Resolution no. 1/9-C

ESTABLISHMENT OF A RESEARCH CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC HISTORY, ART AND CULTURE IN ISTANBUL

The Ninth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers meeting in Dakar, Republic of Senegal, from 17-21 Jumad Awal 1398 H. (24-28 April 1978)

HAVING CONSIDERED the document submitted by the General Secretariat and the draft statutes of the Centre;

NOTING that the Permanent Council of the Islamic Solidarity Fund has undertaken a detailed study of the Statute and amended it in the light of the Provisions of the Charter of the Islamic Conference;

NOTING further the views on the subject expressed in the report of the Third Session of the Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs;

  1. APPROVES the draft Statutes as amended;
  2. REQUESTS the General Secretariat to hold consultations with the Government of the Republic of Turkey to exempt the Centre from banking restrictions and to exempt its holdings and property from duties and taxes applicable in Turkey, and further to grant diplomatic status to the Centre;
  3. RECORDS its thanks to the Permanent Council of the Islamic Solidarity Fund for the contribution of US$ 250,000.- to the Government of the Republic of Turkey to enable it to start work on the Centre;
  4. Reiterates its appeal to member states to make contributions to finance the Centre.