Hafiz Pashayev

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Hafiz Pashayev
Azerbaijani: Hafiz Paşayev Mir Cəlal oğlu
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
August 14, 2006
President Ilham Aliyev
Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States
In office
November 1992 – November 2006
Preceded by office established
Succeeded by Yashar Aliyev
Personal details
Born (1941-05-02) May 2, 1941 (age 73)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union (now Azerbaijan)
Religion Islam

Hafiz Pashayev Mir Jalal oglu (Azerbaijani: Hafiz Paşayev Mir Cəlal oğlu; born May 2, 1941) is the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Government of Azerbaijan since 2006.

Early life[edit]

Pashayev was born in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 2, 1941. In 1963, he has been graduated from the Physics Faculty of Azerbaijan State University. After the graduation, he started to work at the Physics Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences until 1967. In 1971, he obtained the Candidate of Sciences degree at the I. V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy in Moscow. In 1975-1976, he continued the investigations at the University of California, Irvine. Finally, he obtained the Doctor of Sciences degree in 1984. From 1971 to 1992, Pashayev worked as a researcher and a laboratory chief at the Physics Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

Political career[edit]

Hafiz Pashayev started his political career in 1993 as an Azerbaijan's first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States (also accredited in Canada and Mexico). He was retained in his post till 2006, when at the same year he was appointed the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic. Pashayev is accountable for the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy established under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic. He is the first rector of the academy. Moreover, Hafiz Pashayev is the author of more than 100 scientific works and 2 monographs, as well as the articles on various socio-political issues in the local and international media.

Personal life[edit]

Hafiz Pashayev is married, he has two children and four grandchildren. Other than his native language - Azerbaijani, he speaks fluent English and Russian.[1] He is the son of the well-known writer and literary critic, Mir Jalal Pashayev and the uncle of the Azerbaijan's current First Lady, Mehriban Aliyeva.


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