Arzu Rahimov

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Arzu Rahimov
Arzu Rəhimov
Chairman of State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic
Assumed office
April 30, 2007
President Ilham Aliyev
Preceded by office established
First Deputy Chief of
State Border Service
In office
2006 – April 30, 2007
Personal details
Born (1964-10-01) October 1, 1964 (age 52)
Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan
Religion Islam
Military service
Service/branch State Border Service
Years of service 21 years
Rank General Major

Major General Arzu Rahimov Yusif oglu (Azerbaijani: Arzu Rəhimov Yusif oğlu; born October 1, 1964) is an Azerbaijani politician who serves as the Chairman of State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic.

Early life[edit]

Rahimov was born on October 1, 1964 in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. In 1982-1986, he studied at High Military Political General Troops Academy in Russia. In 1986-1989, he served in various positions in the Soviet Armed Forces. After restoration of independence of Azerbaijan, he served in the State Border Service of Azerbaijan Republic from 1992 to 2004, and was promoted from Chief Military officer to Military Unit Commander. In 2004, he was conferred with military rank of Major General.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 2004, he was appointed the head of Khudat unit of border troops.[2] In 2006, Rahimov was appointed First Deputy Chief at the headquarters of Border Troops in Baku. On April 30, 2007 he was appointed the Chairman of newly established State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic.[1][3] He's considered to be a professional officer, knowledgeable in migration issues.[2]

Rahimov has been awarded with 10 orders and medals. In addition to his native Azerbaijani, Rahimov is fluent in Russian. He is married and has two children.[1]

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