33 Conference of the Islamic Conference Organization (ICO) foreign ministers will take place in Baku on June 19-21, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend.
Mass Media accreditation to report on the work of the forum starts on April 15.
The ICO was founded in 1969 at the conference of the Muslim leaders in Rabat. 57 states are now ICO members and 10 other states are observer- states. Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan became ICO members in 1992, Kazakhstan in 1995 and Uzbekistan in 1996.
The decision to pass the organization presidency to Azerbaijan in 2006 and hold the next 33rd meeting in Baku has been made last year in Sane at the III ICO emergency summit and 32nd conference of ICO foreign ministers. According to the same decision the 5th meeting of the Tourism Ministers of the member states will also be held in Baku.