens New Consulate in Los Angeles





"Ali and Nino" by Kurban Said




 Emergence of New Political Identity in the South Caucasus






"Ali and Nino" by Kurban Said. Inside the Soul of a Caucasian. Book Review by Elin Suleymanov





Boxcars, Dugout Shelters and Promises to Keep. Azerbaijan's Refugees





Youth in Search of the Future. Identity Changes in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan





Youth in Search of the Future. Identity Changes in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan. Guest Editorial by Elin Suleymanov






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