Iran’s Ahmadinejad to Attend Mecca Summit Next Week, Office Says
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will take part in an Islamic solidarity summit in Mecca next week following an invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported, citing the president’s office.
Ahmadinejad will be present in the “emergency summit” on Aug. 14-15 that’s aimed at reviewing developments in Arab countries, Mohammad-Reza Forghani, director for international affairs at Ahmadinejad’s office said, according to IRNA.
The kingdom invited leaders of the 57 member states of Organization of Islamic Cooperation to attend the conference.
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