Aliyev's comments, addressed at a meeting in Baku foreign ministers from the Organization of the Islamic Conference, were echoed by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, who said Azerbaijan wants to act as a bridge between east and west.
In his speech, Aliyev also called for international support to resolve the conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan today assumed the presidency of the OIC from Yemen.
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