Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry hosted an expanded meeting chaired by Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov with the participation of deputy foreign ministers, the ministry’s board members, ambassadors-at-large, heads of departments and structural divisions of the ministry, the Foreign Ministry said in a message May 22.
At the meeting, Mammadyarov introduced Ramiz Hasanov, who was appointed deputy foreign minister by President Ilham Aliyev’s order, and wished him success in his work, the ministry said.
Mammadyarov underlined that Azerbaijan pursues an independent, balanced and multifaceted foreign policy under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev, and drew attention to the tasks set before the Foreign Ministry by the Azerbaijani president.
It was noted at the meeting that 2019 will mark the centenary of the establishment of diplomatic service in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ramiz Hasanov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, worked as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Georgia, as well as chairman of the State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents of Azerbaijan.