OIC commemorates Khojaly massacre victims

OIC commemorates Khojaly massacre victims

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad bin Amin Madani has issued a statement on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the commemoration of the massacre in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly, paying tribute to all those who lost their lives in the 1992 atrocity.

The statement said that the Khojaly incident was a result of the illegal occupation of Azerbaijani territory by Armenia.

The secretary general referred to the Cairo Final Communiqué of the 12th Session of the Islamic Summit and resolutions adopted by previous sessions of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, which considered the actions perpetrated against civilian Azerbaijani population in the occupied Azerbaijani territories as war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Iyad bin Amin Madani reaffirmed the OIC’s full support to the initiatives and efforts of Azerbaijan to put an end to the occupation of its territories and to restore its territorial integrity, AzerTAc reported.