Rasul Guliyev

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Rasul Guliyev
Rəsul Bayram oğlu Quliyev
File:Rəsul Quliyev 29.03.2011.jpg
Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan
In office
November 5, 1993 – September 11, 1996
President Abulfaz Elchibey
Heydar Aliyev
Preceded by Heydar Aliyev
Succeeded by Murtuz Alasgarov
Personal details
Born (1947-12-10) December 10, 1947 (age 74)
Qazanci, Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan
Religion Islam
Signature Rasul Guliyev's signature

Rasul Guliyev (Azerbaijani: Rəsul Bayram oğlu Quliyev; born December 10, 1947) was Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan from 1993 to 1996.

Biography details

Early years

Guliyev was born on December 10, 1947 in the Gazanchy village of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. After completing his secondary education in 1965, he entered the Chemistry-Technology faculty of the Oil And Chemistry Institute of Azerbaijan, graduating in 1970 and gaining the profession of a technologist-engineer. He then started working for Chemistry Plants of Azerbaijan in Sumgait. From 1971 to 1992, Guliyev worked in the Baku Oil Refinery Plant as a technologist, chief of workshop, engineer, chief engineer and the director. At the same time, he was elected a deputy to the Baku Soviet of Deputies, and a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR in 1990.

He was appointed the vice-president of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and on December 7, 1992 - Chief of the Main Oil and Gas Processing Office.

Political career

From 11 May 1993[1] to 9 November 1993,[2][3] Guliyev worked as the Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. From November 1993 to November 1995, he was the Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan. In 1995 Guliyev was re-elected a member of the Milli Majlis and chairman of the parliament of Azerbaijan. He resigned from the post of Speaker of Parliament on September 11, 1996.

Guliyev a reformist-democrat in terms of his economic-political views. He emigrated to the United States in 1996.

Rasul Guliyev has presented briefings to United States policy makers in numerous forums, including those sponsored by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the International Republican Institute, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

He has testified before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on the issue of Elections, Democratization and Human rights in Azerbaijan.

Prefers peace talks for the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict. He is a supporter of defending the rights of free press and free capitalists. He is also a supporter of useful co-operation with close geographic neighbors of Azerbaijan and all countries. He considers democracy a priority in the internal policy of Azerbaijan, and peace and democracy in foreign policy.

Considers guaranteed participation of foreign investment in the Azerbaijani industry both acceptable and necessary. Possesses wide relations in international official political circles. In exile, he has been the leader of Azerbaijan Democratic Party.[4][5]

During the past several years Rasul Guliyev, has devoted his efforts to writing political and historical books that reveal the realities of life in Azerbaijan today. His books have enjoyed widespread interest in the Azerbaijani diaspora forced to leave their homeland because of political persecution.

He is married and has three children.

Works and Awards

Rasul Guliyev is author of a series of inventions and utilisation suggestions and has a Master's degree in Technical Sciences. He has been rewarded with the honorary award of the H.Z.Taghiyev Charity Foundation for his charitable work.

Rasul Guliyev is author of the books:

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