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BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 18. The 49th session of
the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) was held in Nouakchott on March 16-17,
Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry told trend .
According to the ministry, an Azerbaijani delegation led by
Deputy Foreign Minister Fariz Rzayev represented the country at the
Rzayev expressed condolences over the powerful earthquakes that
struck Türkiye and Syria resulting in heavy casualties. Touching
upon the floods in Pakistan and Chad, the deputy minister said that
Azerbaijan is ready to support the efforts of the OIC to address
this crisis situation.
Rzayev also highlighted the normalization process between
Armenia and Azerbaijan in the post-conflict period, Armenia's
provocative steps impeding this process, as well as mine
The deputy minister informed the participants of the meeting
about the initiatives of the President of the Republic of
Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as the Chairman of the Non-Aligned
Movement, dedicated to the issues of recovery after COVID-19.
Besides, Rzayev informed about the international conference
'Islamophobia as a Specific Form of Racism and Discrimination: New
Global and Transnational Challenges', held with the joint
organization of the Baku International Center for Multiculturalism,
the Center for Analysis of International Relations and the G20
Inter-religious Dialogue Forum, timed to coincide with the
anniversary of the announcement International Day to Combat
Islamophobia by the UN General Assembly March 15.
Following the session, the OIC Council has adopted five
resolutions put forward at the initiative of Azerbaijan.
The resolutions on“Eliminating the consequences of the
aggression of the Republic of Armenia against Azerbaijan”,“Support
for economic and social development activities in the Republic of
Azerbaijan's liberated areas from the occupation” and“Destruction
and desecration of historical and cultural monuments and traces of
the Islamic religion in the territories of the Republic of
Azerbaijan as a result of the aggression of the Republic of Armenia
against the Republic of Azerbaijan” resolutely condemned the policy
of occupation and aggression committed by Armenia against
Azerbaijan for almost 30 years, and express support to the
government and people of Azerbaijan in eliminating severe
consequences of the occupation, as well as the restoration and
The resolution on 'Solidarity with the victims of the 1992
Khojaly massacre' condemns the mass killings committed against
Azerbaijani civilians in Khojaly on February 26, 1992, calling the
international community to recognize this massacre as genocide, a
crime against humanity, and a war crime, and expresses support for
the“Justice for Khojaly” campaign.
The resolution on 'Attack against the Embassy of the Republic of
Azerbaijan in Tehran” the OIC member states strongly condemns the
armed attack on the embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran on January 27,
2023, urging the Iranian government to conduct a thorough
investigation of the attack, bring the perpetrators to justice and
ensure the security of the diplomatic missions of Azerbaijan in the
area of Iran in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic
Relations of 1961.
The resolution also welcomed the statements of the OIC
Secretariat and OIC member states condemning the attack on the
Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran.
The previous session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers was
held on March 22-23, 2022 in Islamabad.