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Italy awaits Iran's response to G8 invitation

2009-06-17 13:55 BJT


Italy will hold the rotating presidency of the Group of Eight industrialized countries later this month.

It says it's still waiting a reply from Iran to an invitation to the G8 meeting.

Franco Frattini, Italian Foreign Minister, said, "We're waiting for a clear response. We strongly hope Iran will be represented at the highest possible political level--I mean at the level of foreign minister. I think it is a very good opportunity for Iran to show commitment towards cooperating and contributing, towards the stabilization of a broader region including Pakistan and Afghanistan."

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, file photo, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini speaking during a press conference at the Italian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Frattini said Saturday, May 23, 2009.(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, file photo, Italian Foreign
Minister Franco Frattini speaking during a press conference at the
Italian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Frattini said Saturday, May
23, 2009.(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

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