Baku. 5 May. REPORT.AZ/ "One of the painful issues of the Islamic world is the plight of Rohingya Muslims, which remains one of the biggest refugee crises in the world. In 2017 Azerbaijan was one of the first countries to allocate 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Rohingya Muslims who are suffering as the result of mass violence and ethnic cleansing and we will continue our assistance to those who need it".
Report informs, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov said at 45th session of Culture Ministers of OIC Member States held in Dhaka.
Azerbaijan is deeply concerned over wars and armed conflicts in a number of the OIC Member States, which have led to greater security challenges, political instability in some regions, large-scale displacement and unprecedented humanitarian crisis, Minister stated.
"Azerbaijan will continue to work intensively with the other OIC Member States through different OIC Contact Groups to which Azerbaijan is a member, namely Contact Groups on Palestine, Jammu and Kashmir and Muslim minorities in Europe.
The bloody clashes taking places on the Israel-Palestine border causes our deep concern. We, Member States and OIC, have to put as much effort as possible to stop this bloodshed. Just as before, Azerbaijan declares its readiness to contribute to this matter and we reaffirm our full solidarity and our persistent support for the just and lasting solution to the question of Palestine. Azerbaijan stands for the two-state solution of the Palestinian conflict with East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine.
On 20-21 July 2017, Azerbaijan hosted the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem in Baku under the auspices of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalianable Rights of the Palestinian People and with the support of the OIC, wihich has been concluded with the introduction of a communique on behalf of its organizers condemning the closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and restrictions on worshippers therein", - Mammadyarov said.