2020-11-28
Information of the Press Service Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held in Niamey, the capital of the Republic of the Niger, on November 27-28.

Resolutions covering political, economic and cultural issues related to the aggression of the Republic of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan were adopted at the session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. We would like to note that these resolutions, which are traditionally adopted annually by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, include new provisions, taking into account the latest situation in the region.

The resolution entitled "the Aggression of the Republic of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan" strongly condemned the new phase of armed aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan that started on September 27 of this year, significant civilian casualties and damage on civilian infrastructure within the framework of the aggression, in particular the reckless and brutal bombardment of the densely populated civilian settlements of Azerbaijan, including Ganja, Barda and Terter cities located outside the conflict zone of Azerbaijan with the use of heavy artillery and missiles, including ballistic and cluster. The actions perpetrated by the Armenian forces against the civilian Azerbaijani population were considered war crimes and crimes against humanity. In the document, the member states welcomed the trilateral statement of November 10, 2020 on the liberation of a significant part of the occupied territories and the cessation of hostilities as a result of Azerbaijan's retaliatory operations.

The resolution entitled "Economic Assistance to the Republic of Azerbaijan" states that de-occupation of the territories of Azerbaijan will enable more than one million IDPs in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan to return to their homes in safety, honor and dignity, and thus allow to eliminate severe humanitarian problems. In this regard, the member states, Islamic Development Bank and other Islamic Institutions were called upon to extend their assistance to the Government and People of Azerbaijan in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the de-occupied territories with a view to enabling the return of the displaced persons. Here, also all international organizations are called upon to support the economic and social development activities of Azerbaijan.

The resolution entitled "The destruction and desecration of Islamic historical and cultural shrines in the occupied Azerbaijan territories resulting from the aggression of the Republic of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan" strongly condemns the destruction, removal theft, pillage, illicit movement or misappropriation of Islamic historical and cultural relics and shrines in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, as well as acts of vandalism against these objects, and strongly condemns humiliation and desecration by Armenia of Mosques located in the recently de-occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

We would like to note that the resolutions were adopted by 57 OIC member states.

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