Ministers of OIC member states meet in Turkey
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 7 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
Ministers of religious affairs of Muslim countries met in Turkey in connection with the 1400th anniversary of the revelation of the Quran, the press service of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations (SCWRO) said on Sept. 7.
Conducted under the patronage and with the participation of Turkish Prime Minister
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the meeting was attended by senior public officials and representatives of the Government, the OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, ISESCO Director General Abdulaziz Altwaijri, minister of religious affairs of OIC member states and other officials, religious leaders of the Islamic world, known scientists on Islam and theology. The meeting was also attended by chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations of Azerbaijan Hidayat Orujov, the same source said.
During his speech at the event, Orujov told the meeting participants about respectful attitude towards Islam and the Quran by the National Leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev and his political successor, President Ilham Aliyev.
Chairman of the State Committee spoke about the significance of the holy book from the point of view of Muslim unity and solidarity of the Islamic world.
Besides religious affairs of the Muslim countries, Orujov stressed the importance of efforts to resolve the conflicts existing in the Islamic world and to protect the brothers in religion, suffering from aggression and violence. "This is a moral duty assigned on Muslims in the Quran. Therefore, the ethnic cleansing and aggressive policy pursued by Armenia against Azerbaijan, which is an integral part of the Islamic world, turning over one million of our citizens into refugees and internally displaced persons, as well as our historical and religious monuments' becoming a victim of vandalism should be deep in thought and immediate steps should be taken not only by Azerbaijan, but also international organizations, world public and particularly the fraternal Muslim countries," said Orujov.