Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is expected to leave for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the PresidentвЂ™s Apparat told Trend.
The head of the country intends to participate in the summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to be held in Mecca from 7 to 8 December. The President is expected to hold negotiations with his foreign counterparts within the visit.
The OIC was established at the conference of the Presidents and Prime-Ministers of the Moslem countries in Rabat in September 1969. The goals of the organization were mainly formed at the conferences of the Presidents of the Moslem countries in Rabat in 1969 and Mecca in 1981, where the participants of the event adopted the Mecca declaration. In accordance with the documents of the meetings, the key objective of the organization is to strengthen Islamic solidarity, develop multilateral relations between the Islamic countries, assist to liquidation of racism and colonialism, support of peace and international safety, assist to the Palestinian nation in their struggle for their rights, support to all Islamic nations in their struggle for independence and national rights, establish conditions for cooperation between the OIC member-countries and other states. The organization has 57 member-countries and 10 observer-countriesAzerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan joined the organization in 1992, Kazahstan - 1995, Uzbekistan - 1996.