On 6 March 2014 IRCICA received Dr. Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi, Secretary General of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation. During the visit to IRCICA headquarters, Dr. Mousavi and IRCICA Director General Dr. Halit Eren had the opportunity to exchange views and explore potential areas of future cooperation between the two organisations. Dr. Mousavi stated that IRCICA as a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation occupies a respected position in the Islamic world due to its intense efforts for the preservation of cultural and historical heritage. He added that IRCICA’s accumulated experience and prestige in the Islamic world could contribute to the mobilization of D-8’s potential especially with regards to cooperation in historical, cultural and artistic realms.
During the visit, Dr. Mousavi was informed about the wide array of research conducted by IRCICA and signed the Honorary Book of the Centre. IRCICA Director General Dr. Eren presented Dr. Mousavi a copy of the Holy Qur’an attributed to Ali b. Abi Talib, the copy of Sana’a.