24 March 2022
The OIC Foreign Ministry has adopted four resolutions on Armenia’s aggression against Azerbaijan

The 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on “Building Partnership for Unity, Justice and Development” was held on March 22-23, 2022 in Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , the session focused on a number of issues related to the Islamic world, including the activities of the OIC General Secretariat on the implementation of resolutions on Palestine and Jerusalem and Niamey 2020. The security situation in the period after the last Foreign Minister was discussed. The session also discussed other political issues, in particular the events in Afghanistan and its humanitarian consequences for the Afghan people, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Azerbaijan was represented at the event by a delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Elnur Mammadov. Speaking at the session, the Deputy Minister informed the participants of the position of our country on a number of fundamental issues.

Within the framework of the 48th session of the ECO Foreign Ministry, covering political, economic and cultural issues related to the consequences of the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan, “Elimination of the consequences of the Armenian aggression against the Republic of Azerbaijan”, “Economic assistance to the Republic of Azerbaijan”, Four resolutions were adopted:

“Destruction of historical and cultural monuments of Islamic culture in the territories of Azerbaijan” and “Solidarity with the victims of the Khojaly massacre.” We would like to note that these resolutions, traditionally adopted annually by the ECO, include new provisions, taking into account the latest situation in the region.

The resolution “Elimination of the consequences of the aggression of the Republic of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan” welcomed the member states’ tripartite statement of November 10, 2020 on the liberation of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan as a result of retaliatory operations and the cessation of hostilities. It called for the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan based on the sovereignty, territorial integrity and mutual recognition and respect of international borders.
Also in violation of Armenia’s The resolution “Destruction and insult of Islamic historical and cultural shrines in the territories of Azerbaijan as a result of the aggression of the Republic of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan” The acts of vandalism were strongly condemned, and the insult of mosques in the newly liberated territories by Armenia was strongly condemned. The resolution affirms Azerbaijan’s right to demand compensation for the damage caused to it, and Armenia’s responsibility to pay this compensation.

The resolution “Economic Assistance to the Republic of Azerbaijan” states that the liberation of Azerbaijani territories will allow more than one million IDPs in Azerbaijan to return home safely and honorably, and thus eliminate serious humanitarian problems. In this regard, member states, the Islamic Development Bank and other Islamic institutions were urged to assist the government and people of Azerbaijan in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of IDPs to ensure the return of IDPs to the liberated lands. It also called on all international institutions to support Azerbaijan’s economic and social development.

The 48th meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers adopted a resolution entitled “Solidarity with the Victims of the Khojaly Massacre”. The states were called upon to make necessary efforts to recognize the crimes committed during the conflict in Khojaly and other occupied territories of Azerbaijan as war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide at the local and international levels. The resolution also praised the activities of the international campaign “Justice for Khojaly” and called on member states to support the campaign and closely participate in its activities.

The Diplomatic Informer
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