I am delighted to announce that Lord German has been appointed the Society’s Co-Chairman – London.Lord German entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2010. He was previously a member of the National Assembly for Wales for the South Wales East region and was leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats from 2007-2008.  In 1996 he was awarded an OBE for his public and political service.

 Lord German became interested in friendship societies through the Welsh Assembly’s involvement with African states and with Moldova.  His interest in Azerbaijan had been more recent and stemmed from it being one of several ex-Soviet nations seeking to join the European Union.  He had visited Baku on two occasions.

Ken Forrest

Acting Co-Chairman