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President agrees to take part in int'l conference on Iraq

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 29, IRNA
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday agreed to take part in the international conference on Iraqi security.

In a phone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maleki, Ahmadinejad declared Iran's agreement to attend the upcoming Sharm el-Sheikh meeting in Egypt on May 3-4.

Ahmadinejad said that the Iranian delegation will be headed by Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

The decision was made in response to the call from Iraqi prime minister to that effect.

During the phone conversation, the chief executive underlined Iran's support for the security, independence and dignity of Iraqi government and nation.

"Iran will participate in the two-day Sharm el-Sheikh meeting to support the Iraqi popular government and contribute to promotion of stability and security in the country," he said.

He said that supporting Iraqi democratic government is the best way to strengthen security in Iraq, independence and dignity.

The president declared Iran's support for the Iraqi government, adding that Iran backs any measure aiming to strengthen Iraqi government.

For his part, Nouri al-Maleki appreciated contribution of Iranian government and nation to solving the problems of Iraqi government and nation.

"Given Iran's status and significance in the region, its presence at Sharm el-Sheikh meeting is required and will help considerably to solve the current problems," he said.

He hoped that Iran's support and coming up with a solution to Iraqi problems will prevent the enemies from materializing their goals in Iraq.


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