Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today received ambassadors and heads of diplomatic representations of Muslim countries in Azerbaijan on the holy month of Ramadan, AzerTaj state news agency reported.
The President asked the meeting participants to convey his cordial greetings to their heads of state and government.
The President noted the month of Ramadan embodies the unity of all Muslims living across the world.
The Azerbaijani leader underlined the necessity of strengthening friendly and fraternal relations and Islamic solidarity among Muslim countries.
The President underscored the importance of the fact that the number of Muslim countries' embassies in Azerbaijan increases. He added Azerbaijan is also increasing the number of its embassies in Muslim countries.
President Aliyev touched upon successful bilateral and international cooperation between Azerbaijan and Muslim countries. He noted Baku had hosted several important events which were organized by the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
The President recalled that Baku was proclaimed the capital of Islamic culture for 2009. He also said Azerbaijan would spare no efforts to contribute to the Islamic solidarity.
On the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the President said Muslim countries demonstrate fair position on settlement of the problem.
The President expressed assurance that the conflict would be settled on the basis of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and norms of international law. He once again called for the international community to strengthen pressure on occupant Armenia.
Following the meeting the President and the meeting participants posed for photographs.