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Novruz Ismayil oglu Mammadov (Azerbaijani: Novruz İsmayıl oğlu Məmmədov; born 15 March 1947) is an Azerbaijani politician and translator who is currently serving as the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan since 21 April 2018. He previously held the title as assistant to the President for Foreign Policy Issues and Head of Department of Foreign Policy.[1]

Novruz Məmmədov
Novruz İsmayıl oğlu Məmmədov.jpg
8th Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
21 April 2018
PresidentIlham Aliyev
DeputyYaqub Eyyubov
Preceded byArtur Rasizade
Personal details
Born (1947-03-15) 15 March 1947 (age 72)
Babek District, Azerbaijan
Political partyNew Azerbaijan Party
Alma materAzerbaijan University of Languages


Early lifeEdit

He was born in Nakhchivan, in the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. He received a PhD in Philology in 1991 from the Azerbaijani Pedagogical Foreign Languages Institute (APFLI) of Azerbaijan University of Languages, where he then became an instructor.

He is currently fluent in Russian, and French.


Between 1967 and 1981, he served as an interpreter in Algeria, and in Guinea. In 1992, he became the official dean of the preparatory faculty of APFLI and in 1993, became the dean of French language of APFLI, holding this position until 1997. In 1995, he was made an he was the interpreter to former Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev. From 1997 to 2018, he was Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan. On April 21, 2018 he was appointed as the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev.



Foreign AwardsEdit


Novruz Mammadov authored over 20 scientific articles and several books, including more than 300 articles dedicated to the political and public-political issues

He translated “A Myth of Terror” by Erich Feigl" into French in 2001.


  1. ^ "Official web-site of President of Azerbaijan Republic - ADMINISTRATION » Structure". Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Artur Rasizade
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan