The World Heritage Committee,
1. Thanking the Government of Japan for their financial contribution to the restoration of King Behanzin's Palace,
2. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in co-operation with the State Party to undertake an evaluation mission to the property in view of preparing a report by 1 February 2004 for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session in 2004 on the state of conservation of this property to enable the World Heritage Committee to decide whether or not to remove it from the List of World Heritage in Danger;
3. Decides to retain Royal Palaces of Abomey on the List of World Heritage in Danger.