Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Azerbaijan on 19 June 2006, Gennadiy Evsyukov, the press attachГ© of the Russian embassy in Azerbaijan, told Trend.
The key objective of the visit is to participate in a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) member-states to be held in Baku on 19-20 June.
A group of officials of the Russian Foreign Ministry will accompany the Minister this visit,
During the visit Lavrov is scheduled to hold meetings with the Azerbaijani leadership. He is also to meet with the leadership of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, executive and legislative bodies of the country.
Russian holds a status of observers at the OIC. The organization was founded in September 1969 at a conference of heads of states and governments of Muslim countries in Rabat, Morocco. Any country proclaiming its belonging to the Muslim world can become an OIC member.