Of the seventh session of the Islamic conference of information ministers
Jeddah – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
20-21 shaaban 1427H 13-14 September, 2006
1. In response to the kind invitation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the Seventh Session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers (ICIM) was held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 20-21 Sha'aban 1427H, corresponding to 13-14 September, 2006 under the lofty patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Sovereign of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
16. The Conference adopted the report submitted to it by the Senior Officials Meeting (Document No. OIC/ICIM-7/2006/SO-REP/FINAL)* which includes the recommendations issued by this conference on the following:
17. Under Any Other Business:
Their Excellencies the Ministers and heads of delegations proposed a number of important issues which they decided to incorporate in the Final Communiqué of the Conference, namely:
c) The Palestinian Cause:
Pursuant to the principles and objectives of the OIC Charter, the Conference reiterates the resolutions adopted by previous sessions of the ICIM on the cause of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, Palestine and the Occupied Arab Territories including Syrian Golan and the Lebanese Shebaa Farms. It takes into consideration the need to support the organs and bodies of the Palestinian Authority in the field of information and communication, especially following the bombardment of the information facilities and buildings as well as the destruction of their equipments. The Conference appeals to the Member States to extend assistance to the Palestinian Authority in order to support and develop its radio and television authority and exchange programmes and expertise with it. The Conference entrusts the OIC General Secretariat with organizing information seminars on Al-Quds Al-Sharif and Palestine. It calls on the media in the Member States to intensify the production and exchange of information programmes in cooperation with the Palestinian media. It also requests the Member States to contribute to the establishment of a permanent site of Al-Quds in the Internet in coordination with the OIC General Secretariat.
Jeddah, 21st Shaaban 1427H
(Corresponding to 14 September, 2006)