Azerbaijan APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To develop good relations between the legislatures and governments of our two countries.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Azerbaijan

1. Exporting to Azerbaijan
06/08/2020 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Guidance Exporting to Azerbaijan A guide for UK businesses who are interested

2. Overseas Business Risk: Azerbaijan
19/06/2020 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk: Azerbaijan Information on key security and political

3. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with A or B)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Azerbaijan This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

4. Azerbaijan: lawyers
07/05/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Azerbaijan: lawyers List of English-speaking lawyers for British nationals in Azerbaijan.

5. Azerbaijan: funeral directors
04/09/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Azerbaijan: funeral directors List of funeral directors for British

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Azerbaijan

1. Nagorno-Karabakh
15/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire agreement by the government of Azerbaijan, and (2) the number of Armenian military and - Speech Link
2: enjoyed by Azerbaijan has encouraged continuing violations of the ceasefire agreement by Azerbaijan. As Azeri - Speech Link
3: Although the border agencies of both Armenia and Azerbaijan are now in contact, given our close connections - Speech Link

2. Nagorno-Karabakh
27/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: servicemen were captured by military forces of Azerbaijan, and on 25 May an Armenian serviceman was fatally - Speech Link
2: tombs and other Christian monuments. I know that Azerbaijan has undertaken to protect and honour these religious - Speech Link
3: hard to imagine a more fragile ceasefire, with Azerbaijan satisfied and crowing and Armenians weakened - Speech Link

3. Nagorno-Karabakh
08/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: future government of Nagorno-Karabakh—as part of Azerbaijan, as an independent state per an earlier referendum - Speech Link
2: Turks still deny took place. On 27 September, Azerbaijan launched sustained air and artillery attacks - Speech Link

4. Nagorno-Karabakh
30/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: continues to engage directly with Armenia and Azerbaijan as part of that role. It also issued a joint - Speech Link
2: recruiting Syrian fighters from Idlib to fight in Azerbaijan? Does the Minister see this as a very dangerous - Speech Link
3: has long historical links with both Armenia and Azerbaijan. We do not consider that the co-chairmanship - Speech Link

5. Nagorno-Karabakh
18/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Government act with great urgency to ensure that Azerbaijan is called to account for the continuing, well-documented - Speech Link
2: recognising Nagorno-Karabakh as an integral part of Azerbaijan, has failed to progress a long-term solution - Speech Link
3: monasteries and cemeteries. There is evidence that Azerbaijan has already begun to deny the Armenian heritage - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Azerbaijan
1. Azerbaijan: Football
asked by: Jonathan Edwards
... what discussions he has had with the (a) Football Association of Wales and (b) UEFA on the (i) suitability of Baku as a host location for the European Football Championships in summer 2021 and (b) safety of the Welsh (A) team and (B) fans whilst in Azerbaijan.

2. Azerbaijan: Demonstrations
asked by: Baroness Cox
... Azerbaijan; and what steps they have taken to promote de-escalation of tensions.

3. Armenia: Azerbaijan
asked by: Andrea Jenkyns
... what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on (a) Caspian oil supplies and (b) British regional interests in the energy field of recent hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

4. Armenia: Azerbaijan
asked by: Baroness Cox
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Turkey is recruiting Syrian troops to fight for the Azerbaijani military against the Armenian military.

5. Armenia: Azerbaijan
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
... what assessment they have made of the current security situation on the Armenia–Azerbaijan state border; and what discussions they have had with international partners on ways to prevent further escalation.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Lord Evans of Watford Portrait
Lord Evans of Watford
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bob Blackman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7082.


Public Enquiry Point:

Giorgio Annecchini, Office of Bob Blackman MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 7082


Benefits in Kind
18 Sep 2018
Embassy of Azerbaijan, London
Overseas visit   From : 18/09/2018 To : 21/09/2018
18 Sep 2018
Embassy of Azerbaijan, London
Overseas visit   From : 18/09/2018 To : 21/09/2018

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Azerbaijan APPG

Former APPG Officers
David Duguid Portrait
David Duguid
Conservative - Banff and Buchan
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 20th May 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Manzoor Portrait
Baroness Manzoor
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018
1 APPG Membership
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