Hasan Hasanov

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Hasan Hasanov
Həsən Həsənov
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan
In office
September 2, 1993 – February 16, 1998
President Heydar Aliyev
Preceded by Tofig Gasimov
Succeeded by Tofig Zulfugarov
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
In office
January 25, 1990 – April 7, 1992
President Ayaz Mutalibov
Preceded by Ayaz Mutalibov
Succeeded by Firuz Mustafayev
Personal details
Born (1940-10-20) October 20, 1940 (age 74)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Religion Islam

Hasan Hasanov Aziz oglu (Azerbaijani: Həsən Həsənov Əziz oğlu , born in 1940) is an Azerbaijani politician and diplomat. He served as Azerbaijan's last communist leader, as its Prime Minister of Azerbaijan both during the Soviet rule and Azerbaijan's subsequent independence after the collapse of Soviet Union but eventually resigned.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hasanov was born on October 20, 1940 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Having completed his secondary education in Tbilisi, he moved to Baku, Azerbaijan to study at Azerbaijan Technical University in 1958. In 1963, Hasanov graduated from the university and in 1981 from Baku Supreme Party School. While a student, he chaired the group, faculty and institute Komsomol committee. In 1962, Hasanov was sent to 14th annual All Soviet Komsomol Summit being held in Moscow as the representative of Azerbaijani students. In 1960–1963, he served as Chairman of the Baku Student Council; in 1962 through 1966, he worked as tutor in Baku Komsomol Committee and chaired the Yasamal Komsomol Committee. In 1966–1967, during his doctoral studies Hasanov conducted scientific research at Scientific Research Construction Materials and Establishments Institute. In 1967, he was appointed to the position of tutor at Central Committee of Azerbaijan Communist Party.[1]

Political career[edit]

After working in the organization committee of Komsomol's central office in Moscow for two years, Hasanov moved back to Baku in 1971 and worked as tutor and deputy department director of Azerbaijan Communist Party. Later on, he worked as the First Secretary of Sabail district in 1975–1978, as First Secretary of Sumgayit Party Committee in 1978–1979 and as First Secretary of Ganja Party Committee in 1979–1981. From 1981 through 1990, Hasanov served as Secretary of Central Committee of Azerbaijan Communist Party and member of bureau and chaired the economic policies committee at the same institution from 1989 until 1990.[1]

Hasanov was the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan during the most difficult period of the country, in 1990–1992. After Azerbaijan became independent, he was put in charge to form the new government of Azerbaijan. Understanding the difficulties, Hasanov made a deal with the Popular Front of Azerbaijan inviting them to form a coalition within the newly established government.[2] In 1992–1998, he served in diplomatic service of independent Azerbaijan and was the first Azerbaijani to receive the status of Azerbaijan's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. In 1992–1993, Hasanov established and worked in the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan Republic to UN in New York City. From 1993 through 1998, he served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan.

Hasanov has been member of various parliaments for 23 straight years: in 1977–1995 as deputy of Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan; in 1979–1984 as deputy of Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union; in 1995–2000 as member of National Assembly of Azerbaijan (Milli Majlis). He was also a member of International Relations Committee of Milli Majlis and member of the committee writing the new Azerbaijani Constitution. From 2004 until 2010, Hasanov served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Azerbaijan to Hungary.[1] On March 30, 2010, he was appointed the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Poland.[3]


Hasan Hasanov has been awarded with various orders of USSR. He's married, and has two children and grandchildren. Hasanov is fluent in English, Russian, Turkish and Georgian[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Ayaz Mutallibov
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
Succeeded by
Firuz Mustafayev