Ambassador Elin Suleymanov  

In July of 2021, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev appointed Elin Suleymanov as Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Prior to that Mr. Suleymanov served as Azerbaijan’s long-time Ambassador to the United States of America for a full decade representing his nation's interests in the dynamically changing environment of Washington. From 2005 to 2011, as the nation’s first Consul General to Los Angeles and the Western States, Mr. Suleymanov led the team, which established Azerbaijani diplomatic presence on the West Coast. Earlier, he served as Senior Counselor at the Foreign Relations Department, Office of the President in Baku, Azerbaijan and as Press Officer of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington, DC. Mr. Suleymanov’s experience before joining diplomatic service includes working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Azerbaijan and Glaverbel Czech, a leading manufacturing company in East-Central Europe.

A graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts, Mr. Suleymanov also holds graduate degrees from the Political Geography department of the Moscow State University, Russia, and from the University of Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Suleymanov has authored numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at academic events. He speaks Azerbaijani, English, Russian languages. 

Wikipedia article on Elin Suleymanov


Selected articles and interviews by Elin Suleymanov:


Letter to "The Guardian"

Interview to the Irish media "The Journal"

Ambassador Suleymanov's interview with Daniel Vallot at RFI on prospects for a lasting peace in the Caucasus.

Azerbaijan accuses Macron of sabotaging peace talks with Armenia

Ambassador Suleymanov's conversation with Marc Lamont-Hill on Al Jazeera's UpFront

Ambassador Suleymanov speaks to BBC News

Interview to the RTE Radio Morning Ireland program

Interview to the SKY News

Interview to the Times Radio

Interview to the BBC News

Interview to the TRT World

Interview to the Channel 4

Armenia and Azerbaijan need a peace deal not theatrics

The John Bachelor Show | Azerbaijan: Remembering Professor Thomas Goltz and Executive Producer Lee Mason

The John Batchelor Show | Nagorno-Karabakh: The 2020 War unresolved

Bringing Montana and the Caucasus together - Remembering the uniqueness of Thomas Goltz

INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE by Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the Court of St James’s

Interview with Ambassador Suleymanov on CBC TV Azerbaijan

Interview with Ambassador Suleymanov on TRT World

Interview with Elin Sulyemanov on Times Radio

Letter: Don’t dismiss Azerbaijan’s concerns over Karabakh


Armenia, learn from Abraham Accords, make peace with Azerbaijan -opinion - The Jerusalem Post (

Restoring peace in the Caucasus - the Azerbaijani perspective (

Economist: " The fundamental question facing the region at this moment is...."


HE Elin Suleymanov on Caspian Regional Dynamics

Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan in the UK writes for London Business Matters magazine

Ambassador Elin Süleymanov gave interview to London Diplomat Magazine's September-October, 2021 issue

Episode 25 | Azerbaijan’s Elin Suleymanov has been ambassador in the UK, the US and Comedy Central

Azerbaijan is ready to provide Europe with emergency gas supplies

Elin Sulimanov, @ElinSuleymanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Court of St James.

Ambassador @ElinSuleymanov spoke to @markaustintv @SkyNews on prospects for peace between #Armenia and #Azerbaijan, impact of the #Russia #Ukraine crisis and energy security in Europe.



Farewell note from Ambassador Suleymanov

Conference of Presidents Farewell to Amb. Elin Suleymanov of Azerbaijan

Biden Must Press Armenia to Hand Over Minefield Maps

Seizing the Opportunity for Lasting Peace Between Armenia and Azerbaijan | Opinion

The relentless pursuit of happiness in the war-damaged South Caucasus. @ElinSuleymanov Azerbaijan Ambassador to the United States


Armenian provocations against Azerbaijan defy common sense about the promise of the South Caucasus. @ElinSuleymanov, Ambassador to the United State from the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Why is Russia arming Armenia and what is to be done? The interview of @batchelorshow with Ambassador Elin Suleymanov

Azerbaijan to UAE: Four ways you will benefit from peace with Israel

Rumblings of regional strife in the Caucasus could make its way to IsraelAzeri Amb.: If Israel nixes annexation, ties with Muslim states to improve

Azerbaijani ambassador: Border hostilities may harm Israeli oil supplies

Amb. Eli Suleymanov: Our Dispute With Armenia and Regional Security

Special Issue: Exclusive Interview with the US Ambassador to the United States on the Situation with COVID-19 and the Embassy

30 Faces of Islam for the 30 Days - H.E. Elin Suleymanov 

Azerbaijan locks down against the virus while Armenia continues provocations in Nagorno-Karabakh 

The watchful Azerbaijan at Nowruz 2020 in the time of the virus 

On the Road to Baku. Azerbaijan: former Soviet state blooms into a real democracy 



The Nagorno-Karabakh tragedy at the White House.

