Crimea’s Chauda practice range to test new types of Russian aircraft — commanderMilitary & Defense May 29, 13:30
Russia’s Glonass-M satellite delivered into interim orbitScience & Space May 29, 13:21
Football club Real Madrid for 11th time wins UEFA Champions League tournamentSport May 29, 1:42
Ukraine’s president discusses with Savchenko her work abroadWorld May 29, 1:07
Ceasefire in Syria violated twice in 24 hours - Russia’s defense ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 29, 1:04
Russia to strengthen ties with Greece, Athos - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 28, 19:38
Putin highlights Mount Athos importance for society’s moral foundationsSociety & Culture May 28, 18:59
Kiev’s new sanctions list not to affect Russian media - lawmakerRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 28, 18:54
Doping tests A of 8 Russian athletes from 2012 Olympics positive in rechecksSport May 28, 18:47
BAKU, December 15. /TASS/. Azerbaijan is considering joining the Islamic coalition against terrorism whose creation was initiated by Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hikmet Hajiyev told reporters on Tuesday.
According to him, the issue was discussed during a telephone conversation between Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia Elmar Mammadyarov and Adel al-Jubeir.
Hajiyev added that, in accordance with Azerbaijan’s legislation, the country’s participation in such organizations was determined by the requirements of internal procedures.
"Currently, the issue (of joining the coalition) is under consideration. As a country that has suffered from terrorism, Azerbaijan strongly condemns all its forms and manifestations," he said.
The Islamic coalition created under the leadership of Saudi Arabia incorporates 34 states. Apart from Saudi Arabia itself there are also Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Bahrain, Turkey, Tunisia, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Egypt, Nigeria and Yemen. A dozen other Islamic states, including Indonesia, came out in support of that association.
Saudi Arabia’s Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman al Saud has said the coalition would be fighting against any terrorist organizations that constitute a threat, including the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia). He promised that the alliance would be coordinating operations with the leading powers and international organizations.