Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Islamic Countries Educational and Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) agreed here Monday with hosting of its 10th Culture Ministers Conference by Islamic Republic of Iran.
According to IRNA the participants at the 7th Conference of the Islamic Countries Culture Ministers at Algerian capital city here on Monday agreed with the hosting of their 10th conference in 2017 by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Saudi Arabia and Oman would be the hosts of the said ministerial conference in the years 2012 and 2014 respectively.
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini in an interview with IRNA in Algiers announcing the news in this respect reiterated that the conference would be held in the year that Mash’had would be named as the cultural capital city of the Islamic World in the (Iranian) year 1396 (2017).
He referred to the strong presence of the Iranian delegation at Algerian conference, adding, “The coincidence of Iran’s hosting of the 10th OIC Culture Ministers Conference and the nomination of the holy Mash’had as the Cultural Capital City of the Islamic World in the year 2017 would provide a good opportunity for introduction of the rich and ancient civilization of the Islamic Iran to the other countries.
ICESCO was established in the year 1079 and is based in Rabat, the capital city of Morocco.
51 countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran are the comprising members of ICESCO.
The 7th ministerial conference of PIC was held in the presence of over 40 delegations from as many Islamic countries in Algeria’s capital city, Algiers, and ended its work on Monday night.