Ogtay Asadov
Ogtay Asadov Sabir oglu is an Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan , officially the Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Iran to...

i politician serving as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan
Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan
The Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan Republic , also called Chairman of the National Assembly is the Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament. The current Speaker is Ogtay Asadov...


Ealy life

Asadov was born in the Shaharjik
Arevis is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. The National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia reported its population as 140 in 2010, up from 102 at the 2001 census....

 village of Qafan Rayon
Syunik is the southernmost province of Armenia. It borders the Vayots Dzor marz to the north, Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan exclave to the west, Karabakh to the east, and Iran to the south. Its capital is Kapan. Other important cities and towns include Goris, Sisian, Meghri, Agarak, and Dastakert...

 of Armenia. He graduated from the Machinery Manufacturing Technologies Department of Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. From 1976 on, Asadov worked as the assistant manager and then manager at Baku Air Conditioners Plant. In 1979, he was hired as the Senior Engineer at Azerbaijan Main Renovation and Special Construction Department and then worked in management of Azərsantexquraşdırma subsidiary of the same organization.
In 1996-2004, he was the President of Absheron Su water management company and in 2004-2005, he was the President of Azersu concern. He is member of International Water Association
International Water Association
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Political career

He was elected to the National Assembly of Azerbaijan
National Assembly of Azerbaijan
The National Assembly , also transliterated as Milli Majlis is the legislative branch of government in Azerbaijan. The unicameral National Assembly has 125 deputies: previously 100 members were elected for five-year terms in single-seat constituencies and 25 were members elected by proportional...

 in the 2000 Parliamentary elections and subsequently re-elected in 2005 from Absheron Rayon and 2010
Azerbaijani parliamentary election, 2010
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 from Binagadi district of Baku
Baku , sometimes spelled as Baki or Bakou, is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. It is located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, which projects into the Caspian Sea. The city consists of two principal...

. On December 2, 2005 he was elected the Speaker of the National Assembly by the members of the parliament and re-elected on November 29, 2010. He is the head of Azerbaijani delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of CIS and to the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking Countries (TÜRKPA).

He is also the member of the Political Council of New Azerbaijan Party
New Azerbaijan Party
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. Asadov is fluent in English and Russian. He is married and has two children.
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