Condolences on the passing of Mr Thomas Wheeler

It is with great sadness and respect that founders of the Friends of Azerbaijan association, along with its community at large have learnt about the passing of fellow founding member of FOA, Ambassador Thomas Wheeler. Ambassador Wheeler provided his valuable energy, time and wisdom to the founding of the organization and was a true friend.

Ambassador Wheeler joined the South African foreign service in 1961 and served in Washington DC (twice); Blantyre, Malawi; London; New York and as ambassador to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan between 1997 and 2001. He was a chief director in the multilateral branch of the Department between 1993 and 1997 and was involved in the return of South Africa to the United Nations and other multilateral organisations. His last post was as chief director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

In July 2003 he joined the South African Institute of International Affairs as chief operating officer and was successively a research fellow and research associate. 

On behalf of the organization we extend condolences to his family and friends during this trying time. Former Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to South Africa, Mr Elkhan Polukhov has extended his condolences too from his new post in Brazil. 

Baku Process - Contribution to the Global Multiculturalism

  All photo lovers and story tellers who believe in One World. This contest is for you! 


Embassy of Azerbaijan South Africa new address

Embassy of Azerbaijan is operating at its new premises, located at 302 ALBERT STREET, WATERKLOOF, PRETORIA 0181

Telephone: (+2712) 346 10 18 (+2712) 346 08 29

Fax: (+2712) 346 18 64

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New book "Azerbaijan as a Regional Economic Driver: Opportunities and Challenges" is published

Dear Friends! Professor Sehlare Makgetlaneng who spent tree months in Azerbaijan in 2014 has published his monograph 

"Azerbaijan as a Regional Economic Driver: Opportunities and Challenges"


Comments by Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesperson of MFA on recent situation in the frontline

Contrary to the decision of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan on April 3, 2016 in a peaceful and goodwill manner to suspend unilaterally counter and responsive measures, Armenian armed forces targeting densely populated residential areas and civilians continue to fire at the positions of Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces along the line of contact, particularly in the direction of Tartar and Aghdara districts with artillery and other heavy weapons. 


FOA's statement regarding recent aggression of Armenian armed forces

Friends of Azerbaijan would like to voice our condolences to the families of 12 shahids that lost their lives while heroically liberating Azerbaijan territories from aggressor Armenia that for decades ignored numerous UN resolutions and continues the occupation of historically Azerbaijan territories.