Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Aghayeva / A Council of Law Enforcement Heads will be established at the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). The establishment was initiated by Azerbaijan at the latest meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers Council held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 15-17 May, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Vagif Sadikhov, said to journalists in Baku on 29 May.
The OIC has the council uniting heads of different bodies of member-countries, including the Councils of Foreign Ministers, Education Ministers, Economics Ministers, Transport Ministers, Culture Ministers and others, the diplomat said. "Establishment of Law Enforcement Heads will enable OIC countries to consolidate their efforts in combating trans-national and organized crime, terrorism and other negative phenomena," he noted.
The suggestion was backed by all member-countries and the decision to form an expert group which will work in connection to this was made.
The expert group will meet in Baku in September for discussion of current issues on the establishment of the Council.
The OIC was founded in September, 1969 during a conference of heads of state and government of Muslim countries in Rabat, Morocco. Any country proclaiming its membership to the Islamic world can join the organization. The OIC unites 57 countries and 10 supervisor-countries. Azerbaijan entered the organization in 1992.