Issue 113 - 23 Jan 1984
FOREIGN MINISTER PRINCE SAUD AL FAISAL chaired the Preparatory Meeting of Foreign Ministers of 43 countries, which drew up the agenda for the Fourth Islamic Summit which met in Casablanca from 16 to 18 January. In closed-door sessions, the ministers elected the Bureau of the Conference, with Morocco taking the Presidency, Palestine the Deputy Presidency and Malaysia and Gabon as members. The Foreign Ministers formed four committees - the Political Committee headed by Prince Saud al Faisal, the Economic Committee chaired by Moroccan Trade Minister Izzedin al Jassous, the Cultural Committee led by Moroccan Education Minister Izzedin al Iraqi, and the Drafting Committee, which groups the Conference Secretariats, Morocco and other countries.

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