Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Wednesday (3 May) received in Baku the Secretary General of the Organisation for Islamic Co-operation (OIC) Yousef Al-Othaimeen
In Baku, the OIC secretary general will also participate in the inauguration of the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, scheduled for May 5-6.
Azerbaijan is a fuill member of the OIC, and the organisation has provided Azerbaijan with important political support in international fora, particularly the United Nations, where the 57 OIC members form an important bloc.
Photo: President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan with the Secretary-General of the OIC, Yucef al Othaimeen at their meeting in Baku on 3 May.
"As expected the declaration from the 5th Eastern Partnership summit did not change in any significant way the approach of the EU to the eastern neighbourhood. However the declaration has something for everybody, and there are interesting nuances in the text that can form the basis in the future for the next steps in the EU's engagement with the region", commonspace.eu political editor said in a comment.
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.