Uzbekistan, OIC mull development of co-op
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 28
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbekistan and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have discussed the status and prospects for development of cooperation, Uzbek Foreign Ministry said May 28.
The discussions were held between Uzbek delegation led by the country's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and OIC Secretary General Iyad Amin Madani during the 42nd session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of OIC member states in Kuwait.
The sides also discussed the practical issues related to the upcoming presidency of Uzbekistan in the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers and holding its next session in Tashkent in 2016.
The OIC was founded on Sept.25, 1969 at the conference of the heads of Muslim countries in Rabat to ensure Islamic solidarity in the social, economic and political spheres, to fight colonialism, neocolonialism and racism and support the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic, Russian Federation, as well as the Moro National Liberation Front in the Philippines and several organizations (UN, Non-aligned Movement, etc.) have observer status in the organization. The headquarters of the organization is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Organization of Islamic Conference was renamed as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on June 28, 2011, in accordance with the decision of the 38th session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Astana.
Edited by SI