Ismat Abasov

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Ismat Abasov
Ismət Abasov
Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
22 October 2013
President Ilham Aliyev
Personal details
Born Yerevan, Armenia[1]
Religion Islam

Ismat Abasov Dursun oglu (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]

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