ASA Delegation Tours Azerbaijan to Demonstrate Solidarity

Featured ASA Board members at Fuzuli International Airport in the city of Fuzuli in Azerbaijan. It is one of the country's seven international airports. ASA Board members at Fuzuli International Airport in the city of Fuzuli in Azerbaijan. It is one of the country's seven international airports.

Members of an Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA) delegation visited Azerbaijan on September 6-13, 2022. The delegation trip started with the visit to the Tomb of the late President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev and laying a wreath on behalf of Azerbaijan Society of America, as the symbol of remembrance and to show our formal respect. Continued with visiting the Alley of Martyrs and the Turkish Martyrs’ Cemetery & Memorial. Aesthetically designed and laid out memorial that leads to the monument with the flame burning in memory of martyrs who lost their lives defending Azerbaijan.

Fuad Muradov, chairman of Azerbaijan's State Committee on Affairs with Diaspora, presented the state decorations to Tomris Azeri.

While in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital, the group participated in meetings with Mr. Fuad Muradov, Chairman of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora; ADA University Rector Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev; Mr. Anar Karimov, Minister of Culture; Mr. Emin Amrullayev, Minister of Education; Azerbaijan Central Election Commission, Chairman Mazahir Panahov; State Committee on Religious Associations, Chairman Mubariz Gurbanli; Mr. Mashur Mammadov and Ms. Ganira Pashayeva, Members of Azerbaijan Parliament; and Maftun Abbasov, Chairman of the Board at Shusha City State Reserve.

Mazahir Panahov, Chairman of Azerbaijan Central Election Commission, with the delegation.

The group also held meetings with the Embassy of USA; the Embassy of Israel with Ambassador George Deek; and the Embassy of Türkiye with Ambassador Cahit Bağcı.

Anar Karimov, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan with Azeri.


“The trip reminded us the remarkable qualities of this nation. Young, educated, and globally aware heads of the ministries communicated in English with us. All in all, this was very impressive delegation tour,” said Ms. Tomris Azeri, ASA President, who headed the delegation.

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum in Baku. It has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world.

Another highlight of the visit was the valuable time spent in Shusha, cradle of Azerbaijan's music and poetry. The city is under reconstruction and rebuilding with great government attention to the preservation of heritages of ancient history of the region.

Shusha, often described as the “cradle of Azeri culture,” Shusha was home to Azerbaijani intellectuals, poets, and writers and houses important cultural sites such as mosques and mausoleums.  

Additionally, the delegation saw reconstruction and renovation of old Muslim monuments and mosques and the ancient Christian churches. The delegation was made welcome at the Khari Bulbul hotel and Karabakh hotel in Susha. 

Tomris Azeri and her longtime friend Ganira Pashayev, Member of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan.

Shirvanshah Museum Restaurant, an authentic restaurant in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The 1979 model car used by President Heydar Aliyev. The factory named after I.A. Likhachev, designed for high-ranking officials of the USSR.

Taghiyev, Baku's most renowned oil baron. Azerbaijani national industrial magnate and philanthropist. 

ASA delegation in Shusha.

Tomris Azeri, President of ASA lays flowers at the Turkic Martyr Cemetery of Baku.

The delegation visits to the tomb of Heydar Aliyev in Azerbaijan.

The Ottoman soldiers killed during the World War I in Azerbaijan.



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