Baku, Azerbaijan, May 26
Azerbaijan will be represented at the 42nd session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states by the country's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.
The session will be held in Kuwait May 27-28.
Mammadyarov is expected to speak at the session and hold bilateral meetings.
The OIC was founded on Sept.25, 1969 at the conference of the heads of Muslim countries in Rabat to ensure Islamic solidarity in the social, economic and political spheres, to fight colonialism, neocolonialism and racism and support the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic, Russian Federation, as well as the Moro National Liberation Front in the Philippines and several organizations (UN, Non-aligned Movement, etc.) have observer status in the organization. The headquarters of the organization is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Organization of Islamic Conference was renamed as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on June 28, 2011, in accordance with the decision of the 38th session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Astana.
Edited by SI