Cabinet of Azerbaijan

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Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan
Azərbaycan Respublikasının Nazirlər Kabineti
Agency overview
FormedOctober 18, 1991
Headquarters68 Lermontov str, Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1066
Agency executive
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Chiefs of State[edit]

Main office holders
Office Name Party Since
President İlham Aliyev New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) October 15, 2003
First vice President Mehriban Aliyeva New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) February 21, 2017

The head of state and head of government are separate from the country's law-making body. The President is the head of the state and head of executive branch. The people elect the president; the Vice President is appointed by the President and the Prime Minister is nominated by the President and confirmed by the National Assembly of Azerbaijan. The President appoints all cabinet-level government administrators (ministers, heads of other central and local executive bodies) and has the competence to chair the meeting of Cabinet. President also has competence to cancel the orders and resolutions of Cabinet. In 2009 Referendum, the Constitution of Azerbaijan was amended, abolishing any term limit for the office of President.[1]

Cabinet members[edit]

Cabinet of Ministers is composed of Prime-minister, his/her deputies, ministers and heads of other central bodies of executive power. Cabinet resigns on a day when newly elected President takes his/her rights and begins carrying out his/her powers.[2] As a rule Prime-minister takes chair at the meetings of the Cabinet.

Office Incumbent Since Age
Prime Minister Ali Asadov October 8, 2019 62
First Deputy Prime Minister Yaqub Eyyubov February 13, 2003 73
Deputy Prime Minister Hajibala Abutalybov April 21, 2018 75
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Akhmedov October 22, 2013 66
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Hasanov November 18, 1998 71
Minister of Agriculture Inam Karimov April 21, 2018 42
Minister of Culture Abulfaz Garayev April 23, 2018 62
Minister of Defense Zakir Hasanov October 22, 2013 60
Minister of Defense Industry Madat Guliyev June 20, 2019 61
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Mukhtar Babayev April 23, 2018 52
Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev January 15, 2016 54
Minister of Education Jeyhun Bayramov April 23, 2018 46
Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov February 6, 2006 58
Minister of Energy Parviz Shahbazov October 12, 2017 49
Minister of Finance Samir Sharifov April 18, 2006 58
Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov April 2, 2004 59
Minister of Healthcare Ogtay Shiraliyev October 20, 2005 69
Minister of Internal Affairs Vilayat Eyvazov June 20, 2019 51
Minister of Justice Fikrat Mammadov April 19, 2000 64
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population Sahil Babayev April 21, 2018 39
Minister of Taxes Mikayil Jabbarov December 5, 2017 43
Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Ramin Guluzade February 13, 2017 42
Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov February 7, 2006 55
Chair of State Committee for City Building and Architecture Samir Nuriyev April 21, 2018 44
Chair of State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Hijran Huseynova February 6, 2006 64
Chair of State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Rovshan Rzayev April 21, 2018 57
Chair of State Committee on Work with Diaspora Fuad Muradov April 23, 2018 40
Chair of State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli July 21, 2014 65
Chair of State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev April 23, 2018 46
Chair of State Property Issues Committee Karam Hasanov May 19, 2009 50
Chair of State Statistics Committee Tahir Budagov August 13, 2015 54
Chief of Foreign Intelligence Service Orkhan Sultanov December 14, 2015 42
Chief of State Border Service Elchin Guliyev July 31, 2002 52
Chief of State Migration Service Vusal Huseynov April 23, 2018 39
Chief of State Security Service Ali Naghiyev June 20, 2019 61
Chief of State Service for Mobilization and Conscription Arzu Rahimov February 13, 2012 55
Chair of State Food Safety Agency Goshgar Tahmazli December 25, 2017 49
Chair of State Tourism Agency Fuad Naghiyev April 23, 2018 44

Procedure for appointment[edit]

Prime-minister is appointed by the President with consent of Milli Majlis (Parliament). Proposed candidate for the post of Prime-minister is submitted for consideration to Milli Majlis by the President not later than one month from the day when the President begins carrying out his/her powers, or not later than two weeks from the day of resignation of Cabinet. Milli Majlis adopts a resolution concerning the candidate to the post of Prime-minister not later than within one week from the day when such candidature has been proposed. Should said procedure be violated, or candidatures proposed by the President for the post of Prime-minister be rejected three times, then the President may appoint Prime-minister without consent of Milli Majlis.[3]

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Elections in Azerbaijan; embarrassment for the West Archived 2010-11-27 at the Wayback Machine, EastWeek, November 2010
  2. ^ "Official web-site of President of Azerbaijan Republic - AZERBAIJAN » Constitution". Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  3. ^ "Official web-site of President of Azerbaijan Republic - AZERBAIJAN » Constitution". Retrieved 2017-11-12.