Azerbaijani government hires US lobbying group for 300,000 USD

The Washington-based lobbying organization Podesta Group will provide PR services to the Azerbaijan authorities during the first half of 2016 for 300,000 USD. According to the contract signed by the Azerbaijani Ambassador to the US, Elin Suleymanov, they will receive 50,000 USD per month to improve the image of the Azerbaijani government in the United States.   It is noteworthy that the contract has been signed during the most difficult period in bilateral relations, primarily as a result of Baku’s crackdown on civil society.  The wave of...
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