Islamic states' ministers in Pakistan for ME talks

February 25, 2007 09:02


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Foreign ministers from six Islamic nations were in Pakistan on Sunday to discuss the situation in the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran, and the spread of terrorism. Foreign ministers from Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Pakistan, as well as the secretary general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference - a 57-member bloc of Islamic states - were to attend a meeting later Sunday in the capital Islamabad, the Foreign Ministry said. Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf recently visited the six countries as well as Iran and Syria for talks on settling conflicts in the Middle East, including fighting in Iraq and tensions between Washington and Teheran.

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