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Postage Stamp Dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Azerbaijan-U.S. diplomatic relations issued in Los Angeles

March 7, 2017 - A commemorative postage stamp dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and the United States of America has been issued in Los Angeles. The issuance of the postage stamp has been made possible with the support of Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles. The United States Postal Service-approved postage stamps, which are usable and valid on the territory of the entire U.S., contain the following texts: “Azerbaijan-Unit......

Governor of the U.S. State of Nevada signs a document on the Khojaly Tragedy

February 28, 2017 - The Governor of the U.S. State of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, signed a document remembering the Khojaly Tragedy of Azerbaijan. The document was sent to Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles, which also covers the State of Nevada. Khojaly Tragedy refers to the massacre committed by Armenia’s army against Azerbaijani civilians on Feb. 25-26, 1992 fleeing the town of Khojaly in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region. The mass killing, called by the Human Rights Watch the “larg......

Arizona House of Representatives passes a proclamation condemning the Khojaly Genocide

February 23, 2017 - Arizona State House of Representatives passed a proclamation on February 23, 2017 recognizing and condemning the Khojaly Genocide, which was committed by Armenia’s army against Azerbaijani civilians in 1992 fleeing the town of Khojaly in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region. Read by the House Appropriation Committee Chairman Rep. Don Shooter on the House Floor, the proclamation was presented to Azerbaijan’s Consul General in Los Angeles Nasimi Aghayev. As a sign of respect fo......

Governor of the U.S. State of Indiana issues a proclamation on the Khojaly Massacre

February 22, 2017 - The Governor of the U.S. State of Indiana, Eric J. Holcomb, signed a proclamation on the Khojaly Massacre, which was committed by Armenia’s armed forces on February 25-26, 1992 against the Azerbaijani civilians. The document, which was sent to Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles, proclaims February 26 as the “Khojaly Remembrance Day” in the State of Indiana. The proclamation reads: “On February 25 and 26, 1992, the population of the town of Khojaly in Azerbaijan was......

Film on the Khojaly Tragedy premieres at the world-famous Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles

February 22, 2017 - On February 21, 2017 a documentary film highlighting the 1992 Khojaly Massacre premiered at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. This is the first documentary dedicated to the Khojaly Tragedy in the United States. The Khojaly Massacre was committed by the armed forces of Armenia against the Azerbaijani civilians on February 26, 1992 in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. Called “the largest massacre in the conflict” between Armenia and Azerbaijan by the Human Rights......

U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas issues a proclamation on the 1992 Khojaly Massacre against Azerbaijan

February 21, 2017 - On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre, which was committed by Armenia’s armed forces against the Azerbaijani civilians in 1992, U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas from California issued a proclamation, honoring the victims of the tragedy and condemning this atrocity. Sent to the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles, the proclamation reads: “On February 25-26, 1992, the people of Khojaly and the country of Azerbaijan were subjected to a massacre, resul......

Azerbaijan presented at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show

February 20, 2017 - Azerbaijan’s tourism potential was presented at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show held on February 18-19, 2017. Attended by over 30,000 visitors, the Show is the largest travel event in the United States. Sponsored and organized by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles, the Azerbaijan booth, titled “Azerbaijan: Everlasting Heritage, Inspirational Harmony,” offered the attendees substantial information about Azerbaijan, its ancient history and culture, steady deve......

Azerbaijani heroes remembered in Los Angeles

January 20, 2017 - On January 18, 2017, Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted an event titled “Stories of Heroism: Serving Your Nation with Courage & Honor”, in cooperation with the Azerbaijani community in California. Opening the event, Azerbaijan’s Consul General Nasimi Aghayev informed the attendees about Azerbaijan’s ‘Black January’ tragedy of 1990. He said: “On January 20, 1990, Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku was invaded by 26,000 Soviet troops, which, at the order of Mikhail Gorbachev and his Politburo, stormed the city and began shooting indiscriminately into the peaceful demonstrators. Hundreds of civilians were killed, including children, women and elderly; people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, both Muslim, Christian and Jewish. And a thousand were wounded.” “The pretext was a massive popular uprising in the capital, calling for Azerbaijan's independence from USSR: proof that the Soviet authorities were presiding over a collapsing empire, and that Azerbaijan was leading ......

Azerbaijani composer Fikret Amirov remembered in Los Angeles

January 16, 2017 - Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted on January 13, 2017 an event dedicated to famous Azerbaijani composer Fikret Amirov (1922-84). Members of the “Save a Heart” Foundation of the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles attended the event. Opening the event, Azerbaijan’s Consul General Nasimi Aghayev informed the guests about the composer’s life and immortal works. Aghayev noted that with his music Amirov enriched not only the Azerbaijani musi......

Sister-city relationship between Lankaran, Azerbaijan and Monterey, CA discussed

December 30, 2016 - The City of Monterey in California has enjoyed a robust sister-city relationship with the City of Lankaran in Azerbaijan since 2011. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the partnership. In order to discuss the opportunities for further expansion of this friendship, the Economic and Cultural Affairs officer of Azerbaijan's Consulate General in Los Angeles Ramin Aliyev visited Monterey on December 26-28, at the invitation of the City of Monterey.During the visit, Ramin Aliye......
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