Islamic Countries’ Foreign Ministers Meet in Dakar
Azerbaijan, Baku, 10 March / Trend corr E. Huseynov/ The 11th session of the Organization for Islamic Conference's Foreign Ministers (OIC) began in Dakar on 10 March, OIC told Trend .
The Ministers are discussing the implementation of the OIC 10-Year Program of Action, adoption of the revised OIC Charter. The agenda of the session includes the problems of Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Somali, the Darfur conflict, as well as Islamophobia, development of economic cooperation among the OIC countries, especially amongst the African countries. The documents developed by the Ministers will be presented at the OIC summit scheduled for 13-14 March, OIC reported from Jeddah in a telephone conversation.
Azerbaijan is represented at the summit by the Deputy Foreign Minister Vagif Sadikhov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend .
OIC was founded in 1969 at the conference including the Presidents and the Heads of Government of the Muslim countries in Rabat. OIC unites 57 member-countries and 10 observer countries. Azerbaijan joined OIC in 1992.