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.

Awards[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kənd təsərrüfatı naziri İsmət Abbasov Ermənistana gedir" [Minister of Agriculture Ismat Abbasov to go to Armenia]. Milli.az. 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.
  5. ^ http://www.president.az/articles/11789