In accordance with By-Law 1.3, the General Assembly could give preliminary consideration to the place of the next but one General Assembly, namely the Eighteenth General Assembly to be held in 1999. The President announced that invitations had been received from the Israel Crystallographic Society to hold the Congress in Jerusalem, Israel, and from The Royal Society to hold the Congress in Glasgow, UK. He reported that the Executive Committee had considered both applications and found them to be in order.
F. H. HERBSTEIN (Israel) presented the formal invitation for Israel and C. J. GILMORE (UK) and J. A. K. HOWARD (UK) presented the formal invitation for the UK.
A decision on which invitation to accept was delayed until the next session to give the delegates time to consider the choice.
The General Assembly gave preliminary acceptance to the invitation to hold the Eighteenth General Assembly in 1999 in the UK.
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