May 14, 2018

Former two-term U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld received the 2018 Heydar Aliyev Award for Outstanding Contributions to the U.S.-Azerbaijan Strategic Partnership during a ceremony at Washington D.C.’s Meridian International Center. “We are honored to recognize the role of Secretary Rumsfeld in enhancing the U.S.-Azerbaijan partnership and his important work on promoting regional understanding and integration through the Rumsfeld Foundation Fellowship Program,” said U.S. Ambassador Elin Suleymanov.