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H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev

H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev

President, Republic of Azerbaijan

H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev

Born on 24 December 1961 in Baku. He studied at Moscow State University of International Relations (MSUIR). In the early 1990’s he was engaged in a private business sector and headed several private industrial and commercial enterprises. In 1994 he was elected as the vice-president and first vice-president of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). He has been actively involved in the implementation of national leader Heydar Aliyev's oil strategy.

In 1995 to 2000 he was elected to the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Azerbaijan and in 2003 he was appointed as Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In October 2003, Ilham Aliyev was elected as President of the Republic of Azerbaijan with more than 76 percent of votes. In 2004, he was awarded a medal and certificate of an honorary member of PACE. In October 2008, Ilham Aliyev was elected for the second term as President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, after gaining 88.73 per cent of votes and again re-elected in 2013.

Mr. Ilham Aliyev is fluent in Azerbaijani, Russian, English, French, and Turkish languages.

He is married and has three children and five grandchildren.

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