Azerbaijan's President fired the foreign Minister over the

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on the release Elmar Mammadyarov the Minister of foreign Affairs, according to Sputnik Azerbaijan. New foreign Minister appointed 47-year-old Jeyhun Bayramov, before holding a post of the Minister of education.

Earlier, the Aliyev at the meeting of the government criticized the work of the Ministry of foreign Affairs and Mammadyarov. According to him, the Ministry chose the wrong passive tactics. As the President said, Azerbaijan “diplomacy should be offensive diplomacy, not passive and defensive,” and the citizens are already tired of “pointless talks”.

Also, Ilham Aliyev drew vnimanie that on 12 July, immediately after the outbreak of hostilities on the border with Armenia, all the members of the government were in the workplace and only Mammadyarov worked from home.

Loud resignation comes a few days after the armed conflict in the North-Western border of Azerbaijan with Armenia, which killed 11 Azerbaijani servicemen, including one General. The parties accused of the outbreak of each other and are not going to stop him, despite the entreaties of diplomats of different countries and international organizations.

Elmar Mammadyarov Minister of foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan for more than 16 years.

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