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Timeline of Azerbaijan

2015
  • The First European Games
    The First European Games will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2015. The Games will be the largest multi-sport event to take place in the history of Azerbaijan.
2014
  • The Inaugural Azerbaijan Open Challenge
    The Inaugural Azerbaijan Open Challenge marks the first professional golf tournament held in the country.
2013
  • The “Azerbaijan-US: Vision for Future” convention
    The “Azerbaijan-US: Vision for Future” convention was hosted in Baku. The convention was co-organized by Turkic American Alliance’s federation the Turquoise Council of Americans.
  • World Economic Forum Strategic Dialogue on the Future of the South Caucasus and Central Asia
    Azerbaijan hosted the World Economic Forum Strategic Dialogue on the Future of the South Caucasus and Central Asia. This was the first World Economic Forum held in the region
2012
  • NATO Secretary General welcomes President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan at NATO Headquarters
    The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, visited NATO Headquarters. He met with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and addressed the North Atlantic Council.
  • Azerbaijani Ambassador Elin Suleymanov remembers Black January
2011
  • The US Embassy in Baku celebrates American Independence Day
  • Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meet in DC
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said, "I ... want to underscore the strategic importance of the relationship between the United States and Azerbaijan and the range of issues that we are working on together - bilateral issues, regional issues, even global issues."
  • Ell & Nikki Win Eurovision 2011
    Azerbaijani pop-duo Ell & Nikki win the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with their hit song "Running Scared." In addition to winning the rights to host the 2012 Eurovision contest, Ell & Nikki's success brings Azerbaijani pop-music to a global audience.
  • US Ambassador Matthew Bryza jumps the fire to celebrate Novruz
2010
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Gates meets with Azerbaijan's President Aliyev
    U.S. President Barack Obama promised in a letter released on Monday to tackle "serious issues" straining relations with Azerbaijan, an important link in Afghan supply lines and energy export routes to the West. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates handed Obama's letter to President Ilham Aliyev during a visit meant to ease tensions with the oil-rich Caspian Sea country, strategically located between Russia and Iran.
  • President Barack Obama meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev
    President Barack Obama meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in New York City while attending the annual General Assembly at the United Nations.
2008
  • Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney meet in the president's residence
    Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney meet in the president's residence on the Caspian Sea in Baku, Azerbaijan. Cheney assured Azerbaijan of America's "abiding interest" in the region's stability.
2001
  • U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell opened the OSCE Meetings for the negotiation of a peace settlement
    U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell opened the OSCE Meetings for the negotiation of a peace settlement to the Karabakh War between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Both President Aliyev and Armenian President Kocharyan were present at the talks. In Key West, Florida, on April 3, 2001.
  • President Aliyev and U.S. President George W. Bush in the White House
    President Aliyev met with U.S. President George W. Bush in the White House after the OSCE meetings to discuss the Karabakh situation.
1997
  • The U.S. heightens its role in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by becoming a Co-Chair of the Minsk Group
    The United States has been actively engaged in international efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The U.S. has played a leading role in the Minsk Group, which was created in 1992 by the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe--now the OSCE--to encourage a peaceful, negotiated resolution to the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
1992
  • The U.S. opens an Embassy in Azerbaijan's capital city, Baku
    The dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991 brought an end to the Cold War and created the opportunity to build relations with its successor states as they began a political and economic transformation.
  • Armenians attack the Azerbaijani village of Khojaly and murder 613 people in one night
    Armenians attack the Azerbaijani village of Khojaly and murder 613 people in one night
1991
  • Azerbaijan declared its independence
    Azerbaijan declared its independence, joining the other republics seeking to secede from the Soviet Union.
1985
  • Gary Kasparov became the world chess champion
    Gary Kasparov became the world chess champion. He was born in 1963 in Azerbaijan to an Armenian mother and a Jewish father. Anatoly Karpov had held the world chess title for 10 years until he was defeated by Kasparov.
1936
  • Azerbaijan SSR
    Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR & Kirghiz SSR became constituent republics of Soviet Union.
1920
  • Azerbaijan joined the USSR
    Azerbaijan joined the USSR. The Red Army invaded Azerbaijan and turned the country into a Soviet Republic.
1919
  • Azerbaijan's delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference after WWI. They met with American President Woodrow Wilson.
    Azerbaijan's delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference after WWI (1919), where they met with American President Woodrow Wilson.
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