Ismat Abasov

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Ismat Abasov
Ismət Abasov
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Incumbent
Assumed office
22 October 2013
President Ilham Aliyev
Personal details
Born 25 May 1954
Yerevan, Armenia[1]
Religion Islam

Ismat Abasov Dursun oglu (Azerbaijani: Ismət Abasov Dursun oğlu) is an Azerbaijani politician who serves as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan.[2]

Previously Mr. Abasov worked as a Minister (Secretary of State) of/for Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan from October 2004 to October 2013 and as a first deputy Minister (Secretary of State) of/for Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan from October 1997 to October 2004.

Early life and political career[edit]

Mr. 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 Minister (Secretary of State) of Agriculture in 2004[2] and re-appointed as minister on 31 October 2008 in a government reshuffle.[4]

Mr. Abasov also served as a president of the Table Tennis Federation of the Republic of Azerbaijan between December 2004 to February 2014.

Awards[edit]

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

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