By the order of the President of Poland he was awarded with "Commander" for services to the development of relations between the two countries in 2009.
He became the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan on April 2, 2004.
He was promoted to the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in 2003; in 2003-2004 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Italy.
He was Advisor to the Embassy of Azerbaijan in the United States in 1998-2003.
He served as chief of the department of international organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan in 1995-1998.
He worked as the Director of State Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 1991-1992.
He studied at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan SSR in 1988-1991.
He worked as the first and second secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR in 1982-1988.
He studied at the Faculty of International Relations and International Law at the Kiev State University during 1977-1982.
Elmar Maharram oglu Mammadyarov was born on July 2, 1960 in Baku.