Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov I replaced with his assistant Andrey Denisov at 33rd session of FMs council of Organization of Islamic Conference in Baku, Trend reports quoting Andrey Krevtsov, official representative of Russian Foreign Ministry.
Krevtsov said Lavrovs participation had been scheduled originally, but then it was decided to replace him.
Russia, official said, highly appraises collaboration with all members of OIC and forthcoming Baku forum. He recalled that recently in Moscow Russian FM met with OIC Secretary General Mr Ihsanoglu and stated Russias participation in OIC as an observer promoting the more safe and democratic architecture of foreign relations. In turn, Russian President Vladimir Putin, receiving Mr Ihsanoglu June 8, said development of cooperation with Islamic world is one of Russias significant priorities.