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Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has delivered speech at the meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers in a narrow format in Ashgabat city.
Axar.az reports citing Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
“On behalf of the Republic of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, allow me to welcome you, as well as the members of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CIS, and express special gratitude to the Turkmenistan side for the hospitality and warm welcome,” Mammadyarov said.
“I would like to note that the CIS is an important platform for the development of economic and humanitarian cooperation. In this context, Azerbaijan, being an active member of the CIS, attaches particular importance to participation in the organization.”
“The agenda of today's meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers includes discussion of current issues of cooperation in the economic and humanitarian sphere, as well as issues of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and extremism,” the Azerbaijani foreign minister noted.
“In this regard, I would like to note at today’s meeting the importance of signing the Decision "On the draft Appeal of the Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States to the peoples of the CIS countries and the world community on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945".”
“On the eve of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, it is also worth mentioning the great contribution of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani people to the Victory over the fascism,” Mammadyarov added. “More than 600,000 representatives of Azerbaijan participated in the war, more than half of them died on the battlefield and went missing. Many representatives of Azerbaijan were awarded high orders and medals.”
“In the fight against fascism, the Azerbaijani people showed heroism, valor and dedication not only on the battlefields, but also in the rear,” the foreign minister said. “Baku oil played an invaluable role in the victory in World War II. More than 70 percent of the oil produced in the Soviet Union during the war of 1941-1945, 80 percent of gasoline and 90 percent of motor oils were accounted for Azerbaijan.”
“In this regard, I consider the signing of the Decision "On the draft Appeal of the Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States to the peoples of the Commonwealth and the world community in connection with the 75th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945" particularly important in opposing the ideology of Nazism, including the veiling of monuments and memorials, the propaganda of racism,” Mammadyarov said.
2019.10.10 / 19:31