Laying the groundwork for a relationship still being built

Azerbaijan’s outgoing ambassador started his posting nine years ago as a counsellor.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Farid Shafiyev, ambassador of Azerbaijan, and his wife Ulkar Shafiyeva dance at the 2012 Ottawa Diplomatic Association ball.
Shahed Al-asadi
Published: Wednesday, 07/02/2014 2:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Sunday, 09/21/2014 5:28 pm EDT

Farid Shafiyev’s time in Ottawa as counsellor then later as ambassador was spent laying the groundwork for the relationship between Azerbaijan and Canada. Now that groundwork just needs to be expanded, he said.

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