Sniper attack while the OSCE inspects the Nagorno-Karabakh frontline & What is to be done? @ElinSuleymanov


We asked ambassadors where they eat when they’re homesick. We did not expect Taco Bell and Ikea.

Azerbaijan's religious tolerance is a guidepost for the USA. @ElinSuleymanov

AJC Philadelphia/SNJ Hosts Republic of Azerbaijan Ambassador

Event Recap: A Public Address His Excellency Elin Suleymanov

“Hello, America!”

Elin Suleymanov: Being Muslim doesn’t mean we are anti-Israel

Welcoming of Ambassador of Azerbaijan Elin Suleymanov at the Utah State Senate

Welcoming of Ambassador of Azerbaijan Elin Suleymanov at the Utah House of Representatives

Podcast: An Interview With the Ambassador of Azerbaijan

Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read Before Visiting Their Country


Elin Suleymanov: If music is the soul of Azerbaijan, Chingiz Sadikhov was its interpreter

THO Ambassador Series: A Conversation With His Excellency Amb. Elin Suleymanov

Azerbaijan’s Diplomatic Couple in Georgetown

THO Ambassador Series: A Coservation with his excellency Amb. Elin Suleymanov

ISO Celebrates International Education Week with Azerbaijani Ambassador

Azerbaijan ambassador to U.S. discusses his country's relationship with Russia, Iran, and the world

Azerbaijan’s Diplomatic Couple in Georgetown

On the Road to Azerbaijan: The tragedy of Nagorno-Karabakh and the prosperity of Azerbaijan.

Everyone in the Caspian Basin has the same vision: natural resources and other goods travelling across the Caspian to the Port of Baku and thence to Europe and the rest of the world. —H E Elin Suleymanov, ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States

Celebrating the Centennial of the Republic of Azerbaijan

'My father's mountains'

On the Road to Azerbaijan: Trump supports Azerbaijan's energy security pipelines from the CaspianSea to the Adriatic Sea

The tragedy of the dishomed in the unending Nagorno-Karabakh War.

Christian and Jewish Leaders Honor Muslim Country’s Ties With Israel, on Capitol Hill

Azerbaijan has ‘pioneered’ Israeli ties with Muslim world, says ambassador

Top Azerbaijani Diplomat in US Praises Growing Ties Between Israel and Muslim World

Heydar Aliyev Award Presentation at Mediridian House

The Silk Road Promise of Baku and the South Caucasus & What is to be done? @ElinSuleymanov 

Azerbaijan's ambassador to the U.S. says he's impressed with Trump's Russia approach (2018)

Azerbaijan at the Strategic Crossroads of Eurasia  

Elin Suleymanov: If music is the soul of Azerbaijan, Chingiz Sadikhov was its interpreter


HE Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Ambassador Suleymanov discusses final pipeline route connecting Caspian to Europe

To Azerbaijan, With Love

Azerbaijan ambassador warns of 'dangerous escalation' with Armenia

Formula One discovers Baku. Washington discovers the Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor.

Arms Open To All // An Azerbaijani Ambassador Talks About His Country’s Unshakable Bond With The Jewish People

Azerbaijan is the railroad crossroads of Eurasia. Elin Suleymanov

Azerbaijan discovers mighty Comedy Central. Mighty Comedy Central discovers Azerbaijan.

