OIC: Mehriban Aliyeva's appointment First VP of Azerbaijan great symbol of women empowerment

OIC: Mehriban Aliyeva's appointment First VP of Azerbaijan great symbol of women empowerment

Appointment of Mehriban Aliyeva as the first vice-president of Azerbaijan is a major step forward and a great symbol in promoting the empowerment of women, the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yusuf bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen said.

He recalled that empowerment of women is a fundamental objective of the OIC, as stipulated by its Ten-Year Program of Action, Trend reported.

Yusuf bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen said the program represents a model for involving women in the decision-making process in OIC member states.

"I wrote the first lady a congratulatory message immediately after her appointment as the first vice-president,” the secretary general added.

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