Ambassador

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.

Wikipedia article on Elin Suleymanov

 

Selected articles and interviews by Elin Suleymanov:

     

2020

 

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 

 

2019

 

FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE AZERBAIJANI-ARMENIAN HOT CONFLICT OVER NAGORNO-KARABAKH, BATCHELOR SPEAKS WITH THE AZERBAIJANI AMBASSADOR TO WASHINGTON.

 

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 azembassy.us

 

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

 

2018

 

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

 

2017

 

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

 

AZERBAIJAN WANTS PAN-ARAB SUMMIT WITH ISRAEL, ENVOY SAYS

 

  2016

 

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

 

 2015

 

 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

 

 2014

 

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

 

 2013

 

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

 

 2012

 

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

 

 2011

 

Azerbaijani Consul General presents four MSU students with Award for Excellence

 

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

 

 2010

 

America needs long-termregional strategy

 

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

 

 2009

 

The Promise of Visionary Pragmatism

 

Making history in person: View from Azerbaijan

 

 

 2008

 

Azerbaijan Consul General Elin Suleymanov speaks in Colorado (

 

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

 

2007

But what about Azerbaijan?

 

 2006

 

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

 

Expanding Westward. Azerbaijan Opens New Consulate in Los Angeles

 

 

2004

 

"Ali and Nino" by Kurban Said

 

ELIN SULEYMANOV, MALD 2004, AZERBAIJAN

 

 Emergence of New Political Identity in the South Caucasus

 

 

 

2000

 

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

 

 

1998

 

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

 

 

1996

 

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

 

 

1994

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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