5 May 2005

New Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan Presents Credentials

VIENNA, 5 May (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Fuad Ismayilov, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, UNOV.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Ismayilov was serving as Deputy Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the Council of Europe (January 2004 - February 2005).

Mr. Ismayilov has served in many capacities in the course of his career, including progressively as  Second and First Secretary, Head of Division, and Acting Head of the Department for Human Rights, Democratization and Humanitarian Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan (1999-2004); as Attaché, Third Secretary, Embassy of Azerbaijan in Austria and the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the international organizations in Vienna (1995-99); and as Senior Specialist, Consultant in the Executive Office of the President of Azerbaijan, Department of Foreign Relations (1992-95).

Mr. Ismayilov has a degree in International Law from the Faculty of International Relations and International Law, Baku State University, and a degree in Arabic and Arab Philology from the Faculty of Oriental Languages, Baku State University.

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