Former politician who was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan from 1992 to 1993. He was also a leading investigator in the Black January massacre, a violent crackdown in Baku during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, in 1990.
He earned a degree in Math and Physics from Azerbaijan State university
He was fluent in English, Russian and Turkish and he taught at several universities in Turkey.
He and his wife had two children.
He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs under President of Azerbaijan Abulfaz Elchibey.