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Tehran to host trilateral meeting on Iran nuclear fuel swap

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 17, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said here late Sunday that a trilateral meeting will be held in Tehran on a nuclear fuel swap deal between Iran, Brazil and Turkey on the sidelines of the G15 Summit.

Talking to IRNA, Ramin Mehmanparast said the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Brazilian President Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will participate in the trilateral meeting.

He said Erdogan will participate in the G15 Summit as a special guest.

Mehmanparast underlined that Turkish prime minister is going to hold talks with top Iranian officials on issues of mutual interests.

The 14th G15 Summit will be opened in Tehran on Monday with the participation of the high-ranking officials from member states.

Five presidents including da Silva, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will attend the event.

Turkey, Nigeria and India are among the other participants of the event.

G15 Ministerial Meeting was held in Tehran on May 15.

Group 15 was established in September 1989 to develop economic cooperation among developing countries.

The G15 focuses on cooperation among developing countries in the areas of investment, trade, and technology. Its membership has expanded to 18 countries, but the name has remained unchanged.

Iran, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe are members of the G15.

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