Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan is active member of OIC family

Azerbaijan is an active member of the OIC family and closely cooperates with Member States both bilaterally and within international organizations, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said speaking in a video format at the Second Summit on Science and Technology of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held June 16, Report informs referring to AzerTag.

Over the past few years, about 10 meetings of the ministers of foreign affairs, culture, tourism, education, labor and other ministers of the OIC member countries have been held in Azerbaijan, he said.

“Azerbaijan has always made efforts to strengthen solidarity among Islamic countries, one reflection of which was hosting the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017 with the participation of 54 states. We have also launched a scholarship program for citizens of the OIC Member States to study in our country,” he added.

“We highly appreciate the consistent support of the OIC for the just position of Azerbaijan with regard to Armenia’s military aggression. Since the Casablanca Summit of the OIC in 1994, over 80 resolutions have been adopted condemning the aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan, and supporting our sovereignty and territorial integrity. The establishment of the OIC Contact Group on the aggression of the Republic of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2016 needs to be particularly mentioned to this end.

For its part, Azerbaijan has always supported the OIC Member States, and strived for ensuring stronger solidarity and cooperation among Islamic countries,” Ilham Aliyev said.


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