Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Azerbaijan)

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan
Аzərbаycаn Rеspubliкаsının Xarici İşlər Nazirliyi
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Agency overview
Formed May 28, 1918
Headquarters Shixali Qurbanov st. 4, Baku, Azerbaijan Republic 1009
Agency executives

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Аzərbаycаn Rеspubliкаsının Xarici İşlər Nazirliyi) is a Cabinet-level governmental agency in Azerbaijan Republic in charge of conducting and designing Azerbaijani Foreign policy.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan was established in 1918, during the first Republic of Azerbaijan.

After the Bolsheviks occupied Azerbaijan in April, 1920, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was abolished and was replaced by Azerbaijan SSR People's Foreign Affairs Commissariat (PFAC). People's Foreign Affairs Commissariat, even if it did not have so serious authorities, implemented certain bilateral ties in foreign countries in 1920-1922, including Turkey, where Azerbaijan SSR had its own ambassador, Ibrahim Abilov. People's Foreign Affairs Commissioners of Azerbaijan were Nariman Narimanov and Mirza Davud Huseynov. But PFAC was abolished with incorporation of Azerbaijan SSR into Transcaucasian SFSR.

Towards the end of World War II, in 1944 the Soviet government restored Azerbaijan SSR PFAC. In 1946 PFAC was changed to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). But MFA still had not serious authorities. The last Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan SSR was Huseynaga Sadigov who led MFA as well during seven months of independent Azerbaijan Republic.

After Azerbaijan gained its independence, MFA has transformed into a complex Cabinet-level agency, in charge of designing and conducting Azerbaijani Foreign policy.

Structure and organization[edit]

Minister - H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov
Office of the Minister
Ambassadors at Large
Department of State Protocol
Department of Consular Affairs
Secretariat of the UNESCO National Commission of Azerbaijan
Translation Section
Information Technologies Section
Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Deputy Minister Hafiz Pashayev
Diplomatic Academy of MFA
Deputy Minister Araz Azimov (multilateral and security affairs)
Department of Security Affairs
Department of Foreign Policy Planning and Strategic Studies
Deputy Minister Khalaf Khalafov (bilateral and legal affairs)
First (West) Territorial Department
Second (East) Territorial Department
Department of International Law and Treaties
Deputy Minister Mahmud Mammed-Guliyev (economic and humanitarian affairs)
Department of Economic Cooperation and Development
Department of Human Rights, Democratization and Humanitarian Affairs
Deputy Minister Nadir Huseynov (general affairs)
General Secretariat
Department of Press and Information Policy
Department of Human Resources
Department of Finance Department of Administrative Affairs

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