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Press Release Regarding The Participation Of H.e. Mr. Ali Babacan, Minister Of Foreign Affairs Of The Republic Of Turkey, In The International Conference On Afghanistan , 30.03.2009

H.E. Mr. Ali Babacan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, will participate in the International Conference on Afghanistan upon the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Netherlands, H.E. Mr. Maxime Verhagen.

The Conference will be held under the auspices of the United Nations in the Hague on March 31, 2009.

A comprehensive review of the political, security and development issues in Afghanistan and its region, and discussions on the course of action in the upcoming period are envisaged within the scope of the Conference, to which around 80 countries and international organizations are invited.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Babacan will subsequently depart to Brussels in order to address the Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the occasion of a dinner that will be held on March 31st within the framework of the 61st JPC.

The meetings of the JPC are due to take place on March 31-April 2, 2009, and will be the last such gathering of the Committee to be held before the elections to the European Parliament next June.