Lavrov: Russia is an active partner of OIC

24 November

Oleg Ozerov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Head of the Permanent Secretariat of the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum, on behalf of the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, has sent a greeting message to the participants of the GSV " Russia-Islamic World" meeting.


"Russia cooperates with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on a wide range of global issues. The participants of the meeting have the task to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the state and prospects of relations with the Islamic world, to work out initiatives aimed at developing cooperation and promoting dialogue and religions. We must prevent the emergence of conflicts in Muslim countries and the spread of religious and ethnic intolerance," reads the statement.

In turn, Ozerov noted that Russia considers the members of the OIC not only as friends but also as reliable economic partners, building equal and mutually beneficial cooperation. "A special word of thanks to the distinguished Chairman of the Group, Rustam Minnikhanov, for mentioning the personality of Karim Khakimov, the first Soviet ambassador to Saudi-Arabia. Rustam Nurgaliyevich put a lot of effort into the publishing the book, which today is presented to the members of the Presidium in Arabic," added Ozerov.

Today the annual meeting of the Group of Strategic Vision "Russia - Islamic World" takes place in Jeddah.



Ilmira Gafiyatullina

Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry