Armenia’s aggression against Azerbaijan condemned in OIC session

By: Sara Rajabova

Armenia’s aggression against Azerbaijan was mulled at the session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Kuwait.

Iyad Amin Madani, the secretary general of the OIC presented a report on Armenia’s aggression against Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan was represented in this meeting by country’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

The report on the political issues included an article “Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan.”

The document said following the last meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers that no political progress was achieved on the issue of occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia.

The report also noted that over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and IDPs as a result of Armenia aggression, and called for the unconditional withdrawal of all Armenian troops from Azerbaijan’s occupied territories.

Moreover, in the mentioned report, Madani urged the member states of the organization to put forward joint and individual proposals on the liberation of Azerbaijan’s occupied lands in accordance with resolutions adopted by international organizations.

Also, the report included an article on “Destruction of the monuments of Islamic history and culture on Azerbaijani territories occupied as a result of Armenian aggression”.

Under this article, theOIC secretary general urged all relevant specialized organizations of the OIC to work out a program provisioning for the reconstruction of mosques, schools, libraries and museums in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan after their liberation.

The OIC has repeatedly slammed Armenia for the destruction of Islamic artifacts in the invaded lands.

The report emphasized that the protection of the samples of Islamic culture of Azerbaijan has been included in the program of the OIC specialized organizations, Islamic Development Bank and ISESCO.

The OIC always kept the issue of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in focus. Its member states expressed concern over the occupation of Azerbaijan territories by Armenia as well as the looting and destruction of archeological, cultural and religious monuments in those areas, including those Islamic monuments included in the resolution adopted by the organization during the OIC summit in Dakar, Senegal in 2008.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict emerged in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since a lengthy war in the early 1990s that displaced over one million Azerbaijanis, Armenian armed forces have occupied over 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions.

The UN Security Council’s four resolutions on Armenian withdrawal have not been enforced to this day.

SOURCE: Azer News