The Year in Review – Biggest Stories and Highlights of the last 12 months

Azeri America 2014: The Year in Review – Biggest Stories and Highlights of the last 12 months

The end of the year is the perfect time to see what some of our most popular articles and look back at the biggest stories and highlights of the last 12 months.

January 2014

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U.S. Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus’s members reach 60 

State Senate and House of Representatives of Arizona adopted a resolution dedicated to Azerbaijan

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New York State Senator issued a proclamation recognizing the 24th anniversary of Black January in Azerbaijan

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John Kerry congratulates Ilham Aliyev on “Shah Deniz -2”

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February 2014

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Azerbaijani flag raised in front of Arkansas Capitol Building

Arkansas Senate adopts resolution on Azerbaijan

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The U.S. State of New Mexico’s senate adopted a resolution dedicated to Azerbaijan

March 2014

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The resolution issued by the Hawaiian legislative body on March 28 emphasized that Karabakh region is an internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan.

Number of U.S. Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus members reaches 63

The Khari Bulbul flower, the symbol of Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region, was presented in the United States.

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Indiana State recognizes the Khojaly genocide

U.S. Congressman issues statement on 22nd anniversary of Khojaly genocide

April 2014

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Oklahoma Senate passes resolution on strategic partnership between U.S. and Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani wine and brandy products presented in U.S.

Number of U.S. Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus members reaches 65

State of Mississippi adopts resolution supporting strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and U.S.

A joint project by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the charitable organization Save a Child’s Heart was presented in Washington.

May 2014

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Capital city of the U.S. state of Arizona has declared 28 May 2014 as “Day of Azerbaijan Republic.”

May 28 declared “Azerbaijan’s National Day” in New Mexico

Investment opportunities in Azerbaijan presented in Canada

June 2014

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President Ilham Aliyev received a US delegation led by the Senator and the Congressman

Azerbaijani Armed Forces Day marked in Washington

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Baku marked one-year countdown to the inaugural European Games, to be held on June 2015

Azerbaijan’s new envoy to UN presents credentials to Secretary-General

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July 2014

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The U.S. Congress passed in its second reading a bill which proposes the president to expand military cooperation with Azerbaijan

USACC Organizes a Briefing on Azerbaijan’s Technology Industry

August 2014

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National Geographic launched in Azerbaijani language

Baku 2015 European Games marks 300 days until Opening Ceremony with key facts and figures

Academician Jalal Aliyev elected honorary member of editorial staff of US Plant Physiology and Biochemistry journal

September 2014

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Azerbaijan Airlines first direct flight to New York

20th Anniversary of “Contract of the Century” Celebrated in Washington, DC

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Los Angeles celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Contract of the Century

The groundbreaking ceremony of the Southern Gas Corridor

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The first Azerbaijani Film Festival in Montreal

October 2014

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Azerbaijan among top 20 countries for starting business

US citizens traveling by the New York – Baku direct flight on AZAL are eligible to obtain Azerbaijani visa upon arrival at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku

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Milwaukee County recognizes October 18, 2014 as 23rd anniversary of Azerbaijan`s independence

The famous San Diego Ballet and Grossmont Symphony Orchestra performed the historic Azerbaijani ballet “Seven Beauties”

November 2014

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U.S. backs Trans-Caspian gas pipeline project

Sabail, Brooklyn sign protocol on friendship and cooperation

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Azerbaijan claim 3 golds at World Powerlifting Championships in USA

December 2014

 

Azerbaijani composer nominated for Grammy

Senate confirmed the nomination of Robert F. Cekuta as the next U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan

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Event dedicated to the business environment and investment opportunities of Azerbaijan held in Washington

Elin SuleymanovAn event on the business environment and investment opportunities of Azerbaijan was held by the non-profit organization “Diplomacy Matters Institute”, with the support of US Delegation of Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO), on December 9, in Washington.Officials of US departments of State and Commerce, representatives of the Washington diplomatic corps, academic community and local companies attended the event.Ambassador Elin Suleymanov spoke off economic successes, large-scale projects, favorable business and investment climate in Azerbaijan. Diversification of the economy, as well development of non-oil sector is one of the main priorities in the country. $ 150 billion was invested in the country’s economy in the last decade; strategic currency reserves exceeded $ 50 billion, more than 1 million new jobs were created, made a tremendous effort on the development of entrepreneurship.Mr. Suleymanov noted that Azerbaijan was included in the list of space states, became the initiator and participant in regional projects in the field of ICT.He also stressed the main role of Azerbaijan in increasing opportunities of Europe’s energy security and the region’s transit potential.Following the event, promotional materials developed by AzPROMO on the economy of Azerbaijan were distributed, the products manufactured in the country and exported to the US market has been demonstrated.

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