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Name: Aliyev, Yashar
Current Position: Ambassador

Yashar T. Aliyev earned his degree in Oriental studies from Azerbaijan State University, pursued post-graduate work at the Oriental Studies Institute of the Soviet Union’s Academy of Sciences in Moscow, and studied at the Diplomatic Academy of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Aliyev joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989, and held posts as political officer, first secretary and deputy in the Ministry’s Department of Information and Political Analysis, as well as head of the ministry’s Department of International Organizations.


He began his diplomatic career as political affairs counselor and chargé d’affaires of the Azeri Permanent Mission to the United Nations in 1993, and was also a member of the Delegation of Azerbaijan to the U.N. General Assembly from 1993 to 2006.
During his tenure as Azerbaijan’s permanent representative to the U.N. (beginning in 2002), Aliyev also served as chairman of the Fourth Committee of Special Political and Decolonization of the 60th U.N. General Assembly, vice president of the 59th General Assembly, vice president of the Economic and Social Council (2004-05), and vice president of the U.N. Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (2001). He was appointed ambassador to the U.S. November 16, 2006.
Aliyev is fluent in English, Arabic, Russian and Turkish.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Question (by Yashar Aliyev, Azerbaijan International)
(photo by Trend)
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