Today in Azerbaijan marks Day of the staff of the diplomatic service of Azerbaijan established by decree of President Ilham Aliyev on 24 August in 2007.
The ruling head of state said verbatim:
«Given the role of national diplomacy in the creation of the first in the Muslim world and the Democratic Republic of the process of building an independent state of Azerbaijan at the present stage and guided the adoption July 9 1919 interim instructions on the Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, I resolve every year to celebrate the July 9 as a professional holiday employees of the diplomatic service of the Republic of Azerbaijan».
The country has a law" On Foreign Service»№ 137-IIQ of June 8 in 2001, which establishes the legal framework the organization of the diplomatic service, which is a type of public service in the Republic of Azerbaijan, the legal status of civil servants who are in the Foreign Service.
Act provides a definition of the diplomatic service as a professional activity of citizens in the relevant government authorities responsible for the foreign policy of Azerbaijan Republic.