Nasimi Aghayev

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Nasimi Aghayev
Consul General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles
Assumed office
April 10, 2012
Preceded by Elin Suleymanov
Personal details
Nationality Azerbaijani
Alma mater Baku State University

Nasimi Aghayev (Azerbaijani: Nəsimi Ağayev) is the Consul General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles. The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan appointed him to this position on April 10, 2012. He holds the diplomatic rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of first class with a consular district that includes California and twelve other Western U.S. states.[1] Prior to this appointment, he served at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington, D.C. as a counselor for political and public affairs. Joining Azerbaijan's diplomatic service in 1999, he also served at the country's Embassies in Austria (2000–03) and Germany (2005–08), as well as in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baku.

Nasimi Aghayev also currently serves as Dean of the Los Angeles Consular Corps, which is the world’s second largest consular corps (after New York) representing 105 nations.

Nasimi Aghayev holds Master of European Law (LL.M.) degree from the Europa-Institut of the Saarland University, Germany, and B.A. and M.A. degrees in International Relations from the Baku State University, Azerbaijan. He was also trained at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in Austria.

He has served as the editor-in-chief of the Caucasian Review of International Affairs[2] and wrote a book on Humanitarian Intervention and International Law: NATO operation in Kosovo, published in German in 2007.[3] In addition to his native Azerbaijani language, he also knows English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish languages.[4]


  1. ^ "Consulate General of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles. Nasimi Aghayev. Consul General". Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  2. ^ "Note from the Editor-in-Chief, Nasimi Aghayev". Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  3. ^ "Humanitäre Intervention ind Völkerrecht : der NATO-Einsatz I'm Kosovo". Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  4. ^ "Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Toronto University". Retrieved 2012-10-10.