Resolution no. 30/25-C

The Twenty-fifth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session for a Better Future for the Peoples of the Islamic Ummah), held in Doha, State of Qatar, from 17 to 19 Dhu'l Qada 1418 H. (15-17 March 1998),

  1. Adopts the Report submitted by the Director General, commends the efforts of the Centre as reflected in its pioneering accomplishments and its activities aimed at meeting the needs of the Muslim Ummah and keeping pace with international developments in the field of culture and Islamic heritage in the optimal way
  2. Expresses its appreciation for the diverse activities carried out by the Centre with the aim of raising the awareness of the world opinion with respect to the Islamic cultural heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and for the efforts it exerts for the maintenance and preservation of that heritage.
  3. Commends the successful organisation of an international symposium on "Islamic Civilisation in West Africa" under the patronage of His Excellency President Abdou Diouf, President of the Republic of Senegal, in Dakar, in the period 26-30 December 1996, in cooperation with the Fundamental Institute for Black Africa (IFAN) and expresses thanks to the Republic of Senegal for hosting and organising this important academic event.
  4. Commends the first international seminar on "Arabesque in Traditional Crafts" held in Damascus, from 4 to 11 January 1997 under the high patronage of His Excellency President Hafez Al-Asad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Syria, UNESCO and the International Mashareq Foundation.
  5. Commends also the organisation of a series of successful international workshops on Architectural Heritage Today, which continued through the third workshop on architecture "Mostar 2004" held in Mostar under the patronage of His Excellency Alija Izetbegovic, President of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2 to 30 July 1997.
  6. Expresses its thanks and appreciation to the host country, Republic of Turkey, for the material and moral support extended to the Centre and for providing the headquarters and necessary facilities consistent with the pledge it gave at the time of the Centre's establishment; requests that future needs to enlarge the Centre's headquarters, resulting from the regular and commendable increase in the Centre's activities, be met; and also expresses thanks to the other Member States for the material and moral support they are extending to the Centre, thus enabling it to carry out its tasks in a satisfactory manner.
  7. Welcomes the Centre's project to organise an international symposium on "Islamic Civilisation in Caucasia", to be held under the patronage of His Excellency President Heydar Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the autumn of 1998 in the city of Baku, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences.
  8. Also welcomes the project of the Centre to organise an international conference on "Learning and Education in the Muslim World" on the occasion of the celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of the foundation of the Ottoman State, in Istanbul, in April 1999 under the patronage of His Excellency Suleyman Demirel, President of the Republic of Turkey.
  9. Approves the appointment of Sheikh Selman Daoud Al-Selman Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait, a member of the Governing Board of the Centre in the vacant position left by Sheikha Hussa Al-Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah.
  10. Appeals to the Member States to regularly pay their contributions and settle their arrears to the budget of the Centre.
  11. Requests the Secretary General to follow-up the implementation of this resolution and submit a report thereon to the next session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.