In Moscow, Bogdanov received a delegation of the organization of Islamic cooperation

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary in fotomonster Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov. Archival photoIn Moscow, Bogdanov received a delegation of the organization of Islamic cooperation© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary the image Bank

Special representative of Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov received a delegation of the General Secretariat of the organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC) headed by the Deputy Secretary General Abdullah Alim, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

«The sides discussed topical issues of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the OIC in political, economic and humanitarian fields were discussed the issues of settlement of conflicts and crisis situations in countries of the Middle East and Africa that are members of the OIC», — stated in the message on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry.

In addition, according to the Ministry, same-day consultation with the delegation of the OIC on the issue of bilateral relations, efforts to resolve regional conflicts, problems of inter-civilization and interfaith dialogue, and issues of human rights held a special representative of the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for interaction with organizations of Muslim States, Ambassador-at-large Konstantin Shuvalov.

The organization of Islamic cooperation is an international organization of Islamic countries created in 1969. Until 2011 it was called the Organization of Islamic conference. Brings together 57 countries. Russia has the status in the OIC observer countries.

On the sixth of November, the international Committee of the Federation Council at its meeting supported the candidacy of Ramadan Abdulatipov to the post of permanent representative of Russia to the OIC, reported RIA Novosti a source in the Parliament. Earlier in support Abdulatipov expressed the relevant Committee of the state Duma. He Abdulatipov has told RIA Novosti that the parliamentarians discuss his candidacy, but appointed by the President.

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