Resolution no. 29/24-C

The Twenty-fourth Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Fraternity and Cooperation) held in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia from 28 Rajab to 3 Shaban 1417 H. (9-13 December 1996),

  1. 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 fields of culture and Islamic heritage in the optimal way, thus warranting satisfaction with and appreciation of the efforts exerted in this respect.
  2. Approves the report submitted by the Centre on its activities and future plan of action as well as the report and recommendations of the Thirteenth Session of the Governing Board of the Centre, and the recommendations of the General Assembly of the Centre made at the Twentieth Session of the Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs.
  3. Expresses its appreciation for the diverse activities carried out by the Centre with the aim of raising the awareness of 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.
  4. Requests IRCICA in Istanbul to make contacts with the Member States to prepare an exhibition on Islamic heritage and culture pursuant to the relevant resolution of the Seventh Islamic Summit, aimed at publicising the different dimensions of that culture and its role in building human civilisation and its values and ideals.
  5. Expresses thanks and appreciation to His Majesty King Hussein Bin Talal for his noble gesture by awarding the General Director of the Centre the First Level Independence Medal in recognition of his efforts and contributions in the service of Islamic culture and in achieving Islamic solidarity.
  6. Expresses thanks and appreciation to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for generously hosting the Thirteenth Session of the Governing Board of the Centre in Amman under the high patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Hasan Bin Talal, the noble Crown Prince of Jordan.
  7. Welcomes the Centre's initiative to hold an international symposium on "Islamic Civilisation in West Africa" under the patronage of His Excellency 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 the contribution of the Senegalese Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture.
  8. Welcomes also the Centre's initiative to hold the first international seminar on "Arabesque in Traditional Crafts", in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, during the period from 4-11 January 1997 in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture in Syria and with the support of UNESCO.
  9. Expresses its thanks and appreciation to the host country (Republic of Turkey) and to the other Member States, particularly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the voluntary material and moral support they are extending to the Centre, thus enabling it to carry out its tasks in a satisfactory manner.
  10. Approves the appointment of Dr. Abdul Hafiz Helmy Mohammad, from the Arabic Language Academy in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, as member of the Governing Board of the Centre in place of the late Dr. Ahmad Mohammad Issa.
  11. Expresses its thanks to the Member States which regularly pay their contributions to the budget of the Centre in accordance with the resolution of the Sixth Islamic Summit Conference and calls on the Member States in arrears with their contributions to follow them in compliance with the resolution of the Sixth Islamic Summit Conference.
  12. Requests the Secretary General to follow-up the implementation of this resolution and submit a report thereon to the next session of the ICFM.