Former Consul General
Elin Suleymanov was the nation’s first Consul General to Los Angeles and the Western States between 2005 and 2011 leading the team, which established Azerbaijani diplomatic presence on the West Coast.
On July 26, 2021, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev appointed Elin Suleymanov as Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Prior to that, for almost 10 years, Mr. Suleymanov had been Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the United States. Earlier, he served as Senior Counselor at the Foreign Relations Department, Office of the President in Baku, Azerbaijan and as Press Officer of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington, DC.
A graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts, Mr. Suleymanov also holds graduate degrees from the Political Geography department of the Moscow State University, Russia, and from the University of Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Suleymanov has authored numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at academic events. He speaks Azerbaijani, English, Russian and Czech languages.