Turkey and Azerbaijan reach transit accord

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 28 (UPI) -- Turkey and Azerbaijan reached an agreement on terms for the transit of Azeri natural gas through Turkey to Europe.

Baku tells world of gas potential

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan has a key role to play in the global energy sector by reaching out to several partners, the Azeri president said at an economic forum in Switzerland.

Azeri-Romanian energy ties deepen

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Romania and Azerbaijan are developing deeper bilateral relations in a number of fields, including energy cooperation.

RWE in Baku on Nabucco talks

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A delegation from German energy company RWE met with the president of Azerbaijan in Baku to discuss power cooperation and the Nabucco pipeline to Europe.

Baku lauds Gazprom deal

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 1 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan is set to become one of the largest gas producers in the world, the Azeri president said in the wake of a deal with Russian energy giant Gazprom.

Shah Deniz lacking production agreements

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 14 (UPI) -- Production at Phase 2 of the offshore Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea requires purchase and transit agreements, Azeri officials said.

Baku, Moscow extol energy ties

MOSCOW, April 20 (UPI) -- Moscow and Baku enjoy strong economic and energy ties that have increased recently despite the global recession, the Azeri president said.

Baku, Ankara and soccer diplomacy

ANKARA, Turkey, April 10 (UPI) -- Washington's effort at restoring diplomatic relations between Turkey and Armenia faces derailment without support from Azerbaijan.

Aliyev: Azerbaijan needs non-oil growth

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan needs to advance in competitive areas in the non-oil sector in order to reduce dependency on the energy market, the Azeri president said.

Turkey eyes Phase 2 of Shah Deniz

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Turkey stated its intention to buy more natural gas from Azerbaijan from the development of Phase 2 of the offshore Shah Deniz gas field, officials said.

Azeri officials talk gas at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Azeri officials met with top energy executives on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to discuss production at the Shah Deniz gas field.

Azerbaijan key to energy diversity

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan is positioned strategically with the necessary infrastructure to advance the diversification of the European energy sector, officials said.

U.S. delegation attends Energy Summit

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman will lead a delegation to Azerbaijan for the 2008 Energy Summit.

Azerbaijan to ship oil to Russia and Iran

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- In a possible geopolitical shift, Azerbaijan in the wake of the Georgian conflict said it would offer more oil to Iran and Russia, officials said.

Azerbaijan eyes expanding reserve capacity

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The government of Azerbaijan ordered banking officials to start a feasibility study for the construction of a new petrochemical facility for Caspian reserves.
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Ilham Aliyev
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev (C-R) smiles as he makes his way after arriving at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, Iran on October 16, 2007. Presidents of the Caspian Sea littoral states including Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are attending the day-long summit. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev (Azerbaijani: İlham Heydər oğlu Əliyev, Илһам Һејдәр оғлу Әлиев, ایلهام علیف; born 24 December 1961, Baku) is the President of Azerbaijan since 2003. He also functions as the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party and the head of the National Olympic Committee. Apart from his native Azerbaijani, he speaks English, French, Russian, and Turkish.

Ilham Aliyev is the son of Heydar Aliyev, who was Azerbaijan's president from 1993-2003.

In 1977 Aliyev entered the Moscow State University of International Relations (MSUIR) and in 1982 continued his education as a postgraduate. In 1985 he received a PhD degree in history. In 1985-1990 Aliyev has been lecturing at MSUIR.

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