Ismat Abasov

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Ismat Abasov
Ismət Abasov
İlham Əliyev və İsmət Abasov.JPG
Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
22 October 2013
PresidentIlham Aliyev
Personal details
BornYerevan, Armenia[1]

Ismat Abasov Dursun oglu (born 25 May 1954) (Azerbaijani: Ismət Abasov Dursun oğlu) is an Azerbaijani politician who has served as Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan since 2013.[2]

Previously Abasov was First Deputy Minister of Agriculture from October 1997 to October 2004 and Minister of Agriculture from October 2004 to October 2013.

Early life and political career[edit]

Abasov was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia, and is fluent in Armenian. He moved to Baku, Azerbaijan to study at the Azerbaijan State Economic University.[3]

Abbasov was appointed as Minister of Agriculture in 2004[2] and re-appointed as minister on 31 October 2008 in a government reshuffle.[4]

Abasov also served as President of the Table Tennis Federation of Azerbaijan from December 2004 to February 2014.


Abasov was awarded with the Medal of Honour (Shohret) for his contribution to the development of the agrarian sector of Azerbaijan on May 23, 2014.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kənd təsərrüfatı naziri İsmət Abbasov Ermənistana gedir" [Minister of Agriculture Ismat Abbasov to go to Armenia]. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments". World Leaders. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Azerbaijani Minister 'Happy' To Return To Yerevan, His Hometown". RFE/RL. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Azərbaycan Respublikası nazirlərinin təyin edilməsi haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASININ PREZİDENTİNİN SƏRƏNCAMI" [The Decree of President of Azerbaijan Republic ppointment of ministers of Azerbaijan Republic]. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
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