May 17, 2008

Final document of session of Experts of the Organization of the Islamic Conference supports initiative by Leila Aliyeva

Final document has been adopted in the 2-day session of experts of the Organization of the Islamic Conference organized in Istanbul on May 17 by Youth Forum for Cooperation and Dialog of OIC and ISESCO.

Secretary General of the Forum Elshad Isgandarov said campaign ‘Justice to Khojaly – Freedom to Garabagh’ started at the initiative by Leila Aliyeva, First Chief Coordinator of Youth Forum for Cooperation and Dialog of OIC for dialog of cultures and civilizations, has been supported by the OIC experts and decision adopted to mark February 26 – Khojaly genocide as the day to honor victims of humanitarian disasters in OIC countries.


Besides, proposal on inclusion of Khojaly massacre in textbooks in the Islamic countries will be submitted to the OIC ministers meeting. As well, the document adopted will raise issue on recognition of Khojaly genocide as the mass massacre against the humanity during the dialog of regional parliamentary assemblies of European, Asian and African countries.


Participants of the session were familiarized with exhibition on Khojaly genocide arranged on the initiative of Leila Aliyeva, Head of Moscow Office of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, photos reflecting massacres committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Palestine.


Document adopted on results of the discussions will be presented to the OIC Culture Ministers Board.