Azerbaijani president appoints new foreign minister
Apr 02, 2004
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliev on Friday appointed a career
diplomat as the new foreign minister of the ex-Soviet republic.
Almar Mammadyarov, the former Ambassador to Italy, replaces Vilayat
Guliyev, who held the post since 1999, the president’s office said in
a statement. Officials gave no reason for the dismissal.
Before his appointment to Italy, Mammadyarov, 44 had served as
counselor in Azerbaijan’s Embassy in the United States.