Since November 2019, Hikmat Hajiyev has been Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Head of the Department of Foreign Policy Affairs of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Since 2000, he has been working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2003 he was posted to the Azerbaijani mission to NATO. Between 2008 and 2009 he served at the UN and with the International Security Department of the Foreign Ministry. In 2009 he was posted to the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Kuwait and in 2010 was transferred to the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Egypt.
Hikmet Hajiyev graduated from Baku State University’s international relations and international law department with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. He continued his education at the NATO Defence College and Université Libre de Bruxelles.