Ambassador Elin Suleymanov speaks at the Azerbaijan Republic Day and Armed Forces day celebration

Commentary: Azerbaijan a partner for economy, peace for state

Azerbaijan's Ambassadors On The Country’s History, Economy And Elections



The pontiff's historic trip

Tracing the modern Silk Road

Muslim Ambassadors Receive Gift Menorahs At Hanukkah Party

Azerbaijan ambassador visits Oklahoma, looks to strengthen partnerships

The Road Ahead for Azerbaijan and the Caucasus

Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

Azerbaijan Ambassador Suleymanov discusses Armenian conflict

A Peaceful Settlement In The Caucasus Will Inspire Peacemaking Worldwide


Azerbaijan’s Ambassador Responds

A sporting moment for Azerbaijan

Keynote speech by Ambassador Elin Süleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to US

Why the United States needs Azerbaijan as the hub of the new Silk Road

How Does This Country, Neighbor of Iran and Friend of Israel, View the Iran Deal?

L’ambassadeur d’Azerbaïdjan invité par l’Université de Virginie aux Etats-Unis

Longtime ally Azerbaijan counts on U.S. reassurance


From tragedy to independence


Criticism of Azerbaijan Is Mistaken

Small country, endless possibilities

Azerbaijan's ambassador to US to discuss changing dynamics

Azerbaijan-Israel relationship is glimmer of hope, model for Muslim-Jewish peace

Azerbaijan-Israel relationship is glimmer of hope, model for Muslim-Jewish peace

Azerbaijani Ambassador speaks at University

Armenia and Azerbaijan, Engaged in a War of Words

Transatlantic Alliance: NATO Summit and Energy Security in Light of the Ukraine Crisis-2

Azerbaijan’s treatment of dissenters

Azerbaijan's ambassador talks about energy security with Oklahoma leaders

Global Energy Security town hall looks at role of Azerbaijan

Hinckley Forum: The U.S. - Azerbaijani Relations and Unresolved Karabakh Conflict

Azerbaijan Ambassador and Congressman Henry Cuellar Visit UIW Students and Community

Azerbaijan ambassador visits campus


Amb. Suleymanov: Azerbaijan piles up the building blocks of democracy

Azerbaijani ambassador discusses close relationship with U.S. and Israel

Azerbaijan ambassador comes to IU

Elin Suleymanov, '94, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences Outstanding Alumnus Award

Azerbaijani Center of Houston hosts National Flag Day event

Amb. Elin Suleymanov (Republic of Azerbaijan)

Unlikely Allies

Ambassador Suleymanov speaks at “This is America and the World” by Dennis Wholey

Husband-Wife Diplomats Introduce U.S. to Their Emerging Nation

Caspian Sea gas pipeline would advance US energy interests

DTRA Director, Azerbaijan Ambassador Discuss Defense Cooperation

Azerbaijan ambassador/UT alum to visit campus March 11

Azerbaijani Ambassador makes speech in conference in U.S.

Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States

Azerbaijan Ambassador visits Reves Center

Interview with the Diplomatic Connections

Video Interview with Diplomatic Connections

Ambassador: Different memorials teach similar lessons


Fueling the Fire: Azerbaijan, Iran, and the World’s Energy

International song contest shines light on changing Azerbaijan

Prospects for prosperity in the Caspian Basin

Strategy Session with Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States


Azerbaijani Consul General presents four MSU students with Award for Excellence

Symbolism vs. Reality in the Caucasus - More Reality is Needed (May 25, 2011)



America needs long-termregional strategy

The Price of Freedom: Remembering January 20, 1990; The Huffington Post


The Promise of Visionary Pragmatism

Making history in person: View from Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan Consul General Elin Suleymanov speaks in Colorado (

Azerbaijan, Wyoming share same values, by Elin Suleymanov Wyoming News


But what about Azerbaijan?


Expanding Westward - Azerbaijan International, Autumn 2006, (14/3)

Expanding Westward. Azerbaijan Opens New Consulate in Los Angeles


"Ali and Nino" by Kurban Said


 Emergence of New Political Identity in the South Caucasus


 "Ali and Nino" by Kurban Said. Inside the Soul of a Caucasian. Book Review by Elin Suleymanov


Boxcars, Dugout Shelters and Promises to Keep. Azerbaijan's Refugees


Youth in Search of the Future. Identity Changes in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan


Youth in Search of the Future. Identity Changes in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan. Guest Editorial by Elin Suleymanov

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