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US President Donald Trump has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on occasion of Eid al-Fitr
Trend News Agency
US President Donald Trump has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on occasion of Eid al-Fitr. “On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to you and the people of Azerbaijan as you celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity. Here in the United States, Muslims commemorate Eid with families and friends, continuing the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with those from all walks of life. As we celebrate this holiday together, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. On this occasion, the United States renews our shared commitment with Azerbaijan to honor these values. Once again, I wish you and the people of Azerbaijan a blessed holiday. Eid Mubarak.” President Trump said in his letter.
President Ilham Aliyev, his spouse present trophies to F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix winners (VIDEO)
Trend News Agency
An awarding ceremony was held in Baku for the winners of the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix on June 25. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev presented the first place trophy to Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing. The constructors’ trophy was presented by Azerbaijan’s First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva to the Red Bull team. Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes, who came in second in the F1 race, received the second place trophy from Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov. President of the Azerbaijan Automobile Federation Anar Alakbarov presented the third place trophy to Lance Stroll of Williams F1 team.
Daniel Ricciardo wins incident-filled F1 race in Azerbaijan
Daniel Ricciardo won Azerbaijan Grand Prix on June 25 from 10th on the grid following one of the craziest races the sport has seen in a while.
Mariah Carey attends Azerbaijan Grand Prix
The Daily Mail
Mariah Carey attends 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2017 FULL RECAP: Ricciardo wins as Hamilton and Vettel collide
The Daily Express
Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2017 FULL RECAP: Ricciardo wins as Hamilton and Vettel collide.
Seven Things You Missed from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix
The Daily Mail
With the Baku event being held under the European Grand Prix banner last season, Azerbaijan Grand Prix was the country's first official race and the drama just kept on coming. So much was going on you may not have caught it all, so Sportsmail lists seven things you missed from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Relive how Ricciardo won a chaotic Azerbaijan GP as Vettel hit Hamilton
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
That was a quite stunning race. As much drama and excitement in one afternoon as some entire seasons have delivered. Clearly the incident with Vettel and Hamilton is going to dominate the headlines tonight and for some time to come, but the acrimony of all that should in no way overshadow the fact that this was a superb advert for F1, at the end of which we had perhaps the most gleeful podium. It was a superb drive by Daniel Ricciardo and another reminder that he is a world champion in waiting if he can just get a car that will win races on a regular basis, while Valtteri Bottas's comeback drive was also a performance to savour.
Trans-Caspian Forum Highlights Economic Opportunity Along the East-West Trade and Transit Corridor Helps provide energy security for Europe, is key link in East-West trade
Embassy of Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijani Ambassador to the U.S. Elin Suleymanov, speaking at the Trans-Caspian Forum in Washington, championed the economic, business and infrastructure opportunities along the Trans-Caspian Corridor, a critical route connecting China to Europe through the Caspian and Black Sea regions. The Corridor’s oil and gas pipelines help provide energy security to Europe and its transit routes speed East-West trade.
Trans-Caspian forum on the John Batchelor Show
The John Batchelor Show
Listen to the John Batchelor Show as Ambassador Elin Suleymanov talks about "Trans-Caspian East-West Trade and Transit Corridor" Forum co-organized by the Embassies of Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Turkmenistan in partnership with Caspian Policy Center, Elliot School of International Affairs, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association, America Georgia Business Council, American Turkish Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan, World Bank Group, Boeing and Turkish Airlines in Washington, D.C. from June 26 to June 27, 2017.
Azerbaijani Ambassador Talks About His Country’s Unshakable Bond With The Jewish People
Read Ambassador Elin Suleymanov’s interview to Ami Magazine.