Azerbaijani Foreign Minister attends OIC Group meeting
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 1 / Trend /
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov attended a meeting of the OIC Group at the level of permanent representatives of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Conference to the United Nations, held at the UN headquarters.
Mammadyarov informed the meeting participants that Azerbaijan's candidacy has also been nominated to the elections of non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2012-2013, scheduled for October, stressing the tangible benefits in this regard, the Foreign Ministry told Trend.
He urged the OIC member states to support our country's candidacy in the elections scheduled for October.
At the meeting, Mammadyarov stressed that Azerbaijan pursues an independent policy and is a leading state in the region, participates in the development of regional cooperation in the Caspian and Caucasus space, has a particularly important role in the implementation of regional energy and transport projects, the country is the author of several important initiatives within the UN and the OIC; is an integral part of the Islamic world, is a bridge between Europe and Asia from a geographical point of view, and contributes to the dialogue among civilizations.
He also provided detailed information about the negotiation process on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Mammadyarov stressed with regret that so far Armenia has not fulfilled four resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council in 1993 to liberate the occupied Azerbaijani territories, and underscored that, according to the UN Charter, such resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council should be fulfilled by the Organization's member countries.
Later several representatives of the OIC member states addressed the meeting, who appreciated Mammadyarov's participation at the meeting and his address.
The 33rd meeting of the OIC Committee of Ministers was held in Azerbaijan in 2006.